Monday, June 13, 2011

Help For Golfers

Like nearly 90% of all golfers, I've spent way too much time in the right rough--or worse. The slice, as you probably know, is the biggest single fault in most golfers' games. But now you can banish your banana ball with the help of my friend Brian Crowell and his new book, Slice-Free Golf In Three Easy Steps.

I had the pleasure of working on this book with Brian, handling the photography and design among other things, and in the process I learned a lot about my golf swing. It was kind of like having a three-month golf lesson with one of the top teaching pros in the country. You can get the same kind of advice I did--and get more control over your game--with the simple lessons Brian teaches and the drills he uses to help you hit the ball straighter and farther.

Slice-Free Golf doesn't have any gimmicks, but there does seem to be a little magic in the way Brian explains his system for the set-up, swing, and follow-through that will lower your scores. He also uses an unconventional approach to somethings most golfers take for granted. When it comes to set-up, for example, Brian doesn't start with the grip, but with alignment. Makes sense, doesn't it? How can you aim the club face until you know for sure where to point it?

Then there is the swing itself. Like all great teachers, Brian has the ability to create images that stay in the pupil's mind. His "eye in your chest" is a fabulous reminder to keep your shoulders slightly closed through impact in order to hit your shot with a little draw spin.

Slice-Free Golf has over 200 images like these that you can mentally call up when you need them. If you need a little tangible reminder, there's a cut-out page you can use at the range--or even on the course--to remind you of the specifics of the slice-free swing. There are also over two dozen drills Brian has developed over the years to help ingrain good swing habits in the thousands of golfers he's taught.

But don't just take my word for it. Here's what all-time-great Gary Player had to say about Slice-Free Golf:
"Don’t let the slice diminish your enjoyment of this great game. If cutting the ball is frustrating you, please read Slice-Free Golf. Your score will improve and you’ll have more fun on the links. My friend Brian Crowell can help you to get the most out of your swing. He is an accomplished PGA instructor who has a very clear and comfortable way of communicating with his students. Slice-Free Golf is proof of both his effectiveness as a teacher and Brian’s hatred of the dreaded slice."
For more information about how you can banish your banana ball, visit You can get your copy of Slice-Free Golf directly from the publisher or your favorite bookseller. It's also available as an ebook for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and other devices.

In addition to writing about golf, Dave Donelson distills the experiences of hundreds of entrepreneurs into practical advice for small business owners and managers in the Dynamic Manager's Guides, a series of how-to books about marketing and advertising, sales techniques, hiring, firing, and motivating personnel, financial management, and business strategy.

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