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Ben Hogan s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf
Ben Hogan's Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf
by Ben Hogan
Hardcover from Pocket Books
Media Published: 1990-
ISBN: 0671723014

You can shoot in the 70's!

Ben Hogan has long believed that any golfer with average coordination can learn to break 80 if he applies himself intelligently -- and here, with Herbert Warren Wind, and artist Anthony Ravielli, he tells you, step by step, just how to go about it.

The greatest golfer of our generation has distilled his experience as teacher, player, and observer of golf into a series of richly illustrated "visual instructions" that not only can improve your game and lower your score, but also can help you get even more fun out of what many people already think is the most enjoyable game in the world.

Each chapter, each tested "fundamental" is explained and demonstrated with amazing detail and clarity. It's as though the master himself were right there at your elbow, giving you a personal lesson with the same thought and care that has gone into his lifetime of golf.

The Modern Fundamentals of Golf is no instant and easy shortcut. There is none. But with Ben Hogan as your pro, you can master these basic movements very quickly. And then you can go on to develop a correct, powerful swing that will repeat. As Ben Hogan says, it's only then that you'll "discover golf for the first time."

Ben Hogan's premise in this 1957 classic is driven home in bold letters: "THE AVERAGE GOLFER IS ENTIRELY CAPABLE OF BUILDING A REPEATING SWING AND BREAKING 80." Religions are founded on less, and Hogan's detailed analyses and illustrated demonstrations of grip, stance, posture, and the two basic components of the swing make up a sacred book. Though its very simplicity seems dated, this is the tome of technique that should serve as the foundation of every golf library.

 
Mind Gym : An Athlete s Guide to Inner Excellence
Mind Gym : An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence
by Gary Mack, David Casstevens
Paperback from McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 0071395970

Drawing on his work with some of the top teams in professional sports, noted sport psychology consultant Gary Mack shares with you the same techniques and exercises he uses to help elite athletes build mental "muscle." These 40 accessible lessons and inspirational anecdotes will help you gain the "head edge" over the competition.

 
Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Fifth Edition
Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Fifth Edition
by Robert Weinberg, Daniel Gould
Kindle Edition from Human Kinetics
Media Published: 2011-
 
 

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Fifth Edition, provides students and new practitioners with a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology, bridges the gap between research and practice, conveys principles of professional practice, and captures the excitement of the world of sport and exercise.

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Fifth Edition, provides students and new practitioners with a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology, bridges the gap between research and practice, conveys principles of professional practice, and captures the excitement of the world of sport and exercise.

 
Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way to Swim Better, Faster, and Easier
Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way to Swim Better, Faster, and Easier
by Terry Laughlin
Paperback from Fireside
ISBN: 068481885X

A self-teaching programme for all levels. Step-by-step skill drills are provided which include how to: improve strokes to speed up conditioning; eliminate drag and create more propulsion with less energy; burn off fat through swimming; and use dry-land exercises to improve results in the water.

Masters swimmer and acclaimed coach Terry Laughlin has taught thousands to swim more efficiently in the workshops he has given across the United States. In his book Laughlin details simple, step-by-step drills emphasizing the importance of technique and an innovative workout regimen.

 
Nancy Clark s Sports Nutrition Guidebook
Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook
by Nancy Clark
Paperback from Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736074155

Boost your energy, manage stress, build muscle, lose fat, and improve your performance with the all-time best-selling sports nutrition guide!

Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook will help you make the right food choices in grocery stores, restaurants, drive-throughs, and your own kitchen.

Whether you're preparing for competition or simply eating on the go, let sport's leading nutritionist show you how to get maximum benefit from the foods you choose and the meals you make. You'll learn how to eat before exercise and events as well as how to refuel afterward for optimal recovery.

Updated and on the cutting edge, the fourth edition includes the latest sports nutrition research on hydration and fluid intake, vitamins, supplements, energy drinks, organic foods, and the role of carbohydrate and protein during exercise. You'll also learn about the new food pyramid and the American Heart Association's latest dietary guidelines.

If you're seeking advice on losing weight, getting energized to exercise, or improving your health and performance, Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook has the answers you can trust.

What's the best diet for good health and athletic performance? Nancy Clark, M.S., R.D., describes the dietary balance and specific foods shown to be optimal for athletes from recreational exercisers to Olympic hopefuls, citing supporting studies. Refreshingly free of high-protein hype, Clark emphasizes a varied, wholesome, moderate diet high in complex carbohydrates ("without question, wholesome carbohydrates are the best choices for fueling your muscles and promoting good health"), especially whole grains and starches; adequate but not excessive protein; and 20 to 35 percent fat. Learn the components and variables of your ideal diet, with tables of nutritional information and marvelous tidbits, such as calorie/fat counts of various fast foods. Did you realize that an Au Bon Pain pecan roll has 800 calories and 45 grams of fat--double the calories/fat in a serving of KFC's Crispy Strips? Did you know that a Dunkin' Donuts 16-ounce Coffee Coolatta with cream has 410 calories and 22 grams of fat--about equivalent to a McDonald's Quarter-Pounder? Clark, a well-known sports nutrition expert, also covers weight loss, weight gain, eating disorders, and includes 72 recipes. Highly recommended for athletes, exercisers, and average folk who want to understand how to design a personalized diet. --Joan Price

 
Successful Coaching
Successful Coaching
by Rainer Martens
Paperback from Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN: 0880116668

Provides updated information for coaches for all sports at the secondary school and club level as well as above.

