How to Lower Your Score by Reading the Features of a Course
by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
Foreword by Tom Watson
From celebrated golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. comes this unique and gorgeously illustrated guide that shows golfers how to read the key features of a course – and dramatically lower their scores. From tee to green, fairway to bunker, Jones leads golfers through every aspect of a designer’s strategy – optical illusions, turf variations, water hazards, deceptive elevations, disguised distances, and other techniques of the trade. He provides expert strategies for counterattack, from constructing the perfect approach shot to taking advantage of the wind and recovering from sand.
“To perform successfully on a playing field such as those presented in
golf demands a mindset that can quickly analyze the features of a
course, including changeable elements like weather and wind, and that
can then decide what challenge the architect poses. In every case
there is a risk reward factor. The course forces you to evaluate each
shot in terms of nerve and skill. The more decisive your shot
selection and thought process, the the greater your chance of mastering
— Robert Trent Jones, Jr.