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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.
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.
Det er en hel del år siden, der sidst er udgivet en dansk bog om golf, spillet og sporten. Den kommer nu, med forventet udgivelse medio august 2015.Bogen henvender sig til alle golfspillere, men nok især til nye i sporten. Den beskriver golfspillets lange historie og mange traditioner, fra spillets oprindelse på fårehyrdernes enge langs de skotske kyster frem til i dag, hvor det er en af verdens mest udbredte idrætsgrene. Spillets særlige regelsæt og udstyr gennemgås, og man kan læse om hvordan man bedst og hurtigst kommer i gang med golfspillet.Et særligt kapitel er helliget en kort, men indgående instruktion, der giver læseren nyttige tips til at oparbejde et godt golfsving, som er grundlaget for utallige herlige timer på golfbanen. Bogen beskriver de største og mest kendte golfturneringer, de såkaldte majors og Ryder Cup, og den store danske turnering, Made in Denmark, der for første gang blev afviklet i Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort i august 2014 med mere end 80.000 begejstrede tilskuere. Derudover kan man læse om nogle af Danmarks bedste golfbaner, og om nogle af de bedste golfbaner ude i den store verden. Bogen er skrevet af journalist Morten Buckhøj (f. 1962). Han har i 25 år skrevet om golf i en lang række danske golfmedier. Han startede GOLFmagasinet og var chefredaktør for det i seks år. I mange år fast golfkommentator på Eurosport. I dag er han en alsidig freelance journalist, fast skribent på GOLFBLADET og fortsat tilknyttet GOLFmagasinet. Skrev i 2002 ”Politikens Store Golfbog” og har tillige oversat og været fagkonsulent på flere andre golfbøger. Har tidligere skrevet en biografi om skuespilleren Palle Huld. Fotografen Lars H. Laursen har bidraget med adskillige af bogens mange smukke fotos.
Dr. Bob Rotella is the preeminent golf psychologist to the games top playershe has coached stars like Keegan Bradley, Padraig Harrington, and Darren Clarkeand he has offered his advice to golfers of all skill levels in his bestselling books, including Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect and Golf Is a Game of Confidence. Now, he tackles the minds role in the most difficult aspect of golfingthe short game. Its no secret that more than two-thirds of the shots a golfer makes are short ones: putts, chips, and pitches. Long drives may garner applause, but whether a golfer wants to win the Masters or just five bucks from a friend on Saturday morning, its the little shots that make the difference. Yet many players either fail to recognize or choose to ignore the importance of the short game. In The Unstoppable Golfer, Dr. Rotella applies the same wisdom and experience that have worked for clients like Davis Love III and Graeme McDowell to help every golfer master this special art of short shots and take all the frustration out of this increasingly challenging element of the game. Requiring extraordinary levels of concentration, the short game is typically a source of fear for amateurs and pros alike. In this book, Dr. Rotella teaches readers how to overcome that fear by using their minds to achieve a state of calm in which the focus is on one thing alone: the hole. Rotella shares stories about professionals with whom he has worked who have mastered the psychological aspect of successful putting by adhering to simplebut hard-to-followrules and practices that will improve any golfers game: stay focused on your targets, visualize your shots, commit to your routine, and accept completely whatever happened to the golf ball. On top of citing his experiences with golfers, Dr. Rotella also probes the science of memory and how knowledge of the brains workingsespecially those areas that deal with physical taskscan markedly improve a golf game, particularly when it comes to getting out of a bunker or taking the measure of a long putt. For casual and dedicated golfers alike, a better short game provides one of the ultimate pleasures of golfa pleasure they will come to know by training their minds to allow them to become unstoppable golfers. SINCE 1984, GOLFERS COACHED BY DR. BOB ROTELLA HAVE WON A TOTAL OF: 74 major professional titles 2 Masters tournaments 12 U.S. Opens 12 British Opens 11 PGA Championships 4 U.S. Womens Opens 6 LPGA Championships 5 Kraft-Nabisco Championships 5 Tradition Championships 7 Womens British Opens 2 Senior PGA Championships 5 U.S. Senior Opens 3 Senior Players Championships
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.
