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Slices: Observations from the Wrong Side of the Fairway
     

Slices: Observations from the Wrong Side of the Fairway

by I. J. Schecter
 

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Even for the weekend golfer, with no aspirations of going pro, the game of golf is still highly rewarding sand traps or no. The daily travails of the average golfer, who simply enjoys the game and revels in his own small victories is detailed in this brilliantly funny book. A collection of 30 essays from humorist and diehard golf fan I. J. Schechter, Slices

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Even for the weekend golfer, with no aspirations of going pro, the game of golf is still highly rewarding sand traps or no. The daily travails of the average golfer, who simply enjoys the game and revels in his own small victories is detailed in this brilliantly funny book. A collection of 30 essays from humorist and diehard golf fan I. J. Schechter, Slices discusses subjects all too familiar to golfers who love the game but consistently hit bogeys. The author explains why he needs to keep his game at its current level ("Ten Reasons I'll Never Take a Golf Lesson"), compares his game with Tiger Woods's, and follows the lowest-ranked competitor at the Masters. J. Schechter (Toronto, ON, Canada) writes the "Just a Thought" humor column for Golf Monthly, the leading golf magazine in Europe.

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"Every player can relate to his experiences and reflections, delivered in an irreverent, humorous style." (Golf Monthly, August 2006)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470837344
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/05/2006
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.07(h) x 0.59(d)

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Praise for Slices: Observations from the Wrong Side of the Fairway  by I. J. Schecter

"Slices will make you forget all about those flubbed chips and missed putts, because you’ll be too busy laughing."
John Tenpenny, Editor, Fairways

"I.J. Schecter may someday break 100, but let’s hope not--it’s far too much fun cheering him along in the attempt."
Jason Sowards, Editor, Golf Illustrated

"I.J. Schecter reminds us that the most important skill in golf isn’t driving, chipping or putting, but the ability to laugh."
Neil Yack, Director of Instruction, Richmond Hill Golf Club

"Take this trip with I.J. Schecter as he tries to convince himself, and you, that he’s found the secret (or is that secrets?) to a better swing. Laugh along while he dreams of greater glories on the course or goes up against famous players during a fantastical round of mini-golf. Get to know his Uncle Hugh—you probably have an Uncle Hugh in your golfing life. Sit back and take it all in as Schecter conveys you on a happy-go-lucky ride through the wonderful and wondrous world of golf."
Lorne Rubenstein

Meet the Author

I. J. Schecter writes feature columns for top golf publications throughout the world, including GOLF Canada, Golf Monthly and Fairways, as well as a variety of other sports and fitness magazines. A National Magazine Award winner and author of a previous short story collection, The Bottom of the Mug, I.J. lives in Toronto with his wife, Stephanie, and his sons, Julian and Oliver, both of whom exhibit more golf potential than their dad despite being three and one years old.

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