Examples from God Loves Golfers Best:
Golf is a lot like taxes. You drive hard to get to the green, and end up in the hole.
What should you do if lightning strikes during your round? Walk around holding a 1-iron, because even God can't hit a 1-iron!
A man is getting married and is standing by his bride at the church.
Standing beside him are his golf clubs and bag.
His bride whispers, "What are your golf clubs doing here?"
The groom replies, "This isn't going to take all day, is it?"
In primitive society, when native tribes beat the ground with clubs and yelled, it was called witchcraft; today, in civilized society, it is called golf.
Hit & Hope is as pure a definition of the game of golf as anyone has ever devised. Through the essays in this book, acclaimed columnist and author Owen takes the mundane aspects of the game and our approach to it and stands them on their head, turns them inside out, and lays our follies bare for all the world to see (all the world except ourselves, of course). He does for American golfers what P. G. Wodehouse did for our English cousins, or Jacques Tati did for humanity at large: He finds humor and nobility in our essential silliness, as expressed in our pursuit of a little white ball over a vast (but not vast enough to contain our slices) greensward.
Funny, candid, and thoughtful, Hit & Hope is an invaluable addition to any duffer's bag and the truest commentary on how -- and why -- the rest of us play golf.
A witty and world-wise departure from the vast shelf of oh-so-predictable instructional guides, Golf Girl’s Little Tartan Book doesn’t focus on technique. Instead, it teaches attitude, demonstrating how a gal who’s passionate about golf can use her feminine wiles and womanly style to her distinct advantage on the course. From teeing off (don’t be coy about using those red tees) to getting teed off (don’t be timid about throwing the occasional tantrum), Hannigan entertainingly dispenses advice that’s sure to be useful to any woman intent on securing membership in the “boys’ club” called golf.
This is a witty, off-the-wall guide to the rules of the modern game, as if written by a very patient but understanding friend. Writer Iain Macintosh explains what it is about golf that makes it so popular, and why you should be watching it. He guides the novice through the basic rules of the game in a bouncy, easy-to-fathom style, but also explains why it is a sport that contains glimpses of every facet of human emotion, making it even more compelling.
If you've ever wondered what an 'albatross' has to do with the sport, or why Tiger Woods is supposed to be so much better than everyone else, this book will tell you everything you will ever need to know about golf, but were too afraid to ask.
About 70 percent of the shots in a round of golf are taken 75 yards from the pin or closer, making the short game the most significant factor in a golfer's score. This practical guide shows readers how to shave strokes off their game by improving their pitching, chipping, bunker play, and putting. Golfers will find expert tips on choosing the right wedges, putters, and balls, as well as illustrated step-by-step instructions on swings used in short-game shots. They'll also find information on how to beat bunkers and other hazards and how to play various lies-in deep rough, from the fairway, uphill, side-hill, and off bare ground. There's also a section on stretches, exercises, and drills to improve techniques, as well as tips on reading greens for accurate putting.
Michael Patrick Sheils (Birmingham, MI) is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America. He has written four books, and his articles and columns have appeared in worldwide magazines and newspapers. Michael Kernicki (Miami Beach, FL) has been a PGA member for 27 years and is currently the Head Professional at the historic Indian Creek Country Club in Miami Beach.
I would like to state for the record that I am not a PGA Tour Pro or Instructor, nor am I a professional writer. There the Disclaimer out of the way.) I am however a United States Golf Teacher Federation & National Registry of Professional Golf Instructors certified golf teacher.
I have immense respect for all PGA pros & instructors. The real problem, most PGA instructors want to teach you "their" swing, or "the" swing, the Internet Guru’s are only re-packaging those swings. All work with what I am about to tell and show you. No need to be concerned about having to lean a new swing or style of swing. I believe you were born with "Your Own Personal Golf Swing" that’s all I am concerned about. I can state with out any doubt you will never have anything but "Your Own Personal Golf Swing". No matter what style or type of swing you use your swing will only work for you! “No Other Golfer Will Ever Swing A Golf Club Same As You Do!”