The host and coproducer of the megahit reality show The Apprentice presents a unique collection of golf advice. From Palmer and Player, Mickelson and Vijay to Pat Boone, Stone Phillips, and even Yogi Berra, these players, teachers, businesspeople, and celebrities will help you play better and score lower.
Everyone who plays golf has that little nugget of information they turn to on the course. But never before has such an array of golfing advice been pulled together in one place. Donald Trump, himself an avid—and very good—golfer, asked his friends, colleagues, and playing companions to offer thoughts on everything from the mental game to the swing to putting to playing golf the right way. And golfers being what they are, none could resist sharing words of wisdom.
So here we find Vijay Singh telling us about playing simply: “You don’t need to get your golf swing by going through video cameras and stuff like that. Just kind of go out there and find yourself.” Baseball Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith talks about not overswinging: “Just learn to allow the club to do what it’s supposed to do . . . because the ball is sitting still.” Actor Michael Douglas has a specific routine to slow his tempo—he says his wife’s name, and doesn’t even think of starting to bring the club down until he gets to “Jones.”
Taken together, these more than two hundred entries create a unique handbook, covering every aspect of the game—and ranging from the lighthearted to the deadly serious. Donald Trump’s book of advice is certain to take its place next to Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book as the ultimate in golf instruction.
Donald J. Trump is the author of numerous books, including The America We Deserve, The Way to the Top, The Art of the Deal, Surviving at the Top, The Art of the Comeback, How to Get Rich, and his most… More about Donald J. Trump
“My father told me something that developed into the style that has been my way of playing the game ever since. He said: ‘Hit it hard, boy. Go find the ball and hit it hard again.’” —Arnold Palmer
“When teeing off, don’t stand too close to the ball after you’ve hit it.” —Russ Lewis, CEO, New York TimesCompany
“Whether you hit the ball slowly, soft, or hard, everyone needs tempo. With it, you should be able to drive the ball smoother and the same distance with a seven iron as you can with a six and a five iron. Tempo is the glue that sticks all elements of the golf swing together.” —Nick Faldo
“‘Trusting it’ is the goal of every swing coach, every sports psychologist, and every touring professional. With enough practice, you can patent any motion and let nature take its course.” —Kelly Tilghman, anchor/reporter, The Golf Channel
“My dad gave me the best golf advice I ever received, which was to have fun. That’s the reason why, when I practice, I’m always having fun and enjoying it.” —Phil Mickelson
“One time I was complaining that my shot was going to wind up in the water. So my friend Kevin Carroll told me that I should think positive. I told him okay, I was positive my shot was going to wind up in the water.” —Yogi Berra