GOLF MY WAY by Jack & Ken Bowden Nicklaus


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A sensible, lively, intelligent guide to the style of one of the game's most astounding representatives. Nicklaus' as you might expect is methodical and painstaking as he tours the reader through the technique that he has developed (although, as he admits, not perfected) since the age of ten (when he carded 51 on his first nine holes ever) -- the idea being that if you become thoroughly knowledgeable about one pro's game, you can decide which aspects of that style to adopt for your own. And Golf My Way is as complete a study of one athlete's career as you're likely to find. Nicklaus astutely analyzes his grip, setup, swing and equipment, pinpoints his strengths and failings, and discusses his routine of conditioning and practice. With over fifty illustrations by Ken McQueen, and a text that is more entertaining than any ""how-to"" ever is, the book will surely become indispensable for both the duffer and the more experienced player, although the characteristically modest Nicklaus puts it another way: ""another small effort to repay my irredeemable debt to golf."" Maybe so; but it's likely that in the future sportswriters will be just as eager to examine golf's debt to Jack Nicklaus.

Pub Date: March 18th, 1974
ISBN: 1416595961
Publisher: Simon & Schuster