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A difficult par : Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the making of modern golf
by James R. Hansen Details
Recounts the life and work of the most prolific and influential golf course architect of the twentieth century, who designed courses in forty-two U.S. states and twenty-eight countries.
Anatomy, stretching & training for golfers : a step-by step guide to getting the most from your golf workout
by Philip. Striano Details
Taking you through stretches that both warm you up before a game and cool you down after, Dr. Philip Striano focuses on working the primary muscles involved in the mechanics of the golf swing--stance, backswing, transition, downswing, and follow-through--as well as the secondary muscle groups that help support and balance you. Alongside each exercise are detailed, true-to-life anatomical illustrations showing which muscles of the body are targeted. A handy guide lets you know the exercise's benefits and cautions, along with tips on perfecting your form.
Breaking the slump : how great players survived their darkest moments in golf--and what you can learn from them
by Jimmy Roberts Details
With stories from greats Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Johnny Miller, Dottie Pepper, Greg Norman, George Herbert Walker Bush, Paul Azinger, and many others, this is an emotional and spiritual first aid kit for anyone who plays the game and even those who don't. As the 41st president says, the way we handle adversities in golf can provide a template for how to handle the challenges in life: Golf lessons can sometimes be life lessons too. There may not be a universal cure-all, but there are many ways to recover from a debilitating slump.
Dave Pelz's golf without fear : how to play the 10 most feared shots in golf with confidence
by Dave. Pelz Details
Coaching readers through their shots, Pelz offers a visual method of instruction, with close-up images of the problems that caused their fears, the solutions to those problems, and step-by-step instructions for how to execute those shots with confidence in the future. He retrains golfers to apply precise, clearly defined body positions and setups, in addition to specific techniques for the moment when contact with the ball occurs, making Dave Pelz's Golf without Fear a trove of score-saving lessons. With full-color photography throughout, this is a powerful course in making winners out of even your worst shots.
Golf in the Ozarks
by Monte. McNew Details
"Golf in the Ozarks" will take readers on a tour of "everything golf" in the region, from course and player histories to local tournaments.
Golf rules & etiquette simplified : what you need to know to walk the links like a pro
by John. Companiotte Details
An easy-reference guide for you to learn the p's and q's of the green" Written by a veteran golf writer, "Golf Rules & Etiquette Simplified "is the on-the-go guide to making sense of the rules and etiquette of the great game of golf. Small enough to fit in any golf bag, this handy book offers helpful interpretations of the most critical rules and insider tips on how best to benefit from them.
The Downhill Lie : A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport
by Carl. Hiaasen Details
"The Downhill Lie" is bestselling author Carl Hiaasen's hilarious confessional about returning to the fairways after a 32-year absence.
The flexible golf swing : a cutting-edge guide to improving flexibility and mastering golf's true fundamentals
by Roger. Fredericks Details
An easy-to-follow guide to unlocking the fundamentals of golf flexibility and the golf swing
The golf book : 20 years of the players, shots and moments that changed the game
by Chris. Millard Details
From the archives of Golf Channel comes the ultimate book on the sport--a must for every fan--a comprehensive and engaging full-color compendium of the best moments of the past 20 years, filled with stories from top players, colorful insights from on air talent and celebrity viewers, essential lists and sidebars, and stunning photographs of legendary golf courses around the world.
The golf book : the players, the gear, the strokes, the courses, the championships
by  Nick Bradley Details
This comprehensive survey of the game of golf begins with a history of the game--including its origins and rich traditions--covers the world's most prestigious golf championships, and showcases the very latest developments in equipment. Full-color photographs throughout.
Updated 12/14/2015
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