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Fore!: The Best of Wodehouse on Golf
Fore!
The Best of Wodehouse on Golf
Paperback      ISBN: 0899193587

Stories recounted by the Oldest Member describe golfers who fall in love, bet excessively, use the rules to win, are defeated by their own superstitions, and become better people playing golf

Golf Skills: The Player's Guide
Golf Skills
The Player's Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1552094073

Like a series of expensive lessons from a golf pro, Golf Skills is 128 pages of tips, advice, skills and examples on playing golf like a pro.

In Golf Skills, Hyder uses his many years of experience to present readers with logical and intelligent explanations and guidance to improving their game. From correct grip and teeing off to putting and posture, plus all of the tough plays encountered in a round of golf: splash shots, chipping, getting out of the rough and more. Hyder addresses every aspect of the golf game.

Golf Skills is set out in an easy-to-use format:

  • Things to Look For and Remedy boxes create a practical, diagnostic format readers can use to solve problems with their game
  • fully illustrated with step-by-step diagrams and photographs throughout
  • clear explanations of terms and elements of the golf swing and game
  • lessons progress from basic - grip, posture - to advanced - bunker play, putting problems and more
  • useful tips from other PGA golf pros round out the lessons
  • includes a handy glossary of golf terms.
Golf Fundamentals
Golf Fundamentals
Paperback      ISBN: 0736054316

Get out on the course and enjoy every round Golf Fundamentals teaches you the basics of the sport and gets you playing right away.

Learn proper execution of the sport's essential skills and tactics. All the fundamental shots--putting, chipping, pitching, bunker shots, irons, and woods--are covered to provide a base for solid technique.

More than 45 gamelike activities and drills will speed your learning and improve your performance, and alternative scoring methods will keep the game interesting. You'll also feel more informed with the advice provided on equipment, etiquette, course management, and recovery shots.

Golf Fundamentals is the best way to master the basics of the sport as you play. Get out on the course and use it today

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Don'ts for Golfers
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 A&C 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 colours. To dazzle his eyes with a multi-coloured pull-over or peace-disturbing golf stockings is to take a mean advantage.'

Men in Green
Men in Green
Paperback      ISBN: 1476743835

The instant New York Times bestseller from acclaimed Sports Illustrated writer Michael Bamberger--a warm, nostalgic, intimately reported account of golf's greatest generation, and "maybe the best golf book I've ever read" (Bill Reynolds,

Slaying the Tiger: A Year Inside the Ropes on the New PGA Tour
Slaying the Tiger
A Year Inside the Ropes on the New PGA Tour
Paperback      ISBN: 0553390686
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - In Slaying the Tiger, one of today's boldest young sportswriters spends a season inside the ropes alongside the rising stars who are transforming the game of golf.

For more than a decade, golf was dominated by one galvanizing figure: Eldrick "Tiger" Woods. But as his star has fallen, a new, ambitious generation has stepped up to claim the crown. Once the domain of veterans, golf saw a youth revolution in 2014. In Slaying the Tiger, Shane Ryan introduces us to the volatile, colorful crop of heirs apparent who are storming the barricades of this traditionally old-fashioned sport.

As the golf writer for Bill Simmons's Grantland, Shane Ryan is the perfect herald for the sport's new age. In Slaying the Tiger, he embeds himself for a season on the PGA Tour, where he finds the game far removed from the genteel rhythms of yesteryear. Instead, he discovers a group of mercurial talents driven to greatness by their fear of failure and their relentless perfectionism. From Augusta to Scotland, with an irreverent and energetic voice, Ryan documents every transcendent moment, every press tent tirade, and every controversy that made the 2014 Tour one of the most exciting and unpredictable in recent memory.

Here are indelibly drawn profiles of the game's young guns: Rory McIlroy, the Northern Irish ace who stepped forward as the game's next superstar; Patrick Reed, a brash, boastful competitor with a warrior's mentality; Dustin Johnson, the brilliant natural talent whose private habits sabotage his potential; and Jason Day, a resilient Aussie whose hardscrabble beginnings make him the Tour's ultimate longshot. Here also is the bumptious Bubba Watson, a devout Christian known for his unsportsmanlike outbursts on the golf course; Keegan Bradley, a flinty New Englander who plays with a colossal chip on his shoulder; twenty-one-year-old Jordan Spieth, a preternaturally mature Texan carrying the hopes of the golf establishment; and Rickie Fowler, the humble California kid striving to make his golf speak louder than his bright orange clothes.

Bound by their talent, each one hungrier than the last, these players will vie over the coming decade for the right to be called the next king of the game. Golf may be slow to change, but in 2014, the wheels were turning at a feverish pace. Slaying the Tiger offers a dynamic snapshot of a rapidly evolving sport.

