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on 15 June 2012
Knightsbridge Golf School are Messrs D.J. Wilkinson, Steve Gould, Dave Lamplough, Phil Talbot (demonstrator in the book), and previously, Andy Pharro. They are all wonderful players and instructors with utmost passion for teaching and deep understanding of golf swing based on the method developed by late Leslie King. I could equate learning golf swing the Knightsbridge way to quest for the Holy Grail. Enlightening, hard going at times and richly rewarding, which is exactly how I'd describe this book written by D.J. Wilkinson and Steve Gould.
Following in the footsteps of authors' previous books, The Swing Factory and Golf Delusion, Golf's Golden Rule revisits familiar territory of building a swing by achieving key positions, but this time concentrates on the ultimate moment of truth - the impact. Though largely a consequence of what had gone before in the swing, the impact and precise positions and movements that lead to it are described in great detail and require reader's full attention.
The book is well structured, style of writing is both engaging and entertaining while photographs are clear, illustrative and of high quality. There are also original and practical exercises to help achieve pro-like impact such as swinging a frying pan or swinging within the door frame with a club handle.
A minor criticism might be slightly repetitive nature of the book, key ideas being reiterated in words and pictures. However, for a serious student of the game this can only be welcoming and Steve and Dave make no apologies about it.
Golf's Golden Rule is definitive work of D.J. Wilkinson and Steve Gould and distillation of their huge knowledge and the School's decades worth of teaching.
I wholeheartedly recommend this book to any golfer intent on building a great swing and seeing major improvements in their game and scores.