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.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *; ';One of the best golf books this century.' Golf Digest From Tom Coynethe author of the New York Times bestselling A Course Called Ireland, hailed as ';a joy from start to finish' by The Wall Street Journalcomes the heartfelt and humorous celebration of his quest to play golf on every links course in Scotland, the birthplace of the game he loves.For much of his adult life, bestselling author Tom Coyne has been chasing a golf ball around the globe. When he was in college, studying abroad in London, he entered the lottery for a prized tee time in Scotland, grabbing his clubs and jumping the train to St. Andrews as his friends partied in Amsterdam; later, he golfed the entirety of Ireland's coastline, chased pros through the mini-tours, and attended grueling Qualifying Schools in Australia, Canada, and Latin America. Yet, as he watched the greats compete, he felt something was missing. Then one day a friend suggested he attempt to play every links course in Scotland, and qualify for the greatest championship in golf. The result is A Course Called Scotland, a hilarious golf and travel adventure throughout the birthplace of the sport and home to some of the oldest and most beloved courses in the world, including St. Andrews, Turnberry, Dornoch, Prestwick, Troon, and Carnoustie. With his signature blend of storytelling, humor, history, and insight, Coyne weaves together his journey to more than 100 legendary links courses in Scotland with compelling threads of golf history and witty insights into the contemporary home of golf. As he journeys Scotland in search of the game's secrets, he discovers new and old friends, rediscovers the peace and power of the sport, and, most importantly, reaffirms the ultimate connection between the game and the soul. It is a rollicking love letter to Scotland and golf as no one has attempted it before.
Revised and updated, this in-depth look recounts The Ryder Cup's rich history and venerated place in sports, its champions and its characters, and its status as golf's greatest grudge match. From its humble origins in 1927 to its place today as golf's most gentlemanly battleand a multi-million-dollar international sports eventThe Ryder Cup has cemented its place in both its legacy and lore. Golf journalist Tom Clavin and golf commentator Bob Bubka have now made current their seminal work on the tournament, exploring the history and the rivalries, the extraordinary triumphs and devastating defeats, and the U.S. and the European contingents who have made this contest so remarkable. The names are legendary for any fan of golf: Palmer, Nicklaus, Jacklin, Floyd, Mickelson, Ballesteros, Faldo, Hogan, Nelson, Watson, Strange, Sarazen, Crenshaw, Woods, Montgomeriethe list goes on, as do their pitched battles for dominance and accomplishments on the greens. This up-close and personal look at The Ryder Cup is a must-read for golf fans, especially in preparation for the landmark 40th Anniversary tournament in Gleneagles, Scotland, in 2014.
The Ladies Professional Golfers Association (LPGA) was formed in 1950, 34 years after the men's association. There were 13 founding members, one of whom was Patty Berg (1918-2006). After a glittering amateur career with 28 championships, Berg turned professional in 1940. Before the formation of the LPGA she made a living playing in an occasional tournament and conducting thousands of exhibitions and teaching clinics in the U.S. Berg had one of the most successful careers in women's golf. She won 57 tour titles and her 15 major pro championships remain a record. This first biography of Berg traces her career from "e;teenage sensation"e; to beloved and respected elder stateswoman of the game, chronicling her role among the founding members who created the multi-million dollar LPGA.
