The Greatest Game Ever Played
Harry Vardon, Francis Quimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0786869208
Interweaving the personal stories of American golfer Francis Ouimet and British champion Harry Vardon, this compelling narrative chronicles the epic drama of their legendary confrontation at the 1913 U.S. Open, a competition that marked the rise of the sport of modern golf. 60,000 first printing.
Golf Rules Plain & Simple
Paperback ISBN: 006273668x
A clear and readable pocket handbook, from a PGA chief rules official, explains the thirty-five rules of golf making the sometimes difficult and arcane regulations easily understandable and features wonderful accompanying photographs. Original.
The Life of Arnold Palmer
Paperback ISBN: 006243974x
A veteran sportswriter traces the life and career of one of the greatest golfers ever to play the game, examining how Palmer helped define golf's golden age and how he became a successful entrepreneur by creating his own marketing brand.
The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Paperback ISBN: 0316067490
Describes the exceptional life and times of LPGA founder Babe Didrikson, the Texas woman who achieved All-American status in basketball, won gold medals in track and field in the 1932 Olympics and became the first woman to play against men in a PGA tournament. 60,000 first printing.
Don'ts for Golfers
Hardcover ISBN: 140810671x
Don'ts for Golfers was first published in 1925, as part of a series that included Blanche Ebbutt's Don'ts for Husbands and Don'ts for Wives. This pocket-sized facsimile edition contains hundreds of tips for golfers of all abilities. The advice, ranging from technique and fashion to etiquette on the course and in the Club House, provides an entertaining snapshot of life in 1920s Britain. Don'ts for Husbands and Don'ts for Wives were republished by AC Black in 2007 and have sold over 380,000 copies to date. 'Don't over-indulge yourself in eating and drinking during the non-golfing days, and then expect to work off excess by "a good game of Golf." You may play Golf of sorts, but it will not be a good game.' 'Don't make Golf your sole topic of conversation. There are a few otherwise quite intelligent persons who are non-golfers. You will never make converts if you bore non-players to distraction by for ever talking of the Royal and Ancient Game.' 'Don't blame your clubs for faults of your own that may be easily corrected if you analyze your methods of using the implements.' 'Don't keep up a running fire of conversation during the round. Golf is a game in which thought is necessary and silence is preferable to chatter.' 'Don't irritate your opponent by wearing jazzy colors. To dazzle his eyes with a multi-coloured pull-over or peace-disturbing golf stockings is to take a mean advantage.'
Golf for Enlightenment
The Seven Lessons for the Game of Life
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0609603906
The author applies his spiritual insights and mindfulness philosophy to an innovative new approach to the game of golf, presenting seven profound lessons that demonstrate how golf can be mastered from the soul.
A Course Called Ireland
A Long Walk in Search of a Country, a Pint, and the Next Tee
Paperback ISBN: 1592405282
The hysterical story bestseller about one man's epic Celtic sojourn in search of ancestors, nostalgia, and the world's greatest round of golf By turns hilarious and poetic, A Course Called Ireland is a magnificent tour of a vibrant land and paean to the world's greatest game in the tradition of Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods. In his thirties, married, and staring down impending fatherhood, Tom Coyne was familiar with the last refuge of the adult male: the golfing trip. Intent on designing a golf trip to end all others, Coyne looked to Ireland, the place where his father has taught him to love the game years before. As he studied a map of the island and plotted his itinerary, it dawn on Coyne that Ireland was ringed with golf holes. The country began to look like one giant round of golf, so Coyne packed up his clubs and set off to play all of it-on foot. A Course Called Ireland is the story of a walking-averse golfer who treks his way around an entire country, spending sixteen weeks playing every seaside hole in Ireland. Along the way, he searches out his family's roots, discovers that a once-poor country has been transformed by an economic boom, and finds that the only thing tougher to escape than Irish sand traps are Irish pubs.
The Player's Guide : In Memory of Payne Stewart, the Perfect Gentleman
Paperback ISBN: 1552094073
"Golf Skills" is 128 pages of tips, advice, skills and examples on playing golf like a pro. Roger Hyder is a fully qualified PGA professional with almost 20 years of professional golfing experience.