Contents Acknowledgments CHAPTER 1: My Dad's the Pro A Tip for My Mother The Feel of the Swing Ball Position A Baseball Swing Other People's Mistakes One Set of Holes Alignment Obstacles A Quiet Head Advice for Teaching Pros Spray Paint Not Just Another Student Advice from a Legend Feel the Arms A Natural Repellent The Left Arm Our Favorite Drill CHAPTER 2: "Do What Tom Kite Does" The Key to Distance Do's and Don'ts for a Husband and Wife Stand Proud The Hitchhike Drill Drivers off the Ground A Pleasurable Drill Grip Pressure Where Confidence Comes From Keep on Track A Little at a Time The Power of the Pencil Keep It Simple Half-Speed A Real Round of Golf As the Shoulders Turn When You Don't Need a Pro CHAPTER 3: The Day Dad Fired Me What You Need to Know Forgive Yourself Slow Down Practice with a Purpose The Best Time to Practice Try Less Hard One Sentence Backswing Positions A Question of Balance Make Practice a Game Go for the Hole How Far? Fred Couples The Kincaid Journals Be a Good Coach Game Conditions Incentive CHAPTER 4: On Winning and Losing Swing Thoughts Long Bunker Shots Make It Routine Overcoming Doubt Change Speeds More Pleasing with Wood Keep Your Grips Dry A Once-in-a-Lifetime Shot The Words of Golf A ColdWeather Tip A Teacher's Goal CHAPTER 5: On the Road to Waycross Follow Your Dream CHAPTER 6: The Crash Letters CHAPTER 7: Robin CHAPTER 8: Brotherly Love CHAPTER 9: Penta Love CHAPTER 10: Jack Lumpkin Control Your Wedges An Underhand Toss Get It Rolling A Handful of Sand The Buried Bunker Shot A Match for Anyone A Match-Play Tip Leave It to Phil CHAPTER 11: Harvey's Boys Looks Don't Count Give Luck a Chance A Wide Lane Reading Greens "I Putt as I Drive" Practice Your Stroke The Eleven-Cent Drill Doctor's Orders Practice on Line A Firmer Grip Do What Works The 10 Commandments of Putting CHAPTER 12: An Open Door Fast Greens Out of the Rough Learn to Forget In the Wind One Shot at a Time Repaid in Full Restoring Rhythm Tiger Woods Target Golf CHAPTER 13: The Next Generation
Michael Bamberger was born in Patchogue, New York, in 1960. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982, he became a newspaper reporter, first for the (Martha's) Vineyard Gazette, later with The Philadelphia Inquirer. Since 1995 he has been a senior writer for Sports Illustrated. He and his wife, Christine, live in Philadelphia. Davis Love III has won 20 PGA Tour titles, including the 1997 PGA Championship, and the 1992 and 2003 Players Championships. He regularly represents the United States in team competitions like the Ryder Cup, for which he is the 2012 captain, and the President's Cup and currently ranks fifth on the all-time career money list. He is the author of Every Shot I Take and lives in St. Simons Island, Georgia, with his wife and children.