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18 Ways to Play a Better 18 Holes


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Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1. Driving : Scott Davenport, Quail Hollow Golf Club Chapter 2. Bunker Play: Bob Ford, Oakmont Country Club/Seminole Golf Club Chapter 3. Productive Practice: Jack Druga, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Chapter 4. Putting: Mike Shannon, Sea Island Golf Club Chapter 5. How to Better Compete: Darrell Kestner, Deepdale Club Chapter 6. Club Fitting: Brendan Walsh, The Country Club Chapter 7. Finding Five: Scott Nye, Merion Golf Club Chapter 8. Iron and Hybrid Play: Eden Foster, Maidstone Club/Calusa Pines Golf Club Chapter 9. How to Take an Efficient Lesson: Suzy Whaley, TPC at River Highlands Golf Club Chapter 10. Chipping: Gene Mattare, Saucon Valley Country Club Chapter 11. Eliminating the Slice: Brian Crowell, GlenArbor Club Chapter 12. Three Building Blocks: Tim O'Neal, North Shore Country Club Chapter 13. Pre-Shot Routine and Visualization: Mike Summa, Stanwich Club Chapter 14. Fitness and Conditioning: Bill Stines, Scioto Country Club Chapter 15. Course Management: Bob Rittberger, Garden City Golf Club Chapter 16. What We Can Learn From the Touring Pros: Paul Marchand , Shadow Hawk Golf Club Chapter 17. Junior Golf: Dave Renzulli, Country Club of Fairfield Chapter 18. Specialty Shots: Billy Anderson, Eagle Point Golf Club Chapter 19. The 19th Hole: Gene Mattare and John Steinbreder Acknowledgements

About the Author

John Steinbreder is an award-winning journalist and a senior writer for Global Golf Post, the weekly digital golf magazine, as well as the author of sixteen books, including Club Life, Golf Kohler: In the New and Old Worlds, The 3-Degree Putting Solution, Golf Rules & Etiquette for Dummies, and Golf Courses of the U.S. Open. He is a former reporter for Fortune magazine, a one-time writer/reporter for Sports Illustrated, and a past senior writer for Golfweek. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Cynthia, and their daughters, Exa and Lydia.


In 18 Ways to Play a Better 18 Holes, John Steinbreder has effectively captured the essence of what PGA professionals do better than anyone in the world: teach the game of golf. This book introduces you to 18 of the most talented PGA members in the country-offering tips and pointers that will make you a better player. Read it, enjoy it, and then practice, practice, practice . . . and don't forget that regardless of where you live in the United States, there is a PGA member nearby waiting to help you enjoy the greatest game of all. -- Pete Bevacqua, CEO, PGA of America
No one knows or understands the game of golf like a PGA club professional. In 18 Ways to Play a Better 18 Holes, award-winning author and journalist John Steinbreder has gotten the best in the business to share their thoughts on how to play a better game. It's a great read for elite golfers as well as recreational players, and an important one for anyone looking to lower his or her scores. -- Jim Nantz, CBS Sports
John Steinbreder is one of the most versatile and well-connected writers in golf journalism-and it shows here. The beauty of this well-executed book is not just in its detail and selection of club pros but also in its format: the reader can start from the beginning and work his or her way through to the end or pick and choose a chapter that suits a particular instructional need and go right to it. 18 Ways to Play a Better 18 Holes is a must-have on the game improvement shelf of any player's golf library. -- Brian Hewitt, editor-in-chief, Global Golf Post
John Steinbreder has allied himself with the finest club professionals in the country to compile this fascinating book on 18 different ways to play better golf. I have always enjoyed what Steinbreder says about the game, and this knowledge is a treat for us all. -- Ben Crenshaw, two-time Masters champion and noted golf course architect
...[A] tightly written, clear and concise anthology. * Choate Rosemary Hall Bulletin *
18 top PGA club professionals provide tips from specialty shots to putting and bunker play; plus there is a section on some of the best 19th holes in America. * Golf Digest *

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