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Rock solid golf : a foundation for a lifetime
Rader, Dana.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Charlotte, NC : Walkabout Press, [2003]

Physical Description:
xviii, 174 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Misconceptions -- The fundamentals -- The swing -- The short game -- The pre-shot routine -- Practice -- Physical fitness -- Choosing a good teacher -- The right equipment -- Framework for change.
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GV979.T68 R33 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
GV979.T68 R33 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Has your game stalled or gotten worse? Are you tired of trying tip after tip, only to find they don't lower your scores? If so, you need to spend some time with Dana Rader -- a Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor and one of America's Top 50 Teachers, as named by Golf Digest in 2000 Rock Solid Golf presents Rader's straightforward model for life-long success on the golf course. Discover why the fundamentals are so important -- to beginners, experienced amateurs, and pros like Tiger Woods and Karrie Webb -- and how to use them to simplify every aspect of your game Book jacket.

Author Notes

Dana Rader is Director of Golf at Ballantyne Resort in Charlotte, North Carolina and President of the Dana Rader Golf School. She is a GOLF Magazine Top 100 Teacher, and was named one of America's Top 50 Instructors by Golf Digest in 2000. She frequently appears on The Golf Channel and Golf Academy Live, and contributes to national sports magazines, including GOLF Magazine, Golf for Women, and Sports Illustrated. A recipient of numerous awards from golf and business organizations, Rader was the 1990 LPGA Teacher of the Year
Scott Martin, lived in Canada and England before attending the University of North Carolina as a Morehead Scholar. He won the Carolinas Golf Reporters Association championship in 2002

Table of Contents

Nancy Lopez
Forewordp. xii
Prefacep. xv
Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 Misconceptionsp. 7
Keep your head down
Keep the right elbow tucked
Don't sway; keep your head still
Play the ball off the forward foot
Misconceptions about the takeaway
Chapter 2 The Fundamentalsp. 23
Posture & stance
Ball position
Alignment & target awareness
Chapter 3 The Swingp. 39
The swing plane
The Playing Zone
The takeaway
The middle of the backswing
Top of the swing
Follow through
Common swing errors
Chapter 4 The Short Gamep. 63
The clock
Sand shots
Chapter 5 The Pre-Shot Routinep. 95
Shot shaping
The post-shot routine
Chapter 6 Practicep. 103
12-week program for weekend golfer
12-week program for aspiring amateur
12-week program for aspiring tour professional
Chapter 7 Physical Fitnessp. 115
Stretching and warm up
Strength training
Cardiovascular conditioning
Nutrition and diet
Chapter 8 Choosing a good teacherp. 133
Where to find a good teacher
Your first lesson
How to be a good student
Is your instructor helping?
Chapter 9 The Right Equipmentp. 143
Important club-fitting terms
Where to have your clubs fitted
The club fitting process
Chapter 10 Framework for Changep. 151
Appendixp. 157
Practice & playing journals
The pin ball game
Glossary of terms
Indexp. 169
About the Authorp. 172