The Big Miss is Hank Haney's candid and surprisingly insightful account of his tumultuous six-year journey with Tiger Woods, during which the supremely gifted golfer collected six major championships and rewrote golf history. Hank was one of the very few people allowed behind the curtain. He was with Tiger 110 days a year, spoke to him over 200 days a year, and stayed at his home up to 30 days a year, observing him in nearly every circumstance: at tournaments; on the practice range; over meals, with his wife, Elin; and relaxing with friends. The relationship between the two men began in March 2004, when Hank received a call from Tiger in which the golf champion asked him to be his coach. It was a call that would change both men's lives. Tiger - only 28 at the time - was by then already an icon, judged by the sporting press as not only one of the best golfers ever, but possibly the best athlete ever. Already, he was among the world's highest paid celebrities. There was an air of mystery surrounding him, an aura of invincibility. Unique among athletes, Tiger seemed to be able to shrug off any level of pressure and find a way to win. But Tiger was always looking to improve, and he wanted Hank's help. What Hank soon came to appreciate was that Tiger was one of the most complicated individuals he'd ever met, let alone coached. Although Hank had worked with hundreds of elite golfers and was not easily impressed, there were days watching Tiger on the range when Hank couldn't believe what he was witnessing. On those days, it was impossible to imagine another human playing golf so perfectly. And yet Tiger is human - and Hank's expert eye was adept at spotting where Tiger's perfection ended and an opportunity for improvement existed. Always haunting Tiger was his fear of "the big miss" - the wildly inaccurate golf shot that can ruin an otherwise solid round - and it was because that type of blunder was sometimes part of Tiger's game that Hank carefully redesigned his swing mechanics. Hank's most formidable coaching challenge, though, would be solving the riddle of Tiger's personality. Wary of the emotional distractions that might diminish his game and put him further from his goals, Tiger had developed a variety of tactics to keep people from getting too close, and not even Hank - or Tiger's family and friends, for that matter - was spared "the treatment". Toward the end of Tiger's and Hank's time together, the champion's laser-like focus began to blur, and he became less willing to put in punishing hours practicing - a disappointment to Hank, who saw in Tiger's behavior signs that his pupil had developed a conflicted relationship with the game. Hints that Tiger hungered to reinvent himself were present in his bizarre infatuation with elite military training, and - in a development Hank didn't see coming - in the scandal that would make headlines in late 2009. It all added up to a big miss that Hank, try as he might, couldn't save Tiger from. There's never been a book about Tiger Woods that is as intimate and revealing - or one so wise about what it takes to coach a superstar athlete.
©2012 Hank Haney (P)2012 Random House
Dr. Bob Rotella is one of the hottest performance consultants in America today. Among his many professional clients are Nick Price, Tom Kite , Pat Bradley, John Daly, and many others. In Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect, Rotella, or "Doc," as most players refer to him, goes beyond just the usual mental aspects of the game and the reliance on specific techniques. Rotella creates an attitude and a mindset about all aspects of a golfer's game, from mental preparation to competition and with a conversational fashion in a dynamic blend of anecdote and lesson. Rotella helps golfers improve their golf game and have more fun playing.
©1996 Robert Rotella, All Rights Reserved (P)1996 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved, AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.
One of the leading performance consultants in America, Dr. Bob Rotella has tutored some of golf's greatest players including Nick Price, Tom Kite, David Duval, and Brad Faxon. Now Rotella, or "Doc," as most players refer to him, shares his wisdom on the most mental aspect of the game -- putting. In Putting Like a Genius, Rotella tells you how to tune out extraneous factors such as anger, fear and other emotional responses that often cause you to leave the ball short or run it by the hole. Rotella's tips feature a series of exercises and techniques that will help you visualize success on the green and gain more cofidence in our putting stroke. And his conversational style and straightforward appproach make this audio program an indispensable tool for every golfer. Filled with inspiring stories and tremendous insight, Putting Like a Genius will improve your game, and make it more enjoyable.
©2002 Dr. Bob Rotella (P)2002 Simon & Schuster
For the last decade, golfers of all abilities have been drawn to the teachings of Bob "Doc" Rotella. His audiobooks Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect, Golf Is a Game of Confidence, The Golf of Your Dreams, and Putting Out of Your Mind have all become classics for golfers everywhere. Weekend golfers and pros like Brad Faxon, Darren Clarke, Padraig Harrington, Tom Kite, and Davis Love III all listen to the man they call Doc because his teachings are simple and direct, and in the end, what Doc says makes them play better golf. The Golfer's Mind was actually first suggested by Davis Love, Jr., Davis Love III's dad, who encouraged Doc to create an instruction audiobook on golf's mental challenges, organized by topic. Doc heard what Love said, and 20 years later, The Golfer's Mind is that audiobook. From his Ten Commandments to Rotella's Rules to just about any topic a golfer might imagine, this is the ideal way for players to get all of Rotella's teachings.
©2004 Robert Rotella (P)2004 Simon & Schuster Inc. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Disc golf is more than a game, Patrick D. McCormick carefully argues; it can be a window that shows us how we interact with the world. The way we play is the way we live. This book is about the sport of disc golf, but it also is about so much more than throwing a disc at a basket. For the passionate practitioner, disc golf becomes a meditation, and practicing has the potential to make us not only better players but better people. We begin to focus on what we are doing on the course that is working or not working versus what we are doing at home or in the office. Zen and the Art of Disc Golf is about becoming the best players we can be and in turn becoming the best possible version of ourselves through cultivation of attitude, focus, determination, and mental strength. It is about mastering the mind, body, and spirit in such a way that we score better and live better. Inside this book you will learn: What disc golf can teach us about life and success. The secret formula for success on and off the course. How to create the proper attitude.
©2014 Patrick McCormick (P)2015 Patrick McCormick
Ever since his astonishing victory in the 1991 PGA Championship, John Daly has enthralled fans with his big drives, bigger personality, and "Grip It and Rip It" approach to golf - and to life. Usually seen with a Marlboro Light dangling from his lip, John is the unchained, unpredictable, unapologetic bad boy of professional golf. "The only rules I follow", JD likes to say, "are the Rules of Golf." My Life in and out of the Rough is a thrillingly - and sometimes shockingly - candid memoir of a larger-than-life athlete battling assorted addictions (alcohol, gambling, chocolate, sex), his weight, and, perhaps worst of all, divorce lawyers. (He's been married four times.) A two-time major winner before he turned 30, John Daly is one of the most popular athletes in the world. Taking listeners with him off the fairway and into his $1.5-million motor home for a rollicking ride through his life - an ever-churning world of booze, burgers, casinos, country music, and breathtaking moonshots - Daly reveals how a down-home Everyman from Arkansas managed to rise to the peak of the golf world, escape from the depths of abject depression, and, finally, take control of his life. Well, sort of.
©2006 John Daly (P)2020 Tantor
Think country-club clinic meets Navy SEALs training. I will pay any price, bear any burden, leave my home to follow the seasons, build my own swing studio in the basement, construct a practice green in my backyard.... Everything the big boys have access to, I want double. Like most amateur golfers, Tom Coyne had often wondered whether the pros won because they were more talented or because they were more obsessed. Overweight and burdened by a 14 handicap, he decided to find out for himself what it takes to play like a pro. Charting his journey - which included hiring top golf gurus such as Dr. Jim Suttie - Paper Tiger takes listeners from the Michelob tournament (a win for Tom) to the Australian Tour, where 40-mile-per-hour winds and a driving rain scare off his Japanese partners. With each chapter, he tracks his weight alongside his handicap, pursuing his dream with a reckless abandon that comes to involve hardcore diets, pricey technology, and even psychologists. With echoes of Dead Solid Perfect and Who's Your Caddy? Tom brings his uniquely edgy, deeply human perspective to a game that can simultaneously bring out the best and the worst in everyone who tries to master it.
