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Golf Etiquette, Revised Edition
     

Golf Etiquette, Revised Edition

by Barbara Puett, Jim Apfelbaum, Ben Crenshaw (Foreword by), Tom Kite (Introduction)
 

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The questions veteran journalist Davis tackles in her investigation of suicide attacks are the same gripping and unsettling ones most Americans asked in the days after September 11. "Why would anyone so viciously attack the United States?" she asks. "What would make anyone kill himself and...other people in a brutal fashion? And does Islam really condone that type of

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The questions veteran journalist Davis tackles in her investigation of suicide attacks are the same gripping and unsettling ones most Americans asked in the days after September 11. "Why would anyone so viciously attack the United States?" she asks. "What would make anyone kill himself and...other people in a brutal fashion? And does Islam really condone that type of holy war and martyrdom?" Martyrdom has been deemed the ultimate Islamic sacrifice since the savage murder of Prophet Mohammad's grandson, Hussein, at Karbala (in modern-day Iran) in the late seventh century-but why is it now more alive than ever? From Iran to Lebanon to the hotbed of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza, Davis (Between Jihad and Salaam: Profiles in Islam) tracks the deep-seated feelings of anger, injustice and despondency fueling this brand of glorified violence, where the body becomes the weapon and the soul is guaranteed a place with "God in Heaven." Her lengthy interviews-with everyone from the family of a female fanatic, to mothers of children martyred both in the crossfire and as suicide bombers, to the masterminds behind these missions-offer great insight into the proud, desperate hearts of the Palestinian people. But her subjects' rhetoric of hatred can be unrelenting, and her failure to frame it or their reading of history in dispassionate perspective lends a certain flabbiness to an otherwise lean and gutsy work. Davis's reporting is impressive in its access and depth, but it can be patchy on analysis. Still, this is a good introduction to an issue of great import, and a reminder that "terrorism, especially that propelled by martyrdom, cannot be stopped without eliminating the motivation for such violence." (May) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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“If every golfer read this book, it would make the golf professional's job that much easier.” —Harvey Penick, author of Harvey Penick's Little Red Book

“This book is long overdue. Must reading.” —Tom Kite

Golf Etiquette should be on every golfer's bookshelf.” —Ben Crenshaw

“The first and last word on how properly to behave on and off the golf course.” —Paul Harvey

“In the past I've been known to play 36 and 54 holes a day, and know the meaning of pace of play. This book teaches golfers how to do it: when to walk, when to talk, and how to keep up, how to be a more enjoyable partner. Slow play wouldn't be the problem it's become if everyone read this book.” —Darrell Royal, Member of the National Football Hall of Fame coached the University of Texas Longhorns to 11 Southwest Conference championships, three national titles and 16 bowl appearances

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781250017161
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Puett runs her own golf school at Riverplace Country Club in Austin, Texas. She is the director of instruction for Empowered Women Golf Schools and has co-authored A Woman's Own Golf Book with Jim Apfelbaum. She lives in Austin, Texas

Jim Apfelbaum is a two-time recipient of the South Texas PGA's annual media/PR award. Host of a long-running weekly golf radio show, Jim is president of the Texas Golf Writers' Association.

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