Two golfers and a sports editor combine to tell the duffer what is wrong with his game and how to go about correcting it. The ""nine bad shots"" are slicing, hooking, topping, smothering, pulling, pushing, skying, sclaffing, and shanking. Starting with an introductory section on grip and stance and swing- illustrated with right and wrong photographs, those authorities- in surprisingly simple terms- explain how a few basic principles, properly applied, will prevent and correct tendencies to do any (or all?) of the bad shots. The last section covers iron play, putting, getting out of the rough and traps, handling uneven lies -- again with photographs that illustrate the points they are making. It seems good to me- and I should think that April was the perfect month to make golfers feel that they would start the season right, if they could only break last season's bad habits. Perhaps this gives the answer.