©2006 Tom Coyne (P)2020 Tantor
The number one New York Times best seller based on years of reporting and interviews with more than 250 people from every corner of Tiger Woodss life - this comprehensive, propulsive...and unsparing (The New Yorker) biography is an ambitious 360-degree portrait of golfs most scrutinized figure...brimming with revealing details (Golf Digest). In 2009, Tiger Woods was the most famous athlete on the planet, a transcendent star of almost unfathomable fame and fortune living what appeared to be the perfect life. But it turned out he had been living a double life for years - one that exploded in the aftermath of a Thanksgiving-night crash that exposed his serial infidelity and sent his personal and professional lives over a cliff. In this searing biography of golfs most blazing talent (GOLF magazine), Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian dig deep behind the headlines to produce a richly reported answer to the question that has mystified millions of sports fans for nearly a decade: who is Tiger Woods, really? Drawing on more than 400 interviews with people from every corner of Woodss life - many of whom have never spoken about him on the record before - Benedict and Keteyian construct a captivating psychological profile of a mixed-race child programmed by an attention-grabbing father and the original Tiger Mom to be the chosen one, to change not just the game of golf, but the world as well. But at what cost? Benedict and Keteyian provide the starling answers in this definitive biography that is destined to linger in the minds of listeners for years to come. Irresistible.... Immensely readable.... Benedict and Keteyian bring us along for the ride in a whirlwind of a biography that reads honest and true. (The Wall Street Journal) Ultimately, Tiger Woods is a big American story...exhilarating, depressing, tawdry, and moving in almost equal measure (The New York Times).
©2018 Jeff Benedict, Armen Keteyian (P)2018 Simon & Schuster Audio
A simple and concise guide to confidence and skill in putting by a renowned golf instructor and the best-selling author of Zen Golf and Zen Putting. Dr. Joseph Parent is the highly sought-after PGA Tour and LPGA instructor who has helped major champions Vijay Singh and Cristie Kerr reach number one in the World Ranking. In the classic Zen Putting, Parent approached the art of putting in the context of Zen Buddhist philosophy. In How to Make Every Putt, he shifts focus to the immediate physical and mental challenges of golf's game within the game, providing simple yet powerful techniques that will unlock the secrets to confident, stress-free putting and improve any golfer's score. Comprised of seven sections on key topics - confidence, green reading, speed, stroke, ideal putting routine, challenging putts, and continuous improvement - this pithy, practical volume combines updated and revised lessons from Zen Putting with a step-by-step method for mastering the ideal putting routine, as well as new tips from the author's years of extensive work with the pros. Parent offers tried and true advice on how to master the essentials of great putting.
©2013 Dr. Joseph Parent (P)2020 Tantor
I transformed my game from hacker to one of the best golfers at my club just by fixing the things outside of my swing and grip. I did this all in my adult years, so I have a clear understanding of what the average golfer is thinking and feeling. My grip sucks, and my swing sure as hell aint pretty, but Ive found a way to become a scratch golfer, and I think I have some ways to help other people do that, too. Consistency is the name of the game. The only way to improve consistency is to remove variables, and that is exactly what I will teach you in this book. Trying to replicate the swing of a touring pro is a recipe for disaster. Trust me, Ive tried it, and lost a few golf seasons trying to look like Tiger Woods on the course. After a lot of research and experimenting, I've found some easy techniques to implement into your game that you can take out on the course right away. Youre going to enjoy this straight to the point, no bulls*it take on how to play better golf. You will have some laughs along the way, but most importantly, you will have a road map to start playing better f--king golf.
©2020 Paul Nardozzi (P)2020 Paul Nardozzi
A wise person once said that golf is not a sport but rather a way of life. This is quite true, especially if you are seriously interested in reaching the expert level in this sport. Progressing to this level requires dedication, constant practice and the innate desire to succeed, no matter what. You have to be able to stand the competition, working on yourself first and foremost. But, most importantly, you have to refine your skills and abilities, fine tuning yourself as an expert golf player. In this book, we have gathered all the information you need to know, regarding golf and expert level playing. As you move from chapter to chapter, you will discover essential details, as well as practical advice, on what skill refinement is all about. Do not be quick to go from chapter to chapter but, rather, take your time and soak it all in. This is the kind of information that can help you make the difference between success and failure, especially at this particular level.
©2017 Ivan Buric (P)2017 Ivan Buric
Its one of the greatest comebacks of all time. And for Tiger Woods - his game, his body, and his life in shambles - getting back to the winners circle was only half the story. Heres the rest of it.
Tiger Woodss long descent into a personal and professional hell reached bottom in the early hours of Memorial Day in 2017. Woodss DUI arrest that night came on the heels of a desperate spinal surgery, just weeks after he told close friends he might never play tournament golf again. His mug shot and alarming arrest video were painful to look at and, for Woods, a deep humiliation. The former paragon of discipline now found himself hopelessly lost and out of control, exposed for all the world to see. That episode could have marked the beginning of Tigers end. It proved to be the opposite.
Instead of sinking beneath the public disgrace of drug abuse and the private despair of a battered and ailing body, Woods embarked on the long road to redeeming himself. In The Second Life of Tiger Woods, Michael Bamberger, who has covered Woods since the golfer was an amateur, draws upon his deep network of sources inside locker rooms, caddie yards, clubhouses, fitness trailers, and back offices to tell the true and inspiring story of the legends return. Packed with new information and graced by insight, Bambergers story reveals how this iconic athlete clawed his way back to the top.
Here youll meet the people who have shaped and saved Tigers life. Its a disparate group: A Florida police officer, an old friend from Tigers boyhood, his girlfriend, his manager, his caddie. Youll go inside the ropes and see Tigers interactions with fellow pros, with broadcasters and rules officials and Tour executives, with legends young (Rory McIlroy) and old (Jack Nicklaus) and in between (Fred Couples). On the Sunday before Masters Sunday, youll join Tiger as he takes a long, slow, contemplative walk across Augusta National, and youll be with him again seven days later in the splendid isolation of the tee at 13, in the rain, his right foot slipping while he swings his driver at 120 miles per hour.
This is an intimate portrait of a man who has spent his life in front of the camera but has done his best to make sure he was never really known. Here is Tiger, barefoot, in handcuffs, showing a police officer a witty and self-deprecating side of himself that the public never sees. Here is Tiger on the verge of tears with his children at the British Open. Here is Tiger trying to express his gratitude to his mother at a ceremony at the Rose Garden. In this book, Tiger is funny, cold, generous, self-absorbed, inspiring - and real.
The Second Life of Tiger Woods is not only the saga of an exceptional man but also a celebration of second chances. Being rich and famous had nothing to do with Woodss return. Instead, listeners will see him apply his intelligence, pride, and enormous capacity for work to the problems at hand. Bambergers bracingly honest book is about what Tiger Woods did, and about what any of us can do, when we face our demons head-on.
