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.
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!”
A portion of the proceeds from each book goes to the Marilynn Smith Scholarship Fund, providing the opportunity for women to play golf in college.