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: 3517

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.

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: 2925

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.

Final Rounds

A Father, a Son, the Golf Journey of a Lifetime

Author: James Dodson

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 1101969490

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 6319

James Dodson always felt closest to his father while they were on the links. So it seemed only appropriate when his father learned he had two months to live that they would set off on the golf journey of their dreams to play the most famous courses in the world. Final Rounds takes us to the historic courses of Royal Lytham and Royal Birkdale, to the windswept undulations of Carnoustie, where Hogan played peerlessly in '53, and the legendary St. Andrews, whose hallowed course reveals something of the eternal secret of the game's mysterious allure over pros and hackers alike. Throughout their poignant journey, the Dodsons humorously reminisce and reaffirm their love for each other, as the younger Dodson finds out what it means to have his father also be his best friend. Final Rounds is a book never to be forgotten, a book about fathers and sons, long-held secrets, and the lessons a middle-aged man can still learn from his dad about life, love, and family. Final Rounds is a tribute to a very special game and the fathers and sons who make it so. -->

The Golf Ball Book

Author: Larry Dennis,Udo Machat

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780961871253

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 6434

A coffee-table book that explores the history of the golf ball.

The Golf Book

Author: Andy Farrell,Steve Carr,Steve Newell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756647533

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 3544

Golf is one of the world''s fastest growing sports, with more than 60 million players worldwide generating billions of dollars a year, and book sales in the millions. The Golf Book opens with a history of the game, including its origins and rich traditions. The story continues later as thebook visits the world''s most prestigious golf championships, including The Openand The Ryder Cup. Many of these have been the settings of the greatest momentsin golf, and a separate section is devoted to a celebration of the special feats that have defined the sport over the years. A lavish tour of the most coveted golf courses, from St. Andrews in Scotland, to Augusta in the US, and Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand, transports the reader to the fairways of golfing fantasies. The accent is on style, design, and technology as The Golf Book showcases the very latest developments in equipment, from the evolution of the golf ball to custom-fitted clubs. Harnessing the new technology is the focus of the unique techniques section that examines and dissects the shots of the professionals,and suggests ways in which players of all skill levels can improve their game. The book would not be complete without the records and statistics that tell their own story of the game.

The Golfer's Book of Yoga

Bring Your Game to the Next Level

Author: Drew Greenland

Publisher: Amer Golfer Incorporated

ISBN: 9780971469808

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 148

View: 3161

Yoga presented in a clear and accessible manner specifically with the golfer's needs in mind.

Be a Player

A Breakthrough Approach to Playing Better ON the Golf Course

Author: Pia Nilsson,Lynn Marriott,Susan K. Reed

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476788030

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 1935

The founders of the world-renowned VISION54 training program and the authors of the bestselling Every Shot Must Have a Purpose take golf instruction to the next level in this groundbreaking new approach to mastering the game. Golf is a beloved yet technical game, so a sound swing and precise technique are essential. Most golfers who want to improve their skills go to the range and work painstakingly on their swings, not realizing it’s often their performance state on the course that needs work, not their technique. Simple things such as awareness of your balance, tension, and tempo, as well as the ability to control mental, emotional, and social variables you encounter while playing can quickly take your game to a new performance level. Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott, founders of VISION54’s groundbreaking and innovative golf program are here to help. Aimed at both the weekend golfer and the advanced player, each chapter presents a series of “human skills”—including assignments, explorations, and mini-lessons—that strip away the complexity surrounding swing technique and playing consistency—the conditional variations that plague golfers. Be A Player is the must-have book for any golfer who wants to unite technical skills and on-course performance seamlessly and effectively. With this cutting-edge text by your side, you will become a true student of VISION54 and a better player better on the course…where it matters most!

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: 7455

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 Range Bucket List

The Golf Adventure of a Lifetime

Author: James Dodson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476746737

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 9845

Beloved, award-winning golf writer James Dodson, author of Final Rounds and American Triumvirate, shares his funny, intimate, nostalgic journey of self and sport in his golfing “bucket list.” Many years ago, when James Dodson was thirteen years old, he wrote a list titled “Things to Do in Golf.” It included the golfing aspirations of a young boy who had no idea where life would take him. A few years ago, now in his sixties and one of the most respected golf writers of all time, Dodson rediscovered the piece of paper in an old trunk. Realizing that he had yet to achieve many of his thirteen-year-old dreams, and pondering the things he’d add to the list if he wrote it today, he expanded the list into a golfing “bucket list” of the people and places he had yet to meet and see in the golf world. In this tribute to the game he loves, Dodson takes readers on a journey around the world and into the lives of characters large and small. From an interesting lunch with Donald Trump to rounds with John Updike and intimate conversations with Arnold Palmer, from scoring a memorable thirteen on a hole at St. Andrews to revealing the real reason The Masters has always been broadcast on CBS, The Range Bucket List is simultaneously an exhilarating armchair adventure and one man’s love letter to a game that has fundamentally shaped him and his life, filled with unforgettable characters, untold history, and lots of heart.

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: 4232

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.

Understanding the Golf Swing

Author: Manuel de la Torre

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510725989

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

View: 4812

This modern classic of golf instruction by renowned teacher Manuel de la Torre (the 1986 PGA Teacher of the Year and the #11 teacher in America as ranked by the editors of Golf Digest in 2007) presents a simpler approach to the golf swing based on Ernest Jones’s principles. Understanding the Golf Swing includes information on the philosophy of the golf swing (with emphasis on the development of a true swinging motion), the most thorough analysis of ball flights available, and analysis of the principles of special shot play (including sand play, pitching, chipping, putting, and playing unusual shots) and the mental side of golf and effective course management. The final chapter offers an organized approach to understanding golf courses and playing conditions. The result is a blend of philosophy and practical advice found in few golf instructional books.

