I listened to this book just to see if I could find out a bit more about the mysterious side of Tiger Woods and why he did some of the things he's done. The majority of this book is more of Hanks relationship with Tiger and how he was treated by Tiger. I don't know if I learned any more than I already knew about the elusive "Tiger" that I already didn't know.
yes I thought it to be interesting
I listen to a few tips he gave Tiger and it seemed to help my own game!
His voice was smooth and had a nice flow
Why Tiger is who he is
This book kept my attention and interest, but there was a lot of detail about Tiger's golf swing (as well as the author's). If you are not an avid golfer you may leave this book wishing for more of Tiger's story.
After a day of looking at a computer all day at work, I would rather listen to a good book.
Enjoyed hearing Hank's insight, but he is a better golf coach than a narrator. He stumbles over many of his own words. There are sections that had to be re-recorded, then spliced back in.
I can honestly say that, except for exceptionally poor editing where the voice changes so much it sounds like another person is reading the book, I enjoyed Hank's version of his interaction with Tiger Woods. Overall, I found his viewpoint balanced and quite complimentary towards his student.
During my listen, I considered this book a rendition of Mr. Haney's experience working with Tiger and the dificulties he had as his coach. But just as a suspense novel reaches it's conclusion in the final chapter, so does this book. In my view, this was not a book written to relate Hank's experiences with Tiger. The final chapter makes it obvious that Hank is very concerned about comparisons of his record with Tiger vs. that of Tiger's record when being taught by Butch Harmon.
The last chapter breaks down Tiger's records in numerous ways and detail just to show that Hank Haney's record with Tiger was just as good, or even bettter, than Tiger experienced with Butch Harmon. Being experienced in finance, I know there are many ways people manipulate information to make it show results the way the want it to. I came away feeling that was what Mr. Haney was doing in order to prove he is every bit as good a coach as Butch Harmon.
Why was this book written? For me, it was more to promote Mr. Haney's legacy as a coach than to relate what it is to work with one of the greatest athletes in history. It makes me wonder if Mr. Haney's coaching methods were less to do about making Tiger Woods the best golfer he could be and more about trying to beat Butch Harmon's records with Tiger. Essentially, just as Tiger Woods was trying to beat Jack Nicklaus's record in Majors, Hank Haney was trying to better Butch Harmon.
As an amateur athlete in baseball and tennis, I competed at levels that required lots of practice and dedication to my sport. Ultimately my success was based on Playing to Win rather than Playing Not to Lose (aka Avoiding the Big Miss). It seems like Hank Haney taught more of the latter and I am curious if that is why Tiger Woods is now struggling.
Loved hearing about the inside world of Tiger.
Loved to get an insiders view on Tigers world
It was nice to hear it directly from him
Yes, Great book on golf and people.
Hank had to ask for a popsicle.
Over indulged, narcissist, star athletes often fall under the weight of there aggrandizement!
Great book, Hank Haney is a class guy who gives an accurate account of what it was like to train one of the greatest athletes of our time.
I would in a year or so but not tomorrow, hopefully the time away will let me pick up on something I missed the first time.
Don't have a comparison at this time due to the fact that I'm new to Audio books.
I would say it was Hank himself, it was a pleasure to hear the book read from him, it was like he was telling just to me.
I don't have the time for that but if I could I just might. I listened in my car going to work and back.
Glad I picked it. I thought it would just be a rip on Tiger but it really was just the facts and I think Hank treated Tiger with respect, maybe more than he gave Hank.
It is obvious that Haney was trying to get a little revenge and also make some money with his kiss and tell story.
faction not fiction.