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  • Golf af Timothy Gallwey
    - Inner Game - det indre spil
    af Timothy Gallwey

    Timothy Gallweys internationalt anerkendte bog om golf ligner ikke andre golfbøger. Gallweys tilgang til golfspillet er Inner game-konceptet. Det handler om det indre spil: den dialog og den proces, som foregår inde i hovedet. Gallwey beskæftiger sig med begreber som tillid, koncentration, visualisering, følelse, afslapning og opmærksomhedsøvelser frem for nye slagvinkler, ben- og håndstillinger. For at blive bedre til golf – såvel som alle andre ting – handler det om at mestre det indre spil!Den danske udgave er opdateret af Anders Dahl Christiansen, herrelandstræner for Dansk Golf Union.Læs mere om forfatteren, Timothy Gallwey.

  • Golf fitness af Marina Aagaard
    - stærkere fysik og bedre golf
    af Marina Aagaard

    En uundværlig og overskuelig opslagsbog for golfere på alle niveauer, der vil i bedre form til golfspillet. Her er nyttig viden om alle de vigtigste områder af golfpræstationen og masser af tips og øvelser, der hjælper til bedre golfspil og lavere handicap og mindsker risikoen for overbelastningsskader markant. Om bevægelighed, balance, styrke og udholdenhed samt vejrtrækning og det mentale. Der er fire komplette træningsprogrammer til golf fitness på forskellige niveauer - der både giver bedre golfform og øget velvære i hverdagen.Bogen giver i øvrigt inspiration til nye øvelser for alle, der dyrker fitness. Gennemillustreret, flotte farvefotos.

  • Golfspillerens farfar af Søren Meinertsen Spar 18%
    - Og andre golfhistorier
    af Søren Meinertsen

    Oprindelig kaldte jeg mine oplæg til samlingen af små golfhistorier for ”Golfspillerens farfar og andre måske lærerige historier.”Da Anders Dahl Christiansen sagde ja til at tilføre mine historier korrekte beskrivelser af golfmæssige løsninger for personernes problemer på golfbanen, kunne jeg med det samme se, at jeg burde slette ”måske lærerige.”Instruktionerne er nemlig virkelig lærerige. Mit eget golfspil er blevet betydeligt bedre, efter at jeg har læst og forstået Anders’ mange, mange tilføjelser og rettelser, og jeg har om nogen forstået, hvad en kompetent træner, der vil forklare problemerne og deres løsning, kan gøre for en spillers golf.Jeg håber, novellerne vil underholde dig – og især: at dit golfspil bliver bedre.Uddrag af bogen”Jeg bliver nødt til at give dig to straffeslag, Mads.””Hvad snakker du om?””Du trykkede noget ned med din putter på puttelinjen. Det får man to straffeslag for.””Jeg aner ikke, hvad du snakker om,” sagde Mads og stillede sig igen op til sit putt. ”Er det for at ødelægge min koncentration, at du begynder at sige den slags? Jeg gider ikke høre alle dine ligegyldige regelforklaringer, når vi spiller match!””Du er nødt til at overholde reglerne – især måske, når vi spiller match!”Nu blandede Poul Erik sig. ”Man må da godt fjerne løse naturgenstande på greenen, Johannes.””Ja, fjerne eller børste væk, men man må ikke trykke noget ned.””Og så vil du give mig to straffeslag? Hvorfor kalder de dig Sigurd Evnesvag? Du hedder jo slet ikke Sigurd …”Om forfatterenSøren Meinertsen, f. 1948, er uddannet lærer og cand.jur. og ejer af Park Bio i København. Han har tidligere skrevet musicals, revy og tre krimier. Han er en habil golfspiller med handicap på 6,8.

  • Golf – på en grå regnvejrsdag af John Kreiner
    - Golfhumor fra hele verden
    af John Kreiner

    Det siges, at den første golf-vittighed blev fortalt på banen en lille halv time efter, at de første golfspillere havde opfundet spillet. Siden er de bare kommet i en lind strøm rundt i hele humorens spektrum. Golfjournalisten John Kreiner har på sin færd rundt på alverdens golfbaner gennem årene samlet en række af disse historier i denne bog. De fleste golfspillere kender situationen, hvor man gennem en lang vinter bare har ventet på, at græsset skulle blive grønt. Endelig kom foråret så, og græsset er begyndt at vokse igen. Greenkeeperen har åbnet banen, så vinterens længsler kan få frit løb. Og så vælter regnen bare ned… Pludselig har man hele verden vendt imod sig. Men så er det da godt, at man kan få lidt af humøret tilbage med at par historier fra golfbanen. Og så er det stadig muligt at sætte lidt kulør på en golfdag, der ellers er regnet væk.

