This book, written by Dr. Philip Maffetone, focuses on multiple aspects of living a healthier golf life. The chapters cover topics such as proper golf shoes, the benefits of walking, muscle imbalance, injuries, water management, and what to eat.
The book is very easy to read and not incredibly academic in its style. The chapters are short and give you only the information you need with no fluff. Another great feature is the appendices in the back of the book. They expound on some topics throughout the book for future reference. This allowed the chapters to which they relate to stay short and readable.
I didn’t agree with everything in the book, but there was a lot of great stuff. I agree with the benefits of walking and wish I could do it more often. Unfortunately our course doesn’t allow it on Saturday mornings which is when I play most of my rounds. It’s also tough to walk when it is in the upper 90’s during our summers. I will try and do better though.
The book also reinforced my belief in True Linkswear shoes. The amount of discomfort that comes from over-engineered shoes causes ripple effects up and down the body. Now if only the Trues were not so low-profile that my pants dragged along the ground. I’ve go to go see the tailor!