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My Usual Game: Adventures in Golf
     

My Usual Game: Adventures in Golf

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by David Owen
 

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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

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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 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.

"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

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)
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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679414872
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/10/1995
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
271
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.52(h) x 0.98(d)

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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*