By Michael Sokolove, John Calipari

Now with a brand new bankruptcy at the Wildcats' mythical comeback within the 2014 ultimate Four

John Calipari, probably the most profitable coaches in NCAA heritage, provides the area of faculty basketball from the coach's chair, unvarnished and directly from the guts.

Players First is Calipari's account of his first six years training the collage of Kentucky men's workforce, prime it to a countrywide championship in 2012 and the championship video game in 2014, all whereas facing the realities of the "one-and-done" mentality and an NCAA that typically turns out to place avid gamers final. jam-packed with revelatory tales approximately what it takes to be triumphant on the optimum point of the varsity video game, avid gamers First is a candid examine the nice avid gamers and rivalries that experience crammed Calipari's existence with pleasure and a feeling of purpose.

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Concept: Make practice putts while consciously changing your last three to five motions before making each stroke. You'll see how a consistent, comfortable routine encourages consistent, good strokes, and good results. Drill: Before beginning the stroke, turn your head once, twice, then three times to look at the hole, varying the number of looks before each putt. Lift the putterhead off the ground, forward press the hands toward the hole, take a breath, do different little things without changing your address position immediately before swinging the putterhead away from the ball.

But because you hold the putter with two hands, which are connected to two shoulders rather than a single point, your pendulum has a slightly different motion. 2a-c. 2 Page 25 Go back to the triangle formed by your arms and shoulders. To make a pendulum putting stroke, rock the shoulders up and down, swinging the triangle back and forth. 3), no "hitting" with the handsall moves that would change the shape of the triangle and change the putterhead's relationship to the hands. To roll the ball a longer distance, rock the shoulders (or swing the triangle, whichever image you like better) a longer way; for shorter putts, rock them less.

This imparted topspin on the ball, which meant he didn't need a big, hard stroke to hit it a long way. Not surprisingly, he was a wonderful lag putter. But he did not hook his putts: It just looked that way. Like all great putters, his clubhead was square to the target and traveling on the target line at the moment of impact. He brought this unusual game to the United States in 1947, when he won six events and finished second on the money list. He won three tournaments in each of the next two years, but this success, plus, perhaps, his deliberate nature, upset his rivals.

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