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The Only Golf Lesson You'll Ever Need: Easy Solutions to Problem Golf Swings [Kindle Edition]

Hank Haney , John Huggan
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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The daring claim of the title is a lot to live up to and Haney works hard to meet the challenge by focusing on the most essential part of the game--the swing. The book's 10 chapters are divided into three sections: "Understanding Your Swing," "Fixing Your Swing" and "Using Your Swing." Throughout, the secret at the core of his teaching should inspire in most golfers a sigh of relief: it's not how good the swing looks that matters, it's how well that swing strikes the ball. Through clear text and photo aids, Haney helps you understand the basic requirements of each shot well enough to fix mechanical problems without winding up in traction. He certainly helped Mark O'Meara, raising him from near oblivion to 1998 champion in both The Masters and the British Open. --Jeff Silverman

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The Only Golf Lesson You'll Ever Need, Hank Haney, one of the most respected and soughtafter golf instructors in the world, shares the secrets he's learned by observing hundreds of thousands of students--from top PGA Tour pros to high-handicappers. He explains how intelligent observation of your ball-flight tendencies--the way your shot behaves in the air--provides the answers to helping you develop a consistent repeating swing that will lower your scores. You'll also pick up valuable pointers on how to precisely match your equipment to your game.

Hank Haney believes that a "flawed swing" that still produces a good shot is a good swing. By focusing on the outcome of your swing first, rather than on the swing itself, he believes you can often avoid making the awkward and unnatural changes to grip, stance, posture and alignment that many golf instructors ask of their students.

The Only Golf Lesson You'll Ever Need will help you straighten your hook or slice, add distance to your drives, identify and fix the flaws in your swing, and become a wizard around the greens.

"I'm proud of the way my swing holds up ion all kinds of conditions and under the severest pressure. Both are a tribute to Hank Haney and his teaching. Hank knows more about ballflight and what controls it than anyone in the game. And if you understand that, you're on your way."
-- Mark O'Meara from the Foreword to The Only Golf Lesson You'll Ever Need

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8471 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books; 1 edition (12 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00526VWM2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #232,562 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The book I wish I'd had 30 years ago 16 Aug. 1999
By A Customer
This could be the definitive modern instruction manual. Having read all the famous books from Ernest Jones to Hogan to Leadbetter and a lot of others in between, there is a lot of room for confusion. This book cleared the fog for me.
Two things in the book are revelations: the body versus hands section and the discussion of the importance of the plane. I now feel for the first time in 30 years of golf that I have the comprehension framework to fix my own swing, slowly but surely, rather than trying this and trying that. Because it takes so long to get the feel for a swing change, unless you're on the right track, you can spend a whole golfing lifetime in the wilderness, going from one teacher to another, knowing you should be playing better but never really getting there.
Thanks to this book, I can confidently analyse my own swing and, more importantly, know how to fix it.
I sincerely hope this book gets the recognition it deserves.
Nick Mount Watsons Bay, Sydney, Australia
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Good Idea - Bad Execution 29 May 1999
By A Customer
I really wanted to like this book.
Hank Haney seems very approachable and down to earth in interviews and guest spots on The Golf Channel. Unfortunately, his new book, The Only Golf Lesson You'll Ever Need, is a bizzare mixture of information with some less than humble self promotion by the author.
Then again what do you expect for : The ONLY Golf Lesson you'll EVER need.
I only hope that the contributing authors did most of the writing. Perhaps Mr. Haney was too busy giving lessons to proofread the manuscript. I'm sure there was pressure to publish this book during the reign of Mark O'Meara as PGA Tour Player of the Year. Unfortuneatly, his ideas are poorly communicated in this work.
Perhaps Mr. Haney is a genius. He has the credentials. He could be the greatest living teacher of all time. He sure implies that in the book.
He comes across in the book as a self made pompous swing guru with poorly organized swing theory based on swing plane.
He has the answers. Too vertical a plane equals slice, too flat equals hook. Fix your plane and fix your swing. Thank you very much.
I hope this book is not an accurate representation of Mr. Haney's teaching style.
Thank God I didn't pay full price.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book concise and easy to understand. 30 Aug. 2006
He fairly bums himself up in the 1st chapter or two but he talks a lot of sence and presents his ideas well. The author has a degree in education and this is reflected in the books presentation. What lets a lot of golf books down is the clumsiness in the way they try to put across the information. Photography could be better but overall this book is more about how YOU swing the golf club and knowing what to do to make it better rather than a book telling you exactly how you should be swinging the golf club. Good enough for Tiger is good enough for me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
This book provides insight and understanding to the golf swing unlike any other I have read. This is not a quick fix book. This is a reference manual. It is for a serious student looking for truth. Hank Haney explains why things happen in a golf swing and how changes you make effect ball flight. Hank takes on some sacred cows like Hogan, PGA professionals, golf truisms and backs up his opinions with facts. If you want to truly know why you are slicing, hooking, pushing, or pulling and how to really change your golf swing (and ball flight) for the better this is the book for you.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Want to have a consistent swing read this book! 2 Jun. 1999
By A Customer
For anyone who has read all the so called golf instruction books and manuals this is a book that will open your eyes to what really matters in golf, better impact of the ball. Hank Haney takes you back through the years of learning from the great teachers such as John Jacobs and Jim Hardy in golf schools fixing hundreds of swings and finding what works. Unlike some so called gurus, Haney doesn't claim to have dreamed all this information up. He can back it all up from years of trial and error. This is a great book if the reader will let go of the old conceptions of how a golf swing should work. If you read John Jacobs' "Practical Golf" with Haney's "The Only Golf Lesson You'll Ever Need." Your golf game will forever prosper.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Hank Haney's book is the most knowledgeable golf instruction book I've ever read. It takes you step by step through the process of analzying your ballflight, then applying that to fix your swing. It also paints an amazingly clear picture of understanding a very misunderstood part of the swing; the swing plane. I would highly recommend this book to anyone trying to further their knowledge of the golf swing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Game changing! 18 Aug. 2013
By Rambler
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Reading this book has shaved 4 shots off my handicap!

It's full of common sense and easily understood. There's no jargon, which makes it simple to read and understand.

I recommend it.
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