  • Miraklet på golfbanen af James Patterson
    af James Patterson & Peter De Jonge

    "Mit ægteskab var i opløsning. Mine tre unger, som jeg elsker højere end selve livet, anede ikke, hvad de skulle mene om mig i den seneste tid, og jeg havde en frygtelig fornemmelse af, at jeg fra januar ville blive fyret fra mit job hos Leo Burnett. Hvem ved, hvis alt gik så galt, som det overhovedet kunne, var der mulighed for, at jeg ville blive en af de hjemløse derefter."Reklamemanden Travis McKinley er midt i en midtvejskrise, da han mod al forventning kvalificerer sig til U.S. Senior Open i golf. Han har om nogen brug for et mirakel, og hvis der er noget sted, sådan et kan ske, så er det på golfbanen.James Patterson (f. 1947) er en amerikansk forfatter, der står bag et væld af spændende krimier og thrillere, hvoraf et par er blevet filmatiseret. James Pattersons bøger er blevet oversat til flere sprog og har opnået stor succes over hele verden.Peter de Jonge (f. 1954) er en amerikansk forfatter, der blandt andet har skrevet "Miraklet på golfbanen" sammen med James Patterson.

  • Going Fore It af Gil Anderson Spar 17%
    - In Golf and Life
    af Gil Anderson

    Golf is a physical and emotional synthesis permeating experiences both on and off the course. The challenge is their integration as we apply our passion for golf to the game of life. For the past thirty-eight years, golf instructor Gil Anderson has been helping students harness their creativity and determination to achieve their goals. His insights and infectious enthusiasm will encourage the development of a clearer perspective, illuminating objectives, while igniting passion. The magic underlying the law of attraction is revealed through self-discovery by determining ones motivation. Anderson empowers you to achieve your goals by using the life lessons learned from golf. Parallels between golf and life will come into focus, shaping your destiny. Ultimate potential unfolds on a journey to discover inner passion as a clarity of purpose is defined. Andersons metaphors utilize a process that transforms a playful pursuit into a strategy for overcoming lifes obstacles. As your golf skills improve and your playing ability expands, your passion for life is renewed and strengthened. A motivating force unlocks your ultimate potential as your journey continues to discover your authentic self. Get in touch with a mantra for golf and life with GOING FORE IT.

  • Fairway of Life af Rand S. Marquardt Spar 16%
    - Simple Secrets to Playing Better Golf by Going with the Flow ~
    af Rand S. Marquardt

    Fear of any kind is the number-one enemy of all golfers, regardless of ball-striking and shot making capabilities. Jack NicklausGolf is supposed to be fun! But many people who play dont see it that way. Many golfers, after having spent countless dollars and hours on the sport, find them selves having too many negative thoughts, limited beliefs, and other foolish self-sabotaging behaviors. Is there any hope to this kind of madness?I get so nervous and scared?I end up choking and throwing up all over myself?I cant seem to control my demons?I get angry and often beat myself up?Sometimes I cant even hit the broadside of a barn?I never seem to get any better?Let renowned mental golf coach Rand Marquardt show you how he went from a frustrated, misaligned ten-handicap golfer to a more confident, connected one-handicap golfer in just one summerand how you can do it too!Dont spend another day being angry, afraid, or frustrated again. Instead, learn to play golf more often in The Zone and how to harness and expand your inner wisdom by going with the flow along THE FAIRWAY OF LIFE.

  • Golf Stole My Brain - And Other Strange Golfing Tales af Dale Concannon Spar 10%
    af Dale Concannon

    According to the legendary Sam Snead, golf is the most frustrating sport of all. 'One day you are up on Cloud Nine and the next day you couldn't scratch a whale's belly,' he once famously said. Like many of us who play the game, he understood that few sports offer more opportunity to make complete fools of ourselves than golf.For anyone from the most celebrated professional to the lowliest hacker, it can appear deceptively easy at times, and virtually impossible at others. Highlighting the idiosyncratic nature of the game and the often messianic fervor of those who play it, this collection of unique and often amusing tales will have you shaking your head in disbelief.From the European Ryder Cup star who claimed his rental house was haunted, to the German farmer who filed a lawsuit against a nearby golf club claiming they had 'murdered' thirty of his UK ?12.99 cows, absolutely nothing is out-of-bounds...The story of golf is full of wacky individuals who obsess over a missed putt or wayward drive. From the player who bet his life on a round of golf, to the complete novice who fancied he could take on the world's best players in the British Open, this book celebrates some of the best and worst golfers ever to pick up a titanium 3 wood.The product of many years of research, Golf Stole My Brain contains a mass of little-known and hitherto unpublished stories. The same applies to the photography. Illustrated throughout with some of the most unusual images ever used, it's entertaining, informative but above all fun. So take a look - you may even recognise someone you know!

