Bad Lies: A Field Guide to Lost Balls, Missing Links, and Other Golf Mishaps

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Little, Brown, May 15, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 128 pages
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In Bad Lies, golf's wittiest observer, photographer Charles Lindsay, celebrates the hazards and pitfalls of the game. Lindsay stakes out the diabolic border territories that encroach on golf courses--moon-crater bunkers, waist-high fescue grass, murky lake bottoms--to capture the unbelievable my-ball-went-where? moments that make the game so infuriating and so addictive for so many.

This hilarious follow-up to Lindsay's popular Lost Balls (Little, Brown, 2005) features inspired and gorgeous color photographs, plus larger-than-life pictures of some of the world's rarest--and oddest--golf balls. Texts include a foreword by outspoken golf commentator Gary McCord, definitions of the game's offbeat terminology, and a meditation on the golf ball and the immortal soul.
 

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Contents

FOREWORD
Double Bogey
Birdie
Comebacker
Water Hazard
Featherie
Downhill Lie
Murphys Law
ANIMA ORBIS
Sand Trap
Fescue
Out of Bounds
Links
Hole
Chili Dipping
Dunch

Gorse
Away
Gutta Percha
Fried Egg
Hosel
Unplayable Lie
Bramble
Fore
Ball
Dance Floor
Mulligan
Birds Nest
Worm Burner
Zinger
Nineteenth Hole
AFTERWORD
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
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Gary McCord was born in San Gabriel, California on May 23, 1948. He was a professional golfer who never won a title over his twenty-three year career. He did finish second in the 1977 Greater Milwaukee Open. After competing in the 1986 Colonial Invitational, he approached a CBS producer and offered to look at their approach to its golf coverage in exchange for a week's room and board. They took him up on his offer and a week later, he was handed a headset at the 16th hole tower and was told he was a commentator. He wrote Golf for Dummies with John Huggan and Just a Range Ball in a Box of Titleists. He has written several instructional articles in national golf magazines and writes a weekly America Online article for iGolf. He appeared as himself in the movie Tin Cup starring Kevin Costner and Don Johnson. He runs a golf school in Scottsdale, Arizona with Peter Kostis that is called the Kostis/McCord Learning Center.

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