“One of the most fascinating things about golf is how it reflects the cycle of life. No matter what you shoot – the next day you have to go back to the first tee and begin all over again and make yourself into something.” – Peter Jacobsen
By Ian Hardie
Back when I first started writing my ideas about the game of golf on Golf Habits a few years ago, I wasn’t exactly sure of what golfers around the world would find most useful, so I covered all sorts of different areas as they related to golf.
I knew what I had found to be most useful personally and what had worked effectively while teaching and playing golf over most of the past 30 years.
But was I able to convey any of that in writing?
Over time, as the amount of articles on the website has grown, I began to get feedback and comments from golfers around the world about how useful they were finding my tips and advice.
These golfers who I had never met and were mostly playing golf on the opposite side of the world, were all telling me that by understanding my simple ideas and more importantly, by applying the simple steps I’d suggested to their games – that their golf had improved easily and effortlessly.
It’s a humbling thought that I am able to help people to enjoy the game they love simply by putting my ideas into writing but at the end of the day – it’s exactly the point of what I am trying to do by sharing this knowledge that I have gained over the years.
Today I’d like to present to you the next step in my journey.
Well, ok it’s actually three steps I suppose – as I’m about to let you know about three new ‘low cost’ golf books that I have recently published.
That’s right, three at once and yes, you did see the words ‘low cost’!
Simple Steps to Better Golf – Book One is the first (no surprises there) in a series that covers the most effective information – according to the feedback I have received from the readers of Golf Habits at this point in time.
It’s like a quick start guide to help you break through some of the contradictory information out there and focus on some simple steps to allow you to play better golf.
I wish I had been able to read something like this when I was younger!
In fact, a simple explanation of how things actually work and an understanding of why things happen like they do on the golf course – is basically what most golfers are missing.
That lack of good information is the main reason that a lot of golfers (who actually possess the skills that enable them to hit good shots) can only hit them sometimes.
By the time you have finished reading Simple Steps to Better Golf – Book One, some of that is going to change for you but don’t rush off to buy it just yet, as there are a couple more that you need to know about.
Simple Steps to Better Golf – Book Two is the second book in the series (I bet you’ll never guess what the third one’s going to be called) that covers the most effective information – according to the feedback that I have received from the readers of Golf Habits so far.
It came about, as when I went through the 435 articles (at time of writing) that are in the Archives of Golf Habits – I noticed something interesting when I began to look at the viewing statistics.
Virtually every one of the articles that ranked highly in terms of views, were about things that I would have expected all golfers should already have known about.
I thought about that fact for a few days and finally figured out what was going on.
Most golfers around the world either don’t know enough about or are never told a bunch of stuff that they really need to know about golf, for a variety of reasons, when they start playing the game.
They get the standard ‘this is a driver, hold it like this, swing it a bit like this and hit it that way’ introduction that most golfers get on the first tee of a golf course and then they are expected to just pick all the rest up as they go along.
Very little other information is ever offered to most golfers and even less is sought out.
Sure, most golfers can tell you about what’s happening with the leaders on the PGA / LPGA / European Tour most weeks of the year but the vast majority don’t really how to adjust some simple parts of their game to play well if it starts raining during their game.
I know which bit of information I think is of more use to the average golfer!
How about the fact that the vast majority of golfers play the game while wearing a golf glove (two for some) but if you asked them why that is – not many actually know how that benefits their golf game.
As you will find out in Simple Steps to Better Golf – Book Two – there are a bunch more things that you probably don’t know about golf that can really improve your game – which brings me to the last of the three books I’m introducing today.
Simple Steps to Better Golf – Book Three is the third book in the series that covers the most effective information – according to the feedback that I have received from the readers of my website Golf Habits over the years.
You will notice while reading this book (and will definitely have noticed when you have read both of the first two books in the series) that each of the steps that I cover varies in length.
This is due to the fact that golf is an extremely wide ranging subject but not always, is the solution to most golfers’ problems a particularly difficult, technical or long one.
By the way, I’m aware that contradicts what a lot of golfers think to be the case!
Every time that you read about and understand a step though, you will find yourself moving one step closer to being able to figure out the game of golf and most importantly, how you can get the most out of your own golf game.
The truth is, that there are still going to be a bunch more things that you need to know about golf, that you probably don’t yet but very soon, you can be eighteen steps closer to getting there, after you have read Simple Steps to Better Golf – Book Three.
Which will take you to the other new thing that I’m letting you know about today – a new website that is dedicated solely to my books.
Make sure that you sign up for my new releases newsletter when you are there!