I was surprised when I received this book at how big it was. When I began reading I understood why. Dave Pelz has obviously put a lot of thought and time into his reasons for writing this book, and feels the need to tell us every last detail. Certainly this is important and does give a greater understanding of why the short game is so important to everyone's golf game. However I can't help but think that he could have cut down on a lot of what is written. When the book finally gets to the instruction, it is excellent. It covers every aspect of chipping, pitching and sand play you could want to know. Covering each technique thoroughly and in simple, easy to understand language which is accompanied by some good illustrating photography.