This new book is a humorous and honest account of golf that will appeal to golfers of all ages, but especially to the cranky old golfers themselves. It’s a perfect and fun gift for all those with cranky old golfers in their lives, and is written by a 21 handicap player with thirty years of dedicated ‘hacking’ behind him.
Sandy MacLaren loves his family, his friends, his malt whisky, his food and his golf... Not necessarily in that order! Sandy MacLaren is a Scottish chef and a golf addict. He often plays nine holes in the morning before his restaurant opens. That’s when the fun begins and his love of ‘a good walk spoiled’ competes for attention with family, friends, his cooking and many other aspects of a busy life. The Cranky Old Chef is a humorous, frequently hilarious, collection of short stories and vignettes describing the experiences of Sandy and his family. Laugh as you observe him in his restaurant, where he can be very cranky if his standards are challenged. Follow him around the golf course and enjoy his triumphs and disasters. Laugh, too, at the experiences of his daughter, Morag, a medical student who takes her study of urology and gynaecology to a whole new level; discover how his son, Gordon, a golf professional, meets the girl of his dreams; and learn how his wife, Fiona, adds spice to their love life and gives him a big surprise!
If you know anything at all about John Daly—and if you don't, what in the hell are you doing with this book in your hands?—you know he approaches the game of golf from an, uh, slightly different perspective than your average two-time major winner. How different? Well, for starters, Long John thinks the PGA Tour ought to permit Bermuda shorts, make carts mandatory, let him wear his hair down to his butt if he wants to, and strip-search tournament patrons at the entrance gate to keep cameras and cell phones off the course. In Golf My Own Damn Way, you'll take a virtual ride on Big John's magic bus as he tells you the best way to grip it so you can rip it. Looking for a sure cure to bunkerphobia? It's here. A one-hour golf lesson that's 100 percent guaranteed to make you a better golfer? Ditto. Want to know why you should occasionally leave your big dog in your trunk, how to watch your weight, and what golf and sex have in common? You came to the right book. And while he's busy explaining all these and many other things, Daly also tells you why you should keep your head out of the game, let your belly lead your hands, listen to your right foot, check your ball position—and buy a hybrid (the club, not the car). Following in the spike prints of his 2006 bestselling autobiography, My Life In and Out of the Rough, Golf My Own Damn Way is an off-the-wall and intensely personal yet imminently practical and accessible tip sheet on how to cut ten strokes off your score—now. Two things are certain: you've never seen a golf instructional book quite like this one, and you'll never need another one. Fairways and greens, Pard!
Steve Eubanks lives on a golf course, spends most of his time with a golf club in his hand, and simply cannot pass a course without playing it. In Golf Freek, he chronicles his travels around the globe for the sole purpose of playing as much free golf—the operative word being free—in as many interesting places and with as many interesting people as possible. As Steve himself says, “This book is not some mystic search to find my soul through a ball-and-stick metaphor. It’s about me, the golf freek, sponging free golf. It’s a mixture of On the Road (without the booze, hookers, guns, and poverty) and Rick Reilly’s Who’s Your Caddy? (with John Daly keeping his private parts to himself).” Along the way he tells some of the world’s greatest golf stories—funny, touching, bizarre, and sometimes personal—from his rounds with Arnold Palmer to his hole in one in the Chinese town where his daughter was born. These tales, taken together, add up to one of the most revealing books about From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Scott Martin
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Release Date: 2007-03-25
Genre: Performing Arts
Caddyshack is the ultimate golfer's cult movie. Released in 1980 and starring Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, and others, the movie is unquestionably the raunchiest, funniest golf movie ever made. The Book of Caddyshack gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at this classic comedy and includes: Full descriptions of all scenes, with the main action plus what's going on in the background (and there's a lot going on!) Details on actors and others involved in the movie: movies and television shows in which they appeared before and after Caddyshack. Where are they now? Some went on to excellent careers, others crashed and burned. Key props, such as Rodney Dangerfield's Rolls Royce and his enormous golf bag. Where did they come from? Where are they now? How the script progressed from the original to the eventual. The original is in the Caddyshack restaurant in Ponte Vedra Beach near Jacksonville. Every possible bit of trivia about the movie and making the movie. PGA Tour stars' favorite movie moments. Essentially, as the subtitle says: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Greatest Movie Ever Made
Author: John F. Hotchkiss
Publisher: Antique Trader
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
The first book to cover the complete history of the golf ball, with classifications, descriptions, and prices for old and new balls. Features a reprint of John Stuart Martin's The Curious History of the Golf Ball, and documents additional changes the balls and the game have made over the last thirty years. Provides tips for golfers on the effects of these changes on their game.
A crotchety old man decided to wash his sweatshirt. He threw it in the washing machine and yelled to his wife, "What setting do I use?" His wife asked, "What does it say on the shirt?" He yelled back, "University of Texas." If this man sounds like someone you know, chances are he's a crotchety old man! We all have a crotchety old man in our lives. Maybe he's your father, your grandfather, your brother, your husband-or, though you'd never admit it, even you! From the author of How Not to Become a Little Old Lady here's the companion, How Not to Become a Crotchety Old Man, a lighthearted celebration of the grumpy old men in your life. Author Mary McHugh's 250 hilarious truths about cranky, crusty old guys who would rather spend days trying to build something rather than read the instructions are coupled with the charming and humorous art of Adrienne Hartman. If he's ever done one of the following things, it's a sure sign you have a crotchety old man on your hands: * Stood in the middle of the kitchen and said, "Where's the butter?" * Bought cans of broken cashews because they're cheaper. * Yelled at news anchors on television. * Cheated on his diet but yelled at his wife when she ate one MandM. Perfect for Father's Day, How Not to Become a Crotchety Old Man is for any man who wants to ensure he doesn't slip into the crotchety zone. It also makes a great gift for that guy in your life who is a crotchety old man but will never believe one line in this book is about him!