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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00
This account of professional golf during the Great Depression begins with a look at the "roaring 1920s" and how golf developed during this exciting decade. What a contrast to the Depression era--in which golf at all levels suffered but survived. The Depression years in general are covered and then the author looks in detail at the professional... more...
- Quercus Publishing 2014; US$ 18.99
Ian Poulter is one of golf's most charismatic figures, with an appeal extending way beyond the sport's boundaries. Here he tells his inspirational story, from his early rejection as an Spurs youth player, right through to his match-winning contributions to successive European Ryder Cup triumphs. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99
Until now, no one has made the point directly and unequivocally that the game "invented" by ancient Scots would not have reached its present stature in the world of sports if Americans had never gotten hold of it. Is this to say that Al Barkow is, in this history, being a narrow-minded, American-flag-waving jingoist? Not at all. In detailing... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2014; US$ 11.87
The Ryder Cup is one of the world's most dramatic sporting events. In 2014, the stakes were higher than ever, as the US team sought to recover from their devastating loss two years before; but the dominant European team stormed to victory, taking their tally to eight wins out of the last ten matches. In this gripping account, Iain Carter delves... more...
- John Blake 2014; US$ 8.99
A fascinating story of one of golf's greatest ever talents Hard-hitting Rory McIlroy was always destined to become a professional golfer from the moment he recorded a 40-yard drive aged just two. His first hole in one came when he was nine, and he played in his first professional European tour event as a 16-year-old in 2005. His maiden victory... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2014; US$ 16.96
The secret to real golf improvement is held in a single Golden Rule. It is all about how you enter the impact zone. The impact zone - an area measuring a few feet before the ball and a few after it - is what good golf is all about. As such, it should be analysed, practised and trained more than anything else. The thing is, it isn't. 9 out of 10 golfers... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.00
Perfect your mental approach to your game To be a golfer is to tinker?with everything from equipment to grip to swing. But one thing most players don?t give enough attention to is the mental game. Psychologists aren?t a new phenomenon in golf, but Dr. Michael Lardon is a different breed of performance coach. Instead of sending his players into... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99
In 1969, the 42-year history of biennial golf matches between the United States and Great Britain reached its climax. The U.S., led by Jack Nicklaus, had dominated competitive golf for years; Great Britain, led by Tony Jacklin, was the undisputed underdog. But in spite of having lost 14 of 17 Ryder Cups in the past, the British entered the 1969 Ryder... more...
- Andrews UK 2014; US$ 6.49
The Ryder Cup is one of the biggest events in the golf calendar, attracting a huge global audience but how much do you really know about this eagerly awaited biennial tournament? If you are a fan of golf and would like to find out more about the history of the Ryder Cup from the very first match through to the present day, you wont want to be... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99
First, let's clear up two things. Putting is, without question, one of the hardest parts of the game. It is also the most important. If you take a golf pro hitting right on par for 18, on average he'll take two putts per hold, which adds up to 36 putts per round. Given a par of 72, that's exactly fifty percent of the strokes taken right on the greens.... more...