There has never been a golfer to rival Arnold Palmer. He's the most aggressive, most exciting player the game has ever known, a dynamo famous for coming from behind to make bold last-minute charges to victory. To the legions of golf fans known around the world as "Arnie's Army," Palmer is a charismatic hero, the winner of sixty-one tournaments on the PGA Tour and still going strong on the Senior PGA Tour. But behind the legend, there is the private Palmer--a man of wit, compassion, loyalty, and true grit in the face of personal adversity. Golf-crazy as far back as he can remember, Arnie followed his dad, "Deacon" Palmer, the head greenskeeper, around the Latrobe Country Club fairways; as a youth he played at dawn before the club members arrived (the only time he was allowed on the course); by the time he graduated from high school he was headed for the national circuit. His rise to fame was meteoric, and by the 1960s he had emerged as one of the few American athletes the public truly cared about--a vibrant, daring, handsome sports celebrity who attracted wild crowds and enormous television audiences whenever he played and whose charisma propelled the explosion of enthusiam for golf in the sixties. Writing with the humor and candor that are as much his trademark as his unique golf swing, Palmer narrates the deeply moving story of his life both on and off the links. He recounts his friendships (and rivalries) with greats of the game, including Jack Nicklaus, his enduringly happy marriage with Winnie, his legendary charges to triumph and his titanic disasters, and his valiant battle against cancer. Returning to the Senior PGA Tour with unmatched zeal after his recovery, Palmer reminded fans of his unfaltering heroism--and the world of golf is thankful. From small-town boy to golfing legend, Arnold Palmer has lived one of the great sporting lives of the twentieth century. Now, with the help of acclaimed golf writer James Dodson, he has created one of the great sports autobiographies of our time.
With this program you WILL groove a professional swing plane in 3 easy steps, helping you to hit the ball longer, straighter and more consistently. How to grip the club to groove a draw ball flight fast. How to position your front foot to encourage a draw instead of a slice. The distance you need to stand from the ball to help encourage a draw. The total setup needed to almost guarantee a draw ball flight. The best drills to help you approach the ball from the inside. The best drills to help you contact the ball with a slightly closed clubface so you’ll hit a powerful, professional looking draw. How to check your equipment to make sure it encourages a draw instead of a slice. Plus much, much more!
55 Inspirational Tales about Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones, and Others
Author: Richard Allen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Sports & Recreation
Both life and golf can offer frustrations and also important lessons on topics ranging from "grinding it out" to versatility, sportsmanship, honesty, and of course confidence. In the words of Grantland Rice, "Like life, golf can be humbling. However, little good comes from brooding about mistakes we've made. The next shot, in golf or life, is the big one." In Golf's Life Lessons, Richard Allen details 55 life lessons that we can learn from time spent on the golf course. In doing so, he applies examples and insight from the likes of Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen, Bob Hope, Lee Trevino, Ben Hogan, and many others. Through these anecdotes on the pros, golfers of all skill levels can discover that it’s not only how well you putt or chip, but also how you respond mentally to golf’s—and life’s—many roadblocks. This book makes the perfect gift for duffers and professionals alike!
“There are two ways to win a golf tournament. The golfing way or the Taliban way, i.e. either shoot the lowest score or shoot the rest of the field dead. The second is easier, but that is not a choice for you and me. In life, you always have the power to choose which ball to play, and that makes all the difference.”Both golf and life must be productive and fun. This book is all about ‘How does one do it?’.After four decades on the golf course and six of life, I could describe both as a combination of great, good, bad and ugly. I believe it would be no different for most. I realise, while that won’t change too much, they can be fun, no matter what. It's all up to you.When you miss a three-foot putt or misjudge a chip, you tell yourself, “Oh shit, I should have done that rather than this.” And, when you play the same shot well the second time, you say, “Any fool can do it the second time.”Alas, we get just one chance to live. A lot of people do not get it right and wish they had lived differently. This book shares in a lighter vein, things that would make your golf and life more fun and more purposeful. Golf is not a hole in one place and life is not a sprint; both are full of intangibles. Neither is the fairway a level playing surface nor is life. Yet, some excel more often than others. Of those, some seem to enjoy the grind and some do not. And, that is not about talent alone.This book derives life’s lessons from golf. It covers varied aspects covered in five Parts and 19 Holes. It also includes brief, life-changing aspects of self-development and leadership, subjects on which I have written five books that continue to transform lives. While Part IV is on leadership, Part V deals with Kay El’s resolution to make a difference in society for the better, Ekla Chalo re. Paradoxically, this book is both hilarious and serious at the same time. Like the greens, the business end is serious, but the walk through the fairways is fun and energising. It guarantees a chuckle and helps you become a smarter and a happier version of yourself. You have just one life, make sure it is fun, no matter what.
Golf life is a personal logbook where you easily and orderly can collect important information and experiences from your visits to different golf courses. The number of tracks played can after a while become quite significant and often difficult to keep apart. Here in ready made templates you can put in your own notes about dates, courses, results, accommodations and who played with or met on the course. But also with the opportunity to rate things like the environment, the facilities and the service at the golf club in question. Suitable for all golfers who want to be able to document their positive or negative experiences from different golf courses. At the same time, the logbook is designed in a smooth format with a protective surface. With space for notes on various golf courses and played rounds, this book will soon become a valuable document to come back to and remember previous games. But also helpful in planning for upcoming golf trips. Here is the basis for more than 40 occasions with a full spread for each golf club. Excellent memories for anyone looking for various golf adventures.
If you picked up this book, there's a good chance you enjoy a relaxing day out on the golf course. If so, then this book is certainly for you. For those who have not yet discovered the joys of golf, Enrich Your Life and the World with the Game of Golf offers so much more than the title implies. Along with exploring the many parallels between golf and life, this book also shows how golf can provide the blueprint for a more fulfilling existence. Stephen A Vigiano a PGA Master Professional, reveals how his passion for the sport provided him with a foundation for a meaningful life-one he hopes to pass down to future generations. His inspirational book not only encourages this new generation to take up the game of golf but to follow their passions and pursue their purpose in life.
Live with purpose on and off the course. In golf and life, you don’t always hit a hole in one, but God uses all challenges to demonstrate his grace and mercy. In Birdies, Bogeys, and Life Lessons from the Game of Golf, writer and lifelong golfer Os Hillman shares reflections on golf and the spiritual realities that can be learned from it. Through fifty-two devotions, Os will encourage and challenge you with ● inspiring stories of golfers and the golf experience, ● personal insights about the joys and hardships of life and golf, and ● spiritual truths that help renew your relationship with God. Discover how the lessons learned in golf reveal deeper truths about God.