The Game I Love: Wisdom, Insight and Instruction from Golf's Greatest Player

The Game I Love: Wisdom, Insight and Instruction from Golf's Greatest Player

by Sam Snead, Fran Pirozzolo
     
 

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Short of actually inventing the sport, Sam Snead has done more for golf than anyone else who ever swung a club. Over the course of a spectacular career that began in 1936--Snead, now eighty-five, still swings like a champion--the man who has won more tournaments than any golfer in history not only perfected the playing of the game, but helped make it an American… See more details below

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Short of actually inventing the sport, Sam Snead has done more for golf than anyone else who ever swung a club. Over the course of a spectacular career that began in 1936--Snead, now eighty-five, still swings like a champion--the man who has won more tournaments than any golfer in history not only perfected the playing of the game, but helped make it an American institution.

In The Game I Love, Snead mixes expert advice on golf with unforgettable anecdotes. Acclaimed for his personality as much as for his professionalism, Snead shares the priceless strategies that helped to shape his success (and now yours), including instructions on the swing, wisdom on putting, and insight on the all important mental game.

If you're looking for pointers from the master on crushing drives down the fairway or just having more fun on the course, this is an absolute must for your golfing library.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Now 85, Snead has played professional golf for seven decades and observes wryly that he has won 185 tournaments and lost 400. Writing with sports psychologist Pirozzolo, he talks about the mental set needed on the links, urging golfers to have a "blueprint" before they begin a round, to concentrate on rhythm and timing, to have mastery over themselves and not be concerned about how others play, and, above all, to stay in shape and to practice regularly. All this, presumably, is predicated on the assumption that the player has good technique, which Snead always had, demonstrated here by flipping the right-hand pages to see his stroke in action. He writes of the presidents he has played with and the celebrities he has met, from the serious Bing Crosby to the playful Harpo Marx. The text is supplemented by sidebars written by the likes of Byron Nelson, Lee Trevino, Judy Rankin, Tom Watson and Dan Quayle, in Snead's opinion the top golfer among politicos. The book is best approached as an outstanding guide, rather than as an autobiography. (Nov.)
Library Journal - Library Journal
Snead mixes advice with anecdotal asides.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345410849
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/30/1997
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.27(w) x 7.77(h) x 0.83(d)

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