From award-winning sports writer Kevin Robbins, The Last Stand of Payne Stewart is the story of legendary golfer Payne Stewart, focusing on his last year in the PGA Tour in 1999, which tragically culminated in a fatal air disaster that transpired publically on televisions across the country.Forever remembered as one of the most dramatic storylines in the history of golf, Payne Stewart's legendary career was bookended by a dramatic comeback and a shocking, tragic end. Here, Robbins brings Stewart's story vividly to life. Written off as a pompous showman past the prime of his career, Stewart emerged from a long slump in the unforgettable season of 1999 to capture the U.S. Open and play on the victorious U.S. Ryder Cup team. He appeared to be a new man that summer: wiser, deeper, and on the verge of a new level of greatness. Then his journey to redemption ended in October, when his chartered Learjet flew aimlessly for more than a thousand miles, ran out of fuel, and fell to earth in a prairie in South Dakota. His death marked the end of an era, one made up of "e;shotmakers"e; who played the game with artistry, guile, finesse, and heart. Behind them were Tiger Woods, David Duval, Phil Mickelson, and other young players whose power and strength changed the PGA Tour forever. With exclusive access to Stewart's friends, family, and onetime colleagues, Kevin Robbins provides a long-overdue portrait of one of golf's greats in one of golf's greatest seasons.
Covering every aspect of the game, this is the ultimate self-improvement guide for every player - from the novice to the experienced club golfer. Showing readers exactly what it takes to achieve an effective - and repeatable - golf swing, this book works systematically through every type of shot, from tee shots, iron play, pitching, and chipping, to coping with bunkers and putting. Each section includes a test to establish your level of ability and provides a series of progressive exercises designed to develop your technique. A section on the ten most common faults that can creep into your game shows you how to fix them quickly and efficiently.The Complete Golf Manual also shows you routines to help you think more decisively on the course and deal with high-pressure situations. An invaluable reference section advises you on buying equipment, including custom fitting, guides you through all-important golf etiquette, clearly explains golf's most important rules, and defines all the key golfing terms.
Enhance your golf etiquette by watching others' mistakes through this humorous story of a municipal golfer playing a round of golf at a country club.This amusing story will entertain and educate as you polish your golf manners and become the person that others look to for correct conduct on the course. Real life examples explain the right and wrong ways to behave while golfing.The Golf Rules-Etiquette is the follow-up book to The Golf Rules, which explains stroke play procedures.Author Richard E. Todd realized that very few golfers are educated on the rules and etiquette of golf in a uniform manner, and most golfers are taught by people without proper knowledge or education in these areas. To address this problem, The Golf Rules series was developed. This collection of books covers stroke play, match play, and golf etiquette through easy to read and understand stories about everyday golfers and the situations they encounter.Learn while laughing with The Golf Rules!
Remarkable Golf Courses encompasses the extremes of the sport - from the highest golf course in La Paz, Bolivia, to the lowest, in Death Valley, USA; from the most northerly in the Arctic Circle to the most southerly in Tierra del Fuego. The many quirks of the golfing world are covered, such as the 18th green the other side of the River Lea which is serviced by an electric ferry, or the LA golf course that has its own funicular railway, or the floating golf hole in Idaho, where it's not just the pin position that's changed every day, it's the distance from the shore!Golf courses that feature neolithic standing stones (Scotland), Roman roads (England), and ruined medieval castles (Wales) take their place alongside the old temples of Delhi or a UNESCO World Heritage bridge that is used to link the 9th and 10th at Angkor Wat.There are the beloved classic courses of St. Andrews, Carnoustie, Royal St. George and Westward Ho!. There are spectacular golf courses hewn out of the Nevada and Arizona desert, green oases in a cactus-strewn, rocky landscape, along with Hawaiian courses fringed by barren black lava flows. But nothing can beat the thrill in Guatemala of lining up your drive on an active volcano at the Fuego Maya course.In comparison there are the traditional wind-blown Scottish links, such as the Machrie Hotel on the island of Islay which has the most blind greens on any course, or the remote Isle of Barra where greens are only accessible via a kissing gate.Fancy swapping countries mid-round? You can at the Llanmymynech club in Wales. At the fourth hole golfers tee off in Wales and putt out on the green in England. Remarkable Golf Courses brings together some astonishing stories with some extraordinary photography.
