Home of the Masters Tournament
by Steve Eubanks
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Steve Eubanks examines the history of the Augusta National Golf Club,
from the iron fist held by its first leader, Cliff Roberts, to the allegations
of racism that have plagued the club over the years. The exclusive club's
idiosyncratic history -- this club is known as a former golf home for
Dwight Eisenhower, while holding a notorious place within the golf world
for its rigid rules -- is detailed in the book. A longtime golf fan (he
has been attending the tournament since he was in high school), Eubanks
performed exhaustive research for AUGUSTA, gathering anecdotes from well-known
golf personalities past and present. This recently published paperback
version of AUGUSTA includes a chapter on the stunning 1997 victory of
a lifetime golfer, looks at the cold heart that beats under the warm facade
of the infamous golf haven Augusta National. That heart belongs to the
founder of the club and of the Masters tournament, Clifford Roberts, a
New York stockbroker who killed himself on the club's grounds 20 years
ago. Sampson details the winding tale of interplay between the club, its
owner, its golfers (including notable names like James Brown and Beau
Jack), and the town where it resides. He looks at the longstanding traditions,
both the charming and the devastatingly racist, that cemented the club's
permanent space in golf history -- and the ways that those traditions
carry the legacy of Roberts, whose suicide looms over Augusta to this
is supposed to be a relaxing day out. It's not about conquering a course,
but gaining satisfaction at meeting the challenges a course puts in front
of you. GOLF IS NOT A GAME OF PERFECT explores the mental aspects of building
a better golf game.
Rotella -- author of GOLF IS NOT A GAME OF PERFECT, which looks at the
mental aspects of good golf -- returns with THE GOLF OF YOUR DREAMS, a
more practical guide to improving your score. Still not focused on telling
you how to make the technically perfect chip shot, Rotella does give the
reader valuable tools to finding the right pro and to planning regular
practice in your busy life.
relationship was forged on the golf course. Whenever there was a problem
in their lives, James Dodson and his father would play a round and figure
it out while smashing drives and lining up putts. But James's father had
turned 80 (Jim was 40), and his drives weren't carrying the greens like
they used to. Father and son couldn't play golf together forever, so they
decided to take one last trip -- to the Scottish links where Jim's father
first played during World War II. Written with searing honesty and unbounded
wit, FINAL ROUNDS is a tribute to a very special game and to the fathers
and sons who make it so.
bestseller takes readers behind the scenes to look at the people, the
pressures, and the drama of professional golf. Chronicling an unusually
turbulent year on the PGA tour, sportswriter John Feinstein delivers extraordinary
close-up portraits of 17 golfers, including Nick Price, Tom Watson, Greg
Norman, and Paul Azinger.
a young man en route to India stops in Scotland to play at the legendary
Burningbush Golf Club, his life is transformed. Paired with a mysterious
teacher named Shivas Irons, he is swept into a world where extraordinary
powers are unleashed in a back swing governed by "true gravity."
A night of adventure and revelation follows, and leads to a glimpse of
Seamus MacDuff, the holy man who haunts a ravine off Burningbush's 13th
fairway -- the one they call Lucifer's Rug.
Flick, one of the game's most successful and respected teachers, offers
practical and philosophical advice for mastering your golf game. Anyone
who can teach Jack Nicklaus a thing or two -- and who works with Nicklaus
to teach others -- surely has some valuable advice for casual players.
The focus is partly on technique and playing the game well, but he also
aims to help you understand your own skills, weaknesses, and approach
to the game (as chapters like "The Game of Golf Is 90 Percent Mental.
The Other 10 Percent Is...Mental" illustrate). Great lessons from
a great teacher.
complete, stroke-by-stroke guide to more accurate golf. With more than
450 full-color illustrations in the 350-plus pages of this guide from
the editors of Golf magazine, the instruction is thorough, clear,
and easy to follow.
and entertaining, GOLF ETIQUETTE 101 is nonetheless a serious exposition
of unofficial rules of golf: how to take eagles gracefully; how to triple
bogey without losing friends; where to stand when your playing partners
are teeing off. Golf culture is generally a relaxed subset of business
culture, and success on the links depends as much on playing right as
it does on playing well.
lot of golf instruction books focus on playing perfectly to break 80.
But for the majority of casual players, breaking 100 is the first goal.
BREAK 100 NOW! sounds like an infomercial promise, but with the credentials
Adams and Tomasi bring to the subject, you just might make it. One large
focus is on effective practicing, because after all, reading about hitting
the ball well will not lower your handicap. But neither will repeating
your mistakes with every practice shot. Adams and Tomasi break down each
shot to tell you what to watch for, what to avoid, and how to work on
those parts you aren't doing right.
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