Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Review: Secrets of the Short Game

Phil Mickelson says the goal of his book "Secrets of the Short Game" is to help take your game to the highest level from 50 yards and in. He wants to provide golfers with a foundation for great technique, help to identify problems, and then provide solutions.

The book is broken down into five sections:

Sand Play
Flop and Lob

This is a very detailed book at just over 200 pages and Phil provides in-depth explanations and excellent photographs of just about every shot possible.

The book is not for brand new beginners and doesn't provide step by step instruction on the basics.

Mickelson provides excellent tips, strategies, and different shot options for different lies and situations on the course. He also gives examples of how he needed to use particular shots in big tournaments throughout his career, and how they turned out.

Regardless if you are a Mickelson fan or not, there is no doubt you can learn a great deal about improving your short game through this book. Phil provides a good combination of set up and mechanics with the imagination needed to have a great short game.

More Book Reviews:

Nothing Major - Bob Cayne
Open - Andre Agassi
The Downhill Lie - Carl Hiaasen
Greatest Game Ever Played - Mark Frost
Uneven Lies - Pete McDaniel
Sudden Death - Michael Balkind
The Match - Mark Frost