In seiner Erfolgssatire "Der Weg der weißen Kugel" empfahl Eugen Pletsch "heitere Gelassenheit" als Schlüssel zum erfolgreichen Golfspiel. Doch nach einem Turnier war seine Gelassenheit schnell dahin. Der golfsüchtige Autor, mittlerweile komplett GOLFGAGA, nimmt an einer Pilotstudie zur Therapie von Golfsucht teil und verliebt sich dabei prompt in seine Ärztin. Ironisch, bissig, witzig - und ein bisschen romantisch - erzählt Eugen Pletsch von der "dunklen Seite des Golfsports". Auch für Nichtgolfer köstlich zu lesen!
For 25 years, ZAGAT Survey has reported on the shared experiences of diners and travellers. Recently they have expanded the scope to include nightlife, shopping and movies. Now ZAGAT have teamed up with ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports to produce the ultimate golfer's guide. With the rise of such players as Tiger Woods and Justin Rose, people have become increasingly fascinated with golf. They want to know more about the sport and where to play it. This new ZAGAT Survey is designed to steer golfers toward the most beautiful and challenging U.S. courses accessible to the public.
Presents an account of one man's idiosyncratic journey to all 78 golf courses situated quite literally on the coast of England. This work is a narrative of 12-handicapper's travels and golfing adventures with friends and strangers. It provides golfers of all levels with an insight into golfing culture in England.
Jennifer marries Greek businessman Stavros Papadopoulos. Stavros is a golf enthusiast who will do anything to play a round of golf with his buddies. Jennifer finds herself in the stifling relationship until she has an illicit tryst with sexy neighbor William French, a hunky Hollywood actor. William is gorgeous, sexy and a bit overwhelming. He's the lead man on a new series called Blue Moon. The next day William is found dead and all of Hollywood speculates on who could have killed him..... Jennifer watched Stavros back his black BMW out of the driveway. It was Thursday afternoon, prime golf time. He had all his golf gear packed up, his set of Titleist clubs, his Nike driver, 20XI balls and a brand new golf glove. He would be gone until dark. She sighed a sigh of relief. Gone were the days when she rode alongside him, being his caddy. "Which iron do you think Kukla?” Kukla was his pet name for her. It meant "doll” in Greek. "The nine or the wedge?” Go for the nine, who cares, she thought. Jennifer could care less about golf, but Stavros was so passionate about it. She could not deny him his precious time on the golf course. He was almost fanatical about playing. This was her time, playtime. Maybe she would go shopping. Maybe look for something on sale, another bauble for her healthy closet. She cherished her precious time at the mall. It was the only free time she had to herself. Stavros was so possessive. He needed her in a bad way, an almost childlike urgency for all her attention......
From Best Courses to Biggest Chokes, Most Underrated to Worst-Dressed Golfers, Golf List Mania! includes 120 lists that will inform and entertain. Includes contributions by personalities including Jack Nicklaus, David Feherty, and more, plus a Foreword by Jim Nantz. Why you'll enjoy this book: 5. Contributions from famous golf writers. You'll get the perspective from some of the best in the business. 4. Lists from the greats, including golf's "Big 3": Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player. It doesn't get much better than that. 3. A walk through golf history from Young and Old Tom Morris to Tiger Woods. You'll learn a thing or two along the way. 2. There are no right answers. The fun part of this book is the debates that they spark. I'm sure there will be lists when you go, "That guy is a complete idiot." Isn't that the essence of golf and sports? 1. The next best thing to playing golf is reading about golf. You also make fewer bogeys that way. My good friends, Ed and Len, have compiled more than 100 juicy and interesting lists that are sure to entertain. I hope you enjoy this unique look at the game we all love. --From the Foreword
Author: Dr. Michael T. Lardon
Publisher: Crown Archetype
Release Date: 2014-09-16
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Perfect your mental approach to your game To be a golfer is to tinker—with everything from equipment to grip to swing. But one thing most players don’t give enough attention to is the mental game. Psychologists aren’t a new phenomenon in golf, but Dr. Michael Lardon is a different breed of performance coach. Instead of sending his players into a losing battle against emotion, indecision, and fear on the golf course, he shows them how to organize their thoughts and use them for maximum performance. His step-by-step Pre-Shot Pyramid provides any player with the ideal blueprint for shot setup. And his revolutionary Mental Scorecard will give you the tools to accurately measure what you really do on the golf course and how to make real, permanent improvements. You will learn the same techniques that Dr. Lardon shares with Phil Mickelson and dozens of other tour players, including the tools that helped Mickelson right himself after the 2012 U.S. Open to win the British Open a month later with a historic final round. Mastering Golf’s Mental Game will change the way you think about golf, and is a must-read for any player serious about shooting better scores and getting more enjoyment out of the game.
