A Pocket Guide for Golfers: Great Tips, Trivia, and Humor

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Harvest House Publishers, Jul 1, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 141 pages
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PGA member Rick Graves and author and confirmed hacker Terry Glaspey lead golfers through a collection of great golf tips, jokes, and trivia complete with a mini hall of fame of the best courses, players, and competitions. In addition to 52 amazingly simple secrets to better golf, readers will discover lists as valuable as an expert caddy:

  • 10 tips for better putting
  • 9 bad shots: their cause and cure
  • 9 character qualities you can develop by playing golf
  • 10 things to consider when planning a shot
  • 10 best excuses for why you played poorly

This compact book is sized small to tuck into the golf bag but packed full of tidbits and humor to entertain golfers, game enthusiasts, and fans. Even those who have never hit the green will understand why this sport is a hole in one.

Rerelease of The Hacker's Almanac

 

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Contents

Introduction
10 REASONS WHY GOLF IS BETTER THAN BOWLING
10 TIPS FOR BETTER PUTTING
10 TIPS ON GOOD GOLF MANNERS
10 WARMUP DRILLS
THE GREATEST GOLFERS OF ALL TIME
THEIR CAUSES AND CURES
11 OF THE MOST COMMON PENALTIES
GREAT QUOTES ABOUT GOLF
12 TRAITS OF REAL GOLFERS
WINNERS OF THE MOST LPGA MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
10 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING A SHOT
OVERHEARD BETWEEN GOLFERS AND THEIR CADDIES
10 TIPS FOR BETTER CHIPPING
16 TIPS ON COURSE MANAGEMENT
WISECRACKS WEVE OVERHEARD ABOUT BAD GOLF SHOTS

5 MEMORABLE MASTERS
5 MEMORABLE PGA CHAMPIONSHIPS
5 MEMORABLE US OPENS
5 MEMORABLE BRITISH OPENS
10 PIECES OF GOLF ADVICE WERE TIRED OF HEARING
10 GOLF RULES WED LIKE TO SEE IMPLEMENTED
THE FOURSOMES WED LOVE TO SEE
THE 6 SWEETEST SWINGS IN GOLF
A FEW TERMS EVERY GOLFER SHOULD KNOW
10 MOST ANNOYING GUYS ON THE COURSE
MOST CAREER WINS ON THE PGA TOUR
10 GREAT MOVIES ABOUT GOLF
MOST WINS IN PROFESSIONAL MAJORS
25 INDISPUTABLY GREAT US GOLF COURSES
20 INDISPUTABLY GREAT COURSES FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD
25 GREAT US COURSES THAT EVERYONE CAN PLAY
CLASSIC GOLF QUOTES
5 THINGS GOLFERS YELL INSTEAD OF FORE
GREAT GOLFERS GREAT YEARS
10 BEST EXCUSES FOR WHY YOU PLAYED SO POORLY
16 GREAT DESTINATIONS FOR A GOLF VACATION
16 HUMOROUS OBSERVATIONS ABOUT THE GREATEST GAME
UNUSUAL RULES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
HANDY GOLF EXCUSES
15 WINNINGEST LPGA GOLFERS
10 WAYS TO PSYCHE OUT YOUR OPPONENT
10 CLASSIC GOLF JOKES
18 INDISPUTABLY GREAT GOLF HOLES
10 SECRETS TO HELP YOUR GAME
10 IMPORTANT GOLF ETIQUETTE RULES
10 WAYS TO GET MORE OUT OF YOUR PRACTICE SESSION
THE PAST TEN MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS
5 GREAT MOMENTS OF THE US AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
10 GREAT SWING TIPS
LAST 10 WINNERS OF WOMENS MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
10 THINGS THAT WILL IMPROVE YOUR SAND PLAY
13 GREAT SHOTS IN GOLF HISTORY
12 PEOPLE WHO GREATLY INFLUENCED THE GAME OF GOLF
10 GREAT BOOKS ABOUT GOLF
CHARACTER QUALITIES DEVELOPED BY PLAYING GOLF
CLASSIC QUOTES ABOUT GOLF
RICKS 101 AMAZINGLY SIMPLE TIPS
Rick Graves
Terry Glaspey
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About the author (2011)

Rick Graves has been a member of the PGA of America since 1973.He played the Asian Tour and other pro events before becoming a teaching professional. He taught at the first six PGA National Academy of Golf schools, authored golf's first yardage book, Golf Log, and ran a successful golf club in Vero Beach, Florida for 18 years. Whether playing or teaching the game he loves, Graves maintains a reputation for making golf instruction simple and successful.

Terry Glaspey has degrees in history and pastoral ministry and is the author of several books, including Not a Tame Lion: The Spiritual Legacy of C.S. Lewis and Pathway to the Heart of God. He is a passionate student of the Bible and a popular speaker for conferences and churches throughout North America.

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