©2020 Michael Bamberger (P)2020 Simon & Schuster
One night in a Chicago restaurant, Michael Bamberger draws up a list of golf heroes. Nine are living legends, like Arnold and Jack. Nine are secret legends, like Dolphus "Golf Ball" Hull: a windblown tour caddie from Jackson, Mississippi. What they all share is a game that courses through their collective veins like a drug. Accompanied by a sidekick and friend, a former tour player who is a secret legend himself, Bamberger seeks to locate and get to know these luminaries. All the while he is hopeful that they will answer a certain difficult question: When and where were you happiest? In their travels these detectives from the Golf Division uncover life and death, sickness and health, unusual marriages and unlikely friendships, trophies lost and won, comic tales from lives lived on the road, lost loves and second chances, and a cheating scandal that reveals volumes about an icon in their midst. They take us from Arnold Palmer's private warehouse in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, to the 12th green at Augusta National. Men in Green time travels to forgotten places in a lost world.
©2015 Michael Bamberger (P)2015 Tantor
A six-week fitness plan for becoming "golf-fit" and increasing flexibility, balance, strength, and endurance on the golf course. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels! Table of contents: Week 1: Getting started Week 2: Stretching and cardio Week 3: Flexibility and cardio Week 4: Strength and flexibility Week 5: Strength 2 and flexibility Week 6: Design your program Bonus: Pre-game warm-up routine
©2017 Adam Johnson (P)2017 Adam Johnson
Do you want to shave a stroke or three off your scores? Are you a nervous wreck when you miss the green? Do you struggle to get up and down in two? Or does your short game just suck? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this self-help audiobook is for you. Told in a no-nonsense, down-to-earth style, this will teach you four simple steps that will have your short game so sharp you could cut your fingers pulling your wedge from the bag. It doesn't matter if you fluff, skin, sky, or shank your chips, this simple four-step process will transform your chipping beyond all recognition - without having to spend another cent.
©2015 Frank Muir (P)2017 Audible, Ltd
Have you always wanted to learn how to play golf? Does this game appeal to you but you were afraid to give it a try? If you have answered affirmatively to either one of these two questions, you have arrived at this book for all the right reasons. Golf is an amazing game and, with practice, you too can become a great golf player. With the help of this book, you can learn how to play golf, as well as discover the rules of the game and the best tips for beginners. Here is a preview of what you will actually discover in the book.... A quick overview of the game of golf - golf goals, history of golf, professional golf, golf instruction, golf facts, etc. Golf etiquette, rules, and penalties - from the first code of rules to modern regulations Golf equipment - golf balls, golf clubs, golf bags, tees, golf carts, clothing, and additional equipment The game of golf from A to Z - how a game is played, from start to finish Golf strokes and putting - golf strokes types, science behind golf swings, putting Types of games and scoring - match and stroke play, par and general scoring, handicap And much more What you need to understand is that golf is sport which is both simple and complex at the same time. Whether you remain at an amateur level or you want to become a pro, you will still be your biggest competition. Throughout the book, you will discover plenty of useful advice on how to become the best possible golf player, without looking at other players. The book will teach you that golf takes time to learn but, in the end, all of the cumulated experiences were worth both the energy and time invested.
©2017 Ivan Buric (P)2017 Ivan Buric
Gary Player's Black Book contains 50 questions and detailed responses from 18-time major winner Gary Player. The book, divided into three parts, focuses on specific scenarios and problems that arise in golf, life, and business. In the first section on golf, topics include putting, scoring, etiquette, the mental side of the game, and fitness and nutrition. In the section on life, Player, the father of six and grandfather to 22, addresses issues such as parenting, who to turn to when in need of advice, and more. Finally, in the section on business, he details how to deal with competition, among other topics. Player responds to questions such as: Golf: How do I play a bunker shot from a plugged lie? Life: I feel like I've lost the passion for what I do. How do I get that back? Business: When people criticize my work, I take it very personally. How do you handle criticism? Player draws from both on- and off-the-course experiences dealing with competitors, businesspeople, and family. In doing so he offers a unique glimpse into handling adversity with regard to these relationships. The advice that he offers is invaluable to fans of all ages.
©2017 Black Knight International; foreword copyright 2017 by Lee Trevino (P)2017 Tantor
This program opens features an introduction read by Arnold Palmer and is narrated by Rich Lerner of the Golf Channel. "This wasn't a "job" for me. This was a true privilege, because Arnold Palmer's story is important, and not simply because he's an American icon. His story's an inspiration, even a guide for all of us on how to live "a life well played," because as you'll hear in the book, Arnie lived and played by a simple principle. 'Go for it.'" - Rich Lerner on his experience narrating A Life Well Played No one has won more fans around the world and no player has had a bigger impact on the sport of golf than Arnold Palmer. In fact, Palmer is considered by many to be the most important golfer in history. As a follow-up to his 1999 autobiography, Palmer takes stock of the many experiences of his life in A Life Well Played, bringing new details and insights to some familiar stories and sharing new ones. Palmer has had tremendous success but is most notable for going about it the right way and always giving back to the fans who made it all possible. Gracious, fair, and a true gentleman, Arnold Palmer is the gold standard of how to conduct yourself. He offers advice and guidance, sharing stories of his career on the course, success in business and the great relationships that give meaning to his life. This audiobook is Palmer's gift to the worlda treasure trove of entertaining anecdotes and timeless wisdom that readers will celebrate and cherish.
©2016 Arnold Palmer Enterprises (P)2016 Macmillan Audio
The Masters is unquestionably the crown jewel of golf's major tournaments, not only for the transcendent performances it has inspired over the years, but for the incomparable sights and sounds of Augusta National and its environs, each distinct element contributing to the storied, rarefied atmosphere which draws tens of thousands to Georgia each spring. Seven Days in Augusta is a celebration of what makes the Masters singular and iconic, from the par-3 contest to Amen Corner to Butler Cabin. Mark Cannizzaro goes behind the scenes of the exclusive competition, covering wide-ranging topics including green jacket rituals, tales from The Crow's Nest atop the clubhouse, the extreme lengths some fans have gone to acquire tickets, and what goes on outside the gates during Masters week. Also featuring some of the most memorable and dramatic moments from the tournament's history, this is an essential, expansive look at golf's favorite event.
©2020 Mark Cannizzaro (P)2020 Tantor
Are you a fan of Bryson DeChambeau, especially owing to the fact that at just 27 years, he has won up to seven times on the PGA Tour, including a major championship? Do you want to know more about him, beyond what you may hear from the commentators whenever you watch golf so you can possibly have "intelligent" conversations about him and possibly get inspired by his story? If youve answered yes, keep reading.... Let this book let you in into the world of DeChambeau! Having gone down history as the fifth player in history to win both the US Amateur and NCAA Division I championship in the same year, DeChambeau set himself apart from many other young golf players. And the years that followed have shown just how talented he is. But who is he really, other than just the name? Where was he born? How did he rise to the top? Where did he school? How was his upbringing like? When did he start playing golf? Has he always been that talented, or was it just pure hard work? Whats his work ethic like? What does he think sets him apart from the rest? If you have these and other related questions, you are in luck, as this book will help you find answers to all these! More precisely, you will discover: His early life, including how he started playing golf When and how he got his big break in golf How he plays, including how he uses a science-based methodology to play golf His diet and his workout routines The challenges he often experiences and how he resolves them A breakdown of the games he has played and how he has performed in the different games His game philosophy that sets him apart His losses and what he thinks about them And much more! Even if youve never really been his fan, DeChambeaus story and philosophy about playing golf will open your eyes to just how much science can be used in everything and much more! Scroll up and click "buy now" to get started!
