I have been playing competitive tournament golf for more than half my life. I have read literally hundreds of golf books from cover to cover. I have owned this book almost as long as Hogan's Power Golf, and do agree that Playing Lessons is the the finest non-swing golf book around. The fact is, that it took me from scoring in the 80s down to the 60s in my teens. Simple imagery presented instruction which will simplify and revolutionize one's approach to nearly every shot scenario, condition, and mental aspect of the game that one might encounter. It equally and successfully presents situational concepts as well as larger self awareness/overall development concepts in a way that makes sense for anyone between ages 10 and 110. And realisitically, you have to ask yourself, "who would know more about golf strategy and player development than "The Bear" himself?" This is simply THE ABSOLUTE BEST golf book for young players to have on their shelf if they want to be serious about becoming a solid player. It was written by THE ABSOLUTE BEST player ever.