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A Lifetime of Lessons
A Lifetime of Lessons

A Lifetime of Lessons

More Than 50 Years of Expert Instruction to Help You Play Your Best Golf Now
By Marshall Smith, By David DeNunzio

SPORTS & RECREATION

160 Pages, 8 x 10

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $21.95)

ISBN 9781572438101

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Apr 2006)

Price: $19.95
 
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Overview

Marshall Smith's book draws upon original lessons as well as the experience that only half a century's involvement in the game can provide. Full swing, short game, and strategy needs are addressed to assist every skill level, from struggling beginner to seasoned professional. Quick and lasting remedies for common faults also should find favor with readers who take their golf game seriously and wish to shoot lower scores.

Author Biography

Marshall Smith is a golf instructor who has taught the game of golf for more than 50 years. He has been a PGA Tour instructor (where he has taught Chi Chi Rodriguez, Craig Stadler, Gary Player, Walt Zembriski, as well as current PGA Tour stars Todd Fischer, Glen Day, and Matt Gogel). He is the author of Hit Your Second Shot First and My Very Best Friend, an homage to lifelong companion, Mickey Mantle. David DeNunzio is managing editor of instruction at Golf Magazine, the former editor of Golf Tips Magazine, and the coauthor of Lights-Out Putting. He lives in New York City.

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What could K.I.S.S. possibly mean to a golfer?  According to golf expert Marshall Smith, everything.  Although many ponder the complexities of golf, Smith’s philosophy is just the latter - Keep It Simple Stupid. 

 

A Lifetime of Lessons: More Than 50 Years of Expert Instruction to Help You Play Your Best Golf Now  by Marshall Smith and David DeNunzio with an introduction by Craig Stadler draws upon original lessons as well as the experience that only half a century’s involvement in the game can provide. 

 

Packed with hundreds of full-color photos and informative, easy-to-read captions, A Lifetime of Lessons provides comprehensive instruction for every part of the game.  From driving and iron play to putting, pitching and chipping, Smith simplifies a lifetime of lessons down to a tee.

 

By working with golf professionals and Hall of Fame members such as Chi-Chi Rodriguez, Todd Fisher, Dale McNamara, and Tiger Woods, Smith is the ultimate golf mentor.  A Lifetime of Lessons chapters include:

 

v     K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Stu- Well, You Know the Rest

v     The Short-Game Rules

v     From the Fairway

v     Drive Time

v     Make Fairway Woods Your Friends

v     Putt for Show, Dough-Whatever

v     Simple Shot Making

v     The Ten Most Important Things in Golf

v     Practice Makes Perfect…Sometimes

v     Clean Takes From My Soapbox

 

About the Authors:

Marshall Smith has taught the game of golf for over 50 years. His techniques blend time-honored instruction with a skill for breaking down the complex demands of the golf swing into simple, repeatable parts. From his early days learning the game from Ky Laffoon (a contestant in the very first Masters Tournament), to his ongoing tenure as PGA Tour instructor (where he has taught Chi Chi Rodriguez, Craig Stadler, Gary Player, Walt Zembriski as well as current PGA Tour stars Todd Fischer, Glen Day, and Matt Gogel) to the local pro doling out private lessons to neighbors and friends across the country, Marshall has adhered to this approach. He teaches at Peoria Ridge Golf Club in Miami, Oklahoma, a seven-iron from his childhood home of Quapaw. His previous books include Hit Your Second Shot First and My Very Best Friend, an homage to lifelong companion, Mickey Mantle.

 

David DeNunzio is a golf publishing veteran of ten years. His eight-year stint as Editor of Golf Tips® Magazine produced over 1,000 instruction and equipment articles, as well as the launch of Golf Tips’ successful Annual Golf Equipment Buyer’s Guide®, the Golf Tips Travel Annual®, Golf Instruction Annual® and The Best of Golf Tips®. This is David’s second book, following the 2000 release of Lights-Out Putting, co-authored with Top-100 instructor Todd Sones. Currently, David is Managing Editor of Instruction at Golf Magazine®. A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, he now resides in New York City with his 10 handicap.