Amazing But True Golf Facts

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Viktor Johansson routinely hits a golf ball more than 420 yards. His clubhead speed has been clocked at 165 mph-most top pros measure out at about 110 mph-and he breaks driver shafts or caves in clubheads at least once a week. At long-driving shows, he's billed as 'Swing Kong.'" -Amazing but True Golf Facts

In Amazing but True Golf Facts Allan Zullo and Chris Rodell have put together astonishing, mind-boggling, and beyond belief morsels from ...

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Overview

Viktor Johansson routinely hits a golf ball more than 420 yards. His clubhead speed has been clocked at 165 mph-most top pros measure out at about 110 mph-and he breaks driver shafts or caves in clubheads at least once a week. At long-driving shows, he's billed as 'Swing Kong.'" -Amazing but True Golf Facts

In Amazing but True Golf Facts Allan Zullo and Chris Rodell have put together astonishing, mind-boggling, and beyond belief morsels from the world of golf.

Some of the more intriguing new details in Amazing but True Golf Facts include the most holes played (73); Hollywood movie star Will Smith's obsession with the game (he built a par 3 hole in his back yard); the surge of the Dow Jones Industrial Average every time Tiger Woods played a televised match during the 1990s; and the fact that Phil Mickelson's 2001 commercial that features his famous "backward flop" shot, in which Mickelson, back to the green, hits the ball backward over the head of a company's CEO, and into the cup, required only three takes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780740738609
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,368,554
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 10.52 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Allan Zullo is the author or coauthor of nearly 100 nonfiction books, including the books in the best-selling Amazing But True series. He lives in Fairview, North Carolina.

Chris Rodell is a golf fanatic who has written about the sport for Golf, Maxim, the National Enquirer, and Maximum Golf. He's also a monthly columnist for Links magazine, one of the game's premier travel publications. In addition, Chris is the author of Andrews McMeel Publishing's Manly Golf: 50 Ways to Muscle Your Way to Victory and coauthor of When Bad Things Happen to Good Golfers. An avid golfer, he is the only golf writer in the world who lives on Arnold Palmer Drive, a half mile from Latrobe Country Club and the home of Palmer himself. He doesn't know Palmer, but their dogs have recently become acquainted.

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Table of Contents

Tee Time 1
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 3
Mishaps and Misdemeanors 23
Incidents of Ignobility 40
Ace in the Hole 56
Hot Shots 73
Inside the Ropes 93
Flak and Fuss 124
Head Games 140
Par for the Course 159
Right on the Money 188
Duffers and Hackers 204
Fandemonium 221
Bag of Sticks 234
Toter Talk 247
Holing Out 257
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