I love this simple, brief little book by Fred Fields because it breaks down breaking 90 on the golf course into easy to follow steps that make sense and feel very achievable. I read it for the first time before I ever broke 90, and I have re-read it a few times, always enjoying it and getting something from it.
The author uses common sense course management strategies, technique and swing tips, and simple illustrations along with some snyde humor to illustrate a path to breaking 90 without being a “natural” or a long hitter.
The book includes chapters on theory, the grip, chipping, putting, pitching, and course management, as well as sand and unusual lies, and a chapter with misc golf tips at the end. 103 pages, easily digestible, available on amazon or ebay for $5-10, and a golf book that’s totally worth owning and reading in my opinion.
As with many tutorials on breaking 90, Fields emphasis the short game and has good, sound, applicable advice on dialing in the skills of chipping, putting, and pitching to shave strokes off your score.
The simple, black and white illustrations are reminiscent of the drawings in Hogan’s great book, the modern fundamentals of golf, and they help the reader to understand what’s being taught.
Fields is a golf pro in SouthCarolina. He’s got a blog, weekendgolfpro.blogspot.com, and he’s on twitter, @weekendgolfpro.