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A New Book Has Been Purchased

Post by bkuehn1952 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:56 pm

I am not going to reveal the name/author until I have had a chance to read/review it. There are a number of promises/guarantees that reading and following the book's advice will instantly knock a couple strokes off my average score.

I am nothing if not skeptical of claims of instant success, even more so when it is related to golf. As I sat there pondering on this book, I decided what the heck, it was a small enough investment. If the book resulted in -0- improvement, I could always start a campaign to either get my money back or regularly post nasty reviews. If the advice actually resulted in my average score dropping from, for example, 81.5 to 79.8, that would be well worth the investment.

The book should arrive next week. Standby for more tantalizing reports. :thumbup:
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Post by legitimatebeef » Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:42 am

It can only work if you take it serious.
Build a bridge and get over it.

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Post by bkuehn1952 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:27 am

legitimatebeef wrote:It can only work if you take it serious.
Yes, but the purported benefits of this book are that one will immediately see an improvement. Once I read the book I am supposed to shed a stroke or two without hours and days following some arcane procedure. That was the lure to me. I don't want to create a 5 year grind to re-work my swing in another's image.
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Post by sjduffers » Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:10 pm

What's the book title? Lowest Score Wins?
I'm gonna go low this time...

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Post by bkuehn1952 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:50 pm

sjduffers wrote:What's the book title? Lowest Score Wins?
This isn't a riddle or contest. I shall announce everything once I have shaved several strokes off my typical score.

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Re: A New Book Has Been Purchased

Post by legitimatebeef » Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:09 pm

bkuehn1952 wrote:
legitimatebeef wrote:It can only work if you take it serious.
Yes, but the purported benefits of this book are that one will immediately see an improvement. Once I read the book I am supposed to shed a stroke or two without hours and days following some arcane procedure. That was the lure to me. I don't want to create a 5 year grind to re-work my swing in another's image.
Call me crazy but I believe the quick fix can work. Sometimes. Probably not on a skilled vet such as Bkuehn. But speaking for myself, if at some point someone had given me some simple advice along the lines of "speed up your arms, stupid", I would be in a much better place today. Simple as that. However I think the odds of some such advice in a book aligning perfectly with someone's particular flaws are slim to none.
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Post by GBOGEY » Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:52 am

Just finished a book called "Getting to Scratch" which I thought was better than most. To be clear, I have no delusions about getting to scratch and in some regards the book is addressing more elite golfers than I am, but I still thought the advice was sound and might help my 15th club as I try to take off another stroke or two.

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Re: A New Book Has Been Purchased

Post by Coda1850 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:54 pm

sjduffers wrote:What's the book title? Lowest Score Wins?
^ I just read the 1st part of his post & was gonna ask that...

(read it 2 or 3 times, see if it multiplies the effect)
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Re: A New Book Has Been Purchased

Post by srogers13 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:31 pm

I was thinking it was going to give advice long the lines of making sure your pencil has an eraser, counting penalty strokes in not needed, and no reason to hit it out of the sand, just throw the ball.
I will stand in the fairway, I want to be out of your range.

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Re: A New Book Has Been Purchased

Post by bkuehn1952 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:33 pm

Book has not arrived yet. I need help. Shot a "90" yesterday afternoon. :facepalm

With a bit more conservative play I might have carded an "87" but pretty much threw caution to the wind after my 3rd double. I hope the book doesn't give me advice like "don't attempt to hit a 3-wood out of a deep divot hole".
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Re: A New Book Has Been Purchased

Post by Coda1850 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:50 pm

"the book"? Wanna know what it is!
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