The Golf Book

The Players • The Gear • The Strokes • The Courses • The Championships

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405339365

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 7124

From great players like Tiger Woods, to techniques and the Ryder Cup, discover everything you ever wanted to know about golf Golf is one of the world’s fastest growing sports, so if you’re an aspiring player, or are one of the 60 million who play worldwide, this guide is for you. Discover all about golf: from its ancient origins to global competitions today. Learn about the strokes and analyse the talents of the world’s best. Check out the gear and try out the equipment, from drivers and irons to carts and clothing. Then meet the players – from Golden Bear to the White Shark – come face-to-face with the stars and relive their finest performances. Plus, take a close-up look at the great competitions from the Open to the Curtis Cup and walk the fairways of the pre-eminent courses. Brimming with detail and superbly illustrated with over 1,500 photographs, illustrations, maps and diagrams, The Golf Book is the definitive guide to the famous game.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Golf Book

101 Great Stories from the Course and the Clubhouse

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen,Max Adler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1611591589

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 3786

Golf is a sport of passion and obsession like none other. Chicken Soup and Golf Digest magazine have put together a great collection of true personal stories that will inspire, amuse, and surprise golfers. Celebrity golfers, weekend golfers, beginners, and pros share the best stories they've told at the 19th hole, about good times on and off the course. Chicken Soup's golf books have always been very successful - with the addition of Golf Digest, this book should hit a hole in one.

The Golf Book of Days

Fascinating Golf Facts and Stories for Every Day of the Year

Author: Robert McCord

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806523088

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 372

View: 3653

Sure to delight every links enthusiast, this compendium of golf facts, trivia, anecdotes, and anniversaries presents a fascinating history and celebration of the game in a highly browsable day-by-day format. Classic games, birthdays of golf greats, the history and evolution of golf rules, equipment, and courses are all included, with an emphasis on golf's "Olympian heroes." Each entry contains a brief essay on an event or person associated with that day, such as: January 1, 1932: The United States Golf Association standardizes the golf ball. April 8, 2001: Tiger Woods wins the Masters, thus winning all four major "Grand Slam" championship tournaments in one calendar year. More than just a book of facts and dates, The Golf Book of Days is an affectionate look at "this most elegant of games." This fact-packed volume deserves a place on every golfer's bookshelf.

The Golf-Book of East Lothian

Author: John Kerr

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 9780342167777


Page: 654

View: 493

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Whole Golf Book

Everything You Never Knew about the Fascinating Game of Golf...Including How to Improve Your Game

Author: John MacIntyre

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402251115

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 338

View: 5332

The Whole Golf Book is a romp through one of the most popular sports of the twenty-first century. From profiles of Nicklaus, Hogan, Sorenstam to the story behind the Masters, it is all here. The World Ice Golf Championship to the hole-in-one and a special chapter on Tiger (where did he get his name, and why does he wear red and black on the final day), there simply is not a divot left unturned. Also included in The Whole Golf Book: * Presidential golf * The greatest golfers, greatest rivalries and greatest victories * The business deal and the golf course * Black and white. . .race in the game of golf * Great courses and a history of golf course architecture * Quotes by the famous and not so famous about their sport * A historical time line dating to 1353 and containing the most significant dates in golf history * Training and golfing tips * And so much more!

The Golf Book of Lists

Everything Golf, from the Greatest Courses and Most Challenging Greens, to the Greatest Players and the Best Equipment

Author: Mitch Kaplan

Publisher: New Page Books

ISBN: 9781564144836

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 237

View: 6889

Although you'll certainly find the answers to some of the most obvious questions you could pose -- Who are the world's best golfers? Which men and women golfers have won the most money? -- The Golf Book of Lists goes well beyond such statistics. It's a treasure trove of golf lore, legend, and legerdemain, including more information on golf than you thought you ever wanted to know!

The Laws of Golf

Author: Randy Voorhees

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740792784

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 80

View: 8966

Randy Voorhees' hilarious collection of golf-related sayings is Murphy's Law of the golf course. It's the perfect gift for any golfer.

