DAVE PELZ'S PUTTING BIBLE
"Do I believe in Dave Pelz? I
paid full price to go to his school, and it was the best money I've ever
spent. I could not have won my second U.S. Open without his help. I am
"Dave Pelz has added more
irrefutable knowledge to golf instruction than any man alive."
--George Peper, editor-in-chief, GOLF Magazine
"In one day's work with
Pelz, I learned more about putting than I had known my entire life."
"You cannot do more for
your putting than to follow Dave Pelz."
--D. A. Weibring
"Dave Pelz is the
best. It's pure and simple. If you want to play your best, you work
with the best... that's Pelz."
"Dave Pelz knows more
about putting than Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, and Ben Crenshaw
Golf's foremost apostle from 100 yards in,
Dave Pelz follows up the bestselling Short Game Bible--his essential
testament on how to get on the green--with chapter and verse on what to
do once you're finally there. The lower your handicap, the more of a
religious experience it should be.
While you don't have to be
a rocket scientist to explain the forces at work in rolling a small,
dimpled ball over changing terrain toward a cup that looks far too small
for its purpose, Pelz was in fact a rocket scientist by trade.
His approach is
analytical, theoretical, mechanical, and systematic, brimming with
graphs, charts, and illustrations. But don't let that scare you--for all
the science, Pelz and the gospel he preaches are as inspiring as a good
sermon and readily understandable regardless of your skill level. Yes,
advanced players will no doubt be more intrigued with the depths Pelz
plumbs, but high handicappers can draw solace from the quality of the
supplicants who've sought his counsel--Lee Janzen, Annika Sorenstam,
Steve Elkington, and Colin Montgomery, for starters--and proceed from
Numbers, charts, and
graphs aside, Pelz preaches good grip and stroke, proper reading of
lines and distances, the importance of leaving a ball in the best
location (that only seems obvious), and the need to identify your
putting weaknesses, learn why they're your weaknesses, and address the
proper fixes. "Never give up on putting well," Pelz stresses. By
studying his bible and heeding his golden rules, you'll find yourself
standing over those knee-rattling, downhill 4-footers with a lot more
going for you than just a prayer. --Jeff Silverman
Drive for show and put