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The Poetics of Golf: Meditations on the Meaning and Beauty of a Game

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Many golfers would agree with Andy Brumer that there is poetry in the game of golf. Nor is Brumer the first to insist that there is more to it than the superstars, swing gurus, and high-tech equipment that dominate talk of the game today. Brumer, one of the most insightful writers on golf, considers the game from unexpected and often surprising angles. Contemplative and compelling, The Poetics of Golf explores the links between golf and life by way of art and literature, ...
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Overview


Many golfers would agree with Andy Brumer that there is poetry in the game of golf. Nor is Brumer the first to insist that there is more to it than the superstars, swing gurus, and high-tech equipment that dominate talk of the game today. Brumer, one of the most insightful writers on golf, considers the game from unexpected and often surprising angles. 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 Sörenstam, and Arnold Palmer—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. Above all, Brumer reminds us that golf is by no means only a game.

 

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Editorial Reviews

Eye of Golf - Eye on Golf

“So, if you’re a golfer and have an undeniable passion for golf literature, get your hands on Brumer’s Poetics of Golf. It will whet your appetite for the mystical side of golf using the game itself as a looking glass.”—Eye on Golf
Golf Fitness Magazine - Karen Palacios-Jansen

“Throughout his career Brumer has studied, interviewed and become friends with numerous golf professionals, teachers and golf characters that have helped him learn the game and shape his thinking. Whether you are a golfer or not, you will certainly appreciate Brumer’s effort to link golf, life, poetry and art.”—Karen Palacios-Jansen, Golf Fitness Magazine

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
Hot Springs Village Voice - Dick Garrison

“Brumer will surprise you with most of his interpretations of the game’s hidden qualities. If you know someone who sees golf as another dimension of life, you should buy that person this book.”—Hot Springs Village Voice
Bobby Clampett

“When Brumer writes, I take note and listen. There’s not a more talented, insightful and creative golf writer working today.”—Bobby Clampett, PGA Champions Tour Player and TV golf commentator
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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803271692
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (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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