The Golf Book

Twenty Years of the Players, Shots, and Moments That Changed the Game

Author: Chris Millard

Publisher: Harper Design

ISBN: 9780062364562

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 9109

The sport of golf is measured in centuries, yet the past two decades have marked the most compelling transformations of the game. To celebrate twenty years of Golf Channel's twenty-four-hour coverage, author Chris Millard and some of golf's favorite on-air personalities recount the best stories of the era. Relive the greatest major championships, the top shots, and some of the moments that players wish never happened. Among them Payne Stewart's last and greatest victory at the U.S. Open, Tiger Woods' masterful chip at the 2005 Masters, the U.S. vs. Europe duels at the Ryder Cup, and Jean Van de Velde's epic meltdown in the Barry Burn. From the return to golf-course minimalism to the rise of the sports in Asia, golf's biggest trends and challenges are examined here as the sport now looks to the future.

The 19th Hole

Architecture of the Golf Clubhouse

Author: Richard Diedrich

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 1864702230

Category: Architecture

Page: 300

View: 5455

The 19th Hole examines the design of many of the world's great golf clubhouses. It's part of the

The Poetics of Golf

Author: Andy Brumer

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803213654

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 210

View: 7849

Many golfers would agree with Andy Brumer that there is poetry in the game of golf. And Brumer is not the first to insist that there is more to the game than the superstars, swing gurus, and high-tech equipment that dominate talk of the game today. In this series of essays, Brumer, one of the most insightful writers on golf, considers the game from unexpected and often surprising angles. At once contemplative and compelling, The Poetics of Golf explores the links between golf and life by way of art and literature, philosophy and psychology. In portraits of various players?including Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Annika Sorenstam, and Arnold Palmer, among others?Brumer teases out the truths that their games can tell us, not just about golf, but about character and courage. And he also offers an unconventional yet enlightening look at the intricacies of the golf swing, course architecture, and golfing equipment. Finally, his book reveals to us?in its content and also in its wide-ranging, often lyrical style?that golf is by no means only a game.

The Physics of Golf

Author: Theodore P. Jorgensen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441986189

Category: Science

Page: 189

View: 6582

This revised and expanded bestseller includes a new chapter on putting, a new appendix on the fundamental physics covered in the book, increased coverage of modern club design, and an updated reference section. As in the previous book, most of the mathematics is relegated to a technical appendix. The first edition of this book was enthusiastically received by the both the science press in Physics Today, IEEE Spectrum, and Nature and the golf world in American Golf Pro and Golf Week.

The Scottish Golf Book

Author: Malcolm Campbell,Glyn Satterley

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781583820537

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 3632

Golf is a Scottish game. It has been played by the Scots for centuries, and Scotland is its spiritual and cultural home. This is a book devoted to one nation's devotion to a game of stick and ball which today casts its enchantment over the entire world. The beginnings of golf and its early development are shrouded in mystery and are part fact and part fable. The Scottish Golf Book separates one from the other as it traces the early history of golf to the multimillion-dollar, worldwide obsession it has become today. Images from the earliest days of Scottish photography recall titanic battles between the early superstars of the game, while the modern lens takes the reader on a spectacular and magical journey around the historic, the classic, and the hidden treasures of Scotland's finest courses.

The Little Green Book of Golf Law

The Real Rules of the Game of Golf

Author: John H. Minan

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590318454

Category: Law

Page: 154

View: 7494

Golfers and lawyers alike will enjoy this insightful look at law and golf. Not concerned about the rules of golf, each chapter of this book examines an actual case where law and golf have come together. Read about a wide array of legal issues, including Tiger Woods' right of publicity, personal injury and product liability cases, contract disputes involving hole-in-one contests, IRS litigation over tax deductions for golf expenses, equipment patent disputes, and much more. It's the perfect book to share with the golfer or lawyer looking for a new perspective on the game!

The Ultimate Golf Book

A History and a Celebration of the World's Greatest Game

Author: Charles McGrath,David McCormick,John Garrity

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618710256

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 210

View: 8641

Paying tribute to the wonderful game of golf, a gorgeous volume features an entertaining history of the sport, from its inception in the Dark Ages to the present day, beautiful illustrations, and a collection of personal essays from Michael Bamberger, Michael DiLeo, Ward Just, Bradley Klein, David Owen, Jack Welch, and other literary low-handicappers. Reprint.

