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Real Golf: Taking Your Best Game to the Course [Paperback]

Joe Bosco , Matthew Rudy , Chris Poston , Stan Utley

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27 Nov 2013
Every player has beaten balls on the driving range working on his or her game, either alone or with a teacher. Everyone has paged through a copy of Golf Digest looking for the latest tip. Or watched an instructional video looking for the easiest way to lower scores. But all of that access to top-tier instruction, video swing analysis and game improving equipment hasn’t made golfers any better as a group. The average handicap hasn’t budged in 30 years. It’s still the same 19.1. Why? Because the information is being delivered inefficiently—even if it’s ideally suited to the player. Any player from beginner to aspiring tour player can improve in a much more direct and enjoyable way using a time-tested and results-proven method backed by cutting-edge research in human learning and brain function. It’s a technique used by the Marine Corps, Harvard Business School and the NBA. Unlike the dozens of other instruction books that come out every year, Real Golf isn’t a collection of mechanical adjustments, tips and drills. It is a complete guide to sorting, evaluating and successfully integrating the instruction players are already receiving from a teacher, magazine, book or a video. It is instruction on how to use instruction. Using the sophisticated, personalized self-scrimmage strategies detailed in the book, players can make dramatic scoring breakthroughs immediately, and see massive handicap improvement in eight to 10 weeks. Most players improve their game to a point, then stall at a certain handicap. The scores they shoot stubbornly cluster in five or six shot comfort zone. Real Golf is rooted in cutting edge research on human behavior and learning, but the results aren’t theoretical. Joe Bosco has been developing these techniques for nearly 20 years as an award-winning golf instructor in the Chicagoland area. Trained by a high-level management consultant, Bosco has built his reputation as a complete game teacher. In addition to teaching alongside Stan Utley—who will write the foreword to the book—Hank Haney and Mike Adams, Bosco has helped dozens of competitive players earn club championships and Division I scholarships. A nominee for Golf Magazine’s 2012 Top 100 Teachers list, Bosco has led the North Shore Country Day Raiders boys’ golf team to the last two state championships, and has personally coached seven individual high school state champions in the state of Illinois. Many of the techniques shared in Real Golf have been incubated in Bosco’s high-performance “golf classroom” for junior players. He is also a regional board member of the Positive Coaching Alliance—a non-profit organization dedicated to helping youth and high school athletes receive a character-building and positive sports experience.

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  • Paperback: 78 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (27 Nov 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1494286475
  • ISBN-13: 978-1494286477
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 12.2 x 0.8 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,630,880 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Joe Bosco has more than 25 years of experience as a golf instructor, working alongside teaching legends like Mike Adams, Hank Haney and Stan Utley. A two-time nominee for Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers list, Bosco has coached more than 50 club champion adults and dozens of high school state champion junior players. He is based at The Glen Club outside Chicago, in Glenview, IL.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book will open your eyes to how to get better where it counts--on the scorecard! 28 Nov 2013
By RonR - Published on Amazon.com
I've been playing golf for 20 years and until 2 years ago, was stuck shooting in the low 90's with no idea how to get better. I spent countless hours beating balls and worked with many,many instructors all who gave me their best advice. I am sure all of it was good advice and technically sound, but, in hindsight, those instructors were focused on teaching me a game called "swing.". Then I was introduced to Joe. Joe teaches people how to play golf-real golf. More accurately, he teaches people who want to get better at golf the best path to achieving their goals. I knew after 15 minutes with Joe, that his philosophy was completely different, and much more complete and practical than any instructor I'd ever come across before. His approach, including the ideas in this book, have helped me reduce my index from 14 to 3 in two years while leaving my swing virtually unchanged.

If you are new to golf and want to know how to grip and swing a golf club, this book is not for you. If you know how to swing a golf club, have received instruction, and aren't getting the results you want out of your efforts, this book will make a big difference.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Took a chance and WOW! 28 Nov 2013
By Joe Plecha - Published on Amazon.com
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A wonderfully clear and concise guide to a game that has long confounded me. SO glad I took the chance with this one! Time to go challenge my dad to a game or two ...
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I careered it that day shooting my best score ever 9 July 2014
By Kevin McCann - Published on Amazon.com
I have played Joe Bosco's "Real Golf" 3 Ball Scramble four times. The next round I played was on a difficult course that I have struggled with in the past. I careered it that day shooting my best score ever. This practice technique made me focus and concentrate when I needed to pull off a good third shot. I have more confidence now when I play, as this book really helped my game.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A "must read" if you want to learn how to fire low scores 18 Dec 2013
By Eric J. Sigurdson - Published on Amazon.com
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This book provides an approach for how to go low. It does not provide any swing instructuction - instead it talks about how important the mental game is to shooting low scores and provides a technique that can be used to improve how you mentally approach the game.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved real Golf 16 Dec 2013
By Coach Jack Halpin - Published on Amazon.com
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I loved the book and just bought another copy for one of my fellow HS golf coaches.

Joe tells you how to SCORE. He knows this better than anyone I have ever met. He makes this so simple that I am amazed that noone has ever written about this methodology.

We all have hit perfect shots on the range but find it impossible to take that swing from the range to the 1st tee. Joe gets you to the point that this is a real possibility.

His coaching has taken North Shore Country Day High School to two IHSA State Championships and one runner up team titles in the past three years.

Buy this book and find out how low you can score.

Jack Halpin
Head Coach
Saint Viator High School
IHSA Champions 2007-08-09
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