Praise for Slaying the Tiger

"This book is going to be controversial. There is no question about it. . . . It is the most unvarnished view of the tour--the biggest tour in the world--that I've ever read. And it's not close."--Gary Williams, Golf Channel

"A must-read for PGA Tour fans from the casual to the most dedicated . . . This book is certain to be as important to this era as John] Feinstein's A Good Walk Spoiled] was two decades ago. . . . A well-researched, in-depth look at the men who inhabit the highest levels of the game."--Examiner.com

"A masterfully written account of an important time in golf history."--Adam Fonseca, Golf Unfiltered

"Absolutely marvelous . . . Ryan's writing flows and his reporting turns pages for you."--Kyle Porter, CBS Sports

"A riveting read."--Library Journal

"Ryan's fresh look is just what we golfer/readers want."--Curt Sampson, New York Times bestselling author of Hogan

"Ryan does a fantastic job painting a thoughtful and accurate portrait of the new crop of heirs apparent."--Stephanie Wei, Wei Under Par
Golf Ball
Golf Ball
Paperback      ISBN: 1628921382

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

Harry Brown explores the composition, history, kinetic life, and the long deterioration of golf balls, which as it turns out may outlive their hitters by a thousand years, in places far beyond our reach. Golf balls embody our efforts to impose our will on the land, whether the local golf course or the Moon, but their unpredictable spin, bounce, and roll often defy our control. Despite their considerable technical refinements, golf balls reveal the futility of control. They inevitably disappear in plain sight and find their way into hazards. Golf balls play with people.

Harry Brown's short treatise on the golf ball serves up surprising lessons about the human desire to tame and control the landscape through technology.

Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.
The Greatest Game Ever Played: Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf
The Greatest Game Ever Played
Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf
Paperback      ISBN: 0786888008

THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED is the story of Francis Ouimet and Harry Vardon, who in pursuit of their passion for a game that captivated them as children, broke down rigid social barriers that made their sport accessible to everyone on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond, positioning golf as one of the most widely played games in the world. Ouimet and Vardon were two men from different generations and vastly different corners of the world whose lives, unbeknownst to them at the time, bore remarkable similarities, setting them on parallel paths that led with a kind of fated inevitability to their epic battle at Brookline years in the future. This collision resulted in the ?big bang' that gave rise to the sport of golf as we know it today.

For Mark Frost, Francis Ouimet and Harry Vardon represent everything that's right about sports in general and sportsmen in particular; gentlemen, champions, teachers, leaders, and each in their own quiet way, heroes. In THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED, Frost attempts to create penetrating studies of both of these men, along with over dozens of the game's seminal figures, within the dramatic framework offered by the tournament when they finally met, one of the most thrilling sports events in history, the 1913 U.S. Open.
Open: Inside the Ropes at Bethpage Black
Open
Inside the Ropes at Bethpage Black
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316170038

In June 2002, the US Open was played, for the first time in history, on a true public golf course. Bethpage State Park is owned by the state of New York, and no membership is required to play there. This is golf at its most populist, most pure - and most challenging. In what Tiger Woods himself would declare the most difficult national championship, Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson, Nick Faldo and the rest would, through days of rain and roughs, learn the hard way that while Bethpage may be open to the public, even for the pros the chance of winning can be closed off to mere mortals. par; this was golf at its most intense. With backstage access, John Feinstein removes the mystery shrouding golf's most famous event, unravelling how pairings are made; qualifiers; setting up the golf course; and all the complexities of bringing golf's most exclusive competition to a truly public setting. Feinstein takes readers through every step, every thorny hole, every bitter rivalry of one of golf's greatest tournaments.

Golfing with Dad: The Game's Greatest Players Reflect on Their Fathers and the Game They Love
Golfing with Dad
The Game's Greatest Players Reflect on Their Fathers and the Game They Love
Hardcover      ISBN: 1616082534
Golfing With Dad is a heartwarming collection of golf's best players' favorite memories with their fathers and how those memories shaped them not only as players, but the men they are today. Many professional golfers have been greatly influenced by their fathers, and some of the very best have contributed interviews to this special book, edited by longtime Golf magazine editor David Barrett, the author of Miracle at Merion.

Contributors include Brad Adamonis, Stewart Cink, Ray Floyd, Jay Haas, J.J. Henry, Peter Jacobsen, Christina Kim, Brittany Lincicome, Kristy McPherson, Phil Mickelson, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Kevin Streelman and Tom Watson.

An ideal Father's Day gift, Golfing With Dad offers a rare, intimate glimpse into the private lives of some of the game's best players.