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Golf's Golden Rule: What Every Pro Does Instinctively - And You Don't [Hardcover]

Steve Gould , D.J. Wilkinson
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17 May 2012
The secret to real golf improvement is held in a single Golden Rule. It is all about how you enter the impact zone. The impact zone - an area measuring a few feet before the ball and a few after it - is what good golf is all about. As such, it should be analysed, practised and trained more than anything else. The thing is, it isn't. 9 out of 10 golfers that come through the doors of the renowned Knightsbridge Golf School - from Hollywood stars to professional champions - simply don't understand the fundamentals of what happens when you actually hit the ball. But impact should not be left as a blur. Impact is not a moment. It is The Moment. It is the precise moment that decides where your ball will go, at what trajectory and at what speed. Now experienced coaches Steve Gould and D.J. Wilkinson, building on a technique that has been used at golf's highest level for 60 years, reveal the secrets that every golf pro knows instinctively, but that modern teaching has almost forgotten about. 'Golf's Golden Rule' is the most up-to-date golf manual focussing on impact in detail as the key part to perfecting a good swing. Packed with detailed step-by-step illustrations that you can follow at home, practice routines so you can hone your technique, analyses of common errors and much more, it will revolutionise your game.


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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited (17 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907642544
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907642548
  • Product Dimensions: 24.9 x 18.8 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,651 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5* review: I've bought dozens of books and videos to improve my game but after reading Steve Gould and DJ Wilkinson's Golf's Golden Rule I now know where I have been going wrong ... Gould and Wilkinson know what they are talking about and their book is packed with drills. --Brian Hitchen, Daily Express

a book that gets to the nitty-gritty of the golf swing - impact --Alistair Tait, Golf Week

About the Author

Steve Gould and David Wilkinson are the authors of the highly successful golf book, The Golf Delusion. They have been teaching pupils at the world-renowned Knightsbridge Golf School in London for more than 25 years, and have improved the swings of thousands of amateurs as well as leading golf pros and celebrities from Juli Inkster to Hugh Grant, Sean Connery to Telly Savalas. They were both taught by the legendary golf instructor Leslie King, founder of the Knightsbridge Golf School. Many of their pupils have won amateur and professional titles.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book 31 May 2012
By TAG
Format:Hardcover
I have only had this book a few days, and it has already changed the way I think about golf, focusing on how to actually hit the ball! It sounds so obvious, and the wonderful instructions in this book make it seem easy. There are really detailed step-by-step instructions with clear photographs which are easy to follow, quite different to anything I''ve seen before. As well as being instructive, this is also a beautifully presented book with an eye-catching cover and lovely photographs. It has a new, fresh feel about it, is really well laid out and printed on good quality paper so would make a great present, although if you are a golfer you would definitely want to keep this for yourself!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They must be doing something right 15 Jun 2012
By Igor K
Format:Hardcover
Knightsbridge Golf School are Messrs D.J. Wilkinson, Steve Gould, Dave Lamplough, Phil Talbot (demonstrator in the book), and previously, Andy Pharro. They are all wonderful players and instructors with utmost passion for teaching and deep understanding of golf swing based on the method developed by late Leslie King. I could equate learning golf swing the Knightsbridge way to quest for the Holy Grail. Enlightening, hard going at times and richly rewarding, which is exactly how I'd describe this book written by D.J. Wilkinson and Steve Gould.

Following in the footsteps of authors' previous books, The Swing Factory and Golf Delusion, Golf's Golden Rule revisits familiar territory of building a swing by achieving key positions, but this time concentrates on the ultimate moment of truth - the impact. Though largely a consequence of what had gone before in the swing, the impact and precise positions and movements that lead to it are described in great detail and require reader's full attention.

The book is well structured, style of writing is both engaging and entertaining while photographs are clear, illustrative and of high quality. There are also original and practical exercises to help achieve pro-like impact such as swinging a frying pan or swinging within the door frame with a club handle.

