Archive for the ‘Golf Related’ Category

Golf Books #284 (The 146th Open Annual: The Official Story)

Aug 22nd

The 146th Open Annual chronicles the quest of the world’s greatest players as they compete to become Champion Golfer of the Year. Golf’s oldest and most international Major Championship sees players from around the globe bidding to win the Claret Jug, the sport’s most coveted trophy.

Henrik Stenson became the first Swedish player to have that honor in 2016 at Royal Troon after a thrilling head-to-head battle with Phil Mickelson, Champion Golfer of the Year in 2013.

Playing alongside each other over a weekend of intense drama, the pair separated themselves from the rest of the field and produced scintillating golf to match the “Duel in the Sun” between Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus at Turnberry in 1977. Stenson would set a new record of a staggering 20 under par.  But wait, there’s more…

Golfamily Album #127

Aug 19th

Jon Rahm eagled the 18th hole in the last round at the Farmers Insurance Open, which he won by three strokes. Credit Orlando Jorge Ramirez/USA Today Sports, via Reuters

Golfamily Album #126

Aug 12th

Golf legend Walter Hagen

Golfamily Album #125

Aug 5th

The first Augusta National Invitation Tournament

Golf Books #283 (Charlie Takes His Shot: How Charlie Sifford Broke the Color Barrier in Golf)

Jul 25th

Charlie Sifford loved golf, but in the 1930’s only white people were allowed to play in the Professional Golf Association. Sifford had won plenty of black tournaments, but he was determined to break the color barrier in the PGA. In 1960 he did, only to face discrimination from hotels that wouldn’t rent him rooms and clubs that wouldn’t let him use the same locker as the white players. But Sifford kept playing, becoming the first black golfer to win a PGA tournament and eventually ranking among the greats in golf.

Publication date: January 1, 2018(source)

About the Authors

Golfamily Album #124

Jul 22nd
Old Greenkeeper - 18th hole, Old Course, St. Andrews

Old Greenkeeper – 18th hole, Old Course, St. Andrews

Golf Books #282 (My Mind Body Golf)

Jul 18th

“Adam Stevenson is hands-down one of the top golf coaches in the world. His new book My Mind Body Golf is incredible! It’s packed full of great information on all aspects of golf performance, health and fitness, mindset, and so much more! Every golfer could benefit from reading this book!” – Clint Howard MS, Bestselling Author

“Adam Stevenson is one of golf’s superheros!  His excitement for teaching along with his ability to educate and entertain in his golf instruction separates him from the pack.  Adam has an incredible passion for learning, which is what makes him such a great teacher.  He has been on a constant quest to understand the mind and body on a deeper level, and this book brings together the pieces of the puzzle to help us all play better golf.” – Jeff Pelizzaro, 18STRONG

“Finally a book that teaches you how to succeed on AND off the golf course. Adam shares the tools and techniques you need to maximize your performance in a fun and professional manner.  If you want to perform at your highest level in golf and in life, than you need this book.” – Jordan Jeske of GolfLife Performance

Publication date: June 15, 2017 (source)

About the Author

Golfamily Album #123

Jul 15th

Yani Tseng

Golf Books #281 (The Life of Tom Morris: With Glimpses of St. Andrews and its Golfing Celebrities)

Jul 11th

The author, W. W. Tulloch was an eyewitness to the enormous changes in golf that took place at St. Andrews from 1850-1900, all of which revolved around the figure of Tom Morris, who was, as Ben Crenshaw said: “… the first player who had people’s adulation that really made the game universally popular”.

Filled with sketches of the famous early professionals, the great matches, and all the stories of the early days of championship golf, this is one of the most famous and hard to get books on the game.

Many humorous stories are woven throughout this great biography – for example: Tom Morris, at a commemorative dinner, on hearing a lady sing: “Doctor, her pronunciation is very bad, for I canna mak oot a word she’s sayin.” No wonder. The song was French! Tom’s reputation for short putts was not good; in fact he once received a letter from a friend, addressed “The Misser of Short Putts, Prestwick”, which the postman took straight to the champion. At Prestwick, where Tom worked in his younger years, a man was heard “shouting out one cold, frosty morning that there was ‘a man on the beach trying hard to drown himself.’

It was only Tom Morris breaking the ice to enjoy his usual morning dip in the sea, for he made a practice of bathing all the year round, notwithstanding the state of the atmosphere.” This is the greatest of all golf classics, and no lover of the game should be without it.

Publication date: April 5, 2017 (source)

Golfamily Album #122

Jul 8th

William Howard Taft (27th President of the United States 1909 to1913) golf cabinet [standing with golf clubs] (March 1909). From left to right: Sherman; Butt; Edwards; Taft