Category Archives: book thoughts

How To Really Roll that Putt

I was feeding my two primary addictions a few days ago by looking at golf books. I stumbled upon The Golf Club, a book by Jeffery B. Ellis. According to the cover notes, Ellis is a champion amateur golfer, runs … Continue reading

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Tee It Waaayyy Forward

I was making my semi-regular tour of the golf sections of my local book stores and found two interesting books. The first was a copy of Jimmy Roberts’ Breaking the Slump. It should make for interesting reading and might even be … Continue reading

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Get Back In That Place

The last cut on Jerry Jeff Walker’s Viva Terlingua! album is London Homesick Blues, by Gary P. Nunn. As the Lost Gonzo Band plays the intro you can hear Gary mutter into the microphone as he gets ready to sing, saying … Continue reading

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Young And Old Tom Ride Again?

There’s a scene in Tommy’s Honor where Old Tom Morris is asked “What have you brought this laddie here for?” The question from Willie Park, the reigning Open champion, is in reference to Young Tom Morris. Young Tom showed Park why he … Continue reading

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Two New Golf Movies

After a July 4th week of ignoring everything that looked like work, I sat down yesterday with my new Golf Digest. I scanned the usual columns and then noticed a two page spread on a new movie that’s has been … Continue reading

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Say It Again, And Again, And Again, …

Dustin, a comic strip in my local paper, ran a series of strips poking fun at Golf Digest for publishing issues that are all alike.  One day the wife staples a new issue cover on an old issue and the husband doesn’t … Continue reading

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If The Pros And I Both Have Trouble, Am I A Pro?

Yesterday I played in my usual Monday game. It’s a stableford format tournament with a group called the Good Old Boys, full of guys ranging in age from their 50’s into their 90’s (no joke). Everybody competes against their previously … Continue reading

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