©2021 Noah Cassidy (P)2021 Noah Cassidy
Ben Hogan was the hero no one knew. No one knew what drove him to practice until his hands bled. No one knew what private demons built the high walls that surrounded him. No one was even sure how he hit a golf ball with such godlike precision. He built a legend and a mystique that captivates golfers still. The components of this mystique were easy to see: a silent, almost eerie concentration that intimidated his opponents, a presence any politician or actor would envy, and an ability to hit a ball so squarely it sizzled as it left his club. Accomplishment was another part of his aura. Ben Hogan won four U.S. Opens in six years, three of them after a near-fatal head-on automobile collision with a bus. His injuries limited him to six tournaments in 1953, but he won five of them, three of them majors. It was arguably the greatest year ever in the history of professional golf. Magazines placed his face on their covers, New York City gave him a ticker-tape parade, and Hollywood made a movie of his life. Yet even in the midst of all this acclaim, myth distorted and obscured Ben Hogan. Here at last is the Hogan no reader has ever encountered. From the poverty and suicidal death of his father that scarred him as a youth, to the failure and conflict that stalked him into middle age, Hogan is the rare sports book that transcends the genre. Combining interviews with Byron Nelson, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, and scores of other golf professionals, as well as insights from Hogan¿s friends and business associates, Hogan traces the life of an amazing man and tells an unforgettable story.
©1996 Curt Sampson (P)1998 Blackstone Audiobooks
The must-listen best seller about one man's epic Celtic sojourn in search of ancestors, nostalgia, and the world's greatest round of golf By turns hilarious and poetic, A Course Called Ireland is a magnificent tour of a vibrant land and paean to the world's greatest game in the tradition of Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods. In his 30s, married, and staring down impending fatherhood, Tom Coyne was familiar with the last refuge of the adult male: the golfing trip. Intent on designing a golf trip to end all others, Coyne looked to Ireland, the place where his father had taught him to love the game years before. As he studied a map of the island and plotted his itinerary, it dawned on Coyne that Ireland was ringed with golf holes. The country began to look like one giant round of golf, so Coyne packed up his clubs and set off to play all of it-on foot. A Course Called Ireland is the story of a walking-averse golfer who treks his way around an entire country, spending 16 weeks playing every seaside hole in Ireland. Along the way, he searches out his family's roots, discovers that a once-poor country has been transformed by an economic boom, and finds that the only thing tougher to escape than Irish sand traps are Irish pubs.
©2009 Tom Coyne (P)2020 Tantor
From award-winning sports writer Kevin Robbins, discover the story of legendary golfer Payne Stewart, focusing on his last year in the PGA Tour in 1999, which tragically culminated in a fatal air disaster that transpired publicly on televisions across the country. Forever remembered as one of the most dramatic storylines in the history of golf, Payne Stewart's legendary career was bookended by a dramatic comeback and a shocking, tragic end. Here, Robbins brings Stewart's story vividly to life. Written off as a pompous showman past the prime of his career, Stewart emerged from a long slump in the unforgettable season of 1999 to capture the US Open and play on the victorious US Ryder Cup team. He appeared to be a new man that summer: wiser, deeper, and on the verge of a new level of greatness. Then his journey to redemption ended in October, when his chartered Learjet flew aimlessly for more than a thousand miles, ran out of fuel, and fell to earth in a prairie in South Dakota. His death marked the end of an era, one made up of "shotmakers" who played the game with artistry, guile, finesse, and heart. Behind them were Tiger Woods, David Duval, Phil Mickelson, and other young players whose power and strength changed the PGA Tour forever. With exclusive access to Stewart's friends, family, and one-time colleagues, Kevin Robbins provides a long-overdue portrait of one of golf's greats in one of golf's greatest seasons. Winner of the USGA Herbert Warren Wind Book Award PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2019 Kevin Robbins (P)2019 Hachette Audio
Globe and Mail golf columnist Lorne Rubenstein has authored multiple acclaimed books and had his work featured in major golf publications. Moe & Me is a riveting exploration of the life of Moe Norman, known for his unusual swing on the course - and his crippling insecurity and introverted nature off of it.
©2012 Lorne Rubenstein (P)2013 Recorded Books
The annual PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament is one of the most grueling competitions in any sport. Every fall, veterans and talented hopefuls sweat through six rounds of hell at Q school to get a shot at the PGA Tour, vying for the 30 slots available. If you don't make it through Q school, you're not on the PGA tour. John Feinstein tells the story of the players who compete for these coveted positions in the 2005 Q school. With arresting accounts from the players, established winners, rising stars, the defeated, and the endlessly hopeful, America's favorite sportswriter unearths the inside story behind the PGA Tour's brutal all-or-nothing competition.
©2007 John Feinstein (P)2007 Hachette Audio
He was a 1930s golf legend and Hollywood trickster who adamantly refused to be photographed. He never played professionally, yet sports-writing legend Grantland Rice still heralded him as "the greatest golfer in the world". Then, in 1937, the secrets of John Montague's past were exposed - leading to a sensational trial that captivated the nation. John Montague was a boisterous enigma. He had a bagful of golf tricks, on and off the course. He could chip a ball across a room into a highball glass and knock a bird off a wire from 170 yards. And when the big man arrived in Hollywood in the early 1930s, he quickly became a celebrity among celebrities. He lived for a time with Oliver Hardy (whom he could lift, one-handed, onto the country club bar) and played golf with everyone from Howard Hughes and W. C. Fields to Babe Ruth and his close friend Bing Crosby, whom he famously beat while playing only with a rake, a shovel, and a bat. Yet strangely, Montague never entered a professional tournament, and in a town that thrived on publicity, he never allowed his image to be captured on film. The reasons became clear when a Time magazine photographer snapped his picture with a telephoto lens - and police in upstate New York quickly recognized Montague as a fugitive wanted for armed robbery. As Montague was indicted in the tiny upstate town of Jay, New York, hordes of national media descended and turned a star-studded legal carnival into the most talked about trial of its day - the trial of "the Mysterious Montague". From the glamour of 1930s Hollywood, to John Montague's extraordinary skill and triumphs on the golf course, to the shady world of Adirondack rumrunners and bootleggers, three-time New York Times best-selling author Leigh Montville captures a man and an era with extraordinary color, verve, and energy. The Mysterious Montague is Leigh Montville's most entertaining achievement to date.
©2008 Leigh Montville (P)2008 Books on Tape
"You drive for show, you putt for dough." This old adage is especially resonant with Dr. Bob Rotella, the best-selling author of Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect, and one of the foremost golf authorities today. In Putting Out of Your Mind, Rotella offers entertaining putting. He reveals the unique mental approach that great putting requires and helps golfers of all levels master this essential skill. Much like Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect and Golf Is a Game of Confidence, Putting Out of Your Mind is an informative and valuable guide to achieving a better golf game. While most spend their time trying to perfect their swing so they can drive the ball farther, Rotella encourages golfers to concentrate on their putting: the most crucial yet often overlooked aspect of the game. Great players are not only aware of the importance of putting, they go out of their way to master it, and mastery can only begin with understanding the attitude needed to be a better putter. Rotella's mental rules have helped some of the greatest golfers in the world to become champion putters. Now they're available to golfers everywhere. From true-life stories of such greats as Davis Love III, David Duvall, and Brad Faxon, to dozens of game-changing practice drills, Putting Out of Your Mind is the new bible of putting for amateurs and pros alike.
