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Date: 29 Apr 2007 22:51:47
From: Skinny J
Subject: Who Has Improved His/Her Golf Swing With Joe Dante's Tips?
Hi all,

I purchased and tried a book by Joe Dante entitled Four Magic Moves to
Winning Golf. My mates and I tested its lessons and, to our surprise,
it cut down our handicap by 7 points!

I must admit... when I first read Dante's instructions, I was a bit
skeptical as his tips are a bit weird and even contradict a lot of
main stream stuff one learns. However, I'm glad I did follow it.

I've seen critics of Dante's teachings in this group, which makes me
think that if a person has already a great swing, maybe his tips will
not improve it at all.

If you have not read Dante's book, there is an abridged version online
(http://www.golf-swing-magic.com)...

Has anyone read it? Has anyone found it useful?





 
Date: 30 Apr 2007 14:47:31
From: Don Kirkman
Subject: Re: Who Has Improved His/Her Golf Swing With Joe Dante's Tips?
It seems to me I heard somewhere that Skinny J wrote in article
<1177912307.195904.159500@q75g2000hsh.googlegroups.com >:

>I purchased and tried a book by Joe Dante entitled Four Magic Moves to
>Winning Golf. My mates and I tested its lessons and, to our surprise,
>it cut down our handicap by 7 points!

>I must admit... when I first read Dante's instructions, I was a bit
>skeptical as his tips are a bit weird and even contradict a lot of
>main stream stuff one learns. However, I'm glad I did follow it.

>I've seen critics of Dante's teachings in this group, which makes me
>think that if a person has already a great swing, maybe his tips will
>not improve it at all.

>If you have not read Dante's book, there is an abridged version online
>(http://www.golf-swing-magic.com)...

>Has anyone read it? Has anyone found it useful?

It must be at least 25 or 30 years since I came across a paper-back
copy, bought it, read through it, and thought it sounded good, but I was
playing so little and so poorly back then that I never practiced the
recommendations enough to get much help from them.

The last time I saw my copy my son was reading through it, and since he
finally moved out I suspect the book went with him. I really should
locate a copy and give it a legitimate try-out. Maybe the on-line
abridgement will refresh my memory enough to work.

Amazon lists "Four Magic Moves to Winning" from 1962, but by 1966 it had
become "Four Magic Moves to Winning Golf." :-)
--
Don Kirkman


 
Date: 30 Apr 2007 06:20:44
From: Birdie Bill
Subject: Re: Who Has Improved His/Her Golf Swing With Joe Dante's Tips?
On Apr 30, 12:51 am, Skinny J <skinnyj...@gmail.com > wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I purchased and tried a book by Joe Dante entitled Four Magic Moves to
> Winning Golf. My mates and I tested its lessons and, to our surprise,
> it cut down our handicap by 7 points!
>
> I must admit... when I first read Dante's instructions, I was a bit
> skeptical as his tips are a bit weird and even contradict a lot of
> main stream stuff one learns. However, I'm glad I did follow it.
>
> I've seen critics of Dante's teachings in this group, which makes me
> think that if a person has already a great swing, maybe his tips will
> not improve it at all.
>
> If you have not read Dante's book, there is an abridged version online
> (http://www.golf-swing-magic.com)...
>
> Has anyone read it? Has anyone found it useful?

It is definitely worth reading. I found it very helpful in learning
how to hit iron shots cleanly with lag.

However, it led me down the road to a swaying/sliding swing
that I had to modify to something more rotational. For me,
at least, the hips don't automatically open as a result of
sliding the hips on the downswing as he claims. Also, the
"Sunday morning duffer spinout" isn't a problem if you don't
sway your hips on the backswing - something he also neglects
to mention.

The early wristcock was also a problem. I still try to do
something similar with my hands, but over a longer period
of time in the backswing.