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Golf For Dummies [DVD]
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on 2 June 2006
I keep watching this dvd over and over again, for one reason - it excellently explains and illustrates the fundamental aspects of golf. Gary McCord's unpretentious and simplistic teaching shows you the most basic of the basics, and serves as a great review to make sure you don't forget the simple things.

The DVD is great for beginners, but doesn't cover any aspect in detail. An example of this is that any shot type (driving, standard iron, chip, pitch) is explained from a specific distance, and nothing is said on what to change if you're closer or further away. That being said, this is a great introduction to the game of golf, and an important reminder to keep you on track once you start getting better.

P.S: If you're ten years old, you might find McCord's jokes funny, but honestly, he is starting to get on my nerve...
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 15 July 2008
I think this DVD is fantastic for the beginner of golf or for someone like me that has not played for 5-6 years, as a refresher on the fundamentals of how to put a round of golf together.

All the basic aspects of golf are covered from TEE to GREEN, DRIVING to PUTTING and the correction of Bad shots such as HOOKS and SLICES (with an explanation of where they come from).

Gary McCords presenting style is just up my street - not condesending or patronising - just witty and to the point.

I watched it a few times and took the advise to the driving range and hit some far better, consistent shots than i did the week before - Perfect - just what i wanted - 5 stars.

By the way, the rating of goods on Amazon is important it is what we all use to decide whether or not we are going to buy - I cannot believe the Guy who rated this DVD a two because it did not help low handicappers. It says on the cover GOLF for DUMMIES - what exactly were you expecting??
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 13 November 2007
This book is filled with humour and good advice. If you're a golf pro, no, you won't be buying this, and why would you? If you're a beginner, it's a perfect place to start as it's not overly complicated and filled with details that are going to bog you down. All the "dummies" books are great, especially if you want to know just enough to being a sport or hobby or be able to converse at a cocktail party about something you aren't really familiar with.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 25 August 2009
The DVD was exactly what I wanted, although I have played golf for a while it helped to refine techniques and consequently help with confidence, and every golfer knows that golf is a game of confidence.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 16 May 2009
Explains very straight to the point and moves on to the next section without getting boring. Good basic information that will benefit high handicappers.
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on 8 December 2009
This DVD has a nice relaxed style and the presenter is humourous but still authoritative. But as with many golf lessons via DVD - and indeed books - it's all very well watching, but the question will always remain, 'Can I put it into practice?' And the answer to that will only come on the course or with a one to one lesson with a pro. This DVD doesn't bridge the gap.
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on 1 November 2009
I purchased this DVD because I already had the book. The best thing in the book was the exercises by Paul Callaway, a physical therapist, but this section was missing on the DVD. It does have some good advice and practice drills though and I'm sure anyone will improve thier game.
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on 27 May 2015
Great to refer back to and saved me a fortune in lessons. I actually bought this for my daughter and ended up watching it and improving my game by 5 shots. Very easy to understand, put it in to practice and improve by 5 shots at least.

cheers
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on 29 January 2012
I'm not a golfer, but I bought this as a Christmas present for my cousin who has recently taken up golf. He has found the easy to follow programme really helpful, and his golf swing and putting has really improved.
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on 17 March 2014
Well thought out DVD. Very clear and informative as well as being entertaining. Learnt a lot from this. Good purchase.
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