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Every Shot I Take Michael Bamberger

Every Shot I Take By Michael Bamberger

Every Shot I Take by Michael Bamberger

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In the esteemed golfing tradition of Harvey Penick's "Little Red Book" and "The Game for a Lifetime" comes a collection of wisdom and sage advice about golf--and life--which Davis Love III, one of the leading golfers in the world today, learned from his father, the late teaching pro, Davis Love, Jr.

Every Shot I Take Summary

Every Shot I Take by Michael Bamberger

As Davis Love III walked the fairways of the Oakland Hills Country Club, in contention during the final round of the 1996 U.S. Open Championship, he had a powerful ally on his side. For the rest of the nation the day may have been Father's Day, but for Love every day on a golf course is father's day.
It was Davis Love, Jr., master professional and legendary teacher, who taught his son the game in all its beautiful complexity. As a child, Davis III was encouraged just to play, to enjoy the game as he grew and developed his athletic skills, to find the pleasure in the game that can lead to the desire for improvement. But when, early in his teens, Davis III declared himself ready to take golf seriously, to put in the time to learn and understand the physical and mental components of the game that turn a golfer into a champion, his father was delighted, determined, and ready.
With every shot he takes, Davis Love III provides a tribute to the strength and the value of his father's teachings. And in Every Shot I Take, he shares with us the lessons he learned about how to play golf with power, with skill, and with joy. Those lessons range widely, from the psychological ("Let your attitude determine your golf game; don't let your golf game determine your attitude") to the physical ("To hit the ball far, hit the ball straight; I try to hit the ball at 80 percent of my overall power, because at 80 percent I have a much better chance of hitting the ball with the center of the clubface") to the technical ("When you begin your downswing, and your left foot returns to the ground, put your cleats in the same holes they were in originally"). They include drills like the Hitchhike Drill, where you place your right hand behind your back and your left thumb on your right shoulder, then in a spinning motion move your thumb to your left shoulder -- that's the golf swing in miniature! There are the Ten Commandments of Putting, six steps to successful long bunker shots, and tips for playing in the wind and rain, on fast greens, or out of long rough. Yet all are ultimately about something more than golf.
Golf was, for Davis, Jr., a way of being a father, of teaching his sons how to learn, how to approach whatever they might choose to do with knowledge and with care, how to overcome obstacles through dedication and understanding. It was the vehicle through which he taught the most important lesson of all: "Follow your dream, and enjoy the trip."
Through this moving tribute to his father's love, Davis III passes along the benefits of those lessons in a gem of a book that will improve your golf game -- and enhance your life.

About Michael Bamberger

Michael Bamberger, a writer and columnist for GOLF Magazine, spent twenty-two years as a writer at Sports Illustrated after thirteen years as a newspaper reporter. He has written a play (Bart & Fay) and seven books, including the New York Times bestseller Men in Green, To the Linksland, and Wonderland. His work has appeared in the annual anthology The Best American Sports Writing and other collections.

Davis Love III has won 20 PGA Tour titles, including the 1997 PGA Championship, and the 1992 and 2003 Players Championships. He regularly represents the United States in team competitions like the Ryder Cup, for which he is the 2012 captain, and the President's Cup and currently ranks fifth on the all-time career money list. He is the author of Every Shot I Take and lives in St. Simons Island, Georgia, with his wife and children.

Table of Contents



CHAPTER 1: My Dad's the Pro

A Tip for My Mother

The Feel of the Swing

Ball Position

A Baseball Swing

Other People's Mistakes

One Set of Holes



A Quiet Head

Advice for Teaching Pros

Spray Paint

Not Just Another Student

Advice from a Legend

Feel the Arms

A Natural Repellent

The Left Arm

Our Favorite Drill

CHAPTER 2: "Do What Tom Kite Does"

The Key to Distance

Do's and Don'ts for a Husband and Wife

Stand Proud

The Hitchhike Drill

Drivers off the Ground

A Pleasurable Drill

Grip Pressure

Where Confidence Comes From

Keep on Track

A Little at a Time

The Power of the Pencil

Keep It Simple


A Real Round of Golf

As the Shoulders Turn

When You Don't Need a Pro

CHAPTER 3: The Day Dad Fired Me

What You Need to Know

Forgive Yourself

Slow Down

Practice with a Purpose

The Best Time to Practice

Try Less Hard

One Sentence

Backswing Positions

A Question of Balance

Make Practice a Game

Go for the Hole

How Far?

Fred Couples

The Kincaid Journals

Be a Good Coach

Game Conditions


CHAPTER 4: On Winning and Losing

Swing Thoughts

Long Bunker Shots

Make It Routine

Overcoming Doubt

Change Speeds

More Pleasing with Wood

Keep Your Grips Dry

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Shot

The Words of Golf

A ColdWeather Tip

A Teacher's Goal

CHAPTER 5: On the Road to Waycross

Follow Your Dream

CHAPTER 6: The Crash


CHAPTER 7: Robin

CHAPTER 8: Brotherly Love

CHAPTER 9: Penta Love

CHAPTER 10: Jack Lumpkin

Control Your Wedges

An Underhand Toss

Get It Rolling

A Handful of Sand

The Buried Bunker


A Match for Anyone

A Match-Play Tip

Leave It to Phil

CHAPTER 11: Harvey's Boys

Looks Don't Count

Give Luck a Chance

A Wide Lane

Reading Greens

"I Putt as I Drive"

Practice Your Stroke

The Eleven-Cent Drill

Doctor's Orders

Practice on Line

A Firmer Grip

Do What Works

The 10 Commandments of Putting

CHAPTER 12: An Open Door

Fast Greens

Out of the Rough

Learn to Forget

In the Wind

One Shot at a Time

Repaid in Full

Restoring Rhythm

Tiger Woods

Target Golf

CHAPTER 13: The Next Generation

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Every Shot I Take by Michael Bamberger
Used - Very Good
Simon & Schuster
Winner of USGA Herbert Warren Wind 1997
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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