Author: Dan Washburn
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Release Date: 2016-07-18
Genre: Business & Economics
Financial Times Best Book of 2014 It’s still known as the “rich man’s game” and considered taboo, and yet golf is booming in China — hundreds of new courses have opened in the past decade, despite it being illegal for anyone to build them. Award-winning journalist Dan Washburn follows the lives of three men intimately involved in China’s bizarre golf scene. We meet Zhou, a peasant turned golf pro who sees the game as his way into China’s new middle class; Wang, a lychee farmer whose life is transformed when a massive, top-secret resort springs up next door; and Martin, a Western executive maneuvering through a highly political business environment, ever watchful for Beijing’s “golf police.” Charting these three different paths to the new Chinese Dream, The Forbidden Game is a rich and arresting portrait of a country of contradictions.
Author: Andrew Gellatly
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Golfers often admit that the moment they grip a club in their hands, they lose all sense of rationality. For one thing, some golfers simply don't know when to stop playing--and you might see some of them trying to sink a putt on a busy city sidewalk. These golfers haven't gone totally insane; they've merely joined thousands like themselves who play the latest, coolest, variation on a famous old game. They're playing extreme golf. At last, aficionados of extreme golf have their very own how-to book: The Official Extreme Golf Manual. Here are ideas for playing a quick lunch-break round on the street outside the office . . . or on a ski slope during summer when it's too warm to ski . . . or on an ice pond when the regular golf course has closed for winter! Author Andrew Gellatly--with tongue only slightly in cheek--describes a variation called speed golf, gives advice on proper attire while playing extreme golf, and even offers information on participating in extreme golf competitions. Finally, he warns his readers about certain hazards often encountered by players of this unusual game, and devotes a full chapter titled First Aid for Extreme Golfers. Lovers of golf will love this book--even if they finally decide to stick with more orthodox versions of the game. Illustrations on most pages.
Author: W. Timothy Gallwey
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2009-01-06
Genre: Sports & Recreation
W. Timothy Gallwey's bestselling Inner Game books--with over one million copies sold--have revolutionized the way we think about sports. And now, after twenty years of applying his Inner Game methods to the royal and ancient sport of golf, Gallwey brings us this completely revised edition of his classic The Inner Game of Golf, nearly half of which is new material, published here for the first time. Even the masters of the game, from the venerable Jack Nicklaus to the wunderkind Tiger Woods, must battle their mental demons to excel in the crucible of competition. How do they maintain concentration under pressure? How do they avoid the mental and physical tensions that can sabotage any shot, from the simplest putt to a demanding drive? And how do they contend with the nagging inner voice that says, "You haven't been playing your best today. How will you keep from messing up on this shot?" Here, Gallwey provides specific ways for you to improve the concentration and confidence that keep your insecurities from hijacking your best instincts, your score, and your enjoyment of the game. In addition to the specifics of Inner chipping, Inner swinging, and Inner putting, Gallwey explains why the art of "relaxed concentration" is the fundamental skill for improving every aspect of your game. It may seem like common sense nowadays to say that mental approaches are as crucial as physical skills in a good game of golf. But Gallwey was among the first to say it, and he is a pioneer of the modern sports psychology movement. In The Inner Game of Golf, now comprehensively updated, you will find the kind of perceptive and articulate instruction that not only will improve your swing, but, perhaps even more important, will reacquaint you with the pure pleasure of the game. From the Hardcover edition.