  • Captain Myth af Richard Gillis Spar 12%
    - The Ryder Cup and Sport's Great Leadership Delusion
    af Richard Gillis

    The War on the Shore, the Battle of Brookline, the Miracle of Medinah--the Ryder Cup inspires such nicknames, and is golf's version of an all-star game and one of international sports' most intense, high-profile tournaments. For almost ninety years, the biennial men's golf competition has been a key symbol of the game, knitting together the sporting cultures of the U.S., the UK, and continental Europe, and inspiring an intense rivalry among professional golfers and a passionate following across the globe. Purportedly in charge of the two teams are the captains, whose reputations are shaped forever by the results of the twenty-eight matches held over three days. In his seminal exploration of the world of the Ryder Cup, Richard Gillis explores what it takes to win this coveted trophy. Accustomed to playing for and winning large sums of money, the twelve players on each side are paid nothing for this competition; instead they play for national pride alone. Even more, in this singularly individual sport, fierce competitors such as Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson, or Rory McIlroy and Jason Day, must act as a team. Having consulted leadership gurus, team building experts, and sports psychologists, and exploring the often surprising roles played by some of the game's greatest stars since the first match in 1927, Gillis has written a book of probing and insightful analysis that every fan of golf will want to read as the 2016 Ryder Cup unfolds.

  • 50 Reasons to Hate Golf and Why You Should Never Stop Playing af Fred Fruisen Spar 23%
    af Fred Fruisen

    Every golfer has a love/hate relationship with the game. What we love about golf one day, we curse at the next. Weve all been frustrated to the point of breaking our clubs or vowing to sell them, announcing our departure from this infuriating sport only to show up at the course the next day, excited to play again. Golf is a game that teases, thrills, torments, and teaches. 50 Reasons to Hate Golf and Why You Should Never Stop Playing is a hilarious look at this addictive, wonderful, strange, beautiful, exasperating, mystifying sport and the culture surrounding it that people have been obsessed with for more than 500 years. With an introduction by Chris Rodell, author, columnist, and golf fanatic. Featured in the Golf Channel.

  • Ryder Cup Top 50 Players af Dale Concannon Spar 11%
    - A Compilation of the Best Players from the Europe and USA teams
    af Dale Concannon

    The brainchild of Samuel Ryder, a wealthy seed merchant from St Albans, the Ryder Cup was a bi-annual British-American professional golf tournament that was first played for the trophy bearing his name in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1927. America won the match and gradually became the dominant force in the competition. During the 1960s the results were so one-sided that the Ryder Cup was expanded so that players from Ireland could compete for the British team. As the Americans continued to win comfortably, Jack Nicklaus led the movement to alter the teams so that European players were also allowed to compete against them. Since 1983 the contest has become one of the most competitive tournaments in the world, with many players achieving sporting immortality for their exploits on green and fairway on both sides of the Atlantic. In this lavishly illustrated book, Ryder Cup expert Dale Concannon, selects his 50 greatest players to have graced both teams from Arnold Palmer to Tiger Woods., from Seve to Rory.

  • Great Donald Ross Golf Courses Everyone Can Play af Paul Dunn Spar 13%
    - Resort, Public, and Semi-Private
    af Paul Dunn & B. J. Dunn

    Ever wonder what it would be like to play the same golf courses as celebrities such as Tiger Woods, Gary Player, Mark O'Meara, and even Babe Ruth? A celebrity in his own right, Donald Ross created many of the best golf courses ever designed. Here is the definitive collection of golf courses in the United States created by Ross, the most prolific and renowned golf course designer of all time. Paul and B. J. Dunn have collected all the information you need in order to find and play the more than one-hundred public, semi-private, and resort golf courses in the United States, all designed by Ross.

  • Complete Book of Golf Games af Scott Johnston Spar 12%
    af Scott Johnston

    Thanks to The Complete Book of Golf Games, if you can't make par, you can at least make a few bucks!

