Imagine calling on Stanford, Yale, and Princeton and selecting their finest faculty to enlighten you on their given area of expertise—and making all that insight and information available for the price of a paperback book. John Steinbreder has done just that for the game of golf by calling on elite PGA club professionals to provide tips on everything from putting and practicing to hitting specialty shots and eliminating the slice. Learn driving from Scott Davenport of Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina; bunker shots from Bob Ford at Oakmont Country Club near Pittsburgh and Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida; and even how to take an effective golf lesson from Suzy Whaley at River Highlands in West Hartford, Connecticut. Gene Mattare of Saucon Valley in Pennsylvania reveals the keys to better chipping and putting, while Brendan Walsh discusses the importance of being fit for your clubs and how to do it. And Darrell Kestner of the Deepdale Club on Long Island demonstrates how golfers can better compete. Not to be overlooked, the book entertainingly concludes with a review of the best “19th holes” at some of America’s most prominent links and the refreshing drinks that are served at them.
This book presents recent research developments in social networks, economics, management, marketing and optimization applied to sports. The volume will be of interest to students, researchers, managers from sports, policy makers and as well athletes. In particular the book contains research papers and reviews addressing the following issues: social network tools for player selection, movement and pricing in team sports, methods for ranking teams and evaluating players' performance, economics and marketing issues related to sports clubs, techniques for predicting outcomes of sports competitions, optimal strategies in sports, scheduling and managing sports tournaments, optimal referee assignment techniques and the economics and marketing of sports entertainment.
A reference guide includes rules and regulations, tips from the pros, suggestions for choosing equipment, advice on hiring an instructor, and lists of golf courses and organizations