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Golf Doctor: Diagnosis, Explanation and Correction of Golfing Faults by John Jacobs with Dick Aultman (£24.00)Publisher: Stanley Paul & Co. — 1979
Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0091346304]
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Gently faded at the spine.
Description: First British Edition. [First Published: Simon & Schuster, 1979, USA, as Curing Faultsfor Weekend Golfers]. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Diagrams;
From the cover: “In Golf Doctor, the most accomplished teacher in the world of golf to-day sets out to help golfers help themselves. With the aid of superb two-colour drawings by Anthony Ravielli he succeeds admirably in explaining the fundamental reasons why golfers slice, hook and in general mis-hit the golf ball — why they can’t hit straight.
John Jacobs’ teaching applies to golfers of all standards, and by using the flight of the ball as incontrovertible evidence of how the club strikes it, John Jacobs forces the golfer back to the basic laws of impact, which are the only starting point for genuine and lasting improvement. Shots good and bad, he insists, are determined by what happens at impact. The best golfers make bad shots; however, because the ball’s flight alerts them to the true problem, they can usually correct the error quickly, before it becomes habitual. John Jacobs relentlessly insists that all aspiring golfers must first learn to understand the true objective of the swing in terms of club/ball impact before they can permanently improve.
By means of a most careful system of diagnosis, explanation and correction. Golf Doctor takes the reader through just about every golfing fault.
While the lessons in this book are designed to improve a player’s shots, John Jacobs emphasises that it is also especially important for the weekend golfer to understand how to handle on-course situations — for example, driving on holes with trouble on one side or another, playing in a cross-wind, or playing shots from tight lies. He has therefore included a most important section in which he explains how to avoid wasted strokes, how you can better control what your golf ball does and, thereby, better cope with the many situations that all golfers inevitably encounter on the course.
This is the most comprehensive book ever written on the subject of golf improvement. It is the most logical and, being so easy to follow, it is sure to help every golfer who studies its pages.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Jack Nicklaus. Size: 11" x 8¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 125 pages.
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72