Houdini Shots: The Ultimate Short-Game Survival Guide (Hardcover)
One of "Golf Digest"'s 10 Best Teachers in America (No. 7) helps you master the most difficult short-game shots in golf, just the way Seve Ballesteros did
Here's one golf book you should definitely own if you want to improve your game and lower your scores. Top golf instructor Martin Hall, host of Golf Channel's weekly TV show, "School of Golf," teaches you how to conquer challenging short-game shots as played by one of the all-time masters of the short game, Seve Ballesteros. By the time you're done with this book you'll have a fresh arsenal of short-game shots to choose from, whether it be running the ball through a bunker or hooking it around a tree, or hitting a super-high, super-soft flop shot that lands on the green like a butterfly with sore feet. You'll uncover the secrets that made Ballesteros the most dominant and respected short-game player of his era--and put them to work to boost your own game.Presents easy-to-follow techniques for improving your short game, with more than fifty shots inspired by five-time major winner Seve BallesterosOffers valuable insights into the imagination and thought process of Ballesteros, one of golf's greatest innovators, as well as tips for the average golfer on how to escape the most difficult short-game situationsWritten by Martin Hall, one of "Golf Magazine"'s Top 100 Teachers and the 2008 PGA Teacher of the YearDraws on Hall's hours of experience watching Ballesteros hit balls and create shots up close while playing on the European PGA TourIncludes never-before published photos of Ballesteros at the peak of his career, hitting many of the shots in the book
About the Author
Martin Hall is a Researcher at Lund University. His main research interests concern the intersection of International Relations theory and historical sociology. He is currently working on a book project entitled "The West: An Essentially Contested Concept," He is the co-author (with Christer Jonsson) of "Essence of Diplomacy "(2005). Patrick Thaddeus Jackson is Associate Professor of International Relations in the School of International Service at the American University in Washingon, DC. In 2003-4, he served as President of the International Studies Association-Northeast. He is the author of "Civilizing the Enemy: German Reconstruction and the Invention of the West "and is presently working on a book about superhighways and subjectivity.
Jack Nicklaus was born in 1940 in Columbus, Ohio, and maintains a home there and in Florida. Widely regarded as the greatest golfer of all time, he has achieved a record twenty major championship victories, consisting of two U.S. Amateurs, six Masters (also a record), four U.S. Opens, three British Opens, and five PGA Championships. The winner of more than 100 professional tournaments around the world, Nicklaus was named Golfer of the Century in 1988.