How I Play Golf
Want to get into the head of a 15-time major champion? How I play Golf is a look inside one of the greatest golf minds in history.Read full review
Pros and Cons
- Great visuals
- Super insightful
- Old book
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The visuals in this book are incredible. While I know Tiger wasn't the one producing it, the visuals alone will keep you flipping the pages.
Table of Contents
Full Review: How I Play Golf
If you are just starting out, this a great book to get you on your feet. There are tons of pictures to help you understand the concepts, and the book covers all of the absolute basics that are so crucial in developing a solid golf game.
The book starts out by introducing you to the game of golf, and explaining Tiger's mindset when it comes to learning. He is an advocate of continuous improvement, and never being content. He then goes into the basic fundamentals of the short game, starting with putting. This section talks about the proper grip, stance, alignment, stroke, and much more. Tiger then goes into the fundamentals of getting the ball up and down from any lie. This part covers the basic chip, pitch, bunker shot, and some of the more advanced scenarios like the 30 yard bunker shot, and fairway bunker shot. The third section of the book is dedicated to the long game. Tiger starts with the proper grip, and then goes into the back-swing. He devotes a large portion of the book to the back-swing, as it sets you up for a successful down-swing. After this, he teaches you the down-swing, and how to nail your woods off the tee and off the fairway. Finally, he talks about the driver, and how he sets up with this club. This portion of the book is all about fundamentals. The final part of the book is a culmination of Tiger's years of experience on the course. He talks about how to manage yourself on and off the course, and gives lots of insight into his mind.
I've read this entire book, and love seeing the teachings of arguably the greatest golfer in the history of the game. I think we can all learn something from Tiger's book.
And below is a video series on Youtube that I have watched many times and highly recommend!
About the author: Zach Gollwitzer
Hey, I‘m Zach, the founder of The DIY Golfer! I created this site while playing D1 collegiate golf with a simple mission—I wanted to learn the golf swing and get better at golf myself.
Fast forward a few years, and my “journal“, The DIY Golfer, has been viewed by millions of golfers worldwide looking to do the same with their games. my mission is to make golfers more consistent in just a few hours a week through advanced practice strategies and timeless, first-principle golf instruction.