Archive for the ‘Golf Related’ Category

Golf Books #272 (Unprecedented)

Apr 18th
2017
To mark the twentieth 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.
Publication date: March 23, 2017 (source)

About the Author

Tiger Woods, now 40 years old, has had an unprecedented career since becoming a professional golfer in the late summer of 1996. He has won 105 tournaments, 79 of those on the PGA TOUR, including the 1997, 2001, 2002, and 2005 Masters Tournaments, 1999, 2000, 2006, and 2007 PGA Championships, 2000, 2002, and 2008 U.S. Open Championships, and 2000, 2005, and 2006 British Open Championships. With his second Masters victory in 2001, Tiger became the first ever to hold all four professional major championships at the same time. In winning the 2000 British Open at St. Andrews, Woods became the youngest to complete the career Grand Slam of professional major championships and only the fifth ever to do so. Tiger also was the youngest Masters champion ever, at the age of 21 years, three months and 14 days, and was the first African-American or individual of Asian heritage to win a major championship.

Golfamily Album #116

Apr 15th
2017

RABAT, MOROCCO – APRIL 12: Thomas Bjorn of Denmark plays a shot during the pro – am prior to the Trophee Hassan II at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam on April 12, 2017 in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Golf Books #271 (Understanding the Golf Swing)

Apr 11th
2017

This modern classic of golf instruction by renowned teacher Manuel de la Torre (the 1986 PGA Teacher of the Year and the #11 teacher in America as ranked by the editors of Golf Digest in 2007) presents a simpler approach to the golf swing based on Ernest Jones’s principles.

Understanding the Golf Swing includes information on the philosophy of the golf swing (with emphasis on the development of a true swinging motion), the most thorough analysis of ball flights available, and analysis of the principles of special shot play (including sand play, pitching, chipping, putting, and playing unusual shots) and the mental side of golf and effective course management.

The final chapter offers an organized approach to understanding golf courses and playing conditions. The result is a blend of philosophy and practical advice found in few golf instructional books.

Publication date: October 24, 2017 (source) But wait, there’s more…

Golf Books #270 (The First Major: The Inside Story of the 2016 Ryder Cup)

Apr 4th
2017

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Good Walk Spoiled returns to golf with a riveting inside look at the 2016 Ryder Cup—the mega-tournament pitting the United States against Europe, and one of the most exciting and highly watched tournaments of all time.

As a golf tournament, the Ryder Cup is unique—pitting the greatest American and European golfers against one another in a contest that emphasizes team over individual victory. Tensions have flared in recent years as the Europeans have dominated the tournament—setting up the fierce showdown of the 2016 Ryder Cup. As a #1 New York Times bestselling sports journalist John Feinstein had a tee-side spot and personal access to all the players from both sides. What results is a riveting book that covers a superb tournament, played in the United States for the first time since 2008 (at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota).

In true Feinstein style, he takes readers through the team selection, preparation, travel, and, with incredible detail, the riveting matches among the very best players in the world. From Rory McIlroy to Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson to Phil Mickelson, Feinstein delves into the side stories and skirmishes, the camaraderie and challenges that ultimately led to a superb tournament for the American team. Feinstein’s mega-bestseller, A Good Walk Spoiled, set the bar for golf books, and golf fans will now have the type of inside story that prompted The Boston Globe to call Feinstein “the best writer of sports books in America today.”

Publication date: October 24, 2017 (source)

Golf Books #270 (The Range Bucket List: The Golf Adventure of a Lifetime)

Mar 28th
2017

From beloved golf writer James Dodson, author of Final Rounds and American Triumvirate and a two-time winner of the USGA’s Herbert Warren Wind Award for best golf book of the year, The Range Bucket List is a funny, intimate, nostalgic journey of self and sport in which the legendary author completes his golfing “bucket list.”

Many years ago, when James Dodson was thirteen years old, he wrote himself a list titled “Things to Do in Golf.” It included the golfing aspirations of a young boy who had no idea where life would take him.

A few years ago, now in his sixties and one of the most respected golf writers of all time, Dodson rediscovered the piece of paper in an old trunk. Realizing that he had yet to achieve many of his thirteen-year-old dreams, and pondering the things he’d add to the list if he wrote it today, he expanded the list into a golfing “bucket list” of the people and places he had yet to meet and see in the golf world.

In this tribute to the game he loves, Dodson takes readers on a journey around the world and into the lives of characters large and small. From an interesting lunch with Donald Trump to rounds with John Updike and intimate conversations with Arnold Palmer, from scoring a memorable thirteen on a hole at St. Andrews to revealing the real reason The Masters has always been broadcast on CBS, The Range Bucket List is simultaneously an exhilarating armchair adventure and one man’s love letter to a game that has fundamentally shaped him and his life, filled with unforgettable characters, untold history, and lots of heart.  But wait, there’s more…

Golfamily Album #115

Mar 25th
2017

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Vintage Cartoon #12

Mar 18th
2017

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Golf Books #269 (Legacy of a Common Man)

Mar 14th
2017

A Powerful True Story of Triumph, Collapse, and Redemption

Jimmy has the kind of story they make movies about. He was born into the type of poverty that nobody ever escapes. But, from an early age, he showed an uncanny ability to defy the odds. Jimmy went to the prestigious Howard University on a baseball scholarship, and seemed on track to leave the legacy of generational poverty behind. But, after five years, he left Howard, without a degree and without much hope for his future.

But, Jimmy knew how to work hard. Through a combination of ambition and good fortune, he left the world of menial jobs by discovering his true passion and talent, managing golf courses. Golf would take him all the places he once hoped baseball would. Jimmy became the first African-American president and partner in Golf Course Specialist’s history.

A recognized community leader, his life was chronicled in the Golf Channel’s 2011 special, “Golf in America: The Jimmy Garvin Story.” He is also is the recipient of Proclamations from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Florida. But, while he steadily climbed to the top of his profession, he made a few ill-advised decisions. But wait, there’s more…

Golf Books #268 (The Life & Times of Donald Ross)

Mar 7th
2017

During the early years of the 20th Century, golf became a fundamental part of the American Dream. Perhaps more than any other individual, Donald Ross helped to establish the sport in his new country. His place in history has essentially been that of a prolific architect who created some of the finest examples of the form.

However, the true extent of his achievements go well beyond the consensus view. With surpassing style and insight, The Life & Times of Donald Ross re-configures his place in history and establishes the man as a notable figure in the broader field of American culture.

Publication date: December 19, 2016 (source)

About the Author

Chris Buie has been playing the Donald Ross courses of the Pinehurst area for over four decades. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal discussing Ross and is a frequent contributor to Golf Club Atlas.

Golfamily Album #114

Mar 4th
2017
Rickie Fowler & Justin Thomas

Rickie Fowler & Justin Thomas