A Son of the Game

A Story of Golf and Fatherhood

Author: James Dodson

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616200057

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 2984

This memoir “reveals the depth of [the author’s] love for golf, fatherhood, and his ancestral home—the Sandhills of North Carolina” (Curt Sampson). Named Golf Book of the Year by the International Network of Golf, A Son of the Game is the story of how acclaimed golf writer James Dodson, feeling directionless at midlife, leaves his home in Maine to revisit Pinehurst, North Carolina—where his father first taught him the game that would shape his life. Once he arrives, the curative power of the Sandhills region not only helps him find a new career working for the local paper, but also reignites his flagging passion for golf. And, perhaps more significantly, it inspires him to try to pass along to his teenage son the same sense of joy and contentment he has found in the game, and to recall the many colorful and lifelong friends he has met on the links. This wise memoir about finding new meaning through an old sport is filled with anecdotes about the history of the game and of Pinehurst, the home of American golf, where many larger-than-life legends played some of their greatest rounds. Dodson’s bestselling memoir Final Rounds began in Pinehurst, and now he follows his journey of discovery back to where his love of the game began—a love that he hopes to make a family legacy.

The Do and Don'ts of Golf

Author: Terrance Taylor


ISBN: 1329894936

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 58

View: 8310

"The Do's and Don'ts of Golf." This book is unlike any other because it mixes both strategic golf knowledge and humorous anecdotes. The author details stories of what golfers of any caliber and age should do and not do when playing the game of golf. This golf book opens up a new territory of laughter to the serious game of golf. Everyone will enjoy this book and share the golf stories with their families and friends.

The Golf-Book of East Lothian - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: John Kerr, Psychologist

Publisher: Scholar's Choice

ISBN: 9781295958696


Page: 656

View: 9645

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Golf Swing - It's all in the Hands

Author: James Lythgoe

Publisher: James Lythgoe

ISBN: 0981339247


Page: 160

View: 4996

Consciously learn the hand action of the golf swing then unconsciously apply this hand action within the structure of turning shoulders and hips during the golf swing. This book is written from the perspective that correct hand action is crucial to developing a well coordinated, fault-free golf swing. Moe Norman and me share the opinion that proper hand action is missing from many golf swings. In short, this book teaches the hand action of the golf swing and how to coordinate your shoulder turn with this hand action. The lessons on the hand action of the golf swing consist of four chapters: The Golf Grip, Addressing the Ball, the Hand Action, and Adding the Shoulder Turn. These chapters are written with detailed step-by-step instructions accompanied by color photographs illustrating many of the steps. Book Reviews The Feathered Quill by Deb Fowler ... This amazing golf instructional will be of use to everyone from the novice to the seasoned amateur who wants to tweak his or her game. This golf instructional was one of the best I've seen in some time, one that anyone wanting to improve their game should definitely add to their list! Kirkus Reviews ... When the author discusses hands, he covers everything from the waggle--those tiny adjustments that help fine-tune the "sweet spot"--through hand pivot and rotation, foot position, shoulder alignment, establishing target lines and the legendary golfer Paul Runyan's chipping technique. The lessons here are complicated--there are no gimmes--but they're also winningly commonsensical. A vital book that fills a gap in the golf instruction literature.

The Mad Science of Golf

On moving past golf industry hype and learning to play better golf

Author: Philip Moore

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452057323

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 172

View: 7258

The Mad Science of Golf is a one-of-a-kind book that explains how golfers have been permanently sidetracked by the high-tech hype of the golf industry. Through a series of questions and answers the book will literally reprogram your thinking and give you an entirely new perspective on golf, the golf industry, and the process of improvement. The book clearly answers the questions that golfers should have been asking a long time ago. On Golf Clubs: Can anything else (that really matters) be done to a golf club? Are golf clubs REALLY getting better every year? What kind of golf clubs do you REALLY need? On The Golf Swing: If swing mechanics are so important, why do the best players in the world all swing differently? Why does your golf swing keep changing? How come no matter how many lessons you take, you always need more? On Playing Better Golf: What’s the secret to scoring lower? How come some aspects of your game seem to never improve? What’s the ONLY why to achieve day-to-day consistency? The Mad Science of Golf is certainly not your typical how-to golf book. It will forever change your perception of golf equipment, the golf swing, and how to play better golf. It should be in every golfer’s library.