A Wake Up Call for Your Golf Game

The Ultimate Improvement Guide




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/26/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 7.5x9
Page Count : 206
ISBN : 9781553957782

About the Book

A Wake Up Call for Your Golf Game is unlike any Golf instructional book you have read. It cuts through the realms of swing and theories and gets down to the three absolute keys to a repeatable consistent swing. These keys all relate to the tool (the club) and how it needs to be used to create good golf shots. While each golfer should learn how they can swing best, what the club should do is the same for all golfers. The golfer needs to understand what the club must do before he or she can develop a swing to accomplish it.

To hit a good golf shot, the golfer needs to be sucessful in three areas.

1) The clubfacce must be square at impact. If the clubface is not facing the target impact, the ball will have side spin on it and it will curve.

2)The clubhead must be travelling towards the target as it passes through impact. If the club is travelling left or right to the target, the ball will start off line.

3)The club should strike the ball with the centre of the face, creating solid contact. Solid contact delivers power to the ball and also gets the ball in the air.

Most Golfers already know these three ideas. What most golfers don't know is what these statements really mean. John believes the reason golfers fail to improve, even when they spend a lot of time and money on their games, is that the information they are using is wrong. When a golfer misunderstands one or more of these three absolutes of a good golf shot, they have a very small chance of success. Worse yet, when they are successful, they don't know why or how they did.

This book eliminates the confusion and gives every reader the clear understanding of these key concepts. Once these concepts are understood, a golfer can improve very quickly. The combination of good information and effective practice lets golfers reach their potentials more quickly than they ever thought possible.

In addition to simplifying the gof swing, there are several chapters on the short game, mental game, course management and equipment. Possibly the important chapter is entitled "stuff You May Know But Really Need To Forget". This chapter debunks several long standing myths about the golf swing.

A Wake Up Call for Your Golf Game gives golfers of all skill levels the necessary foundation of knowledge on which to build a golf game. If you want to improve your golf, this book will give you what you need to reach your goals.

About the Author

John Randle has been around golf his entire life. His father got him started in golf at age 11 and John continues to be active in what he calls, "the greatest game on earth".

His competitive background includes junior golf at a national level and U.S. College Golf at the University of Washington where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. After university, John turned pro and played "on tour" for seven years. His travels included two years on the South African Tour, seven years as a full time member of the Canadian Tour (he is still a veteran member) and were highlighted by two events on the PGA Tour. His playing accomplishments include over 40 professional tournament wins including the prestigious British Columbia PGA Championship. John has held five course records and continues to play a full tournament schedule.

Since 1997, John has focused his efforts on helping others learn the great game of golf. A testament to his dedication to developing his teaching skills is his being awarded the BC PGA Teacher of the Year award in 2002. He has also been recognized by Golf Magazine as a Top Teacher in Canada.

He has written over 70 instructional articles for several publications and is quickly becoming one of Canada's most respected teachers. His life-long quest for golfing excellence coupled with his passion for teaching has led to this, his first instructional book.

John has faith in every golfer's ability to improve. He feels the reason most golfers struggle to improve, is that the information they are using is incorrect.

John has lived in Victoria, BC, Canada most of his life. He is the Director of Instruction at the GBC Golf Academy at Olympic View Golf Course in Victoria, BC.