There aren't many golfers out there who couldn't learn a thing or two from Gary Player. And we're talking on and off the course.
The 78-year-old South African legend has nine major championships to his name and still does 1,000 sit-ups every morning. So if you can pick his brain for any tips on golf, or life in general, you'd be wise to do so.
Now with the new DVD series, "Gary Player: A Game for Life," you can. As the title suggests, it's a radically different approach to any type of golf instruction that you've recieved in the past.
In fact, the first three sentences on the website read like this:
Forget about your grip. Forget about your swing plane. Put down your golf instruction books.
"I didn't want to go, 'you got to take your backswing here, you got to do this, you got to walk through.' It was more about 'what are the things that are important to your longevity.' And they were short game, sand play, how to practice, how to warm-up, a lot of physical fitness stuff," said executive producer Justin Tupper at January's PGA Show in Orlando. "So it's very different from a typical 'this is how you swing a golf club.'"
Without giving too much away, this three DVD series will change your approach to the game with an outside-the-box thought process. Player's balanced approach will help you almost immediately. Instead of focusing solely on the technical aspects of your swing, the Black Knight gives advice for when you're on the course from a guy who has been there and done that, such as the secret to creating feel, how to turn three shots into two and maintaining motivation.
"We spent five days at the Bear's Club in Jupiter, and boiled it down to about 4 1/2 hours. So it's super comprehensive," said Tupper.