Lena Hagman has found a unique way of telling stories that are not usually told though they are about the utter joy we all can sense whenever we meet someone who can share the splendor of being who we are, in an activity that brings every aspect of our personalities out in the open, as during a round of golf. The author dedicates her book to the Ailsa Golf Course, which has a very special place in her heart. Several of her close encounters described in the book have taken place at Turnberry, on the Ailsa course on the western shore of Scotland. Ailsa is the historic links championship course where the Open Championship has been held four times.
The Little Red Book of Golf Wisdom is packed full of thoughtful and witty quotes on the game that has maddened, excited, and delighted generations of players and fans alike. Golfing legends, literary giants, celebrities, and politicians offer pithy and memorable comments on the sport that A. A. Milne once described as the best game in the world at which to be bad. Read musings on golf from such noteworthy folks as: John Updike Bill Clinton Ben Hogan Annika Sorenstam Rex Lardner Tiger Woods Jack Nicklaus P.G. Wodehouse Althea Gibson And hundreds of others!The Little Red Book of Golf Wisdom will entertain, instruct, and capture the essence of the game that has an irresistible hold on anyone connected with itwhether as a participant or a spectator. Theres a reason why people all over the world are drawn to a game that can easily break ones heart. This book tells you why.
Drawing on his background, experience, and interests, coupled with using golf literature and playing golf for 67 plus years, Dr. DeVore has a created masterful work of art that can support the efforts of an average golfer to accomplish golf goals and to become his or her best coach and caddie. Dr. DeVore combines personal experience, training, and education to make learning golf an experience for life. He brings a fresh perspective to the game of golf in Golfers Palette. -Tim Eberlein, MBA, PGA Master Professional, Campus Director, The Golf Academy of America-Phoenix, www.golfacademyofamerica.eduIn my 20 plus years as a PGA instructor, Dr. DeVore was one of the most interesting and knowledgeable students that ever passed through the doors of The Golf Academy of America. It was always special to pick his brain regarding various journeys in life. When he had a story to tell, I listened until the story was complete because I knew he had lived the story. With his experience traveling around the world, working with corporate America, and his love of the game of golf, I know that Golfers Palette is based purely on his experience and not on a fairytale. -Gary Balliet, PGA Quarter Century PGA Member, Certified Club Builder & Fitter, Instructor, The Golf Academy of America, Arizonacustomgolfclubs.net By design as humans, our thoughts dictate our actions-good or bad-voluntarily or involuntarily. Dr. DeVore has expertly outlined how the correct cohesive integration of our mind and body can deliver not only peak performance but total enjoyment. Golfers Palette will show you how to control your thinking and allow yourself to have the most fun playing this wonderful game. -John Gunby, PGA, 2013 Southwest Section Golf Professional of the Year
Sixty-three-year-old Joe Goodman thinks nothing much in his background distinguishes him from other guys his age. As the former amateur golfer's life continues to unfold in a reasonably satisfying, somewhat predictable pattern, Joe is enjoying a happy marriage, working as a bank executive, and gearing up for retirement. But as he is about to discover, life has a way of throwing a curveball that changes everything. Following a weekend spent watching the Masters golf tournament on television, Joe is working at his desk when he receives a message from God on his computer screen that tells him he has been chosen to deliver an inspirational message to the world that the seemingly impossible is possible. God tells Joe he is going to play in the Masters the following spring, and if his faith is strong enough, he will win. As Joe embarks on a spiritual journey to make a difference, he must learn to face his fears, have confidence in his abilities, and commit to his goals before he can succeed. Walking with Herb is the inspirational story of an aging small-town banker's attempt to fulfill his higher purpose and, with God's help, prove that anything is possible.
Whether you are a hacker or a scratch golfer, this book will be difficult to put down once you begin reading it. Created by a former award-winning sports editor with over 37 years of experience as a golfer, it addresses etiquette, cheating, golf gadgets and many other facets of what is supposed to be a gentlemans game. If you are a smoker or ride in a cart when you play golf, this book might offend you. It might also change your life, however, when you read the authors rationale for his attempts to revolutionize the game of golf.
