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In this side-splitting send-up of instructional manuals, Bobby Rusher, a devious, tricky lout on the green, shares his singular strategies and priceless tips that he guarantees you’ll never learn from a golf pro, including:

How to hit a ball on the first try

How to play your second shot from the Ladies’ Tee without explaining yourself in a falsetto

How to estimate the distance the ball would have traveled had it not been unjustly interrupted on its way to where it was supposedly going

How to evoke the law of gravity to modify your score

How to increase your opponent’s score when you are unable to decrease your own

How to handle your opponent’s caddie’s hysterical laughter

How to manufacture a good lie in a bad situation

How to avoid the water when you lie eight in the bunker

From its clever illustrations of duffers at play to its dead-on parody of traditional guides to better golfing, How to Line Up Your Fourth Putt proves once and for all that being bad at golf really is a laughing matter.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781879676008
  • Publisher: R. Paul Rusher & Company, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/1/1990
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Spiral
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Bobby Rusher divides his time between homes in Connecticut and North Carolina.

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How to Line Up Your Fourth Putt

By Bobby Rusher


Copyright © 2007 Bobby Rusher
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780385518956

Chapter One
How To Line Up Your Fourth Putt

Okay. This method never fails. (Provided your third putt left you no more than six feet from the cup.)

1. Grab your putter.

2. Walk once slowly around the perimeter of the green mumbling the word “POO–POO–KAH–KAH” over and over, holding your club at arm’s length in front of you. This is the beginning of the ceremony.

3. Stop and button your collar all the way to the neck.

4. Stand over the ball and look up at the sky. Raise your putter into the air with both hands and say, “This, by God, is it!”

5. Slowly look down at your ball. It will have moved to about two feet from
the hole!

6. Remember all the things you have done wrong in life, keeping your chin on your breastplate.

7. Say “POO–POO–KAH–KAH” tightly one more time. Your ball will now be about one foot from the hole.

8. Step back, breathe deeply, and drop to your knees, “reading” the green intently. Quietly and gently say, “Aw,”

9. Stand up! Throw your putter down and violently tear open the Velcro seal on your golf glove! Heave the glove into the nearest bunker. You will feel a serenity like none you’ve ever known.

10. Your ballwill now be seven inches from the cup.

11. Now nestle that putter into your left hand, forming a “V” where your thumb and index finger collide. Imagine a long, sharp stake running from the ball, through the clubhead, past the elbow, into the heart, and finally piercing the brain. That’s it! This is the real beginning of the stroke itself, when ball, club, hands, heart, and brain are all connected by a long, sharp stake.

12. Cover your left hand by wrapping it with your right hand from the opposite side.

Chapter 45
How to Hit the Ball on Your First Try

This is difficult, but it can be done if you:

* Concentrate on hitting the ball on your first try.

* Keep the distance between your head and your feet constant at all times.

* Shift your weight, or lose some weight, or both, at the appropriate moment.

* Make sure to choose a club before you address the ball.

* Rotate though the lateral, conical, and spherical space that defines your relationship to the ball, both before and after any contact, expected or unexpected.

* Swing very slowly. It might not go far, but this could increase your chances.

* Absolutely maximize club–head speed at point of expected impact.

If you manage to miss it on the first try, just yell “Be the right club” again. Your opponent will begin to consider having his call retriever re–gripped.


Excerpted from How to Line Up Your Fourth Putt by Bobby Rusher Copyright © 2007 by Bobby Rusher. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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