Disorderly Compendium of Golf

Disorderly Compendium of Golf

by Lorne Rubenstein, Jeff Neuman
     
 

The obsessive book about the obsessive game, and more fun to read than a green at Ballybunion. Written by two authors who have misspent their lives in thrall to the sport, A DISORDERLY COMPENDIUM OF GOLF digs into the odd, the fascinating, the historical, the random, the unexpected, and the curmudgeonly, and serves up hundreds of pages of lists, anecdotes, humor,

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The obsessive book about the obsessive game, and more fun to read than a green at Ballybunion. Written by two authors who have misspent their lives in thrall to the sport, A DISORDERLY COMPENDIUM OF GOLF digs into the odd, the fascinating, the historical, the random, the unexpected, and the curmudgeonly, and serves up hundreds of pages of lists, anecdotes, humor, surprises, and the sheer compelling minutiae of a game whose pleasure lies in the details.

It’s all here, including history: oldest courses, top 5 money-winners at 10-year intervals, the importance of James II of Scotland. Colorful characters, like the hustler who would bet you that he could roll out of bed in the morning and make a 40-foot putt on his first try, and his secret for doing it every time. Odd rules: Did you know youmay take a free drop from a fireant hill but not from poison ivy? Good golf instruction—how to hit Phil Mickelson’s trademark flop shot—and confusing golf instruction: Tom Watson says “Never feel you’re reaching for the ball,” while Johnny Miller advises“ Reach for the ball. . . .” Embarrassing moments and helpful tips. The lexicon: professional caddie nicknames, terms for an ugly shot, names of golf balls. Plus gambling games, the grasses used in greens, unusual patents, Shakespearean quotes on golf, golf at midnight, longest and shortest holes . . . and more, and more.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Avid golfers and newcomers alike will revel in the choices of Jeff Neuman and Lorne Rubenstein."
Links magazine

"It's the ultimate can't-miss Christmas/Father's Day gift for anyone who plays golf....give these guys an Oscar for research.
Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated
"It's the ultimate can't-miss Christmas/Father's Day gift for anyone who plays golf....give these guys an Oscar for research.
Sports Illustrated
Links
"Avid golfers and newcomers alike will revel in the choices of Jeff Neuman and Lorne Rubenstein."
Links magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761140849
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/15/2006
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,332,861
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are saying about this

Sports Illustrated
“Golf is full of quirky bits and pieces along with stories and information. There’s something on every page of this entertaining book to interest and amuse every golfer. Not surprising with Lorne Rubenstein involved—one of the best.”
—Arnold Palmer

“Don’t open this book! It’s far too addictive.”

Alan Shipnuck, authorof Bud, Sweat, & Tees"It's the ultimate can't-miss Christmas/Father's Day gift for anyone who plays golf....give these guys an Oscar for research."e;
Sports Illustrated

From the Publisher
“Don’t open this book! It’s far too addictive.”
—Alan Shipnuck, authorof Bud, Sweat, & Tees

“Golf is full of quirky bits and pieces along with stories and information. There’s something on every page of this entertaining book to interest and amuse every golfer. Not surprising with Lorne Rubenstein involved—one of the best.”
—Arnold Palmer

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