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The Poetics of Golf
     

The Poetics of Golf

by Andy Brumer
 

Many golfers would agree with Andy Brumer that there is poetry in the game of golf. And Brumer is not the first to insist that there is more to the game than the superstars, swing gurus, and high-tech equipment that dominate talk of the game today. In this series of essays, Brumer, one of the most insightful writers on golf, considers the game from unexpected and

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Many golfers would agree with Andy Brumer that there is poetry in the game of golf. And Brumer is not the first to insist that there is more to the game than the superstars, swing gurus, and high-tech equipment that dominate talk of the game today. In this series of essays, Brumer, one of the most insightful writers on golf, considers the game from unexpected and often surprising angles. At once contemplative and compelling, The Poetics of Golf explores the links between golf and life by way of art and literature, philosophy and psychology. In portraits of various players—including Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Annika Sorenstam, and Arnold Palmer, among others—Brumer teases out the truths that their games can tell us, not just about golf, but about character and courage. And he also offers an unconventional yet enlightening look at the intricacies of the golf swing, course architecture, and golfing equipment. Finally, his book reveals to us—in its content and also in its wide-ranging, often lyrical style—that golf is by no means only a game.

Editorial Reviews

Al Barkow
"Whenever I need a special insight on the old Scotsgame, either as an editor or a golfer, I always turn to Andy Brumer."

-Al Barkow, golf writer and historian, and editor of the Journal of the Shivas Irons Society

Robby Krieger
"Anyone who thinks there's nothing new to say about this game should read this book."

-Robby Krieger, lead guitarist/songwriter for the Doors and an avid golfer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803213654
Publisher:
UNP - Nebraska
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Andy Brumer is a freelance writer specializing in golf, art, and literature. Formerly the editor of Golf Tips magazine and Petersen’s Golfing, he is the author of Guide to the Golf Revolution: How Technology Is Driving the Game and the coauthor, with Bobby Clampett, of The Impact Zone: Mastering Golf's Moment of Truth.

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