Description : Why does a golf ball have dimples? Why are sand traps called "bunkers?" Why is the Masters considered one of the Grand Slam tournaments? These and other questions about the Greatest Game are answered in this new, complete edition of Bill Kroens classic collection of golf questions and answers. Updated answers and new material make this a "must have" for any golfer!
Description : Everybody seems to be a golfer or at least knows someone who is. The game is one of the world’s most popular sports, and now Doug Lennox, the links pro of Q&A, hits the green with a barrage of golfing trivia on everything from albatrosses and barkies to Vardon grips and zingers. All the titans, male and female, take a swing, including Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Kathy Whitworth, Vijay Singh, Annika Sorenstam, Michelle Wie, and, of course, Tiger Woods. What is the oldest playing golf course in the world? Where was golf invented? How does the term sandbagger connect golf with criminals? What member of British royalty introducedgolf to Continental Europe? Who was the first female golfer to compete in a major men’s professional match? What type of golf club did astronaut Alan Shepard use on the moon?
Description : Golf Fore Ever provides very helpful information for the novice or newcomer to the sport of golf. The information provided in Golf Fore Ever will make golf an even more enjoyable and rewarding experience for you and help you avoid the pitfalls most players encounter when they are first learning to play. Golf Fore Ever is a guide for beginning golfers taken from the experiences of Mike D'Auria who has over thirty years of experimenting and playing golf. This guide will provide you with the right information to help you start to play golf the “right way.” On your journey to a better golf game, you will discover the delights and frustrations associated with the game of golf. Golf can be a roller coaster ride of emotions, from euphoria when you hit a career shot to a tight pin placement, to complete dismay when your ball finds the water or goes out of bounds on the very next hole. It is up to you, the player, to determine whether you enjoy the ride by not letting the game get the better of you. This guide will truly help you on your challenging journey to the wonderful world of golf.
Description : Mark Twain once described golf as a good walk spoiled. Most golfers have had a round (or two) where these words rang especially true. That is because golf is a game where failure is unavoidable. Every shot, every lie, is a unique event involving a multitude of intricate variables, any of which can cause a shot to go awry. But fear nothelp is here! Former profession golfer Bob Glanville shares the knowledge he has gained from more than half a century of playing and teaching golf. In Golf: The Game of Lessening Failures, he teaches golfers to eliminate their golfing failures, one swing at a time. He dispenses his wit and wisdom through sixteen chapters that touch upon nearly every aspect of the game, including the equipment, the terminology, the etiquette, and the origins of the PGA. Through it all, readers learn to improve their game physically and mentally, as well as by using a set of clubs that will help them get the most out of every swing. The course awaits.
Description : Explain away your bad shots—and have your friends laugh at the same time! In Golf's Best Excuses, author Joshua Shifrin takes a witty approach in helping golfers make sense of their worst days on the course. The next time a player goes down in defeat, he or she can always explain the woeful round with “My golf clubs are too old.” Or after a bad putt, golfers might try to explain the mishap with, “There were too many spike marks on the green.” Shifrin has crafted 150 funny—but all-too-real—excuses for pros and amateurs alike. Examples include: I’m late for my wedding and it’s throwing off my concentration. I thought this hole was a dogleg to the left . . . not right. If I didn’t have those four double bogeys I could have scored really well today. Someone yelled “fore” during my backswing. Any many more! Whether you want to motivate the duffer in your life or laugh away embarrassing mistakes in your own game, Golf's Best Excuses is a must-read. Complete with laugh-out-loud full-color cartoons, this book makes for the perfect gift.
Description : An assortment of writings about golf features works from such celebrated authors as P.G. Wodehouse, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and A.A. Milne.