The Plane Truth for Golfers
The best golf instruction book available. Author Jim Hardy's premise is that there are two basic golf swings: the “One” and “Two” plane, and that trouble begins when elements of the one creep over to the other. Famous One Planers are Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan and Sam Snead; Two Planers include Vijay Singh, Tom Watson and Hale Irwin. Neither swing is necessarily better, but you’ve got to decide which one you’re gong to play. Hardy also offers a book of drills and a DVD companion to the original book. All three are well worth having.
We shared our interest in golf and nontraditional golf instruction. But, in truth, like Renee Zellweger in Jerry Maguire, Yoni had me at “effortless.” We decided that I should come to Denver.
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