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4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, if somewhat flawed, look under the bonnet of Tiger's swing
Bad points: It is a 'kiss&tell' - albeit with a golf technique focus - account by a person given privileged access and, so, is morally dubious. In addition Haney is clearly very sensitive to the criticism of his coaching, justified in my view, that he was given a Ferrari and turned it into a Ford and, consequently, there's an amount of tiresome, and unconvincing,...
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2.0 out of 5 stars No insight.
If your looking for an insight into what makes Tiger Woods tick do not bother with this ebook.

If however you want a sychophantic piece of self promotion then by all means buy it.

You'd get just as much by cobbling articles from the internet on Woods as well as a series of stats on his career wins with Butch versus with Haney.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, if somewhat flawed, look under the bonnet of Tiger's swing, 22 Mar. 2013
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This review is from: The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods (Paperback)
Bad points: It is a 'kiss&tell' - albeit with a golf technique focus - account by a person given privileged access and, so, is morally dubious. In addition Haney is clearly very sensitive to the criticism of his coaching, justified in my view, that he was given a Ferrari and turned it into a Ford and, consequently, there's an amount of tiresome, and unconvincing, self-justification. One point deducted for these bad points.
Good points: It is a fascinating and insightful look inside Tiger's world and, specifically, into the challenges faced by the coach of a supreme, and difficult, athlete. For example Haney's account of the apparently never-ending amount of short-term fixes being applied to Tiger's swing is surprising and, for anyone interested in golf technique, riveting. What does come across in this account is that Tiger's obsessive drive produces both good and bad outcomes. In Haney's account it was Tiger's unwillingness to be satisfied with 'maintenance' of the magnificent golf swing developed under Harmon - which was uniquely powerful, and graceful, and simple, and correct - that led to his move to Haney. Tiger's unwillingness to be satisfied ultimately led to deterioration in his swing and Haney's account of the interplay of psychological and physical elements is most interesting.
While a bit conflicted about buying this book, because of the view that Haney acted somewhat in bad faith in writing it, I am very glad to have read it - and would recommend it primarily to others interested in golf technique but also to those interested in the worlds of Tiger Woods and/or top flight sports.
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2.0 out of 5 stars No insight., 13 Aug. 2013
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If your looking for an insight into what makes Tiger Woods tick do not bother with this ebook.

If however you want a sychophantic piece of self promotion then by all means buy it.

You'd get just as much by cobbling articles from the internet on Woods as well as a series of stats on his career wins with Butch versus with Haney.

Not very interesting and tells us that Woods is a very insular aloof person, which we all knew anyway.
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5.0 out of 5 stars From the outside in, 19 May 2013
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If you really want a no holds look at Tigers life for the period Haney coached him, this is the way to look at it.
I'm not sure of how I want to see Woods anymore, a great talent, but such a mixed up character away from the course.
There was a few teaching aspects I took from Haney as well and it has seemed to help my game a little, but this is no instruction book.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Very poor, 21 Dec. 2014
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I don't normally review books but felt compelled to this time.
This is totally self indulgent on Hank Haneys part and seems to be written to justify his own actions from start to finish. Lots of cheap shots thrown at woods regarding his personality.
I didn't get any insight into Tiger Woods,just a litany of complaints from Hank.
Really felt like cringing at times due to some of the petty remarks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent behind the curtain look at the Tiger, 5 Oct. 2014
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There has been plenty already said about this book and the sound bites have hit the news. But alongside the wealth of seemingly balanced views on this troubled star, there sits a great deal of sound technical advice from Hank Haney on how to play good golf. Biography and manual in one. A good read for any golfer.
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4.0 out of 5 stars don't miss, 3 May 2014
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Fascinating account of working with Woods. Haney is quite factual in describing their working relationship.
The book confirmed my opinion of a great golfer but not a great man.
Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars fascinating, 6 Mar. 2014
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Still a lot of mystery to be resolved about Tiger
Will he EVER tell the TRUTH? Will we get to the core of THE REAL tiger?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Read, 2 Sept. 2013
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Very good book and an eye opening insight into Tiger Woods. Very interesting technical info for all golfers at all levels.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Big Miss, not so.!, 15 July 2013
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Really interesting insight into Tiger and his golf game, really worth the read if you are a keen golf fan and like the technical side of the game.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Rare Insight..., 21 Aug. 2014
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Well written and thought provoking, this is a fascinating insight into the endless hard work involved in becoming (and coaching) a truly great champion. Never gossipy, the book is an honest account of a difficult relationship and is a must read for all golf fans.
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