  • Golf Links af Charles D. Burgess Spar 13%
    - Chay Burgess, Francis Ouimet and the Bringing of Golf to America, Revised Edition
    af Charles D. Burgess

    i This book tells the story of the Scottish golf professionals who came to America in 1888 and struggled to earn a living and the respect of the wealthy amateur golf establishment and the United States Golf Association who controlled the sport. Charles "e;Chay"e; Burgess-founder of the New England PGA, teacher of three American national champions, and the savior of the Ryder cup-learned the game on ancient seaside links and competed against British greats. His arrival in the U.S. dramatically influenced the growth of golf and the reconciliation of differences between amateurs and professionals. In 1913, the American Francis Ouimet-a working-class unknown under Burgess' tutelage-won the U.S. Open against British celebrities Ted Ray and Harry Vardon. His triumph brought the game to mainstream America.

  • Unplayable af Robert Lusetich
    - An Inside Account of Tiger's Most Tumultuous Season
    af Robert Lusetich

    The definitive chronicle of the most stunning year in the legendary career of Tiger Woods, when the worlds greatest golfer returned to competitive play following major knee surgeryonly to have his personal life unravel in the public spotlight at years end. Who is the real Tiger Woods? The unbeatable, indomitable, and ultimate competitor? The husband and father who cares more about his family than anything else? Or the supremely confident controller who thought fierce management of his image and those around him would allow him to lead a double life? In Unplayable, veteran journalist Robert Lusetich offers an in-depth look at the worlds most recognizable yet least known athlete, Tiger Woods. Lusetich, who first interviewed Woods in the late 1990s and has written about him since 1996, was the only writer to cover every PGA Tour event the worlds number one golfer played in 2009. Unplayable tells of the unfolding of Tigers most pivotal season on the golf course with his first ever hiatuses from professional playand provides extensive reporting and the backstory to show who the most elusive man in all of sports really is. Lusetich peels away the layers of the Woods persona to create a portrait that is neither unsympathetic nor hesitant to shed light on Tigers shortcomings. This rich, insightful account reveals: what actually makes Woods the games dominant player; how his upbringing influenced who he is today and how he has changed over time; and the nature of his relationships with his family, former and current friends, celebrity athletes, peers, coaches, sports agents, sponsors, and the media and public itself. Based on one-of-a-kind access, Unplayable is a gripping look at the man who changed golf and inspired more fans around the world than anyone else in the history of the sport.

  • Duel in the Sun af Michael Corcoran
    - Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus in the Battle of Turn
    af Michael Corcoran

    In the rest of the world, they call it the Open Championship. Americans call it the British Open, but if any tournament is considered the battle for the world championship of golf, it is the one held annually on the great links courses of Scotland and England, the birthplace of the game. By the time the 1977 Open came to Turnberry on Scotland's west coast, Jack Nicklaus had established himself as the greatest champion the golf world has ever known, well on his way to the record that Tiger Woods would spend his childhood dreaming of and pointing toward. The sight of Nicklaus on the leaderboard was enough to make strong golfers shake. Everyone knew that Nicklaus was the man to beat in every major championship he entered.At the same time, Tom Watson had become the latest golfer to be heralded as the "e;Next Nicklaus."e; Watson had overcome his reputation for choking in big tournaments and was beginning to be viewed by his peers as the top player of his generation. He had won two majors, but there were still questions about his ability to stand up under the fiercest pressure.There are few moments in sports when it is clear to one and all that a torch has been passed. The 1977 Open Championship at Turnberry was one such event. The weather was uncharacteristically warm, British golf fans bared their pink skin to the unfamiliar sun, and the course played hard and fast. Nicklaus and Watson were tied after the first two rounds. Nicklaus shot a blistering 65-66 over the last two days to post a 72-hole score that set a tournament record; but Watson, paired with Nicklaus over those fateful 36 holes, looked Jack in the eye and shot 65-65 to win by a stroke. And the Next Nicklaus had been found at last, even as the original kept winning major tournaments -- but the air of invincibility was gone forever.Michael Corcoran takes the drama of this rare moment in golf history and brings it to vivid life. He draws on his interviews with competitors, caddies, commentators, and spectators to tell the magnificent story of this epic duel in all the rich detail any fan of golfing drama could ask for. Duel in the Sun is an unforgettable tale of the rise of a new hero and the grace of an older champion welcoming him to the summit of the game.

