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.
Golf Cures & Fixes
The Instant Improver for Every Single Golf Shot
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1770851941
"Whether you're a novice or club regular, Steve has the answers to all your golf problems." -- Ernie Els For the weekend golfer, the game of kings can be an unfortunate succession of shots that are too short, too high or fond of the hazards. Each swing is followed by frustration, anguish and futile attempts to correct the problem, which often only creates more problems. What is needed is a patient golf pro who analyzes each swing and gives constructive advice. Golf Cures and Fixes is like having professional instruction whenever it is needed most. Straightforward instruction, informative diagrams and do-and-don't photographs zero in on specific problems and provide specific cures. Steve Newell shows the golfer how to diagnose mistakes by paying close attention to how the ball reacts: short drives, slices, hooks, missed shots and more. He identifies the cause of the errant shot - foot position, grip or posture, for example - and shows how to fix the problem. He also recommends drills that will help cure the problem for good. Golf Cures and Fixes is organized into chapters according to the type of club used: - Drivers - Short irons - Fairway metals - Wedges - Long irons - Sand irons - Mid irons - Putters. A sunny day on the course is easily spoiled by frustration and self-criticism. Whether a golfer needs to overcome one problem area or 18 holes' worth, having Golf Cures and Fixes on hand is a practical and positive strategy that offers a great return on green fees.
Paperback ISBN: 150112644x
The #1 New York Times bestseller based on years of reporting and interviews with more than 250 people from every corner of Tiger Woods’s life—this “comprehensive, propulsive…and unsparing” (The New Yorker) biography is “an ambitious 360-degree portrait of golf’s most scrutinized figure…brimming with revealing details” (Golf Digest). In 2009, Tiger Woods was the most famous athlete on the planet, a transcendent star of almost unfathomable fame and fortune living what appeared to be the perfect life. But it turned out he had been living a double life for years—one that exploded in the aftermath of a Thanksgiving night crash that exposed his serial infidelity and sent his personal and professional lives over a cliff. In this “searing biography of golf’s most blazing talent” (GOLF magazine), Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian dig deep behind the headlines to produce a richly reported answer to the question that has mystified millions of sports fans for nearly a decade: who is Tiger Woods, really? Drawing on more than four hundred interviews with people from every corner of Woods’s life—many of whom have never spoken about him on the record before—Benedict and Keteyian construct a captivating psychological profile of a mixed race child programmed by an attention-grabbing father and the original Tiger Mom to be the “chosen one,” to change not just the game of golf, but the world as well. But at what cost? Benedict and Keteyian provide the starling answers in this definitive biography that is destined to linger in the minds of readers for years to come. “Irresistible…Immensely readable…Benedict and Keteyian bring us along for the ride in a whirlwind of a biography that reads honest and true” (The Wall Street Journal). Ultimately, Tiger Woods is “a big American story…exhilarating, depressing, tawdry, and moving in almost equal measure” (The New York Times).
Harvey Penick's Little Red Book
Lessons and Teachings from a Lifetime in Golf
Hardcover ISBN: 1451683219
The twentieth anniversary edition of this classic work—the bestselling golf instruction book of all time and hailed as “the golfer's equivalent of The Elements of Style
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.'
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.
Inside the Ropes at Bethpage Black
Hardcover ISBN: 0316170038
A behind-the-scenes account of the June 2002 U.S. Open, which took place at a public course for the first time in history, discusses such topics as its pairing decisions, its qualifiers, and the particular challenges of the Bethpage State Park golf course. 250,000 first printing.