I enjoyed this.,
This review is from: Golf For Dummies (UK Edition) (Paperback)
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There are a lot of instructional books out there and sad to say, I have perused many of the most popular. I came to this with some trepidation as the dummies series can be slightly hit or miss. For something as personal as a golf game and swing, instructional books should come with a word of caution.
This is a pretty good basic book. Mr McCord balances just the right amount of detail (see his exercises) with generalisations (see section on swing plane). And he happily sets you on the road to ruin with recommendations of other golf improvement resources (books, DVDs and aids) with a mixture of classics and modern works.
This is a pretty good specialised book. There are some things you won't get anywhere else: the golf tours in the UK, how to survive a pro am are memorable sections that stick out for me. There are also nice things about how to relate what you see on television with what you play and Mr McCord's commentary career really comes to the fore.
This is an ok instruction book. There are a lot of things most instructors don't agree on so I would take anything that works and kindly decline the rest. For the beginner this book will suffice with a lot of nice clear instructions put forward in a friendly manner. For the intermediate player, you'll recognise somethings you did when you were first staring out. For the pro or some one who has been following the pros, you'll see lots of things that pros do differently and realise why. Some illustrations in this section are a bit vague (straighten out your hook is very difficult to illustrate with one picture)
If you've got someone hooked on golf, this is probably the best book you can buy for them, dummy or not. The resources for golf alone are nearly without peer. This newbie goes out to the course after digesting the book, they won't be acting the total newbie. Good luck on the course!