Golf News for Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | Books

Golf Magazine with GolfTEC announce release of "The Par Plan"

Every player has a number in mind, a score that represents a successful day at the course. In THE PAR PLAN (Time Home Entertainment Inc., 2013; $29.95 hardcover) Golf Magazine partnered with GolfTEC, the global leader in golf improvement with a 95-percent success rate, to create a day-by-day regimen to show golfers how finally to get there in 30 days.

THE PAR PLAN, the first book to offer instruction across three platforms (lessons, video, swing-analysis app), presents a six part blueprint that any golfer can follow. Designed to produce not only maximum but also lasting results, the plan focuses on nine key areas—driving, putting, wedge play, scrambling, iron play, strategy, gear, ball control and bunker play—in which even small improvement will lead to significantly lower scores. The lessons address singular moves and feels that are easy to digest and that have a positive effect across a wide range of skills.

Golf Magazine and GolfTEC provide golfers with lesson schedules, targeted on-range and at-home drills and self-assessment tests, as well as access to step-by-step instruction videos at www.golftec.com/parplan. THE PAR PLAN also introduces My Pro To Go, the revolutionary (and free) swing-capture app that allows golfers to analyze their technique to chart their progress.

The architects of this innovative approach to golf instruction, David DeNunzio, Golf Magazine's Managing Editor for Instruction, and Andy Hilts, GolfTEC's Vice President of Instruction and Education demonstrate that video analysis is an essential tool.

"It provides you with facts and truths that your sense of feel or a friend's eye simply can't catch. Pros know this, which is why video now dominates Tour practice tees."

DeNunzio worked closely with Hilts, a PGA Master Professional who has trained more than 1,000 GolfTEC coaches worldwide, to incorporate much of the company's teaching philosophy into THE PAR PLAN. They recruited Doug Strawbridge and Patrick Nuber to form, along with Hilts, a three-instructor team of GolfTEC pros that have delivered more than 50,000 lessons nation-wide.

The result is an easy-to-follow plan to revolutionize a golfer's game in thirty days. Good practice days will soon translate into solid rounds as golfers learn how to add yards to their drives, avoid costly mistakes on the putting green and build an arsenal of score-saving swings.

"Golfers they don't need to be shot-making machines in order to reach their target scores," said DeNunzio. "They just need to have a plan."

About the Book:
THE PAR PLAN: A Revolutionary System to Shoot Your Best Score in 30 Days
By Golf Magazine
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment Inc.
Publication Date: April 23, 2013
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-61893-050-7

About the Authors:
David DeNunzio, Managing Editor of Instruction at Golf Magazine, is the editor of several books, including The Par Plan, Big Book of Basics, and The Best Instruction Book Ever! He works closely with the Top 100 Teachers in America, Golf Magazine's team of instruction professions who are recognized at the industry's elite, and produces video content for golf.com.

Andy Hilts, Vice President of Instruction and Education, is a PGA Master Professional in Instruction and won the 2008 Colorado Section PGA Horton Smith Award. He has trained more than 1,000 GolfTEC coaches worldwide and is recognized as one of America's Best Young Teachers by Golf Digest.

Doug Strawbridge, Houston Regional Manager and Director of Instruction, has worked with more than 1,500 students during his eleven-year GolfTEC career. He has won numerous awards with GolfTEC, including Outstanding Achievement in Instruction nine times, and has helped over 500 players shoot their career-best round.

Patrick Nuber, Manager of Teaching Quality, is a PGA Certified Professional in both Instruction and General Management. In his seven years at GolfTEC, he has taught over 12,000 lessons and won GolfTEC's Outstanding Achievement in Instruction Award four times. In 2011, he was named the Colorado Section PGA Teacher of the Year.

Find out more at www.golf.com/parplan and www.golftec.com/parplan.