Bunker PlayBook - 1996
Gary Player is recognized and respected as a champion golfer all over the world. One of only a few to have won all four majors, he is legendary for being one of the toughest of competitors with an enormous will to win and the coolest of heads under pressure. Bunker shots are Gary Player's favorite shots in golf, and in this book he clearly outlines the secrets of his success from the sand. He is rated by most of his fellow professionals as the best bunker player in the history of the game. Time after time, in the final rounds of a championship, he has splashed out of sand from a difficult lie to end up with a tap-in putt. He believes firmly that his ability to play the bunkers has been the most significant aspect of his game in every one of his sixteen major championship victories on the regular and senior tours. Player details the basic fundamentals of good bunker play, from "reading the sand" to the set-up and the slow, wristy swing. He discusses which type of sand wedge to use under different conditions and what the various types of bunkers are that can either help or hinder the average golfer. Player also shows you how to practice your shots when you're away from the course to help you improve your game. Accompanied by 150 color photographs that beautifully illustrate Player's techniques,Bunker Playis the complete guide to mastering the high, short, or low shots that skip and bite; shots from uphill, downhill, or buried lies; or long, accurate fades from fairway bunkers. After some practice, you should not only plan on getting out of the sand every time and putting the ball safely on the green, but you will aim, as he does, to hole out every greenside bunker shot you play.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 1996
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 796.3523 PLAYER 1996
Characteristics: 160 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm