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My Usual Game: Adventures in Golf

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My Usual Game chronicles David  Owen's funny and enlightening quest to come to  terms with a game that has frustrated and fascinated  him ever since he was a child. Follow Owen as he  rescues his swing at golf school, spends a week  with the inventor of the modern golf club, nearly  wins a three-day Pro-Am at a tournament on the PGA  Tour, travels with three golf-crazed friends to  tacky Myrtle Beach, follows Fred Couples and ...
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Overview

My Usual Game chronicles David  Owen's funny and enlightening quest to come to  terms with a game that has frustrated and fascinated  him ever since he was a child. Follow Owen as he  rescues his swing at golf school, spends a week  with the inventor of the modern golf club, nearly  wins a three-day Pro-Am at a tournament on the PGA  Tour, travels with three golf-crazed friends to  tacky Myrtle Beach, follows Fred Couples and Paul  Azinger at the Ryder Cup, and discovers what may be  the darkest secret of the golf swing: The difference  between a slice and a draw is a certain number of  beers.

My Usual  Game is a hilarious and wonderfully literate  tour through the sometimes peculiar culture of this  very popular sport. Golfers of all ages will  discover My Usual Game for many years  to come. It is destined to become a classic of  golf literature.

Published just in time for Father's Day, this engagingly witty discourse takes readers along on Owen's golfing adventures--playing the Masters course in Augusta, touring Ireland's greatest greens, meeting the sport's real millionaires (the equipment manufacturers), and chatting with local duffers. Line drawings.

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"Owen's droll  asides are as memorable as a chip-in  birdie."--People

"Mr. Owen's style might be best described as part  John Updike and part Johnny  Miller."--Newsweek

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Owen The Walls Around Us sounds like a reasonable human being but for his obsession with golf: as he puts it, ``Monks feel about God the way I feel about golf.'' But even those who spurn the links as the territory of white, fat-cat Republicans Owen admits to a bit of unease on that score will enjoy reading his reasons for loving the sport, a most compelling one being that ``golf is life simplified and improved.'' Also of interest are his visits to famous courses in Scotland and Ireland; his sessions in a golf camp, which actually helped to improve his play; and his theories on golf as male bonding and a means of escape from females. Everything in the book sails over the sand traps except for an overlong and boring chapter on the Ryder Cup matches, which pit the U.S. against an all-Europe team and are played alternately in the U.S. and Europe. Many of the entries in this collection first appeared in such periodicals as Esquire, Golf Digest and The New Yorker. Author tour. June
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385483384
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/1996
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

My Usual Game 3
Going to Camp 25
Gowff 51
The Emperor of Golf 89
In the Hunt 115
In Sight of Ireland's Eye 139
Grown Men on Spring Break 160
Playing on the Partners Tour 179
A Country for Old Men 195
America's Best 234
Acknowledgments 269
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    Posted May 29, 2013

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    ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR! *sends you back to result one*

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