Never Out of the Hole: Tips and Tactics for Winning at Match-Play Golf

Never Out of the Hole: Tips and Tactics for Winning at Match-Play Golf

by T. J. Tomasi, Michael Corcoran, Mike Adams
     
 

An insider's handbook on the most popular kind of competitive golf, published to coincide with the 1999 Ryder Cup in September.

Match-play golf-hole-by-hole, head-to-head scorekeeping-is the format of competition favored in most friendly golf games. It is also the format of the prestigious and enormously popular Ryder Cup matches, the eagerly anticipated and

Overview

An insider's handbook on the most popular kind of competitive golf, published to coincide with the 1999 Ryder Cup in September.

Match-play golf-hole-by-hole, head-to-head scorekeeping-is the format of competition favored in most friendly golf games. It is also the format of the prestigious and enormously popular Ryder Cup matches, the eagerly anticipated and heavily hyped United States vs. England competition that occurs every two years.

But match play is like five-card poker. There are numerous versions and variations, and complex betting schemes. Savvy and irreverent, Never Out of the Hole explains the ins and outs, the rules, the lore, the traditions. It also covers strategy and playing tips, and offers a complete introduction to the history of match-play golf, including its great moments and lessons learned from its greatest masters.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
As the publicity notes, match play is the oldest and most common head-to-head competitive golf. In stroke play, a slip-up or missed shot can eliminate a golfer, whereas match play is more forgiving, determined by holes: the side that is leading by a number of holes greater than the number of holes remaining to be played wins. Golf authority Tomasi's book clarifies match play, providing the tips and tactics for winning. The study is a comprehensive guide featuring the rules, art of gambling, playing with a partner, and the terminology used. The author teaches the golfer how to overcome the stress of match play by reversing the pressure on the opponent. This publication is not for the average Sunday golfer. Buy only where demand warrants. (Index not seen.)--Larry Little, Penticton P.L., BC Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805059380
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/03/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.49(d)

Meet the Author

T. J. Tomasi and Mike Adams, both of the Academy of Golf at PGA National in Palm Spring Gardens, Florida, are nationally known instructors and the authors of several previous golf books. Michael Corcoran is currently an executive editor of Men's Health magazine.

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