Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Flexible Golf Swing by Roger Fredericks

I asked for this book because I'm in golf. I'm not a very good golfer though (like most of the things I do) - I can't seem to hit very far or very straight. This book says that the problem is that I'm not flexible enough.

The Flexible Golf Swing is structured like a handbook. There is a forward from Arnold Palmer, a personal account from the author and then the book delves into the fundamentals of a golf swing, what the muscles do, a few tests you can take, exercises you can do and so on.

When I did the test, I found out I have tight calves, but other than that I was fine. I could not try hip flexor test though - I didn't have enough space.

Personally, I think this book is more suited for golf coaches rather than amateur golfers like me. I would have really liked to have gone through this book with my coach but sadly, he's in Malaysia. I didn't quite understand some of the explanations, even though they came with pictures. This however, could be due to the fact that I'm not very familiar with golf.

All in all, this book looks interesting, but I'm not sure how effective it is. If you're thinking of picking up golf, just go out and start playing, don't read a book! If you're looking to improve your game, it's worth asking your coach to go through the book and help you apply the drills.

Disclaimer: I got a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a free and honest review.

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