©2001 Dr. Bob Rotella. All rights reserved (P)2001 Simon and Schuster Audio. All rights reserved
The hilarious sequel to Rick Reilly's beloved best-selling golf novel Missing Links. Life is going pretty well for Raymond "Stick" Hart. He's happily married to the former Ponkaquogue Municipal Golf Club assistant pro, the beauteous Cajun firecracker Dannie, raising his rambunctious son, Charlie, and getting by writing smart-mouthed greeting cards for 50 bucks a pop. Best of all, nothing has changed at Ponky, the worst golf course in America. You still have to hook it past the toxic waste dump on No. 1 and under the billboard on No. 8, the fried-egg sandwiches are terrible but cheap, and his pal Two Down is always up for a sucker bet. Then, one disaster of a day, Stick's world does a 10-car pile-up. The cheapskate bastard owner of Ponky announces he's retiring to a nudist camp in Florida and selling the club to the Mayflower Club next door, a bastion of blue-blood snobbery that plans to pave Ponky over. And life only goes downhill from there. Luckily, Stick has a solution to all his problems. He'll qualify for the British Open.
©2006 Rick Reilly (P)2006 Books on Tape
One publicly imploded marriage. Two car accidents. Eight surgeries. And now, a miracle of hard work and storied talent: five Masters wins. Once hailed as "the greatest closer in history" before he fell further than any beloved athlete in America's memory, Tiger swung at the world's wildest expectations and beat the skeptics with his April 2019 championship. Roaring Back traces his road to Augusta and the improbable, phenomenal comeback of one of the greatest golfers in history. New York Times best-selling author Curt Sampson details the highs and lows of Woods's career in three gripping acts. From his startling loss at the 2009 PGA Championship, detrimental obsession with his swing, and that infamous night involving an ex-wife and a nine-iron...to adoring fans and lucrative sponsors turning their backs, exclusive interviews with past instructors and PGA tour peers, and an arrest complete with a toxicology report...finally to Tiger coming from behind for his fifth green jacket as the crowd rumbled in Georgia, and how his comeback rivals those of the most dramatic in his sport. As this enthralling audiobook reveals, Tiger never doubted the perseverance of the winner in the mirror.
©2019 Curt Sampson (P)2019 Tantor
120 Golf Lessons will show you the basics to advanced lessons. There are 120 individual golf lessons within this book, with lots of useful information to dramatically improve your golf game. The lessons start at the very beginning to give you helpful hints about playing the game and the equipment you will need. You will then progress to actually playing the game and learn how to avoid many of the problems golfers face. As you gain confidence, you will learn more advanced techniques and progress to an accomplished player of the ever-popular game of golf. 120 Golf Lessons makes an excellent start to your life as a golfer.
©2012 Julian Bradbrook (P)2016 Julian Bradbrook
Dr. Bob Rotella, whose clients include Nick Price, Davis Love III, Tom Kite, and Pat Bradley, is firmly established as the premier performance enhancement specialist in the golf world. In Golf Is a Game of Confidence, "Doc" Rotella focuses on the most important skill a golfer can have: the ability to think confidently. Confidence, or "playing with your eyes," can be the difference between making par and a bogey, one-putting and three-putting, winning and losing. To help listeners revolutionize their own course management and mental game, Rotella relates stories of the game's legendary figures, and allows the listener not only to get inside the ropes but also to get inside the heads of the game's greatest players in their most important moments.
©1996 Robert Rotella, All Rights Reserved (P)1996 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved, AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.
If you're like most golfers, you want to improve, not just hack around the golf course. The biggest concerns of golfers today are inconsistency first of all, followed by slicing and distance. You need great hand-eye coordination, balance, athletic ability, and creativity to play golf. Approach the game with a positive attitude and repeat affirmations if you can, such as "I play great golf all the time." Don't worry about what others think or may say about your swing; work to improve it at your own speed. Overall, you generally want to play golf with confidence. Over here in this book, we'll lay out some simple steps for you to take your skills to new heights. Book content includes: Chapter 1 - What the Amateur Golfer Should Know About the Biomechanics of the Golf Swing Chapter 2 - Take Your Golf Swing To Another Level Chapter 3 - The Best Golf Fitness Exercise to Improve the Power in Your Golf Swing Chapter 4 - Developing More Consistency in Your Golf Swing Chapter 5 - What Your Legs Should Be Doing To Hit Longer Golf Drives Chapter 6 - Classic Golf Swing Tips 101 Chapter 7 - How to Increase Your Golf Swing Speed Acceleration Chapter 8 - Exercise and Nutrition To Help Your Golf Swing
©2019 Themeworks Production (P)2019 Themeworks Production
For lovers of golf, this is a must. Feinstein captures the drama and intensity of the game played by those at the top. In 1993 and 1994, Feinstein traveled the PGA Tour with Greg Norman, Nick Price, Tom Watson, Tom Kite, and other giants of the game. You'll relive Davis Love III's clutch performance to win the Ryder Cup, Nick Price's 50-foot putt on the 17th hole of the final round to win the British Open, and John Daly's upsetting allegations of drug use on the tour. The unending drive of champions who work endlessly on every nuance of the game will amaze you and, perhaps, inspire you on your next "good walk" around the links.
©1995 John Feinstein, All Rights Reserved, Abridgment Approved by the Author (P)1995 Time Warner AudioBooks (Packaging Elements), A Joint Venture of The Atlantic Group and Time Warner Trader Publishing; 1995 Time Warner AudioBooks, ©
At last, a major biography of one of golf's greatest legends. Arnold Palmer changed golf - and sports - forever. The winner of more than 90 tournaments, including four Masters, the numbers on his resume don't do justice to the greatness of his achievements. Because Palmer wasn't just a golfer in the golden age of the sport, knocking heads with other greats like Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player - he also was one of the first sportsmen to understand the marketing possibilities of his, and all, sports. Forging an alliance with sports agent Mark McCormick, Palmer parlayed his brilliance on the course into deals and paydays previously unheard of and paved the way for the multimillion-dollar deals that are standard across all sports. But no one ever ended up hating Palmer for being a businessman as much as a golfer - instead, he was beloved for his powerful hitting, his nerve on the greens, and his great relationships with fans, whose nickname for him ("the King") was heartfelt. When Palmer died in 2016, it was front-page news across the country. Tom Callahan knew Palmer well for many years and has assembled here a trove of anecdotes and great stories from all the key people in Palmer's life. Put together, the stories tell an extraordinary sports and human story, the definitive oral biography of one of the greatest golfers ever to play the game.
