Author: Robert Tyre Jones
Publisher: Main Street Books
Release Date: 2010-06-09
Genre: Sports & Recreation
By the best amateur golfer ever to play the game, this is essential instructional reading for the millions who have taken up golf during the 20 years this marvelous, timeless book has been out of print and unavailable. B & W line drawings. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Author: Gary McCord
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-01-14
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Viele haben noch nie einen Golfschläger in der Hand gehabt und haben trotzdem vor, sich auf den großen grünen Platz zu wagen. Viele wollen einfach nur ein guter Golfer werden und die Spieltechnik verbessern. Der erfahrene Golfer Gary McCord bringt die Leser mit diesem Buch, unabhängig vom jeweiligen Stand, auf eine neue Stufe des Könnens. In "Golf für Dummies" wird der Lernprozess auf dem Weg zum echten Golfer Schritt für Schritt nachvollzogen. Das Buch lässt auch das Drumherum, das die Leser neben den üblichen Regeln noch wissen sollten, nicht außer Acht: von den Golfregeln über die Ausrüstung bis hin zu Tipps, wie man den Golfclub findet, in dem man sich wohlfühlt. Vom ersten Griff zum Schläger über die grundlegende Technik bis hin zum Spielen im "Bunker" sowie anderen besonders schwierigen Bedingungen. Ein kleines Lexikon mit typischen Golfbegriffen rundet das Buch ab.
"Swing thoughts are the secrets to playing your best golf."--Tom Kite Over the years, golf instruction--and by extension instruction books--has become increasingly cosmic. Theories come into favor and are quickly discarded. But from Harry Vardon and Bobby Jones to Curtis Strange and Jack Nicklaus, good players have always relied on simple "swing thoughts," or visual images, to help them maintain a streak of good playing or get out of a slump. The legendary teacher Bob Toski, who has kept a notebook of swing thoughts over the years, says "People tend to fall back on the same mistakes. If you find a solution to a specific problem it will almost certainly work time and time again." In Swing Thoughts, bestselling golf author Don Wade presents more than 90 key swing thoughts from golf's greatest players, including Paul Azinger, Sam Snead, Amy Alcott, Lanny Watkins, Davis Love III, Nancy Lopez, Ken Venturi, Ben Crenshaw, Meg Mallon, and a host of others from the PGA, LPGA, and Senior PGA Tours.
A fast-moving heart-warming narrative on the history of African-Americans in golf. Beginning with the 1896 U.S. Open where blacks first played in national competition, to the invention of the golf tee by an African-American dentist in 1899, to the early clubs and facilities open to people of color, to the service roles that served as an introduction to the game. And much, much more.
The first-ever biography of the iconic and beloved golf coach who caddied for Francis Ouimet, played with Ben Hogan, competed against Bobby Jones, shaped Ben Crenshaw, and distilled his golf wisdom into the Little Red Book, granting simplicity to a vexing yet beloved sport Millions of people were charmed by the homespun golf advice dispensed in Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book, a sports classic that went on to become the best-selling sports book of all time. Yet, beyond the Texas golf courses where Penick happily toiled for the better part of eight decades, few people knew the self-made golf pro who coaxed the best out of countless greats — Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw, Betsy Rawls, Mickey Wright — all champions who considered Penick their coach and lifelong friend. In Harvey Penick, Kevin Robbins tells the story of this legendary steward of the game. From his first job as a caddie at age eight to his ascendance to head golf pro at the esteemed Austin Country Club to his playing days when he competed with Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen to his mentorship of some of golf’s finest players, Penick studied every nuance of the game. Along the way, he scribbled his observations and anecdotes, tips and tricks, and genuine love of the sport in his little red book, which ultimately became a gift to golfers everywhere. Part elegy to golf’s greatest teacher, part inquiry into his simple, impactful teachings, part history of golf over the past century, Harvey Penick is an exquisitely written sports biography.