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Golfers must know much more than just stance, grip, and swing, and Doctor Golf comes to their rescue with advice on the truly important aspects of the game--classic caddy flogging, the terminal method of keeping one's head down, selection and care of a golfer's spouse, and why the splendiferous greens at Eagle-Ho golf sanctuary make fall-out shelters irrelevant. With his witty responses to the most vexing of golfing concerns, Doctor Golf does for troubled golfers what Dear Abby does for the lovelorn.
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Organizing this 1963 work in a "Dear Abby" style, Fox fields questions ranging from the rules of caddy flogging to the low state of dress on U.S. courses. The humorous responses are bolstered by many equally silly illustrations. Golf nuts will love it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570030291
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1994
  • Edition description: New and improved ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 190
  • Product dimensions: 5.57 (w) x 8.53 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

1. A built-in slice 10
2. Dr. Golf discusses caddy flogging 11
3. An ancient ruling on moving a ball in the sand trap 12
4. In answer to a golfer who carries his clubs face down 13
5. On the number of Italian professionals around New York City 14
6. The terminal method of keeping one's head down 15
7. A report of a caddy uprising 16
8. A report from a club practicing classic caddy flogging 17
9. A missed ball and the Baltusrol Ruling 18
10. Discussion of "Putter Dwell" 20
11. Dr. Golf on Ouimet's victory at Brookline in 1913 21
12. Dr. Golf compares golf in 1905 to modern golf 24
13. Dr. Golf on the death of his grandfather 25
14. On controlling the speed of one's backswing 26
15. On the care and selection of a golfer's wife 27
16. Dr. Golf compares the U.S.G.A. library with his own at Eagle-Ho 29
17. Advice to a low handicapper considering marriage to a high handicapper 30
18. A discussion of 19th-century irons and their play 32
19. In response to an old golfing joke 34
20. Dr. Golf discusses the famous "Flag Shot" 34
21. Dr. Golf discusses the proper club to use for the "Flag Shot" 36
22. In response to the distraught wife of a golfer 37
23. The match between James the Second and John Paterson 40
24. Dr. Golf's recommended reading list 41
25. A letter to a golfer torn between his Scarlatti and Palestrina recordings and Eagle-Ho 42
26. A message to a gentleman golfer 44
27. Dr. Golf's solution to "Fugitive Fingers" 45
28. A report of a golf suicide 46
29. Dr. Golf's edict on fall-out shelters 47
30. In answer to a request from a magazine writer wishing to do a profile of Dr. Golf and Eagle-Ho 49
31. In response to an invitation from Bing Crosby 49
32. The acceptance of Henry Jordan into Eagle-Ho 50
33. The "hosel shot" 51
34. Notables at Eagle-Ho 51
35. A letter from the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service 52
36. Dr. Golf's favorite writer and poem 53
37. Showing of cartoons at Eagle-Ho 53
38. The age when a man reaches his golf climacteric 54
39. The complete golfer 55
40. The first golf clubs in the U.S. 57
41. Dr. Golf's answer to a parish priest who fears his golfers are following a new religious belief 59
42. Advice on winter golf 60
43. The cure for lifting the right heel 61
44. Golf philanthropy--its practice and its advantages 63
45. The golf type 64
46. How two golfers will search each other out among strangers 66
47. To a golfer consumed with vanity 67
48. A letter from the Bearcat Foundation 67
49. An answer to a request for information on destructive moles 68
50. A lesson employing lighted firecrackers 70
51. Walter Travis's method of judging distances 71
52. The Eagle-Ho 36" stride 72
53. A letter from a congressional committee 74
54. Dr. Golf's opinion of public courses and public golfers 75
55. A remedy for dipping 76
56. The important role of heredity in golf 78
57. Astrological help 79
58. Information on Eagle-Ho Sanctuary 80
59. Resemblance between the Edinburgh King's Course and Eagle-Ho 82
60. Dr. Golf's match with Josiah Holbrook and Bobby Darwin in 1932 83
61. A letter from an anthropologist 84
62. On the quality of Eagle-Ho golf balls 84
63. On the low quality of modern golf balls 85
64. Dr. Golf's disapproval of weight lifting 86
65. A cure for a collapsing left arm 87
66. Proper golf deportment on and off the course 88
67. A description of funerals at Eagle-Ho 90
68. What is to be expected from a caddy in reading greens 91
69. A question on Eagle-Ho's Diner's Club arrangements 94
70. A letter from a golfer who is in his 96th year 94
71. A discussion of Water Travis's putter 95
72. In answer to a letter regarding slow players 97
73. Golfing Benedictine Orders 99
74. Dr. Golf's recommended food and sleeping plan 99
75. In answer to a wife whose husband has fled to golf 101
76. Dr. Golf and the manufacture of wooden shafted clubs 101
77. A man lives by his style 102
78. In answer to a letter regarding a public course and mention of a golfer named Sam Snead 103
79. Dr. Golf discusses the procuring requirements of caddies in the early days of golf 104
80. Golf for stout people 105
81. Dr. Golf discusses Eagle-Ho golfers who have distinguished themselves and then passed on 106
82. Discussion of the U.S.G.A. ruling on out of bounds 107
83. The low state of dress among modern golfers 108
84. A letter to a golfer whose partner never speaks 109
85. The Eagle-Ho Creed 110
86. A book review 111
87. A comparison between fly fishing and golf 112
88. In answer to a letter from a man believing golf could be an amusing pastime 114
89. A letter from an old Eagle-Ho member 115
90. Inadvisability of using a wedge in a sand trap 117
91. A request for assistance in getting into the Dyker Beach Country Club 118
92. Dr. Golf discusses the U.S.G.A. statutes of limitations regarding winter rulings 119
93. Dr. Golf discusses amateur tournaments 120
94. In answer to a letter about getting more distance on drives 121
95. Who are the great golfers of our present day? 122
96. Dr. Golf on tees 123
97. In answer to a letter about golf being a highly developed substitute for sex 124
98. In answer to a letter about Kenneth Grahame 125
99. Comparison of "dying ball," "bold putt," and "spinning putt" 126
100. A letter from a full-fledged member of the Dyker Beach Country Club 127
101. Discussion of a golfer with diastolic pulsations 129
102. Dr. Golf compares a golfer lining up shots with the navigator of a ship 131
103. A letter concerning the backswing 132
104. In response to a distraught wife of a golfer who takes his golf clubs to bed with him 134
105. In answer to a letter regarding the end of Daylight Saving Time and the "Deathwatch Tournament" 136
106. An occasional caning at Eagle-Ho 138
107. Walter Hagen; Hero, wastrel, charlatan? Perhaps all three 139
108. Francis Ouimet; an innocent, dog-paddling among sharks 142
109. The fleeting advice from a 31 handicapper 143
110. The tawdry affair concerning The New England Journal of Medicine 144
111. In answer to a golfer experiencing a black-out at the top of the swing 146
112. Black Day at Shinnecock 148
113. Doctor Golf discusses his illustrious forefathers 149
114. Golf--the impossible dream. Why we will never score low enough 151
115. A. B. Poindexter; his life, his letters, his legacy 152
116. The sad and terrible affliction of left-handedness 153
117. A questionable hole-in-one at Medinah Country Club 154
118. The unbridled joy and advantages of the looped swing 155
119. Carts; for carrying sod only 157
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