The Big Miss
My Years Coaching Tiger Woods
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|Format:||Hardback, 272 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 March 2012|
About the Author
HANK HANEY coached Tiger Woods from early 2004 to the spring of 2010 and is considered by many to be the world's number one golf instructor. He has tutored more than 200 touring professionals and runs several teaching facilities around the world. In addition to hosting the top-rated Golf Channel show "The Haney Project, " Hank also contributes to numerous publications and has appeared on the cover of "Golf Digest "seven times.
"Insightful...Advance coverage of "The Big Miss "focused on the sensational...but those revelations misrepresent the primary focus of the book, which is to convey the experience of working with Woods as an instructor and to dissect what makes Tiger Tiger...Golf fans will put the book down feeling as if they were an eyewitness to history, and glad for the experience."
--Wall Street Journal
"An alarming look at an athlete whose public glories masked a day-to-day existence of profound superficiality...Even more revealing than the swing material is evidence of Woods' emotional blank wall: his indifference to people around him, his inability to empathize, and an obsession with military training and the Navy SEALs that, according to Haney, probably led to the leg injuries which have hampered Woods' golf career."
"I learned more about Tiger in "The Big Miss "than I have in eleven years of covering him on the PGA Tour...I actually thought the book was very fair, it was honest."
--Damon Hack, Senior Writer, Sports Illustrated
"While "The Big Miss "is many things -- a coach's story; an account of a collapse; a deep dive into the swing mechanics and the art of golf - it also offers a welcome and unvarnished look inside. Books about major athletes are often authorized pabulum or arm's-length agglomerations. Haney's recollections are his own, and subject to dispute, but this is a rich and compellingrendering of a complicated athlete undone less by embarrassing details than by a self-inflicted, unsustainable myth."
--Jason Gay, The Wall Street Journal
"Offers fascinating insights...The biggest strength of "The Big Miss "is the breadth of its insider view of the Tiger Woods phenomenon, a scrutiny previously unavailable to the public."
--Kansas City Star
"Incredibly interesting--especially if you play golf...Haney does a great job of simply telling it like it is...The "why" behind the mystery of Tiger's perplexingt
Golf legend Tiger Woods's former swing coach reveals both professional and personal secrets in this candid and sometimes salacious account of his six years with the celebrity athlete. Haney provides an impressively thorough and clearly explained breakdown of Woods's stroke and analysis of his psychological and physical approach to the sport he until recently dominated. Haney also uses his insider status to provide fans with intimate details of Woods's personal life. Far from objective, this is a highly opinionated but well-informed account of what it was like to work closely with Woods. Haney does an acceptable job of narrating his own book, with a performance marred only by a few sloppy edits and inexplicable but forgivable changes in voice tone. VERDICT This book seems to have been written for two distinct audiences-golfers interested in the technical intricacies of Woods's world-famous swing and curious fans seeking tidbits of his heavily guarded private life. Both should be satisfied. [The Crown hc was a New York Times best seller.-Ed.]-Douglas King, Univ. of South Carolina Lib., Columbia (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
|Publisher: ||Crown Archetype|
|Dimensions: ||23.62 x 16.51 x 3.3 centimeters (0.50 kg)|