©2017 Tom Callahan (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
Deepak Chopra has discovered the delights, and frustrations, of golf, and he is passionate about the game. Confronted by the wild ups and downs of his own play, he consulted with golf professionals and developed a new approach to the game that any golfer, from the novice to the expert, can follow. The results can be measured not only in increased enjoyment and skill, but also in greater wisdom about life beyond the 18th hole. Chopra's own game has improved dramatically since incorporating the elements of his program. Instead of focusing on the mechanics of a "perfect" swing, Chopra reveals how golf can be mastered through mindfulness, a form of awareness that combines sharp focus and relaxation at the same time. Expanded awareness, he tells us, can accomplish much more than external mechanics to improve one's game. But Golf for Enlightenment is also an engrossing story about Adam, an Everyman who is playing a terrible round of golf when he meets a mysterious young teaching pro named Leela. In seven short but profound lessons detailing spiritual strategies, she teaches Adam the essence of a game that has much to explain about life itself. Chopra has taken the unique message in Golf for Enlightenment nationwide, teaching the essential tenets of his program at lectures and seminars to golfers everywhere. His message continues to help players turn an obsession into a positive life path.
©2003 Deepak Chopra (P)2003 Random House, Inc., Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
In the middle of Oliver Horovitz's high school graduation ceremony, his cell phone rang: It was Harvard. He'd been accepted, but he couldn't start for another year. A caddie since he was 12 and a golfer sporting a 1.8 handicap, Ollie decided to spend his gap year in St. Andrews, Scotland - a town with the UK's highest number of pubs per capita, and home to the Old Course, golf's most famous 18 holes - where he enrolls in the St. Andrews Links Trust caddie trainee program. Initially, the notoriously brusque veteran caddies treat Ollie like a bug. But after a year of waking up at 4:30 a.m. every morning and looping two rounds a day, Ollie earns their grudging respect - only to have to pack up and leave for Harvard. There, Ollie's new classmates are the sons of Albania's UN ambassador, the owner of Heineken, and the CEO of Goldman Sachs. Surrounded by sixth-generation legacies, he feels like a fish out of water all over again and can't wait to get back to St. Andrews. Even after graduation, when his college friends rush to Wall Street, Horovitz continues to return each summer to caddie on the Old Course. A hilarious, irresistible, behind-the-scenes peek at the world's most celebrated golf course - and its equally famous caddie shack - An American Caddie in St. Andrews is certain to not only entertain golfers and fans of St. Andrews but also anyone who dares to remember stumbling into adulthood and finding one's place in the world.
©2013 Oliver Horovitz (P)2013 Tantor
Bill Pennington, the voice of the everyday golfer, has traveled the globe in search of golfs essentials - those basic principles, those ultimate truths (and, who are we kidding, any trick or quick fix he can pick up along the way) that will improve anyones game. He has consulted elite golf instructors as well as countless caddies, groundskeepers, parking lot attendants, and bartenders. He has played rounds with Tiger Woods, Annika Sorenstam, and Justin Timberlake. He has spoken with psychiatrists, economists, and Zen masters. On a particularly bad outing, he even discoursed on the fickleness of golf with a wise raccoon. In On Par, Pennington distills this wisdom in an insightful guide to the game. From equipment to the language of golf, from camaraderie to the short-game/long-game debate, Pennington informs and entertains listeners as he gets to the essence of the game, including that Holy Grail, the hole in one. Part instruction, part therapy, and shot through with Penningtons trademark wit and humor, this is a book for everyone who has felt the games distinct pull - and slice.
©2012 Bill Pennington (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
In the wake of the stock-market crash and the dawn of the Great Depression, a ray of light emerged from the world of sports. In the summer of 1930, Bobby Jones, a 28-year-old amateur golfer, mounted a campaign against the record books. In four months, this natural, self-taught player conquered the British Amateur Championship, the British Open, the United States Open, and finally the United States Amateur Championship, an achievement so extraordinary that writers dubbed it the Grand Slam. No one has ever repeated it. Yet, soon after the Grand Slam, Jones made the shocking announcement that he was retiring from the game. His abrupt disappearance from the public eye helped create the mythological image of this hero from the Golden Age of sports that endures to this day. Mark Frost uses a wealth of original research to provide an unprecedented intimate portrait of golf great Bobby Jones.
©2004 Good Comma Ink, Inc. (P)2004 Blackstone Audiobooks
For the first time, champion Tiger Woods reveals the five secrets to his amazing success - a combination of physical, metaphysical and psychological practices he uses daily to keep his game in top shape. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2001 Tiger Woods (P)2005 Hachette
From Dr. Joe Parent, noted PGA Tour instructor and best-selling author of Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game, comes a new book of simple yet powerful techniques for success in golf's game within the game: putting. Confidence, as every golfer knows, is the key to peak performance on the greens. Zen Putting: Mastering the Mental Game builds your confidence through a thinking-outside-the-box approach that helps golfers of all levels get out of their own way and roll the ball better than ever. In chapters such as "Already in the Hole", "Stop the Bleeding", and "Turn Knee-knockers into Tap-ins", you'll find the insights and methods that will help you take your putting to the next level, with more consistency, less frustration, and lower scores. Using his distinctive blend of sports psychology, Zen wisdom, and practical golf instruction, Dr. Joe Parent shares the lessons and practice exercises that have dramatically improved the putting of PGA professionals and amateurs alike. In clear, concise chapters, Zen Putting covers everything from warm-up and practice programs to the ideal routine for setting up to and executing a putt. You'll discover how to synchronize body and mind to make your smoothest stroke time after time and build your confidence round after round. Zen Putting brings a fresh perspective to the art of putting, leading golfers to the effortless focus and confidence of being in the zone, the feeling that they can make every putt they look at. It is a book all golfers will want to listen to again and again.
©2007 Joseph Parent (P)2007 Mental Game Mastery
Zen Golf Deck is a collection of brief lessons and exercises drawn from Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game. Applied in actual on-course sessions with golfers, including many PGA TOUR and LPGA players, they will introduce you to a unique perspective that brings together techniques of modern psychology and ancient wisdom traditions. Each lesson in the Zen Golf Deck will give you ways to make your mind an ally instead of an enemy, helping to reduce frustration, increase consistency, and lower your scores.
©2002 Joseph Parent (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Golf scores are only meant to help you keep track of the strokes you take to get from tee box to the hole. They don't ever take into consideration things like hazards, weather conditions, or anxiety. Sure, you can't keep track of how you are doing without paying attention to your golf scores, but you still need to keep in mind that there are a million variables that can make your score fluctuate. Of course, if you're a golfer, you know all the terminology like the birdie, eagle, bogey, double eagle, if you're really lucky. But the real story in golf scores lies in how you played the course and navigated the hole. But if you're not, don't fret, because we have here the most basic fundamentals and key information that will help you jump-start a potential new lifelong hobby. Book Content Includes: Chapter 1 - The Beginning of Golf Chapter 2 - Golf Beginner Basics: Golf Equipment Chapter 3 - Golf Gifts and Golf Grip Kits Chapter 4 - Improve Your Golf Swing with Golf Psychology Chapter 5 - Are Golf Lessons Worth the Price? Chapter 6 - Improve Your Golf Swing with Golf Psychology Chapter 7 - The Power of Core Breathing for Golf
©2019 Themeworks Production (P)2019 Themeworks Production
Bringing to life golf's founding father and son, Tommy's Honor is a stirring tribute to two legendary players and a vivid evocation of their colorful, rip-roaring times. The Morrises were towering figures in their day. Old Tom began life as a nobody - he was the son of a weaver and a maid. But he was born in St. Andrews, Scotland, the cradle of golf, and the game was in his blood. He became the champion golfer of Scotland. As "Keeper of the Green" at the town's ancient links, Tom deployed golf's first lawnmower and banished sheep from the fairways. Then Young Tommy's career took off. Handsome Tommy Morris was a more daring player than his father. Soon he surpassed Old Tom and dominated the game. But just as he reached his peak, Tommy's life took a tragic turn, leading to his death at the age of 24. That shock is at the heart of Tommy's Honor. It left Tom to pick up the pieces - to honor his son by keeping Tommy's memory alive. Tommy's Honor is both fascinating history and a moving personal saga. But this audiobook isn't only for golfers. It's for every son who has fought to escape a father's shadow and for every father who has guided a son toward manhood, then found it hard to let him go.