  • Why Golf? af Bob Cullen
    - The Mystery of the Game Revisited
    af Bob Cullen

    In the grand tradition of such classics as Golf in the Kingdom and Final Rounds comes a brilliant consideration of golf's inimitable and ever-growing popularity. In 1908, Arnold Haultain wrote a delightful book with a deceptively simple title: The Mystery of Golf. It explores the love affair golfers have with their sport and has been a favorite ever since among connoisseurs and students of the game. Now, more than ninety years later, in a thematic continuation of Haultain's enduring treatise, Bob Cullen has crafted a literate and thoughtful book that chronicles his own quest to uncover the secrets to the spell that golf has cast on millions. Why golf? Beginning with that essential question, Cullen's fascinating explorations lead readers to a range of exotic and unexpected places of mind, spirit, and geography. Cleverly establishing entirely credible links between seemingly unrelated items -- from the breathtaking prowess of Tiger Woods to the Iranian government's near banning of golf to how a baby's smile is related to our love of golf -- Cullen weaves a rich and amusing tapestry, discussing suck unexpected subjects as Platonic philosophy and the nature of faith. As whimsical and picaresque as it is earnest and intensely personal, Why Golf? does for America's favorite weekend pastime what Peter Mayle did for the south of France and what George Will did for baseball.

  • Bud, Sweat, And Tees af Alan Shipnuck
    - Hootie, Martha, and the Masters of the Universe
    af Alan Shipnuck

    The PGA Tour is the most interesting subculture in sports, though you wouldn't know it from most golf books. The Tour is home to rowdy, randy young men often drunk with money and fame; fueled by alcohol and adrenaline, they barnstorm from town to town like rock stars, with all the attendant excesses. And in each player's shadow is his faithful caddie -- performing a thankless six-figure job that comes with all the security of a handshake deal. The PGA Tour offers fabulous rewards, but its good life does not come without a price.In Bud, Sweat, and Tees, Alan Shipnuck takes a no-holds-barred look at modern professional golf. Rich Beem, the hero of our story, joined the Tour as the most clueless of rookies, a logo-free rube only a couple of years removed from the straight world, where he made seven dollars an hour hawking cell phones. Beem took his winnings from big-money matches all across the state of Texas and scraped together enough to go out on Tour, but as he would quickly find out, getting to the big leagues is only half the battle. The fun-loving Beem, more likely to pound beers than range balls, first struggled to fit in among the country-club brats who populate the pro golf scene, and then had to fight to survive the cutthroat competition and crushing self-doubt. Staying true to his girl back home would prove equally challenging.Meanwhile, Steve Duplantis, the one-time golden boy of the Tour's caddie ranks, was enduring his own tribulations. At the tender age of twenty-one Duplantis began packing for Jim Furyk, and together they reached the pinnacle of the golf world, from Ryder Cup dustups to near misses at the Masters. But like Beem, Duplantis has a taste for the wild life, which helps explain how he wound up as a single dad, trying to balance the demands of fatherhood with the siren song of the road -- a juggling act that eventually cost him his lucrative job on Furyk's bag. Fate brought Duplantis and Beem together, and in their first tournament, the Kemper Open, they pulled off one of the most improbable triumphs in golf history.What happens next, at this unlikely intersection of lives and careers? How does a lifelong underdog like Beem handle overnight fame and fortune? Would Duplantis make good on this second chance and turn his career, and maybe his life, around? And would Beem and Duplantis's partnership survive the course of a turbulent season chock full of enough misadventures to land them in a Scottish jail?Bud, Sweat, and Tees is a sometimes bawdy, often hilarious, and always unpredictable account of a strange and magical year in the lives, on and off the course, of golfer and caddie. An exciting and often poignant story, it stands as the best insider's sports book since Jim Bouton's Ball Four, and marks Alan Shipnuck as a writer of extraordinary promise.

  • Playing by the Rules af Arnold Palmer
    - All the Rules of the Game, Complete with Memorable Rulings From Golf's Rich History
    af Arnold Palmer

