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5.0 out of 5 stars They must be doing something right, 15 Jun. 2012
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This review is from: Golf's Golden Rule: What Every Pro Does Instinctively - And You Don't (Hardcover)
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.
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Initial post: 29 Jul 2015 06:40:50 BDT
I think the repetitive writing is their way of constantly reminding you f how the parts, the fundamentals, all fit together. They have a way of teaching and making sure you understand the positions and their flow almost as a formal dancing move - and as a consequence they seem to be trying to make sure, as they teach another fundamental, you don't let this new learning compromise the first positions and movements. In that sense I felt the repetition was exactly like doing lessons from a good golf teaching pro.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Sep 2015 08:39:41 BDT
Igor K says:
Hi Chris,
sorry for the late reply, but thank you on the superb comment, couldn't agree more. I have been their student for some years, and though live in Middlesbrough now regularly keep in touch with them.
Are you also their student?
You are absolutely right about No47 lot drilling the fundementals before they let you "dance" effortlessly. As we know the moves are deceptively simple and really only ingrained if done very slowly over a period of time which also seems to be the teaching of Koreans. Dave told me that they learn their golf indoors first along the same lines of the school. see where that philosophy has taken them.
The Knightsbridge school teaching has helped me a lot to develop a consistent swing and play better golf, but I also think that you have to discover some things for yourself within the framework. For example, having weeded out the dreaded wrist roll, I feel the position where your club points half way through can vary, anywhere from your toes to the ball and in that sense one should do what feels natural.
Thank you again for your comments, kind regards,
Igor

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Sep 2015 09:38:24 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Sep 2015 09:39:36 BDT
No I am not a student of theirs but was looking at the whole issue of wrist roll and correct actions, positions, and flow. Their teaching seemed right on the button. So went on to find out more from the web as you do and found a guy called Jim Waldron who was talking about the swing allusion. He demos that its not an arm swing but a body rotation with the arms staying in front of the chest but moving out. The video then led me to buy his ebook (250 pages of A4!) and thatvwas facinating and a way I had never seen or experienced the swing before. My own golf coach said, yep that all correct, but he had never explained it the way Jim Waldron did! (Duh!?) check out Jim's YouTube video on the subject - you'll find it fits with this book exactly - the whole focus on impact and the impact zone - but smehow makes it even clearer.
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