The Art of the Short Game by Stan Utley & Matthew Rudy

The Art of the Short Game

By Stan Utley & Matthew Rudy

  • Release Date: 2007-06-14
  • Genre: Golf
Score: 3.5
From 101 Ratings
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?The hottest instructor in golf? (Sports Illustrated) takes on old-school gurus with a far more accessible, intuitive, and innovative approach to those essential chip shots, pitches, and bunker rescues.

Veteran golfers know that the secret to a lower score is a solid short game, but mastering those small strokes can be maddening?even for the pros. One of golf?s most revered instructors, Stan Utley now reveals the step-by-step tactics behind his revolutionary short-game techniques in The Art of the Short Game.
After introducing readers to his groundbreaking philosophy that explains why most players don?t see all the shots available to them near the green, Utley moves on to shatter conventional wisdom about stance, grip, and ball position. From choosing the right clubs (including a checklist of must-haves that should always be in your bag) to spin reduction during chipping and fearless sand play, The Art of the Short Game demystifies the most aggravating shots on the links. Though Utley?s primer features a full set of drills, accompanied by more than seventy-five photos, his approach is far removed from the monotonous, mechanical instruction of yesteryear.

Giving a time-tested secret weapon to every golfer at every level, Utley?s short-game methods turn trouble shots into triumph.


  • Great Book, some flaws

    By MacAstronomer
    I needed help. I was tired of blading it or hitting the ball and hoping it will go where I wanted it to go. Read the book and spent two days, a little over two hours each day, chipping from off the green out to about 40 yards to a hole that had target lines at 3 and 6 feet. It took some work for it to make sense, but now I have control over my chips, pitches are much easier, and I love sand shots. I use my sand wedge for everything off the green within about 40 yards. Love my sand wedge now. The book looses a star because there are photos out of sequence in the book I downloaded. Some of the photos have circles for numbers and no numbers (looks like a cold Sun bouncing around the sky). That should be fixed and I would love to see some links to video for some visual support. That aside, the information is priceless.
  • art of the short game is excellent

    By Jbecker987
    Stan's approach does a 180 on conventional teaching. I was skeptical until I brought it to the practice green and ultimately the golf course where it actually worked exactly as described. i have already had more chip ins in the last month than in the last 2 years and more shots have had a chance to go in than ever before. A great confidence booster for my long game! jim b.