The Art of the Swing

October 5, 2010 Stan Utley 1269 8 Comments

Over the past few years of teaching I have come to understand my style of teaching and particularly one of my specific strengths. I watch my students and not only help them with fundamentals of grip, posture, aim and swing shape, but I also help them sequence their motion. I’ve seen many talented students with good fundamentals, but they struggle because those fundamentals are applied out of sequence. I’ve also seen the opposite – poor fundamentals delivered in a sequence that produces success at playing this crazy game.

I am grateful to Gotham Books for the chance to deliver my fourth book to you, The Art of Sequencing Your Swing, which will hit bookstores later this year. I’m really excited about it for a couple of reasons. First, I was able to get some thoughts on paper that I believe will really help anyone trying to shoot lower scores regardless of their fundamentals. And you should know that sequencing applies to every shot from putter to driver.

Equally as important, Matt Rudy and I – he’s helped me with all four of my books now – incorporated some new technology that offers you the chance to see video of all the concepts in the book. It’s called Microsoft Tag technology and many of you may know about it from reading Golf Digest or other magazines. You’ll be able to use your smart phone and take a photo of a “tag” in the book and you will immediately be directed to a video tip right on your phone. For a small-town Missouri boy, it’s one of the coolest teaching tools I’ve seen. We’ve incorporated about 25 tags in the book which means you’ll get 25 video lessons along with the book.

I’ll let you know when we get a firm availability date for the book. I really hope it helps you shoot lower scores and enjoy golf more.

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Christopher October 21, 2010

Very much looking forward that new book! I got the first three and I refer to them all the time.
About that video thing. Any chance those of us without a Microsoft environment will be able to watch those videos? Like on the e-book version for instance?


    Stan Utley November 30, 2010

    Christopher…we are working on some alternate strategies for the videos. Not sure exactly what that will mean as yet, but thanks for your patience.


Greg M October 25, 2010

This sounds very cool, I’ve enjoyed the first 3 books and look forward very much so to this new book.


    Stan Utley November 30, 2010

    Thanks, Greg. We are shooting for the end of the year for release.


David Holloway December 4, 2010

Cant wait to read your new book.since reading The Art of the Short game and using your ideas with my wedges,its helped my game so much,and the great thing is its so easy to understand.
I hope your new book will be available in Europe soon.
kind regards

    Stan Utley December 12, 2010


    We are working on our worldwide distribution strategy. My publisher has some good plans for European distribution. Of course, it will be on the major online “retailers,” too.

    Thanks for reading.


andy February 26, 2011

What are your thoughts on the SeeMore putter line and their alignment/set up aids that are built in to the putter?

I’m very interested to hear your thoughts.

    Stan Utley March 29, 2011


    SeeMore, Scotty Cameron, Odyssey…they are all fine putters with distinctive looks and technical improvements to help you putt better. To me, it’s more about how you feel and the level confidence you have as you stand over the ball. If the SeeMore feels good as the comes off the face, and rolls well after striking the putt, and if you can “see” the ball going into the hole before you putt, then the putter will work just fine. Make sure that the putter, just like any other club in your bag, is fitted to your game. The correct loft & lie are important, as is the weight of the putter. If those are matched to your posture and your stroke characteristics, and you really feel confident standing over the ball, then the putter may be right for you.