Your Short Game Solution: Mastering the Finesse Game from 120 Yards and In (Hardcover)
Supported by state-of-the-art motion analysis research, "short game guru to the pros" James Sieckmann unveils his "finesse wedge" swing -- a proven and pragmatic way to learn, practice, and perform with each wedge in the bag in every situation -- and shows players that upgrading their short game is possible.
Since James Sieckmann first revealed his short-game methods two decades ago, he has amassed a cultlike following of more than seventy PGA and LPGA Tour disciples and has been dubbed the “short-game guru to the pros” (GOLF Magazine). Using his system, several of Sieckmann’s students have become some of the best short-game players of the modern era. A two-time winner on the PGA Tour jumped 117 spots in the Sand Save rankings in one season; another client quickly jumped 81 spots in Scrambling percentage.
The benefits of a good short game are undisputed. Unfortunately, players at all levels fail to develop effective short-game skills because instructors teach the exact opposite of the correct technique. Sieckmann studied the greatest short-game players in recent memory—including Seve Ballesteros, Corey Pavin, and Raymond Floyd—to develop a proven and pragmatic way to learn, practice, and perform with each wedge in every situation. His unique observations, which were later verified by motion capture technology, work equally well for amateurs and pros.
In his long-awaited first book, Sieckmann opens up his vault of secrets for all golfers. After breaking down the basics, he presents a session-by-session training and practice guide—the same one he creates for his tour clients—to help the reader develop and sustain correct habits, avoid common flaws, and master essential skills. Next, Sieckmann explains how to optimize a player’s wedge swing for every scenario. An easy-to-learn and easy-to-use system, Your Short Game Solution will be the go-to guide anywhere golf is played.
About the Author
For the past twenty years, James Sieckmann has honed his strategies, and taught PGA and LPGA professionals at his school Shadow Ridge Golf Academy. He lives and works in Omaha, Nebraska.
David DeNunzio is a managing editor at GOLF Magazine and has coauthored twelve instructional books on the sport.
Praise for James Sieckmann
“It took all of two minutes of working with James Sieckmann for me to know that I had found my short-game coach. Trust me on this one, you want him to be your coach, too!”
—BEN CRANE, five-time PGA Tour winner
“Nobody has dedicated as much time to the short game as James Sieckmann. In his new book, he will conclusively show you what the greatest short-game players have in common and how you can improve your technique, both physically and mentally. His information is spot-on, and you will no longer worry when you miss a green!”
—BRAD FAXON, eight-time PGA Tour Player
“Improving your short game is the fastest way to improve your score. Understanding what to work on and how to work on it is essential. James is trusted by the best players in the world because he makes a complex subject simple and he knows how to evaluate what is really affecting your short game. This book will help lower your scores, period.”
—DAVE PHILLIPS, cofounder of the Titleist Performance Institute, GOLF Magazine Top 100 teacher, and Golf Digest Top 50 teacher
“James Sieckmann is the number one short-game teacher in the world, and everyone who is serious about improving their short game needs to own Your Short Game Solution . The information is brilliant, and the antidotes for every short-game problem are presented in a way that every level of player can understand. The information is revolutionary and will elevate the short game of anyone who follows it.”
—MIKE ADAMS, GOLF Magazine Top 100 teacher, Golf Digest Top 50 teacher, and World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame member
“Every word of Your Short Game Solution is a triumph. The short game is so important for the senior player, and when I use Sieckmann’s techniques on the course, other players often ask me what I am doing that allows such precision with ordinarily difficult shots. It’s breakthrough stuff that will make a big difference to your game.”
—TERRY MCGUIRK, chairman and CEO of the Atlanta Braves