©2007 Kevin Cook (P)2017 Tantor
When you play golf for the first time, it is practically impossible not to be amazed at how complex it is. There are so many rules to follow, different clubs to be used for different purposes and it always seems like you are missing something. But, as you practice more and more, you begin to get the hang of it. And it gets you. All of a sudden, you find yourself at the next level: intermediate. The good news is that, now, you have all this experience. However, you still have a lot of things to learn. As a wise man once said, learning is never done. This book has been written for all of you golf players out there, who have gone beyond the beginner level and are now on the lookout to take things to the next level. It is filled with exciting information and practical advice, which you can take directly on the golf course or at the practice range. Each chapter contains lessons which are going to benefit your actual golfing experience, so make sure to go through the entire book.
©2017 Ivan Buric (P)2017 Ivan Buric
In The Feeling of Greatness: Second Edition, golf coach Tim O'Connor updates his previous biography of the late, great Canadian golfer Moe Norman, who was famous for introducing the single-plane golf swing. This edition includes new anecdotes about Moe both on and off the course by golfers, journalists, friends, and family and offers a more in-depth portrait of the man and golfer, especially in the last years of his life. O'Connor shares with listeners his personal and professional friendships with Moe along the way. Some 20 years later, from a distanced perspective, O'Connor sets the record straight about Norman, promotes his legacy as the legendary golfer he was, and reflects on life lessons learned from their association over the years.
©2017 Tim O'Connor (P)2019 Todd Graves
From Sports Illustrated writer Rick Reilly comes this spoof of all things golf and country club. Missing Links is the story of four middle-class buddies who live outside Boston and play golf together at Ponkaquogue Municipal Golf Links and Deli, not so fondly known as Ponky. An 18-hole garbage dump with hazards that include a concrete river surrounded by a chain-link fence and the pillars of the elevated train that runs through the course, it is reputed to be the worst golf course in America. One day the group inadvertently discovers that all along they've been playing right next door to the Mayflower Club, a true golfing Eden. The rollicking plot includes a bet to see who will be first to sneak in a round at the Mayflower, as well as the narrator's attempts to reach some sort of reasonable understanding with his overbearing father.
©1996 Rick Reilly (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
This definitive work, written by a long-term teacher of Eastern philosophy and practice, explores the relationship between breathing, the quiet mind and playing effortless golf, especially when under pressure. Drawing on a lifetime of meditation and Tai Chi, plus 18 years research into the perfect golf shot, Breathe GOLF teaches you how to unite your mental game with your swing. With real-life student case studies and more than 50 unique drills and exercises, youll learn how awareness of your breathing can help you: Reduce mental interference Access the zone Strengthen your mind-body connection Unite your mental game and technique Master anxiety Prepare for competition Perform under pressure Win tournaments This innovative guide to mastering your game will become the go-to performance manual that youll refer to again and again.
©2018 Jayne Storey (P)2018 Ecademy Press
Have you always wanted to learn how to play golf? Does this game appeal to you but you were afraid to give it a try? If you have answered affirmatively to either one of these two questions, you have arrived at this book for all the right reasons. Golf is an amazing game and, with practice, you too can become a great golf player. With the help of this book, you can learn how to play golf, as well as discover the rules of the game and the best tips for beginners. Here is a preview of what you will actually discover in the book... A quick overview of the game of golf - golf goals, history of golf, professional golf, golf instruction, golf facts, etc. Golf etiquette, rules and penalties - from the first code of rules to modern regulations Golf equipment - golf balls, golf clubs, golf bags, tees, golf carts, clothing and additional equipment The game of golf from A to Z - how a game is played, from start to finish Golf strokes and putting - golf strokes types, science behind golf swings, putting Types of games and scoring - match & stroke play, par & general scoring, handicap And many more... What you need to understand is that golf is a sport which is both simple and complex at the same time. Whether you remain at an amateur level or you want to become a pro, you will still be your biggest competition. Throughout the book, you will discover plenty of useful advice on how to become the best possible golfer without looking at other players. The book will teach you that golf takes time to learn but, in the end, all of the cumulated experiences were worth both the energy and time invested.
©2017 Ivan Buric (P)2017 Ivan Buric
Originally drawn to the game by his father, Carl Hiaasen wisely quit golfing in 1973. But some ambitions refuse to die, and as the years - and memories of shanked 7-irons - faded, it dawned on Carl that there might be one thing in life he could do better in middle age than he could as a youth. So gradually he ventured back to the dreaded driving range, this time as the father of a five-year-old son -and also as a grandfather. "What possesses a man to return in midlife to a game at which he'd never excelled in his prime, and which in fact had dealt him mostly failure, angst and exasperation? Here's why I did it: I'm one sick bastard." And thus we have Carl's foray into a world of baffling titanium technology, high-priced golf gurus, bizarre infomercial gimmicks and the mind-bending phenomenon of Tiger Woods - a maddening universe of hooks and slices where Carl ultimately (and foolishly) agrees to compete in a country-club tournament against players who can actually hit the ball. "That's the secret of the sport's infernal seduction," he writes. "It surrenders just enough good shots to let you talk yourself out of quitting." Hiaasen's chronicle of his shaky return to this bedeviling pastime and the ensuing demolition of his self-esteem - culminating with the savage 45-hole tournament - will have you rolling with laughter. Yet the bittersweet memories of playing with his own father and the glow he feels when watching his own young son belt the ball down the fairway will also touch your heart. Forget Tiger, Phil and Ernie. If you want to understand the true lure of golf, turn to Carl Hiaasen, who offers an extraordinary audiobook for the ordinary hacker.
©2008 Carl Hiaasen (P)2008 Random House, Inc.
In the 1980s, editor Lee Eisenberg redefined Esquire magazine and positioned it for its phenomenal popularity. In the '90s, he took on what was perhaps an even more daunting task: to devote 18 months of his life to the mastery of golf. Breaking Eighty is a witty and practical golf guide that resulted from his crash course, told uniquely not from a teacher's point of view, but from a learner's. Millions of weekend hackers will delight in Eisenberg's pursuit of golf's holy grail: the elegant, effective, and repeatable swing.
Recording (P)1997 by Audio Literature; Copyright ©1997 by Lee Eisenberg
Tom Callahan has written the seminal book on golfing great Tiger Woods. Woods, who has gone out of his way to protect his privacy, has never allowed himself to get close enough to a writer to be properly examined on the page. Callahan, commonly regarded as one of the best all-round sports writers in the country, has followed Tiger around the world of golf for more than seven years, enjoying a certain access to the man and his family. He even went so far as to travel to Vietnam to learn the fate of the South Vietnamese soldier who was Earl Wood's best friend during the war - and his son's namesake. Tiger is 20 years old when the book opens and 27 when it closes. During those years, Callahan covered Woods at all the Majors, including the Masters, the U.S. Open, and the British Open, culminating in Tiger's heart-stopping race to make history by clinching the string of Majors affectionately nicknamed the Tiger Slam. Along the way, Tom Callahan hears from everyone who is anyone in the world of Tiger Woods, including Phil Mickelson, Jack Nicklaus, David Duval, Butch Harmon, Ernie Els, and, of course, Tiger's rather ubiquitous mother and father. As much as we learn about Tiger - how he sees himself in relation to the courses he plays on and the players he has learned from and competed with - we also enjoy a bird's-eye view of golf as it is now with Tiger on the scene, and as it was for centuries before.