A minor criticism might be slightly repetitive nature of the book, key ideas being reiterated in words and pictures. However, for a serious student of the game this can only be welcoming and Steve and Dave make no apologies about it.
Golf's Golden Rule is definitive work of D.J. Wilkinson and Steve Gould and distillation of their huge knowledge and the School's decades worth of teaching.
I wholeheartedly recommend this book to any golfer intent on building a great swing and seeing major improvements in their game and scores.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
A very good read, the "golden rule" is actually 2 rules. First, what is the correct hand action to be used in the take away. When you read this section it is genuinely illuminating. The second golden rule is the correct sequencing in the downswing to consistently apply a square compression to the golf ball at impact.
It is a beautifully written book, with repeatable drills that you can practice at home. The "doorway" drills are brilliant.
Don't forget golden rule three.....buy the book!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Golden Rule when buying a golf book 22 Jun 2012
Format:Hardcover
The Knightsbridge Golf School has been teaching idiots like me since 1951. In an ultra competitive business you only last that long if your theories and practice are sound.

Steve Gould and DJ Wilkinson have continued and refined the good work Leslie King started all those years ago. Their passion and commitment to teaching golf shines through in their new book in which they show you what to do and how to do it and what not to do and how not to do it. And their methods work. They certainly have for me.

There is only one question you need to ask yourself before buying Golf's Golden Rule - is it going to help my golf game? The answer is a resounding YES!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
Golf's Golden Rule is a high quality book that looks as if it would be more at home on the coffee table than one that should be constantly referenced. However, if you are seeking to improve your golf, then this book is a must. I own over 700 golf books, but none of them go into detail on the impact zone and clubhead release the way this one does. It is amply illustrated with accompanying videos that make it easy to learn how to execute the all important impact zone. By following the simple steps outlined in the book I have noticed a dramatic change in my ball striking, after just a few weeks. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the Best 3 July 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I've got all three books from these authors and in my humble opinion these are the best instruction books out there that deal with golf swing; excellent.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Game changer 30 April 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I must admit to groaning at first when I read at the start of the book it was about the 'impact zone'. A current trendy buzz word in golf. However, the central point that the authors keep returning to is the position of the hands during a complete swing. They emphasise repeatedly, that the position of the hands should be hinged not rolled. This relatively simple idea has a huge impact on the distance,accuracy and clean hitting of the ball. This has turned my golf game around and I actually enjoy playing much more now. I rarely hit those dreaded fat and thin shots that can ruin a round. Believe me this book if you follow their instructions will rescue your game and improve it. How about something on putting guys?
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very different look at the golf swing
The results were instant, ball striking has become much more consistent and straighter. A very simple method; easy to understand and to execute.
Published 5 months ago by Eric Dench
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly essential book for the improving golfer
I agree completely with other reviewers that this is a remarkably clear and effective golf instruction book and, believe me, I've read them all! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mr. Alan M. Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars The GOLDEN Rule
This was a Christmas present but one I have looked at every day since. It is very detailed yet makes golf seem quite simple really.
Published 6 months ago by Mr. Peter Hunter
5.0 out of 5 stars follow the rule
The only book on golf you will ever need.
Discard all the rest to a charity shop. Follow the lessons and single figures is on the horizon.
Published 6 months ago by Docpg
3.0 out of 5 stars Too many false claims for my taste
Got tired of starting each section of the book with " 9 out of 10 golfers get this wrong". I'd like to see some proof with this many "claims". Read more
Published 7 months ago by Richard Skaalvik
5.0 out of 5 stars The handline and wrist hinge explained
For the first time I really understand the swing.and what to do to hit a good shot and why a bad shot occured.
Published 8 months ago by Ds JJ De Kock
4.0 out of 5 stars golf prize
book was recommended on internet good reviews do not need to say more why wast my time after giving positive comments
Published 10 months ago by mr michael walton
5.0 out of 5 stars First class
Having been impressed by the book and living near to London I followed this up with a 1 hour lesson with Philip the guy in the pictures and accompanying videos. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars Transition - excellent
This book is excellent. In no nonsense, justified language, with clear photos and beautiful illustrations it will take away the 'fake' in your golf, and get you swinging in pure,... Read more
Published 11 months ago by M. C. Hunt
5.0 out of 5 stars The ONLY golf instructional book if you're serious about improving !
I learnt more in the first week of reading this book about the swing and what you should be trying to achieve, than all of the lessons and other golf books i had purchased over the... Read more
Published 14 months ago by GARY HATCH
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