    It was a moment seen by millions on television. During play at the 1999 Phoenix Open, Tiger Woods had a "e;loose impediment? removed to play his shot -- an everyday occurrence under golf's rules. But that impediment was not a leaf or twig, it was a 350-pound boulder that took six people to move! The gallery and television audience buzzed with disbelief. How could this be legal under the rules?Indeed it could, says golf legend Arnold Palmer, who throughout his distinguished career has taken part in a sizable share of rules controversies. Despite the fact that golf has fewer rules than such sports as baseball or football or rugby, it is a contest of honor, and all players, be they tour professionals or casual weekend hackers, respect the rules. But, as Palmer points out, sometimes the rules are a little confusing -- and from time to time, even the pros are puzzled.When exactly is a ball considered "e;lost?? How is "e;slow play? defined? And when is a "e;drop? allowed? Palmer helps makes sense of it all with simple-to-understand language and hundreds of "e;infamous? pictures of some of the more controversial rulings -- affording readers a visual recall of memorable moments involving Greg Norman, Lee Janzen, Mark O'Meara, John Daly, even Palmer himself.If you're one of the millions who taketo the links every year, need a clear explanation of all the rules of the game you love, and more important, don't want to be speechless when an argument over the "e;coefficient of restitution? pops up, then Playing By The Rules will be an invaluable guide you'll refer to time and again.

  • Blasted Heaths and Blessed Green af James W. Finegan
    - A Golfer's Pilgrimage to the Courses of Scotland
    af James W. Finegan

    Every golfer alive knows that he or she has two ancestral homes: one's own, and Scotland. On her rolling shores the game of golf had its origins, and to walk the links of St. Andrews is to feel at one with the shepherd who decided one day to see how far he could whack a stone with his crook. Most serious golfers will make the pilgrimage to Scotland, to try to hit the Postage Stamp green at Troon, to trace the footsteps of Ben Hogan at Carnoustie, and to brave the challenge of the Road Hole at St. Andrews; all golfers dream of taking such a trip.For the tourist or the dreamer, there can be no better guide than James W. Finegan. A passionate advocate of the game that's played on the links between land and sea, Finegan combines a writer's eye, a historian's knowledge, and a golfer's sense of wonder and apprehension to provide an impossibly ambitious grand tour of golf's native land.In a loop of a thousand miles that begins in Edinburgh and ends across the Firth of Forth in St. Andrews, Finegan covers some sixty courses, visiting the true shrines of the game, the courses that are well known and respected, and the little-known gems you might otherwise pass right by. He shares the history of the courses, both of their creation and of the most famous matches played there; he also writes marvelously about the scenic and strategic charms to be found as you play them yourself. And he provides all the information you need to make your arrangements to do just that -- because, unlike most championship courses in the United States, the great courses of Scotland are available to the public.In addition to his delightful descriptions of the golf to be found there, Finegan gives us his recommendations for places to stay, ranging from the most modest bed-and-breakfast to the most magnificent castle hotel. He describes the pleasures to be found off the beaten track: the spectacular views from a country road, or the ancient cathedral that's worth a stop on the way to the first tee. And because all the travel within the country is done by car, he spells out the actual routes from town to town and course to course.Blasted Heaths and Blessed Greens is a book to be read, to be savored, and to be tucked away in your suitcase when you finally undertake the journey of your dreams.

  • Swinging from My Heels af Alan Shipnuck Spar 12%
    - Confessions of an LPGA Star
    af Alan Shipnuck & Christina Kim

    Christina Kim is the brashest, bawdiest, funniest player on the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour. Golf fans know her for her colorful wardrobe, even more colorful on-course antics, and an explosive game. But in this rollicking account of the 2009 season, Kim invites readers deep into her life, providing an intimate diary of a young woman's struggles on and off the golf course, and revealing the glory and heartbreak of life on the tour. Once known as a prodigy who shot a 62 in her first LPGA event some six years ago, Kim has newly rededicated herself to realizing her potential, and she takes readers between the ropes for all the action, including her nail-biting near misses at two major championships. She also goes inside the team room at the Solheim Cup, revealing the hijinks and late-night gab sessions that bonded the victorious U.S. team. Along the way we get intimate portraits of her close friends on tour, including tour leaders such as Michelle Wie, Lorena Ochoa, Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel, and Natalie Gulbis. In this courageous telling, no topic is out-of-bounds, as Kim dishes about the LPGA's sexual mores, the culture clash of an American-based tour increasingly dominated by Koreans, the tumultuous economic forces squeezing the players, and her own battles with body image and her traditional upbringing. Winsome and good-natured, but never afraid of a laugh line or choice profanity, Christina Kim provides a must-read for anyone who loves golf or has wondered about the inner self of a professional athlete.