If youve been golfing for any stretch of time, youve probably been exposed to the myth that movement-based functional training and sport-specific exercise can make you a better golfer.Gary Bannister reveals a proven muscle-based alternative that gets better results: proper strength training.A longtime golfer, Bannister has played with some of the worlds greatest champions. He established and coached the mens and womens varsity golf teams at Averett College, and opened South Americas first Nautilus gym, which led him to prepare Venezuelas male and female golf teams for the World Team Amateur Championship in 1986.Bannister advises golfers to build the muscles involved in golf in the most efficient and effective way you can without trying to be specific. That means without trying to duplicate the actions of the golf swing. Only after youve done that should you focus on learning to use that strength to your advantage on the golf course.Filled with golfing anecdotes, rich history, and exercises that will keep you fit, youll be amazed by how much your game improves through Golf Performance Training.
"e;I never wanted to be a millionaire-I just wanted to live like one..."e;-Walter HagenTHIS IS Walter Hagen's own story of the two decades when he ruled the golfing world as King. Hagen not only won a major tournament every year for twenty years-a record never even approached by any other golfer-but his personality dominated the game over that period. Before he came along, professional golfers had the status of hired hands. The Haig was the man who crashed the front door of the clubhouses, and he brought along with him the entire fraternity of golf professionals.He was a magnificent showman and, in addition to changing the social standing of the golf pro, his competitive skill and flamboyant character built up public in interest in golf throughout the world. The result was perhaps best expressed in Gene Sarazen's own memoirs when he said, "e;All the professionals who have a chance to go after the big money today should say silent thanks to Walter Hagen each time they stretch a check between their fingers. It was Walter Hagen who made professional golf what it is."e;The picture of sartorial elegance, he became the fashion plate that others copied for years. He was the honoured guest of emperors and the tutor and personal friend of the young Edward, then Prince of Wales. An idol both at home and abroad (he won the U.S. Open twice, made the P.G.A. Championship almost his exclusive personal property through the twenties, and won the British Open four times), he toured the world with Joe Kirkwood as the most outstanding ambassador of good will that golf ever produced. All this and much more is set down in this book in a style which has the same swashbuckling flavour as characterized his long playing career.
Working with high school and collegiate golfers, John Perna's TPS Players Service offers optimal coaching with the latest in technology to create top-notch players. With over 80 Division 1 players, his system has proven itself over and over. "Developing Golfers into Players" highlights Perna's success through the words of eleven of his successful players and two of his coaches. With Foreword by Chip Brewer and Preface by Dr. Rick Jensen, TPS takes its students to new heights in their game and in their lives."Our training system is what separates TPS from other golf academies. One aspect of the system involves correct hierarchy or sequencing in the use of technology, for example, Trackman. In order to become TPS students in the first place, one must attain a grade of 90 or above on a certification test and write a five-page essay, all about the system. Although students are all different, the sequence and systematic interpretation of the data is the same for all. This allows our players to get into their fix—their adjustment—quickly and easily. TPS players are constantly seeing that sequence being followed. They study each other's process. The students buy in because they not only see their own results, they also observe all their fellow students achieving tremendous success. As a result, the community becomes the system." -John Perna
When Mohamed Noorani writes, he uses the nom de plume of Sandy Parr. Sandy Parr writes mostly on golf. He loves golf, but he is not the typical, ardent, or fanatic golfer who habitually watches the World Golf Ranking. Instead, Sandy spends his time writhing and agonising just to understand why the incorrigible weekend golfers (including him) find it so hard to shave off their handicap. He never pretends that he has the answer, or is even near to it. Nonetheless, he knows from observation that the touring pros are way ahead of the weekend golf nuts, simply because of their prowess in reaching the greens in regulation, their superiority in the delicate chipping and pitching shots, and their confidence in putting. In other words, the pros are superior in everything. This book is a compilation of what Sandy Parr had noted about golf as seen from the eyes of a weekend golfer. Sandy would advise that the easiest shots to shave off your score are found in the short game. Chipping, pitching, and putting dont require tremendous swing speed or physical ability. Plus, they can be practiced in your backyard or living room. Having a reliable tee shot that land in the fairway is important as well. Finding the short grass off the tee is much more important than distance, especially for high handicappers.
