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I bought this book because of its subtitle, “The Perfect 30-Minute Practice”.  It was my absurd belief that somewhere in the book would be a chart, a list, a description, a walkthrough, or some other way of conveying the perfect 30 minute practice.  How silly of me to think that.

I’ll admit I only made it through a third of the book. But, it was enough to realize that the book is a poorly organized hodge-podge of positive thinking anecdotes that if I believe in them enough will make me a better player.  I’m a believer that having positive attitude will help your golf game, or any other facet of your life, but I’m a bigger believer in a well organized chart of things I should do during my practice.  By the end of the fourth chapter, when I got the fourth “Perfect 30 minute practice” in four chapters, I realized that I wasn’t going to get what I wanted out of this book. I get it if there is 4 hours worth of practice stuff I should do. Just tell me what days and in what order I should work on things.

So, I skimmed the book and the chapter names to see if somewhere was the organization I was looking for.  I did not find it, but I found some gems like:

Chapter XV. Bake the Cake of Confidence

And

Chapter XVIII. Celebrate Golf: Sing the Song of Greatness

I checked chapter XV. Perhaps it was a chocolate cake. I like chocolate cake. Alas, there was no recipe for a cake that gave you confidence.  Undeterred, I checked chapter XVIII. Perhaps it was a song like those sung in Lord of the Rings. Or some sort of magic song that would give great success in golf.  Again, nothing was found but disappointment.

If you want to think happy thoughts, this is the book for you. If you want to learn how to practice, I suggest looking elsewhere.  So far, I’ve found a book on Instinct Putting to be great at presenting the problem, showing how the solution works, and then giving a course on how to go about learning the solution.  That’s how a golf book should work.

1 star – see the book rating explanation here

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