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Fore All Golfers!
Lionell Spretz
1561677795
Feb 2003
Paperback
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Tim Thelen, Head Pro, Baywood CC
Very educational... Reading this book just once is almost as good as getting a series of golf lessons.

Ken Kelly, Head Pro, Houston National GC
I hightly recommend it for golfers of all skill levels... anyone who plays golf should buy this book.

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Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul: 101 Stories of Insight, Inspiration and Laughter on the Links
Jack L. Canfield
1558746587
May 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul is a perfect gift for any golfing enthusiast, whether their drives land in the sand or on the green. This inspiring collection of stories from professionals, caddies and amateur golfers shares the memorable moments of the game - when, despite all odds, an impossible shot lands in the perfect position; when a simple game of golf becomes a lesson in life. Chapters include: sportsmanship, family, overcoming obstacles, perfecting the game and the nineteenth hole. This is a great read for any golfer, no matter what their handicap.

About the Author
Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors, are joined by Jeff Aubery, Chrissy Donnelly and Mark Donnelly. Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, the...


The Women's Guide to Golf: A Handbook for Beginners
Kellie Stenzel
0312280688
April 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
Kellie Stenzel Garvin, a PGA and LPGA class-A teaching professional, has been golfing since she was 3 years old. In her book, The Women's Guide to Golf, she attempts to teach the woman golfer who has not. Assuming the reader has no prior knowledge of the game, she explains everything. The chapters are set up as lessons, the first ones covering the course, the ball, the hole, and the equipment. The simplicity of these first lessons may seem a little insulting--after all, a beginning golfer is not the same as a beginning reader. But when she discusses grip in lesson 5, pay attention--that's when Stenzel Garvin starts to shine. With the aid of 75 black-and-white photos, she takes the novice golfer through the basic points of putting and the short game before moving on to the full swing. Two of the most valuable lessons aimed at...


I Remember My Teacher
David Shribman
0740722034
March 1, 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Cab drivers, governors, executives, literary agents and many others share recollections of their most inspiring educators in this collection edited by Boston Globe Washington bureau chief Shribman. The short quotations gathered in the book describe teachers of all kinds, from a leathery-faced golf instructor to a nuclear engineering professor at North Carolina State University, to a Long Island public school teacher who taught fifth-grade students Shakespeare and made them call him "Sir." Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Over the course of a year writer David Shribman questioned virtually everyone he encountered about the role teachers had played in their lives. The result is this extraordinary collection of personal remembrances of...


Golf and the Spirit: Lessons for the Journey
M. Scott Peck
0609805665
June 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Having toured The Road Less Traveled in previous bestsellers, psychiatrist and self-help guru Peck finally sets out on the cartpath. His destination? A journey into the mysteries of the royal and ancient game. Given the tenor of his earlier work, it's surprising he took so long to take aim at this particularly pilgrim-filled target area.

Peck, a golfer since his army days in the '60s, fairly and fittingly uses the game as a metaphor for spiritual growth. Dividing his book into 18 holes with titles like Civility, Human Nature, The Invisible, Deftness (and, for good measure, a 19th called Closure), he navigates his course prudently and self-referentially with a bag full of mysticism, religion, and psychology, and acquits himself with a safe par performance. Nothing particularly dangerous or spectacular emerges from his...



Heart of a Golfer, The
Wally Armstrong, Frank Martin
0310246539


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Book Description
This is a book for the man or woman who loves God and golf. In these pages, you’ll discover how the two go together. Because without question, golf is a game filled with parallels to the Christian life—and as you’ll see, Wally Armstrong knows how to help you fine-tune your approach so that, whether on the links or in life, you’re always improving.

Inside are a few of the things Armstrong has learned at God’s lesson tee. “It’s a collection,” he says, “of stories and anecdotes from my many years in golf, each used in some way by God to bring home a truth about life, faith, relationships, and my walk with Christ in general.” In The Heart of a Golfer, Armstrong offers thirty-six “lessons” covering different aspects of life’s game: the...


Letters to a Young Golfer
Bob Duval
1402895194

Hardcover
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The Kingdom of Shivas Irons
Michael Murphy, John Hannah (Narrator)
0553478648
September 15, 1997
Audio Cassette
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Book Review
The long-awaited sequel to Golf in the Kingdom takes Murphy back to Scotland in search of another encounter with the mystically enchanting Shivas Irons, a man--if that's indeed what he is--who's part golf professional, part shaman, completely wise, and thoroughly fascinating. Filled with myth, mysticism, metaphysics, advanced string theory (courtesy of fellow searcher and friend, physicist Buck Hannigan), and at times other-worldly golf sequences from Scotland, to Russia, to a climactic round at Pebble Beach, Kingdom resolves its quest in the most unlikely and hard-to-find place of all. "Keep coming," Irons implores his seeker. "Imagine. Practice. Start again. I'm not so far away." Indeed, more than fairways that glow in the dark and drives that can fly 450 yards, it's Irons's ultimate...


Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul The 2nd Round: 101 More Stories of Insight, Inspiration and Laughter on the Links
Jack Canfield
1558749829
May 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Wisdom That's Par for the CourseGolfers with a taste for chicken soup will appreciate Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jeff Aubery and Mark and Chrissy Donnelly's Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul: The 2nd Round: More Stories of Insight, Inspiration and Laughter on the Links. In the introduction, the authors explain how golf is like a mirror that "surrounds our every shot, decision and intention on the course, and reflects it back in perfect clarity." From there, chapters entitled "Going for the Green," "Out of the Rough" and "Golf Links a Family Together" discuss the reflective nature of the sport. These pieces are alternately funny, thoughtful and poignant.Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Whether readers are relatively new to the...


Fairways of Life: Wisdom and Inspiration From the Greatest Game
Matthew E. Adams
1587262959
February 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
The game of golf is a great metaphor for the game of life. Fairways of Life will remind you why you love golf and will help you to celebrate each day in a more meaningful way. You will be both inspired and entertrained by this unique collection of stories from the royal and ancient game. The knowledge and experience of some of golf’s greatest stars help you learn from many lifetimes of tribulations and triumphs.

From the Publisher
Matt Adams is a New York Times best selling author. He is seen regularly on The Golf Channel, and is a highly popular golf speaker nationally. Fairways of Life is the perfect motivational reading for those of us who love golf, because it is full of information from the games greatest players, but anyone can benefit from this book...


Classic Golf Hole Design: Using the Greatest Holes as Inspiration for Modern Courses
Robert Muir Graves
0471413720
January 2002
Textbook Hardcover
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Review
"the book uses photographs and diagrams generously to illustrate the various classic golf holes." (Landscape Architecture, May 2003)

Book Description
Golf course construction continues to burgeon in the United States, Asia, and around the world. This book meets the needs of practicing landscape architects and other practicing professionals involved in the design or re-design of golf courses. Each classic hole is described in terms relevant to the designer including its basic design, its maintenance, and its impact on the golfer's game. Three samples accompany each classic hole illustrating varying replications and how those replications were appropriated for the new course.

Graves and Cornish are two of the most famous and respected golf course architects in the United States,...



Where the Grass Is Always Greener: Insight and Inspiration from the Fairway
Donny Finley (Illustrator), Terry Glaspey (Compiler)
0736903046


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Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul: 101 Stories of Insight, Inspiration and Laughter on the Links
Read by Jack L. Canfield
1558746609
May 1999
Compact Disc
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Golf and the Game of Leadership: An 18-Hole Guide for Success in Business and in Life
Donald E. McHugh
0814408370
April 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
McHugh, a former executive with General Motors and Owens-Illinois, believes that golf is a perfect analogy for the corporate boardroom game. By transferring the strategies that work on the course to the office, chances are one will be able to stand out as a leader. The best golfers are passionate about the game and are willing to put in hours of practice. Similarly, according to McHugh, effective leaders are zealous in their convictions that their behavior will motivate and help others to succeed as well. The chapters-for each of 18 holes of a round of golf-feature leadership principles such as "Focus," "Courage," "Responsibility" and "Recognize Positive Results." In each chapter, McHugh, also a retired U.S. Navy captain, offers numerous anecdotes about both golf and the business world. Unfortunately, the...


Golf in the Kingdom (Audio Literature Presents)
Michael Murphy
0944993656


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Book Review
Esalen Institute founder Michael Murphy's divine meditation on the royal and ancient game defied categorization when it was first published in 1972, and it still does. Instantly hailed as a classic, Golf in the Kingdom is an altogether unique confluence of fiction, philosophy, myth, mysticism, enchantment, and golf instruction. The central character is a wily Scotsman named Shivas Irons, a golf professional by vocation and a shaman by design, whom Murphy, as participant in his own novel, meets in 1956 on the links of Burningbush, in Fife. The story of their round of golf together culminates in a wild night of whiskey and wisdom where, as Shivas demonstrates how the swing reflects the soul, their golf quite literally takes on a metaphysical glow. The events alter not only Murphy's game, but they also radically ...


The Golfer's Book of Daily Inspiration
Kevin Nelson
0809232138
April 1, 1996
Hardcover
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Book Review
Golfers often need a shot of inspiration to transform an average day on the links into the magic that seems a stroke or two away. This collection of inspiring passages for each day of the year is meant to do just that. Here's the entry for June 23, in part: "Don't just sit there--enter a tournament!... Competition is the best way to judge your skills against those of your peers. Most important, it will improve your game." Or August 19: "Those who say golf requires little physical stamina have obviously never played 18 holes on a hot and humid afternoon in August.... Remember this the next time you are struggling on the backside of a long, long day. You are one stroke away from energy, one stroke away from new life. All you need to do is tap into your latent energy, pop the cork. One stroke will do it. Keep...


Golf and the Spirit: Lessons for the Journey
M. Scott Peck
1559275502
June 1999
Audio
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Book Review
Having toured The Road Less Traveled in previous bestsellers, psychiatrist and self-help guru Peck finally sets out on the cartpath. His destination? A journey into the mysteries of the royal and ancient game. Given the tenor of his earlier work, it's surprising he took so long to take aim at this particularly pilgrim-filled target area.

Peck, a golfer since his army days in the '60s, fairly and fittingly uses the game as a metaphor for spiritual growth. Dividing his book into 18 holes with titles like Civility, Human Nature, The Invisible, Deftness (and, for good measure, a 19th called Closure), he navigates his course prudently and self-referentially with a bag full of mysticism, religion, and psychology, and acquits himself with a safe par performance. Nothing particularly dangerous or spectacular emerges from his...


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