©2004 Tom Callahan (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Joel Dahmen overcame the loss of his mother to cancer only to fight the dreaded disease himself. Through it all, he was a survivor and never lost sight of his dream of playing on the PGA Tour. In August 2016, Dahmen gained the right to chase the dream for real, but learned quickly that staying on the tour may be harder than getting there. Geno Bonnalie is also a dreamer who lives life with a special zest. He believes in Joel so much that he gave up a safe and secure lifestyle to become his caddie. Together, the two small-town kids face a huge uphill battle seeking success on golfs biggest stage. Their journey touches upon a full range of human emotions - elation, gut-wrenching disappointment, money woes, and self-doubt. Will the two young friends succeed? The odds are very much against them.
©2018 Black Rose Writing (P)2018 Beacon Audiobooks
His gentle demeanor and timeless wisdom made Harvey Penick America's best-loved teacher of the game of golf. At the time of his death in April 1995, Harvey was well along in the work on this, his fourth book of golf instruction. Like his classic Little Red Book, The Game for a Lifetime is filled not so much with swing tips and stance aids, but with a timeless philosophy that seeks to improve your play by improving how you feel about your game. Harvey tells us about the different methods he used to help his pupils find twenty more yards off the tee; about the sweet-swinging students whose swings he could remember and recognize without having seen them for thirty-odd years; and he advises the seasoned golfer - whose seasoning is measured not in years, but in experience on the links and at the practice tee. Harvey always said that he knew that his teachings have stood the test of time. His was truly a lifetime spent pursuing the best the game has to offer us: physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The Game for a Lifetime is a fitting testament from this remarkable man.
©1996 Harvey Penick and Bud Shrake, All Rights Reserved (P)1996 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved. AUDIOWORKS Is An Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.
To mark the 20th anniversary of his historic win at the 1997 Masters, Tiger Woods will for the first time reflect on the record-setting win both on and off the course. In 1997 Tiger Woods was already among the most watched and closely examined athletes in history. But it wasn't until the Masters Tournament that his career would definitively change forever. Woods, then only 21, won the Masters by a historic 12 shots, which remains the widest margin of victory in the tournament's history, making it an iconic moment for him and sports. Now, 20 years later, Woods is ready to explore his history with the game, how it has changed over the years, and what it was like winning such an important event. With never-before-heard stories, this book will provide keen insight from one of the game's all-time greats. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2017 Tiger Woods (P)2017 Hachette Audio
An audiobook which encourages a newer and better way to play the game of golf.
©2017 Jose Diogenes Maya Ortiz (P)2018 Jose Diogenes Maya Ortiz
Hit the links with popular humorist and golf enthusiast Phil Callaway as he shares stories of friendship, faith, and failure he found while on the fairway. From tee to green and all points in between, join Phil in a celebration of one of the world's most exhilarating and exasperating pastimes. Aim for the flag as you enjoy anecdotes such as: "The Itch" - A long Canadian winter does nothing to stop some dedicated and determined early risers. "The Backyard Classic" - Scarcity and ingenuity give birth to the Airport Golf and Country Club, a unique course with eighteen fairways and only one green. "Escape from the Hanoi Hilton" - A prisoner of war passes time and wins the battle for his mind. "Prayer on a Golf Course" - Will one man's wish for an elusive hole-in-one be granted by God? "Fore Is Short for Forgiveness" - A dangerously errant drive leads to a lesson in mercy. Packed with unforgettable quotes, helpful tips, and amusing asides, Under Par will inspire you to never give up on the game you love...even when it doesn't love you back.
©2020 Phil Callaway (P)2020 eChristian
Heres how you can turn that golf-learning process into an enjoyable time! Lets be honest. Learning how to golf can be really intimidating. Particularly for a golf beginner, the world of golfing can present it in such a complicated and chaotic way. Other times, it seems deceivingly simpler than it actually is. For example, many people believe that golfing simply means throwing a ball and putting it in a hole. As you know, thats far from the actual truth, as the truth is much more complicated than that. Do not get overwhelmed! Just get started! Its natural for beginners to be overwhelmed with all the details and maybe even tempted to walk away from the process of learning. But theyre missing out on the best part. The best part comes after you get past that initial learning curve. Once youre armed with the information you need to have confidence on the golf course, youll discover that golfing is simply the most fun you can have outdoors! All this information can be found in this guide! Heres exactly what youll learn: Which driver to buy Which golf clubs you should choose and when How to use the irons How to use the wedges How to use the patter How to use hybrid clubs How to buy golf equipment according to your budget How to maintain and keep your equipment as good as new In other words, you will be getting all the information you need to dive into the world of golfing with confidence and zero doubts on your mind! All you have to do is start with the first page and slowly witness yourself transforming from a golf beginner to a golf master while having the time of your life! So what are you still waiting for?
©2018 Chad Bomberger (P)2019 Chad Bomberger
In June 2010, Paul Laubach made the unfortunate decision to play all of GOLF Magazine's top 100 golf courses available to the public. Spread over 45 months, he managed to complete his goal despite numerous weather, course maintenance, and other logistical issues...not to mention his own "senior moment". The journey covered 87,814 air miles and another 17,051 by automobile. During the trek, he suffered two frozen shoulders, a bad lower back, golfer's elbow (left), tennis elbow (right), three major sunburns, hundreds of mosquito bites, poison oak, plus numerous cuts and bruises chasing errant shots into the woods, desert, and other prickly flora. None of this was as painful as the cost associated with losing 117 Pro V1s. A confirmed golf addict and cheapskate, he is now chronicling his adventures for his heirs (who will probably get nothing else, as he wasted the estate on this boondoggle).
©2015 Paul Laubach (P)2016 Elevate Publishing
Play your best Golf ever is written by a professional athlete and coach. She has a proven winning record and will teach you how to win. It provides clear instruction on winning strategies and how to become a better player to ultimately win more events. The author Mariana Correa is a former professional tennis player and certified sports nutritionist that competed successfully all over the world. She shares years of experience both as a player and a coach bringing a perspective beyond priceless. This book will help you on and off the course. It inspires you to excel, and dare to dream beyond your abilities. Every aspect to win is explained including: Mental training Nutrition Love for the sport and much more with a clear and easy way to understand . Learn from the best with this great golf book that will get you winning more often.
©2014 Mariana Correa (P)2014 Mariana Correa
Golf My Own Damn Way is a different golf instructional book, as only John Daly can write. Funny, irreverent, and crude, this book is perfect for the everyday golfer looking to improve his or her game, or for nongolfers looking for a laugh. With short, quirky chapters that cover everything from improving your swing to John's favorite courses, this book is more than just another golfing manual. You'll also get John's thoughts on the current state of the game and his opinions on other players on the PGA tour.
©2007 John Daly and Glen Waggoner (P)2007 Tantor Media Inc.