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: 9523

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: 7754

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: 2213

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: 5054

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The Scottish Golf Book

Author: Malcolm Campbell,Glyn Satterley

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781583820537

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 8827

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 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: 5772

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: 7636

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 Book of Golf Quotations

Author: Pat Sullivan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448146984

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 8185

The Book of Golf Quotations is simply the best collection of quoted wit and wisdom on the game of golf, the sport that has defined generations of politicians, footballers, celebrities and ordinary folk with plenty of spare time and a bewildering array of equipment and brightly-coloured clothing. And, of course, professional golfers. The range of quotes is as huge as a Tiger Woods tee shot, with quips from such diverse leading lights as Monty and Mad Mac, Wodehouse and Woosie, Churchill and Bobby Cruickshank, Bob Hope and Ben Hogan, George Bernard Shaw and Tom Shaw - and fully updated to include all the great quotes and comments of a new generation of golfing heroes from Seve to Sam Torrance, other famous people who play golf, and famous people who think golf courses should be abandoned and allowed to seed wild grasses and trees instead. With all the experience and gravitas of Jack Nicklaus, and as funny as a pair of Darren Clarke's trousers, The Book of Golf Quotations is the last word for every fan of frolics on the fairway, on the green or at the nineteenth hole. 'This game is great, and very strange.' Seve Ballesteros 'The best year of my life was when I was eleven. I got straight As, had two recesses a day, and the cutest girlfriend, and won 32 tournaments that year. Everything's been downhill since.' Tiger Woods 'At least he can't cheat on his score - because all you have to do is look back down the fairway and count the wounded.' Bob Hope 'There were three things in the world that he held in the smallest esteem - slugs, poets, and caddies with hiccups.' P G Wodehouse 'You can't birdie all 18 holes if you don't birdie the first three.' Nick Faldo

The 19th Hole

Architecture of the Golf Clubhouse

Author: Richard Diedrich

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 1864702230

Category: Architecture

Page: 300

View: 7158

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

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: 7060

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 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: 9413

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 Physics of Golf

Author: Theodore P. Jorgensen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441986189

Category: Science

Page: 189

View: 9224

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 Poetics of Golf

Author: Andy Brumer

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803213654

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 210

View: 6343

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.

Historical Dictionary of Golf

Author: Bill Mallon,Randon Jerris

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810874657

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 864

View: 1341

Historical Dictionary of Golf—through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, photos, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on people, places, teams, and terminology of the game—is a comprehensive history of golf.

The Laws of Golf

Author: Randy Voorhees

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740792784

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 80

View: 9825

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

Sports Illustrated The Golf Book

Author: Editors of Sports Illustrated

Publisher: Sports Illustrated

ISBN: 9781603200851

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 5151

In a history spanning more than 500 years, a Scottish seaside pastime has become the passionate pursuit of 60 million players and 10 times as many fans worldwide. Along the way, golf has provided heroes, heroines and moments that live forever in the hearts of those who follow the sport. In its 296 stirring pages, THE GOLF BOOK offers a spectacular tribute to an old game that never runs short of surprises--a celebration of the grand, still-unfolding story of golf.

The Art of Golf

Author: Sir Walter Grindlay Simpson

Publisher: The Oleander Press

ISBN: 0906672872

Category: Golf

Page: N.A

View: 4741

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

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: 7950

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.

The Golf Bully

Author: Charles S. Hellman

Publisher: LuckySports

ISBN: 9780935938296

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 32

View: 1784

The first series of Adventures in SportsLand focuses on bullies. This cartoon series consists of eight children's picture books, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Hockey, Soccer, Tennis, and Volleyball, plus two in Spanish, which are fun, attractive, and educational. The goal of these picture sports books is to teach good behavior, as well as family and moral values, to youngsters through sports while using imagination and having fun. This golf story features a golf iron named Shank, who hits the golf ball a mile and has a smooth putting stroke. His fellow teammate, Dimples (a golf ball), gives his best as caddie during Shank's grudge golf match against the purple 8-ball named Trouble, the Hoo-Doos' coach who has his bully Hoo-Doos try to pull every dirty trick in the book in order to win this match. Find out if Shank can overcome Trouble and all the Hoo-Doos' tricks in their big golf match.