  • Golfing on the Roof of the World af Rick Lipsey Spar 12%
    - In Pursuit of Gross National Happiness
    af Rick Lipsey

    Rick Lipsey returned from a vacation with an unusual job offer. After playing a few rounds at Bhutan's Royal Thimphu Golf Club, one of the members asked if he'd consider becoming the kingdom's golf pro. "e;Sure, I'd love to move to Bhutan,"e; Lipsey flippantly responded. Next thing you know, he, his wife, and their infant daughter are boarding a plane for this remote Himalayan country. With one foot in the ancient world and the other in the twenty-first century, Bhutan is working to successfully meld the old and the new, from subsistence farming and religious festivals to the Internet and World Wrestling Entertainment. In Golfing on the Roof of the World, Rick sets great golf travel writing against the bigger political story of Bhutan's entrance to the modern world. Not only does he teach and play golf in the shadow of the world's tallest peaks, but he also comes to understand the seismic shifts in store for the last Buddhist kingdom where peace and spiritual prosperity have abounded, and the national standard for measuring success is Gross National Happiness.

  • Golf Business and Management
    - A Global Introduction
     

    Golf is big business around the world. With high profile series such as the PGA, LPGA and European tours to the re-introduction of golf to the Olympics at Rio 2016, golf occupies a prominent place in the global sport community. This is the first book to introduce the fundamentals of golf business and management from a truly international perspective, covering key topics such as media, club management, sponsorship and retail, at elite and non-elite levels. With sections exploring the development of golf on every continent, including North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, this book presents the latest thinking on current issues in golf, ranging from sustainability and innovation to global governance. Each chapter incorporates helpful features for students including learning objectives, discussion questions, guides to further reading, recommended websites and insights from industry voices. This book is essential reading for students of any golf-related degree course or professional accreditation programme, and will also be of interest to those studying or working in sport business, sport management and sport tourism. Underpinned by up-to-date literature, golf researchers will also find the book a useful starting point.

  • Golf Business and Management
    - A Global Introduction
     

    Golf is big business around the world. With high profile series such as the PGA, LPGA and European tours to the re-introduction of golf to the Olympics at Rio 2016, golf occupies a prominent place in the global sport community. This is the first book to introduce the fundamentals of golf business and management from a truly international perspective, covering key topics such as media, club management, sponsorship and retail, at elite and non-elite levels. With sections exploring the development of golf on every continent, including North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, this book presents the latest thinking on current issues in golf, ranging from sustainability and innovation to global governance. Each chapter incorporates helpful features for students including learning objectives, discussion questions, guides to further reading, recommended websites and insights from industry voices. This book is essential reading for students of any golf-related degree course or professional accreditation programme, and will also be of interest to those studying or working in sport business, sport management and sport tourism. Underpinned by up-to-date literature, golf researchers will also find the book a useful starting point.

  • Final Rounds af James Dodson Spar 27%
    - A Father, a Son, the Golf Journey of a Lifetime
    af James Dodson

    James Dodson always felt closest to his father while they were on the links. So it seemed only appropriate when his father learned he had two months to live that they would set off on the golf journey of their dreams to play the most famous courses in the world.Final Rounds takes us to the historic courses of Royal Lytham and Royal Birkdale, to the windswept undulations of Carnoustie, where Hogan played peerlessly in '53, and the legendary St. Andrews, whose hallowed course reveals something of the eternal secret of the game's mysterious allure over pros and hackers alike.Throughout their poignant journey, the Dodsons humorously reminisce and reaffirm their love for each other, as the younger Dodson finds out what it means to have his father also be his best friend. Final Rounds is a book never to be forgotten, a book about fathers and sons, long-held secrets, and the lessons a middle-aged man can still learn from his dad about life, love, and family.Final Rounds is a tribute to a very special game and the fathers and sons who make it so. -->

  • Arnie af Tom Callahan Spar 12%
    - The Life of Arnold Palmer
    af Tom Callahan

    In this definitive biography, veteran sportswriter Tom Callahan shines a spotlight on one of the greatest golfers ever to play the game: Arnold Palmer. The winner of more than ninety championships, including four Masters Tournaments, Arnold Palmer was a legend of twentieth-century sport: a supremely gifted competitor beloved for his powerful hitting, his nerve on the greens, and his great rapport with fans. Perhaps above all else, Palmer was the reason golf's popularity exploded, as the king of the links helped define golf's golden age along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. In addition to his talent on the golf course, Palmer was a brilliant entrepreneur off it, and one of the first sportsmen to create his own successful marketing brand. Forging an alliance with sports agent Mark McCormack, Palmer converted his popularity into lucrative deals, and helped pave the way for the multi-million-dollar contracts that have become standard for stars across all sports. But beyond his business acumen, Palmer was always a larger-than-life character; filled with great stories from the key people in Palmer's life, Arnie is an entertaining and illuminating portrait of a remarkable man and his extraordinary legacy.

