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4.0 out of 5 stars HANK HANEY TELLS IT LIKE IT WAS
Celebs come and celebs go while some are always top news, which is the case with tiger woods as evidenced by the interest in Hank Haney's book and Tiger's tourneys. Haney who has tutored more than 200 touring golf professionals and considered a topnotch golf instructor coached Tiger Woods from 2004 to 2010.

THE BIG MISS is a mix of golf and gossip. Haney...
Published on 23 April 2012 by Gail Cooke

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3.0 out of 5 stars not much in it to be honest
headline says it all really to sum it up tiger woods is a moody so in so, probably there is a lot he could have said but seemed more interested in addressing hos own critics and spouting his stats in comparison to butch harmons and firing a pot shot at Shawn folly, most of anything that's remotely you will have read when the book hit the tabloids by them printing the...
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4.0 out of 5 stars HANK HANEY TELLS IT LIKE IT WAS, 23 April 2012
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Gail Cooke (TX, USA) - See all my reviews
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Celebs come and celebs go while some are always top news, which is the case with tiger woods as evidenced by the interest in Hank Haney's book and Tiger's tourneys. Haney who has tutored more than 200 touring golf professionals and considered a topnotch golf instructor coached Tiger Woods from 2004 to 2010.

THE BIG MISS is a mix of golf and gossip. Haney relates that he was having dinner with his father the night he received a phone call from Woods. That call was received with a mixture of surprise, happiness, and the knowledge that his life was about to change - little did he know how much. Haney was one of the few in Woods' inner circle, privy to the golfer's moods, comments, and reactions. Hence, there's much new in Haney's story.

Haney devotes much of his story to Woods' swing, however for this listener and so-so golfer at best much of it was beyond my understanding. As for the revelation of comments made by Woods, his opinions of others, etc. - those are all too easily understood.

If you want another look at the life and times of Tiger Woods, The Big Miss is your book.

- Gail Cooke
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Big Miss, 17 Jun 2012
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Mr. A. P. Jackson "Hatter" (Penrith, Cumbria) - See all my reviews
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To anyone interested in golf this is a fantastic insight to one of the greatest players ever to grace the fairways of the world. Even for all his misgivings he has brought a new dimension to the game of golf.Might not be a very nice person but a hell of a golfer. this book is a fantastic read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the big miss tiger woods, 28 April 2012
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A real good insight into the person behind the golf club. You learn so much about tiger woods the man and how he behaves and treats other people.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Incredible Insight, 17 April 2012
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I was always going to read this book, because I'm a golf fanatic, and it involves Tiger Woods. I also follow the author on Twitter and find his views on golf deeply interesting. This book was therefore pre-ordered, and eagerly awaited.

It gives a stunning glimpse into what makes Tiger the greatest golfer that has lived, but it also points towards the reasons behind the swing changes and the fact that even Tiger, standing on the tee with a driver in his hand, had a shot that he feared (the book's title - The Big Miss). It points towards his motivations and his desire to continually be better. It tells some humorous stories about his life on tour, and relations with other golfers.

It doesn't delve into the scandals that put his career on hold. It does however give great insight into the injuries that have caused his career to stop-start. It talks (sometimes quite technically) about the golf swing, but the book is no less enjoyable for the reader whose head this will fly over.

This is not Hank Haney sticking the knife into Tiger. This is not a warts and all account. This genuinely is about the golf played by the world's greatest golfer, and the scandal, while mentioned, is pretty much glossed over.

Well worth a read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars not much in it to be honest, 19 Nov 2012
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headline says it all really to sum it up tiger woods is a moody so in so, probably there is a lot he could have said but seemed more interested in addressing hos own critics and spouting his stats in comparison to butch harmons and firing a pot shot at Shawn folly, most of anything that's remotely you will have read when the book hit the tabloids by them printing the juice as it were, its also overpriced,
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4.0 out of 5 stars Unrivalled access to the worlds greatest golfer, 29 Jun 2012
As the author of Who is the Greatest Sportsman of the Modern Era? which features Tiger Woods as one of the book's subjects I was fascinated by this inside glimpse into his life. It is very rare that you get the opportunity to see behind the carefully crafted and protected corporate image that is Tiger Woods, and this book reveals a flesh and bone person with limitations and weaknesses. From his privileged position the author is able to offer more insight than anyone else has been able to date. Tiger's work ethic and training routines have always been kept a closely guarded secret by himself and his team, so to hear how the world's greatest golfer goes about his business is a genuine treat.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read for a golfer, 8 Jun 2012
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This is an engrossing read for a golfer who understands golfing terms and particularly issues around the golf swing. A non golfer may find it too technical in many areas.

It's a fascinating insight into a man who has dominated golf for years and who has set himself apart from others in many ways. It's very clear that Tiger is totally fixed on golf ... and as a result many of the issues that we regard as friendship have passed him by. There is no doubt that he is the most single minded golfer out there ... and this has had its costs.

It's also comforting to know, as an amateur golfer, that the very best pro's have to battle their own fears and mind games in order to win in this fantastic game we call golf.

Love him or hate him I'd recommend this as a good read for any golfer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Strange friendship, 10 May 2012
This review is from: The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods (Hardcover)
It is an interesting book to read, no doubt. But it assumes a lot. It assumes you know a lot about golf already and you know everything about the scandal about Tiger already, too. The book is basically about the relationship of the author with Tiger Woods for the six years that he was his coach. It shows their very strange (by normal standards) "friendship" and the extraordinarily strange way Tiger relates to human beings in general. In the last chapter the author seems to be focused only on proving that he was Tigers best coach and that he did everything correctly. Boring. About half of the book are long passages describing exactly how to hit a ball or describing at which hole of which tournament Tiger did exactly what. The other half describes the way Tiger Woods lets nobody come close to him as a person. Very strange indeed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, 9 May 2012
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I usually prefer instruction books to biographies when it comes to golf books, but this book was just brilliant. It has just the right mix of personal insights into Tiger and Hank's relationship, mixed with technical details of Tiger's swing changes. A great read, buy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read it before judging it, 2 May 2012
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A lot was said about this book. A lot of people claimed it was a breach of some non existent code of conduct.

But this book is a celebration of all things Tiger. It's about what made him a world beater. Even more interesting, it's an account of the physical and mental issues that might stop him catching Jack's record (although Hank does not state whether he thinks he will, or won't, make that milestone).

A brilliant insight into one of the greatest sportsmen of all time. Maybe could have left the self promoting chapter about Tiger's win %'s at the end, but still, it's all interesting stuff.
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