As Hogan Said...: The 389 Best Things Anyone Said about How to Play Golf

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Simon and Schuster, May 24, 2001 - Sports & Recreation - 128 pages
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“Hit the ball up to the hole...You meet a better class of person there.” —Ben Hogan

No one knows exactly when the first golf quotation was spoken; nonetheless, we can be very sure it was unprintable. The game is a source of endless study, endless fascination, and endless frustration—which has led to an endless pursuit of wisdom about how to play it better. In the game’s 500 years of history, it has drawn the attention of kings and commoners, pros and con men, stylists and butchers, bag-toters and sandbaggers. All have had something to say about the game, its implements, or the impossibility of ever plumbing its inner depths.

Randy Voorhees has taken on the daunting task of choosing the best, most helpful, and most entertaining quotations about the game of golf. From Penick to Trevino, from Mackenzie and Wodehouse to Updike and McLean, all the greats of the game are here, with thoughts that will enlighten, entertain, and ensure lower scores. So read, skim, dip, and savor.
 

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Contents

SECTION 1Its Only a Game
THE GAME
SECTION 2There Are No Bom Golfers
STARTING OUT
EQUIPMENT
BREAKING THROUGH
LESSONS
PRACTICE
TEMPO TIMING AND RHYTHM
POWER
SECTION 5Hope for the Best Expect the Worst and Take What Comes Along
WARMING UP
FIRST TEE
TROUBLE
ROUGH
WATER

SECTION 3Learn the Game from the Green to the Tee
PUTTING
CHIPPING AND PITCHING
SAND PLAY
FAIRWAY WOODS
DRIVING
SECTION 4Golf Is a TwoHanded Game
SETUP ALIGNMENT AND GRIP
THE ELEMENTS
THE ESSENCE
SECTION 6Keep Your Head Up and in the Game
COURSE MANAGEMENT
ARCHITECTURE
MENTAL SIDE
MATCH PLAY
RULES AND ETIQUETTE
SECTION 7If You Can Walk You Can Play
GETTING OLDER
List of Sources
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Randy Voorhees, is an author, editor, and an agent with book packager Mountain Lion, Inc. He's also the author of You Might Be a Golf Nut If. . . and You're an Over-the-Hill Golfer When . . . .

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