The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
This is a short and simple method to help ease your mind while playing golf. It's not a miracle worker but will definitely aid the "average" golfer if he/she applies the techniques described by Dr. Rotella. If you've found yourself focusing too much on mechanics in your swing or putt, OR if you're just a beginner looking for a good golf book, I'd say this will help both aspects (mentally). However, don't expect to get a tutorial on proper techniques, degrees, stances, etc. w/ this. It's strictly mental, and if you've played golf a few times, you know how mental the game can be. I purchased this yesterday and have already listened to it twice.
A funny, witty, and charming book about an attempt at being a Caddy for some of golf's most famous names, and some not so famous.
The author lays out an entertaining journey that will make you laugh while at the same time, keep you interested too. Each of the people he caddies for are made into funny characters in a way. By the end of each brief section describing his adventure with a subject, you can't help but laugh out loud at some of the moments between the author and his subjects.
I consider myself a "tough crowd" when it comes to humor, but Reilly hit the spot on this one. He doesn't suck up to any of the golfers in the book, and gives the reader a good & bad aspect of the person, which reveals a human side to some of them.
The narrator, Grover Gardner, did excellent as always.
A very interesting read, and would even be entertaining for those who don't know much about golf. Give it a shot, I don't think you'll walk away saying you hated this book.
I had little to no knowledge about Ben Hogan before giving this book a try. I'm relatively new to golf, with a few games here or there throughout my life. So I read the reviews on this book and went with the advise.
This book opened my eyes to a man who I had no clue about just a few months ago and actually only knew his name, not the person. If there's a better biography of this man out there, I'd say it's met it's match. The narrator Tom Parker (Grover Gardner or what other names he goes by) did an excellent job and once again, made the book even more interesting with his soft tone.
While reading the book I found myself bookmarking certain moments periodically. One being the description of Hogan's practice habits, another was how he and the game of golf meshed so well and why. This related so well to me and explained why I decided to take up the sport when I couldn't find the words to describe my new found hobby. Other golf books out there tend to be just a little too technical and get ahead of themselves. This one does not, and is a very easy read (listen.)
At first, and with most audiobooks I use my credits on, I was hesitant to get this biography. It wasn't long enough (hours wise) to justify spending my credit was one of the reasons. However, by the end of the introduction to the book, I was hooked like Ben Hogan's ball strike path. Highly recommend this book to anyone, with or without golf knowledge. You can thank me later...