 
Sport Marketing
Sport Marketing
by Bernard James Mullin, Stephen Hardy, William A. Sutton
Hardcover from Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN: 0873224493

For the first time, students and practitioners in the field of sport management can turn to one comprehensive sport marketing text. "Sport Marketing" covers the basic principles of this emerging discipline and provides a balance of theoretical models and case studies from today's world of sport. This upper undergraduate and graduate text provides a solid foundation of theory and principles for students seeking sport management positions. Teachers and students will appreciate the objectives, activities, and references included in each chapter. Plus, the user-friendly text reinforces the marketing principles with real-life applications for all segments of the sport industry, such as professional, student sport, amateur, and sport and recreational facilities, including clubs, resorts, camps, and service organizations. In the first chapters, the book provides an overview of the reasons and foundations for sport marketing as well as important theoretical and research issues all marketers confront when they begin forming their strategies. Readers will gain insights into who the sport consumer is, why market segmentation is essential to successful marketing, and how to establish and a base. Next, the authors explore the nuts and bolts of marketing. They provide detailed explanations and applications of the five P's of sport marketing, including product, price, promotion (with a separate chapter on promotional licensing), place, and public relations. The authors also show how these different elements of the marketing mix interact, describe the various positions within the marketing organization, and provide principles for controlling the sport marketing mix.

 
Harvey Penick s Little Red Book: Lessons And Teachings From A Lifetime In Golf
Harvey Penick's Little Red Book: Lessons And Teachings From A Lifetime In Golf
by Harvey Penick
Hardcover from Simon & Schuster
Media Published: 1992-
ISBN: 0671759922

Harvey Penick's life in golf began when he started caddying at the Austin, (Texas), Country Club at age eight. Eighty-one years later he is still there, still dispensing wisdom to pros and beginners alike. His stature in the golf world is reflected in the remarkable array of champions he's worked with, both men and women, including U.S. Open champion and golf's leading money winner Tom Kite, Masters champion Ben Crenshaw, and LPGA Hall of Famers Mickey Wright, Betsy Rawls, and Kathy Whitworth. It is not for nothing that the Teacher of the Year Award given by the Golf Teachers Association is called the Harvey Penick Award.

Now, after sixty years of keeping notes on the things he's seen and learned and on the golfing greats he's taught, Penick is finally letting his Little Red Book (named for the red notebook he's always kept) be seen by the golf world. His simple, direct, practical wisdom pares away all the hypertechnical jargon that's grown up around the golf swing, and lets all golfers, whatever their level, play their best. He avoids negative words; when Tom Kite asked him if he should "choke down" on the club for a particular shot, Harvey told him to "grip down" instead, to keep the word "choke" from entering his mind. He advises golfers to have dinner with people who are good putters; their confidence may rub off, and it's certainly better than listening to bad putters complain. And he shows why, if you've got a bad grip, the last thing you want is a good swing.

Throughout, Penick's love of golf and, more importantly, his love of teaching shine through. He gets as much pleasure from watching a beginner get the ball in the air for the first time as he does when one of his students wins the U.S. Open.

Harvey Penick's Little Red Book is an instant classic, a book to rank with Ben Hogan's Modern Fundamentals of Golf and Tommy Armour's How to Play Your Best Golf All the Time.

Before titanium drivers, before oversized heads and bubble shafts, before electronic systems to tell you how far you are from the pin, golf was much the same game it is today. The lessons Harvey Penick taught in the pre-gadget days still stand. The golf swing is basically the same, and Penick could teach it better than anybody. For most of his life, he never intended to publish his Little Red Book, a notebook of golf wisdom and anecdotes that he compiled with the idea that he'd pass it on to his son. But, for the sake of history, it's a good thing that he changed his mind. Contained in its 175 pages is just about all you need to know about golf from a technical standpoint, along with Penick's priceless memories of working with famous pros, teaching absolute nobodies to get the ball in the air, and finding a horde of bat guano and hauling it across town in a pickup truck to fertilize his golf course. This book makes you feel good about playing golf, that you're part of something steeped in ritual and mystery and tradition, and that the game was played perfectly well before perimeter-weighted, graphite-shafted irons came along.

 
Fisherman s Ultimate Knot Guide
Fisherman's Ultimate Knot Guide
by John E. Sherry
Cards from J. E. Sherry Company
ISBN: 0922273030

Ten best fishing knots are clearly illustrated on three waterproof plastic cards. Handy size for pocket, vest, tackle box or boat. Bonus: Also folds out to a twelve inch ruler! Best selling fishing knot guide in the USA with over 250,000 sold.
 
Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance
Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance
by Lennard Zinn
Paperback from Velo Press
ISBN: 1884737706
 From shifters to derailleurs, pedals to handlebars, this book covers every component of a road bike. It helps new bike owners tackle simple to advanced projects, listing the tools needed, explaining bike components, and demonstrating with detailed illustrations how to work on each part.Lennard Zinn is a cycling god. Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance is revered as a bible among the fat-tire set; he now extends the gospel to the rest of the cycling faithful in Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance.

From simple, routine maintenance to more complicated tasks, Zinn remains "convinced that anyone with an opposable thumb can perform any repair on a bike." He begins with "Basic Stuff" such as pre-ride inspections and cleaning the drive train, and continues on through the super-advanced task of wheel building--arguing that "the construction of a good set of bicycle wheels is actually a straightforward task." Zinn guides readers step by step through every possible repair on every possible part, handlebar grips to Maric Mektronic electronic shifting, with plain-speaking text and helpful illustrations. There's even a section on emergency repairs, including unexpected advice such as straightening a bent rim by hitting it against the ground: "You may be surprised how straight you can get a wheel this way."

This comprehensive manual is essential reading for those who love their bike. "All you have to do is follow the instructions and trust yourself." Indeed. --M. Stein

 

 
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