By John Jacobs
John Jacobs is certainly one of golf's all-time nice lecturers, a real legend of the sport who has handed on his phrases of knowledge to hundreds of thousands of amateurs in addition to to a couple of the world's maximum avid gamers over the past 50 years. Now, for the 1st time ever, the decide of his collective knowledge has been introduced jointly in a single seminal quantity. while the likes of Butch Harmon and David Leadbetter heap compliment in your equipment and credits you with having assisted in shaping the best way they learnt their craft and the way they utilized these teachings, you recognize it is advisable be essentially the most very important and influential figures on the planet of golfing. not just an excellent instructor, John Jacobs used to be additionally more than enough to play within the Ryder Cup and beat the simplest within the online game. those that witnessed his memorable victory over Grand Slam winner Gary participant within the ultimate of the South African Matchplay Championship knew they have been within the presence of somebody particular – a expertise that used to be in a position to use all his event as a top-level participant and...
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This was perhaps the first book of its type, focusing as it did on the swings of the leading players of the day, with analysis from John and words of wisdom to help the average golfer learn from the greats. Golf Doctor was first published in 1979 and entitled Curing Faults for Weekend Golfers in the US editions (a title which incidentally killed it from a sales perspective, because people thought it was simply a band-aid), with a foreword by Jack Nicklaus and co-written with Dick Aultman. John says he wrote this as much for the pro to teach, as for the pupils.
But it will make it a great deal easier, just as a wrong stance will make it a great deal more difficult. After all, it is the stance that aims the swing. Getting it all on track Picturing a golfer standing on one track of a railway to hit a ball sitting on the other track is one of the most popular teaching analogies. It is used so often because it so perfectly conveys the ideal of aligning one’s body parallel to the target line. Such a set-up encourages swinging the clubhead through the ball along, rather than across, the target line.
His theories on the golf swing and the lessons he gives are so crystal clear and understandable that he makes the game of golf seem easy. ’ Jose Maria Olazabal ‘I was just 14 when I first saw John Jacobs on the practice ground at Dalmahoy. It was not his swing that caught my eye, or the way he addressed the ball, but rather the fact that he never had time to practise himself because so many of his colleagues kept asking for advice. As always it was given freely. John remains the supreme enthusiast gaining his pleasure from helping fellow pros and amateurs – thousands over the years – play the game better and enjoy it more.