• The Little Book of Breaking 80

  • How to Shoot in the 70s (Almost) Every Time You Play Golf
  • By: Shane Jones
  • Narrated by: Mark Williams
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (167 ratings)

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The Little Book of Breaking 80

By: Shane Jones
Narrated by: Mark Williams
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Publisher's Summary

In The Little Book of Breaking 80, the author, a struggling amateur golfer who finally discovered the true keys to breaking 80 after more than 30 years of trial and error, blows the cover off of the hopelessly doomed conventional approach to golf improvement that keeps most golfers stuck on the endless merry-go-round of frustration and failure. He provides a realistic blueprint for breaking 80 that any golfer of any level can easily apply and quickly see real and lasting scoring improvement.

This is not a book of swing techniques. There are plenty of other resources that teach you how to swing, chip, and putt. What this book does provide is a true framework for how to break 80 and consistently shoot scores in the 70s, based on sound principles that will work for any golfer of any level. Provided you faithfully follow and apply these principles, you will begin to improve surely and steadily, to the point where you will eventually gain the ability to break 80, not just as a one-time fluke, but over and over again as a reflection of your true newfound ability.

©2014 Shane Jones (P)2020 Shane Jones

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let me save you some time and money

Practice your short game. 30 minutes of content stretched out and repeated to fill a book...

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Drags on

After 45 min, gleaned nothing more than his personal history. Still haven't heard anything of applicable substance

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Waste of time

Overwhelming amounts of statistics. It’s like a fog of numbers and percentages. Boring repeats himself constantly. In summary practice chipping and putting and think about your shots before you hitting them. Dude hates the driving range.

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Practice your short game

Practice your short game. That’s it. Nothing you don’t already know. Don’t waste your time.

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wordy

Skip the first bit and it'll be better. Too long for no real reason.

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Egomaniac

The author spends most of the time taking about himself. Skip this one. Stick to books by professionals.

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Not for me and probably not what you think.

most book has a sarcastic tone in his overall disheartening. in part 2, you do get a few little gems, but the best part of the books really the last chapter which gives you some indication of what he thinks

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Not worth the time

This book is not worth the time. There are so many other books that can help your mental and physical game. The narrator sounds like a Saturday morning infomercial and the message is repetitive. Don't waste your time, money, or credit.

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So Obvious Yet Helpful

Like so many things in life, sometimes you have to hear them to realize that it makes sense and you probably already knew it. Really appreciated the simple straight forward mess of this book.

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Just Buy The Little Red Book

This book was awful. It read like an infomercial. It was needlessly long, boring, and repetitive. It took the author forever to get to the point. The first half of the book was a waste. If you do buy the book, just skip to the second half. Overall, save your time and money and just pick up the Little Red Book. Much of what is discussed in this book is in that book but much more succinct.

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  • ferg
  • 09-26-20

ok, but basically practice your short game

book is ok, but basically all he says is practice you short game. he says it over and over and over again

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  • Mark
  • 03-02-21

Far too long

The book has some good advice, but is far too long.
The amount of repetition and recapping is ridiculous.
The message of the book could have been summed up in 1/4 of its length.
The narration was quite annoying. It sounded like it had been speeded up by about 50%.
There is plenty of sound advice here, but it is overly filled out with irrelevant guff.

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  • Mark C
  • 03-22-21

Brilliant but very repetitive

Great stuff but reinforced far too much, could have been half the length. Content was fantastic though

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  • Eddie Mullen
  • 11-17-22

Not Great

Very repetitive .I found the constant repetition very boring seems to be more about filling out the time gap f the audio book than really helpful.

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  • Joe Topping
  • 08-01-22

Verbose and repetitive!

This has clearly been elongated for no reason whatsoever other than to hit some magic word count figure that the publishing companies think is optimal to sell books. Just constantly repeating himself over and over again with slightly different wording, and often identical wording. Tedious! Keep it crisp and focus on brevity please!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-02-22

This book is like listening to an advert on QVC

Repetitive almost sales pitch approach about what you should do that kind of contradicts some of its own points.



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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-26-20

Do not buy this book.

It’s just crap. You will not learn anything at all. Save your money for something else.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-16-22

Longest infomercial I’ve ever heard

This is truly the worst book I have listened to on Audible. I loved the little red book so was conned into buying this book because of a title that promised so much.
At times I felt like screaming “get on with it” at other times I kept skipping sections in the hope that I could get at least one nugget to make the experience worth while. In the end after 2.5 hours of excruciating pain I gave up.
For the record this is my first ever negative response.

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  • Stephen Gumley
  • 07-20-22

Good advice for handicap golfers

This book (audio version) offers up some great suggestions on how to improve your scores and consistency with thought and intelligent practice.

It loses a star for becoming a little repetitive towards the end but definitely worth a read/listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-19-22

Change your strategy to score better

A great listen if you’re ready for strategy advice to lower you scores.
Easy to implement advice for all beginner to intermediate level golfers. Can’t wait to see my scores drop into the 70’s.

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  • Lynda Edney
  • 01-26-22

Breaking 80 - a great listen

A great choice for golf enthusiasts and those wanting to improve their game Loved the narrator - very engaging.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-18-21

Strategy Worked on the 1st day

I tried this on my 1st day out after reading the book and I played to 13 off my 11 handicap.
I can see I’ll be back to single figures in no time soon and I’ll be practicing golf Backwards !