Golf Ball Buddies conceptualizes the many aspects of golf from the unique perspective of animated golf balls as they observe their neighboring balls as well as the many characters that frequent the golf course. The buddies convey that the game of golf is so much more than a game being a life-long process for continuous improvement. They also give a greater appreciation for the difficult challenge golf can be but at the same time show that so many players derive great joy in trying. Intertwined in the buddies adventures are the explanation and clarification of about twenty of the most common and often misunderstood rules, the rich history of golf, many fun facts, and reminiscing of the great past players of the game. Some instructional comments are also offered up to help provide simplified and memorable visual imagery for improving the swing. A simplified method is something that eludes so many players who try to play this game and the joy is so much more immense when better scores are achieved. The lasting relationships built on the golf course, the banter among players, the intensity and the fun and are all what make this game great and they are certainly not missing in Golf Ball Buddies. Anyone who has ever swung a golf club or stepped out on a course will identify with the Golf Ball Buddies as they make rule clarification fun and swing instruction easy. As they observe and comment, their adventures give us; A better appreciation of the game and its traditions, an increased passion for golf, a clear understanding of the many situational rules encountered, and swing thoughts not often found in general complicated instructionthat will result in a definite advantage.
Here it is, a magnum opus for golf-fiction fans: thirty-seven stories, written over the course of eighteen years (1986-2003), polished from their original online versions to an even greater clarity concerning the spiritual, psychological, and animal aspects of our game. Classy Divots: The Best From Golf's Online Literary Magazine presents ample helpings of R.N.A. Smith's principal characters -- haughty Professor Birdbaum, luscious lawyeress Leslie Brentel, Shakespeare-lover Roger Alcott, and rock-hard pro "e;Saint Peter"e; Cunnard. But, this story collection is more noteworthy for the common threads of ingenuity, sophistication, and wit that spin through each tale like well-struck wedges. If you have trouble picking your driving strategy, read "e;To Tee Or Not To Tee"e;; if you think there's got to be a better way to speed up play, delve into "e;The Wizards"e;; if you ever wondered what the Devil's golfing weakness would be, it's there in "e;Double Eagled"e;; or, if you like to bet on the links, flip a coin between "e;In The Beginning,"e; "e;Plumb Bob Crazy,"e; "e;The Other Side Of The Coin,"e; and "e;Naked Nerve."e; No matter which story comes "e;up,"e; you're a winner. Two classics, "e;A Golfer's Christmas"e; and "e;Cupid Plays A Round,"e; commence a strong foursome of holiday stories at the center of this "e;scratch"e; collection.
Growing Up With Golf, subtitled The Wellington Stories, follows young Wellington and friend Finley for nine years of their golfing lives. This nine-story collection commences with the boys' first stabbing swings. By book's end, these buddies are driving cars as well as golf balls, and their friendship has been through more than one seemingly unplayable lie. Among the hazards faced by Wellie and Fin are little brothers, big girls, crude cousins, parental love, and, of course, golf's thorny spells. There's much to be learned here by golfing "e;children"e; of any age. The stories hinge on timeless golf dilemmas, making Wellie and Fin more than just a cute twosome who swear a tad. With a sure sense of golfing psychology, the author has chipped in earthy chunks of our game's natural humor, rendering each tale a satisfying whole.
