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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 ...

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Overview

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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PRAISE FOR LOST BALLS:

"Lindsay's howlingly hysterical photographs of the horrible things we do to golf balls--and they to us--put the tragedy and comedy of the game into focus."

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PRAISE FOR LOST BALLS:

"Lindsay's howlingly hysterical photographs of the horrible things we do to golf balls—and they to us—put the tragedy and comedy of the game into focus."—Sports Illustrated

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316074193
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 5/15/2010
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 10.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Lindsay has made a career of photographing the intersection of nature and culture. Whether living with a rain-forest tribe, exploring the world of fly-fishing, or turning the game of golf on its head, Lindsay has focused on our complex relationship to the natural world. He is the author of Lost Balls: Great Holes, Tough Shots, and Bad Lies; Upstream: Fly-Fishing in the American West; Turtle Islands: Balinese Ritual and the Green Turtle; and Mentawai Shaman: Keeper of the Rain Forest. Between journeys he resides in New York City; Sun Valley, Idaho; and in the northern Catskills.

Gary McCord is a professional golfer and golf analyst for CBS Sports. He is the author of Just a Range Ball in a Box of Titleists and the bestselling Golf for Dummies. Sporting his signature handlebar mustache, McCord played himself in the 1996 movie Tin Cup, starring Kevin Costner. He lives in Arizona.

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  • Posted May 19, 2010

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    Terrific--and just in time for Father's Day

    or graduation from golf school, or before you hit that ball off the first tee. It has splendid photographs, some museum worthy, and excellent commentary. It is even better when paired with Lindsay's "Lost Balls", an extremely amusing book with great photos by Lindsay and commentary by John Updike--and that makes a veritable hat trick: 1, amusing; 2, Lindsay; and 3, Updike.

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  • Posted January 1, 2012

    Recommended for the golfer you know and love!

    Besides the great title, this book has great pictures and lots of "stories" for a golfer to add to his or her list.

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