Clive Scarff was born in Toronto and developed a love of writing at an early age. His first "screenplay" was produced and aired on the local cable channel when he was 13. At 14 he and his family moved to Melbourne, Australia, and in high school he was the first ever student to write a one-act play for the school's drama festival.
From there Clive returned to Toronto to take Radio and TV Arts at Ryerson University, majoring in writing. This led to a first career, in television production, where he wrote for commercials, ethnic programming, a fishing show, Canada's Gemini Awards, and CTV's Winter and Summer Olympic coverage.
In 1994 Clive took a chance to test his mettle in the world of golf, and successfully qualified to become a golf professional. His strength lay with teaching, and that teaching combined with his writing history led the creation of "Hit Down Dammit!" - a golf instructional book that explains the workings of the golf swing as it revolves around the physical need to hit down - not up - at a golf ball to make it go up, and straight.
The success of Hit Down Dammit! opened a lot of doors; Clive now has a syndicated golf column, a series of instructional DVDs, and two more books on golf. Also completed is a screenplay on golf called "Senior Tour" and the pilot for a golf-themed fantasy/adventure show entitled "Mystic Links". Clive resides in the golf mecca of Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada.
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by Clive Scarff
Approx. 46,000 words.
Published on August 2, 2012.
Hit Down Dammit! (The Key to Golf)
by Clive Scarff
Approx. 16,960 words.
Published on April 12, 2012.
Most golfers have difficulty with the concept of hitting down at the ball to make it fly. Surprisingly, a great many players do not even know you need to hit down to get the ball up.
Hit Down Dammit! concisely explains the concept - & the technique - of hitting down at the ball for proper trajectory, increased backspin, much improved distance, proper divot taking, and consistent shot-making.
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