My Usual Game: Adventures in Golf

My Usual Game: Adventures in Golf

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by David Owen
     
 

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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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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.


From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

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)
From the Publisher
"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307809070
Publisher:
Crown/Archetype
Publication date:
11/23/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
872,056
File size:
2 MB

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My Usual Game; Adventures in Golf 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR! *sends you back to result one*