Nine Bad Shots of Golf and What To Do About Them; Warmly Inscribed by Jim Dante
Nine Bad Shots of Golf and What To Do About Them.
Dante, Jim and Leo Diegel with Collaboration with Len Elliot .$400.00
Item Number: 38032
New York : McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1947.
First edition, later printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To: Julian Lovitt Here’s hoping you improve your game. Golfingly Jim Dante 4/24/48.” Light rubbing, near fine in a very good dust jacket with some chips and tears. Uncommon signed.
Two golfers and a sports editor combine to tell the duffer what is wrong with his game and how to go about correcting it. The ""nine bad shots"" are slicing, hooking, topping, smothering, pulling, pushing, skying, sclaffing, and shanking. Starting with an introductory section on grip and stance and swing- illustrated with right and wrong photographs, those authorities- in surprisingly simple terms- explain how a few basic principles, properly applied, will prevent and correct tendencies to do any (or all?) of the bad shots. The last section covers iron play, putting, getting out of the rough and traps, handling uneven lies -- again with photographs that illustrate the points they are making.