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If you've been struggling for a long time to lower your average score, you're either playing to your maximum physical ability or you don't fully understand the process of improvement. It's the latter. While most golfers believe they have a fairly good understanding of how the game is best played, they actually don't. And it's that lack of understanding, more than anything else, that inhibits their ability to improve.
Today's golfer tends to believe that lower scores are achieved through purchasing better equipment, developing a better golf swing, and hitting the ball farther. But golf is not about high-tech equipment, ideal technique, or maximizing clubhead speed. Playing golf is about shot selection and shot creation.
When playing golf, you're challenged to select and create the appropriate shot from varying circumstances. The quickest and easiest way to lower your average score is through developing your playing skills: shot selection, club selection, intention, setup position, and swing focus. Developing those skills stems directly from expanding your understanding of the game itself.
Raising your potential as a golfer, through expanding your understanding of the game is what this book is about. As you gradually develop your playing skills, you'll notice your scores steadily improve, seemingly without any effort at all. Understanding Golf is truly a roadmap to lower scores.
"I’ve known and worked with Philip Moore for
almost 20 years. His latest book,
Understanding Golf, is a great read. There are
no gimmicks here, just an honest, straight
forward discussion about golf and how it is
best played. Over the years, I’ve watched
experienced golfers improve dramatically
through working with Phil and applying the
exact ideas he has clearly outlined in this book.
Regardless of your level of play, if you would
like to grow your understanding of the game
and lower your average score, this book
is worth every penny."
Jason Taylor, PGA
President, Southern California PGA
Rethinking Golf Clubs
"For years I thought I knew everything I needed to know about golf clubs. I was so wrong. This little book really opened my eyes! After applying Phil's simple recommendations, I now feel comfortable and confident with every club in my bag.
I've given copies to all of my friends. I believe every avid golfer would benefit significantly from reading this book"
Cathedral City, California
Most golfers believe that every year the newest brand-name golf clubs are designed to be more forgiving and hit the ball farther. But how can golf clubs continue to improve every year? How is that even possible?
Would you really hit the ball farther and straighter with the newest $500 driver design? Would you really make more putts with a designer-name $400 putter?
And there are so many brands. When shopping for new golf clubs, is one brand better than another? Are the most expensive brands really better?
What if you can't afford new golf clubs, would it be okay to buy last year's model for a lot less money? Or, can you just make a few adjustments to the clubs you already have?
And how important is golf club fitting? Do you really need to be fit? Does everyone fit golf clubs the same way?
These are all great questions, but finding truthful answers is not easy. I've been building, and repairing golf clubs for over 20 years. I wrote this book to provide the reader with a glimpse into what I've discovered to be true.
I hope you enjoy my book. I'll look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you might have and helping you grow your game!
The Mad Science of Golf
The Mad Science of Golf is a one-of-a-kind book that explains how golfers have been permanently sidetracked by the high-tech hype of the golf industry. Through a series of questions and answers the book will literally reprogram your thinking and give you an entirely new perspective on golf, the golf industry, and the process of improvement.
The book clearly answers the questions that golfers should have been asking a long time ago. On Golf Clubs: Can anything else (that really matters) be done to a golf club? Are golf clubs REALLY getting better every year? What kind of golf clubs do you REALLY need? On The Golf Swing: If swing mechanics are so important, why do the best players in the world all swing differently? Why does your golf swing keep changing? How come no matter how many lessons you take, you always need more? On Playing Better Golf: What’s the secret to scoring lower? How come some aspects of your game seem to never improve? What’s the ONLY way to achieve day-to-day consistency?
The Mad Science of Golf is certainly not your typical how-to golf book. It will forever change your perception of golf equipment, the golf swing, and how to play better golf. It should be in every golfer’s library.
"I am a golf bibliophile, having in my library
about 200 books on golf. I started reading
The Mad Science of Golf after dinner around
6:00 pm. It was so interesting and informative
that I could not stop until 12:30 am when I
finished! I plan to read it once or twice more
and then share it with my golf friends. In my
opinion it is a must read for any serious golfer.
There is no doubt in my mind that he or she
should reduce his or her handicap by 5 to 10
strokes. The Mad Science of Golf is full of wisdom
which should be readily applicable."
William B. Harris, MD
Southern California PGA Rules Committee