  • Behind the Ryder Cup af Peter Burns Spar 11%
    - The Players' Stories
    af Peter Burns & Ed Hodge

    Much like the match itself, Behind the Ryder Cup is as unique as it is unmissable . . . comprehensive and fascinating, this is a history of the biennial contest unlike any you've ever read before' - BunkeredEnter the locker room: this is a history of the Ryder Cup like you have never experienced it before. From the origin matches that preceded the first official trans-Atlantic encounter between Britain and America at Worcester Country Club in 1927, all the way through to the fortieth installment at Gleneagles in 2014, this is the complete history of the Ryder Cup - told by the men who have been there and done it. With exhaustive research and exclusive new material garnered from interviews with players and captains from across the decades, Behind the Ryder Cup unveils the compelling truth of what it means to play in golf's biggest match-play event, where greats of the game have crumbled under pressure while others have carved their names into sporting legend.

  • Routledge International Handbook of Golf Science
     

    Golf is one of the world's major sports and consequently the focus of world-class scientific research. This landmark publication is the most comprehensive book ever published on the science of golf, covering every sub-discipline from physiology, biomechanics and psychology to strength and conditioning, youth development and equipment design. Showcasing original research from leading golf scientists across the globe, it examines the fundamental science underpinning the game and demonstrates how it can be applied in practice to improve and develop players. Each chapter provides a definitive account of the current state of knowledge in a particular area of golf science, addressing the limitations of existing research, presenting new areas for development and discussing the implications for coaches, players, scientists and the wider golfing public. Truly international in scope, the variety of topics explored include: biomechanics and equipmentskill learning and technologyperformance developmentpsychological techniques for successthe golfing body.This is an essential reference for any student or researcher with an interest in the game, or any coach or professional looking to improve their knowledge.

  • Routledge International Handbook of Golf Science
     

    Golf is one of the world's major sports and consequently the focus of world-class scientific research. This landmark publication is the most comprehensive book ever published on the science of golf, covering every sub-discipline from physiology, biomechanics and psychology to strength and conditioning, youth development and equipment design. Showcasing original research from leading golf scientists across the globe, it examines the fundamental science underpinning the game and demonstrates how it can be applied in practice to improve and develop players. Each chapter provides a definitive account of the current state of knowledge in a particular area of golf science, addressing the limitations of existing research, presenting new areas for development and discussing the implications for coaches, players, scientists and the wider golfing public. Truly international in scope, the variety of topics explored include: biomechanics and equipmentskill learning and technologyperformance developmentpsychological techniques for successthe golfing body.This is an essential reference for any student or researcher with an interest in the game, or any coach or professional looking to improve their knowledge.

  • Tommy's Honor af Kevin Cook Spar 27%
    - The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf's Founding Father and Son
    af Kevin Cook

    In the tradition ofSeabiscuit, the riveting tale of two proud Scotsmen who beat all comers to become the heroes of a golden agethe dawn of professional golf. This essential golf history is now a major motion picture.Bringing to life golf's founding father and son, Tommy's Honor is a stirring tribute to two legendary players and a vivid evocation of their colorful, rip-roaring times.The Morrises were towering figures in their day. Old Tom, born in 1821, began life as a nobodyhe was the son of a weaver and a maid. But he was born in St. Andrews, Scotland, the cradle of golf, and the game was in his blood. He became the Champion Golfer of Scotland, a national hero who won tournaments (and huge bets) while his young son looked on. As "e;Keeper of the Green"e; at the town's ancient links, Tom deployed golf's first lawnmower and banished sheep from the fairways.Then Young Tommy's career took off. Handsome Tommy Morris, the Tiger Woods of the nineteenth century, was a more daring player than his father. Soon he surpassed Old Tom and dominated the game. But just as he reached his peakwith spectators flocking to see him playTommy's life took a tragic turn, leading to his death at the age of twenty-four. That shock is at the heart ofTommy's Honor. It left Tom to pick up the piecesto honor his son by keeping Tommy's memory alive.Like theNew York TimesbestsellerThe Greatest Game Ever Played,Tommy's Honoris both fascinating history and a moving personal saga. Golfers will love it, but this book isn't only for golfers. It's for every son who has fought to escape a father's shadow and for every father who had guided a son toward manhood, then found it hard to let him go.

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