Anger is a part of being human ... how one deals with it defines him, as you so aptly describe. The one constant is the ability to let anger go once its grabbed on to you. Some are better at it than others. Thanks for your thoughts on this ... they were on point.Tom Watson, eight-time major championship winner on reading Hole No. 7It was delightful reading, and your depiction of the Pebble Beach experience was classic (and very much appreciated, I might add ...). The comparison to St Andrews is a terrific debate. Thanks for making it so appealing. Our sincere best wishes to you in bringing this to many readers and golfers throughout the world.RJ Harper, Senior VP, Golf at Pebble Beach Company on reading Hole No. 11This is the best side-by-side presentation and analysis Ive seen.George Peper, editor, LINKS Magazine on reading Hole No. 9Wayne really captured the Augusta National you see in person. It was an enjoyable chapter to read and evoked strong memories of playing the Masters. Well done.Gary Player, nine-time major championship winner on reading Hole No. 1The Verma Cuppers certainly seemed to enjoy themselves and you did well to run on the West Sands, albeit in slow motion, after your experiences the day before! We are delighted you enjoyed the experience at St Andrews and can certainly detect from your writing your appreciation of the history surrounding the Home of Golf.John Grant, Director of Golf, St. Andrews Links Trust on reading Hole No. 6Golf Shorts and Plus Fours: Musings from a Golfing Traditionalist from Wayne T. Morden is a sometimes comic look at the game of golf in all its glory and idiosyncrasies. Arranged like an eighteen-hole golf courseincluding trivia refreshments and three additional playoff holesthis collection of short stories offers life lessons and relies heavily on golfs fundamental tenets to remind golfers why they are so obsessed with this pastime.Morden conveys exasperation over the proverbial sand trap and laughs over Star Wars lingo and Verma Cup antics. Golf has not only taught him how to be a sportsman but it has also taught him how to be a better man to his friends, family, and fellow golfers. Golf Shorts and Plus Fours is a collection of well-informed, analytical and entertaining bits of wisdom that will warm the heart of any devoted golfer.
There are many books that detail the lone golfers ever-failing battles with the golf course. While Fluffed Chips Shouldnt Count again shows how the courses, despite their different natures and settings, continue to triumph, it also shows there is much solace in the companionship of good friends who frequently suffer similar fates. Fluffed Chips Shouldnt Count traces the developing friendship of four aspiring golfers over a period of forty years when they met while working in Nassau in those idyllic Bahamian islands. Between the years of 1972 to 1980, they somehow scraped through (sometimes literally) a long initiation at the hands of the brutal Coral Harbour Golf Course (RIP) and became firm friends. In the late 1970s, they returned to their native lands and became involved in the chores of domesticity and fatherhood. But the friendships were strong and survived distance and time, and in 1994, with the obligations of family waning slightly, they met again to play golf in Scotland. Such was their enjoyment and renewed camaraderie that they made a commitment to meet and play every two years in different parts of the world. In that period, from 1994 to the present, they have played in England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, America, and the Bahamas. They have aged and become more realistic about their golfing abilities, but they remain unbowed, and Chris still harbours hopes of turning pro.
Ed Tischler provides clear insights into how real breakthroughs are achieved, which is not by simply increasing time and effort, but by looking at, and altering, the fundamental way we approach the game. Fred Shoemaker (Extraordinary Golf The Art Of The Possible
One of the finest golf courses in America in the early 1900s was the revered Pinehurst No. 2, designed by the legendary Donald Ross and first opened in 1907. Physically and mentally demanding, the course gave players options on every hole and required them to envision and execute recovery shots from the sandy perimeters and the pine forests as well as think creatively around the intricate greens. As a result, No. 2 became a favorite of the nation's top amateurs and professionals. Unfortunately, a modernization of the course over the last four decades stripped it of much of its character. In The Golden Age of Pinehurst, Lee Pace chronicles the breathtaking restoration of No. 2 from its recent slick and monochromatic presentation back to a natural potpourri of hardpan sand, wire grass, and Sandhills pine needles. The restored No. 2--accessible for amateur play, yet challenging enough for the professional--once again stands apart for its beauty, strategic appeal, and Old World flavor.