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: 9577

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!

Golf Anatomy

Author: N.A

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781450408639

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6042

With more than 175 full-color anatomical illustrations, Golf Anatomy brings your swing to life by linking physical conditioning to perfect strokes. Chapters progressively develop key components of a good swing—mobility, stability, balance, body awareness, strength, and power—with step-by-step instructions that convey proper form for 72 exercises.

Golf is a Game of Confidence

Author: Dr. Bob Rotella

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471104613

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 16

View: 2176

From the author of the bestselling Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect comes a masterly illumination of golf's mental game. When that book was published, Dr Bob Rotella made accessible for the first time what he had learned from working with the best golfers in the world. Dr Rotella follows up the success of Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect with a book filled with anecdotes and motivational instruction focusing on the most important skill a golfer can have: the ability to think confidently. Filled with inspirational stories about the great players, great courses and great tournaments, Golf Is a Game of Confidence encourages golfers, no matter what their level, to reach new heights in their games and their lives.

Hooked

An Amateur's Guide to the Golf Courses of Ireland

Author: Kevin Markham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848892392

Category:

Page: 382

View: 831

A concise, detailed book which reviews and ranks every 18-hole golf course in Ireland and provides all of the information necessary to book your round.

Tiger Woods

Author: Jeff Benedict,Armen Keteyian

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501126474

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 5166

“A confident and substantial book...It has torque and velocity...It makes a sweet sound, like a well-struck golf ball. I found it exhilarating, depressing, tawdry, and moving in almost equal measure. It’s a big American story.” —The New York Times Based on years of reporting and interviews with more than 250 people from every corner of Tiger Woods’s life—many of whom have never spoken about him on the record before—a sweeping, revelatory, and defining biography of an American icon. 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. Married to a Swedish beauty and the father of two young children, he was the winner of fourteen major golf championships and earning more than $100 million annually. But it was all a carefully crafted illusion. As it turned out, Woods had been living a double life for years—one that unraveled in the aftermath of a Thanksgiving-night car crash that exposed his serial infidelity and sent his personal and professional lives over a cliff. Still, the world has always wondered: Who is Tiger Woods, really? In Tiger Woods, Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian, the team behind the New York Times bestseller The System, look deep behind the headlines to produce a richly reported answer to that question. To find out, they conducted hundreds of interviews with people from every facet of Woods’s life—friends, family members, teachers, romantic partners, coaches, business associates, physicians, Tour pros, and members of Woods’s inner circle. From those interviews, and extensive, carefully sourced research, they have uncovered new, intimate, and surprising details about the man behind the myth. We read an inside account of Tiger’s relationship with his first love, Dina Gravell, and their excruciating breakup at the hands of his parents. We learn that Tiger’s longtime sports agency, International Management Group (IMG), made $50,000 annual payments to Tiger’s father, Earl Woods, as a “talent scout”—years before Tiger was their client. We discover startling new details about Earl, who died in 2006 and to this day lies in an unmarked grave. We come along as Tiger plunges into the Las Vegas and New York nightclub worlds alongside fellow superstars Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. We are whisked behind the scenes during the National Enquirer’s globetrotting hunt to expose Tiger’s infidelity, and we get a rare look inside his subsequent sex-addiction treatment at the Pine Grove facility in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. But the portrait of Woods that emerges in Tiger Woods is far more rewarding than revelations alone. By tracing his life from its origins as the mixed-race son of an attention-seeking father and the original Tiger Mom—who programmed him to be “the chosen one,” tasked with changing not just the game of golf but the world as well—the authors provide a wealth of new insight into the human being trapped inside his parents’ creation. Most of all, we are reminded, time and time again, of Woods’s singular greatness and the exhilaration we felt watching an athletic genius dominate his sport for nearly twenty years. But at what cost? Benedict and Keteyian provide the answers in an extraordinary biography that is destined to become the defining book about an authentic American legend—and to linger in the minds of readers for years to come.

The Anatomy of Greatness

Lessons from the Best Golf Swings in History

Author: Brandel Chamblee

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501133012

Category: Reference

Page: 144

View: 8888

In the first book from popular Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee, the network’s “resident scholar and critic” (The New York Times) explores the common swing positions of the greatest players throughout history—and reveals how those commonalities can help players of every skill level improve our own games. Every golf game begins with the swing, and no two are identical. Years ago, however, Brandel Chamblee, the highly regarded Golf Channel analyst and former PGA Tour professional, noticed that the best players of all time have shared similar positions in each part of the swing, from the grip and setup to the footwork, backswing, and follow-through. Since then, Chamblee, a student of game’s history, has used scientific precision and thoroughness to make a study of the common swing positions of the greats. Now, in The Anatomy of Greatness, he reveals what he has learned, offers hundreds of photographs as his proof, to show us how we can easily incorporate his findings into our own swings to hit the ball farther, straighter, and more consistently. What does it tell us that the majority of the greats—from Jack Nicklaus and Byron Nelson to modern masters like Tiger Woods—employ a “strong” grip on the club? How did legends like Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Mickey Wright, and Gary Player unlock hidden power and control by “turning in” the right knee at address? Why are some modern teachers preaching “quiet” footwork when forty-eight of the top fifty golfers of all time lifted their left heels on the backswing, allowing them to build power? At the same time that Chamblee is extolling certain swing virtues, he also debunks a number of popular—but misguided—swing philosophies that have been hindering golfers for years. The result is perhaps the best and clearest explanation of how to hit a golf ball ever published. The Anatomy of Greatness is a book that golfers can take to the driving range and use Chamblee’s clear explanations to build better swings—and get more speed and consistency into their swings—immediately. It is like having a series of private lessons from the best golfers of all time, and it will help golfers build swings that make the game easier and more fun.