Golf Courses

Fairways of the World


Author: Michael Bonallack,Steve Smyers

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0789322390

Category: Photography

Page: 264

View: 854

A tribute to more than one hundred of the world's most visually extraordinary golf courses features panoramic photography and offers insight into their creators' uses of nature and course design, in a volume that includes coverage of such locations as St. Andrew's Old Course, Leopard Creek, and Pirate's Plank.

The Fairway of Life

Simple Secrets to Playing Better Golf by Going with the Flow


Author: Rand S. Marquardt

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440129061

Category: Self-Help

Page: 460

View: 1246

Fear of any kind is the number-one enemy of all golfers, regardless of ball-striking and shot making capabilities. Jack Nicklaus Golf is supposed to be fun! But many people who play don't see it that way. Many golfers, after having spent countless dollars and hours on the sport, find them selves having too many negative thoughts, limited beliefs, and other foolish self-sabotaging behaviors. Is there any hope to this kind of madness? I get so nervous and scared? I end up choking and throwing up all over myself? I can't seem to control my demons? I get angry and often beat myself up? Sometimes I can't even hit the broadside of a barn? I never seem to get any better? Let renowned mental golf coach Rand Marquardt show you how he went from a frustrated, misaligned ten-handicap golfer to a more confident, connected one-handicap golfer in just one summer and how you can do it too! Don't spend another day being angry, afraid, or frustrated again. Instead, learn to play golf more often in The Zone and how to harness and expand your inner wisdom by going with the flow along THE FAIRWAY OF LIFE.

Fairways of Life

Wisdom and Inspiration from the Greatest Game


Author: Matthew E. Adams

Publisher: Kimberly Madden

ISBN: 9781587262951

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 215

View: 1926

From New York Times best-selling coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul of America and Golf Channel Personality Matthew E. Adams, Fairways of Life uses the game of golf as a basis for discovery on how to have the parts of your life that you love without the parts that you despise. Great stories of inspiration from chanpions of the game illustrate their accomplishments and their lessons of discipline, hard work, and perspective. Fairways of Life is a book about how to play better life, not better golf.

A Walk Down the Fairway of Value Added Tax

A Practical Guide to VAT for Golf Clubs


Author: Ian Fleming

Publisher: Spiramus Press Ltd

ISBN: 1907444750

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 89

View: 7599

"A practical guide to VAT for golf clubs"--Cover.

Arnie and Jack

Palmer, Nicklaus, and Golf's Greatest Rivalry


Author: Ian O'Connor

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547347394

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

View: 942

Surprisingly, one of sport’s most contentious, complex, and defining clashes played out not in the boxing ring or at the line of scrimmage but on the genteel green fairways of the world’s finest golf courses. Arnie and Jack. Palmer and Nicklaus. Their fifty-year duel, in both the clubhouse and the boardroom, propelled each to the status of American icon and pushed modern golf to the heights and popularity it enjoys today. Arnie was the cowboy, with rugged good looks, Popeye-like forearms, a flailing swing, and charm enough to win fans worldwide. Jack was scientific, precise, conservative, aloof, even fat and awkward. Ultimately, Nicklaus got the better of Palmer on the course, beating him in major victories 18-7. But Palmer bested Nicklaus almost everywhere else, especially in the hearts of the public and in endorsement dollars. By the end of this page-turning narrative, we see that each man wanted what the other had: Arnold wanted the trophies. Jack wanted the love. In the tradition of John Feinstein and Mark Frost, Ian O’Connor has written a compelling account of one of the greatest rivalries in sports history.

International Turf Management


Author: David Aldous

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317844912

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

View: 8984

Many leisure activities involve the use of turf as a surface. Grass surfaces on golf courses, bowling clubs, cricket pitches, racetracks, and parks all require maintenance by trained personnel. International Turf Management Handbook is written by a team of international experts. It covers all aspects of turf management and in particular * the selection and establishment of grass varieties * soils, irrigation and drainage * performance testing and playing qualities * issues relating to specific playing surfaces In its depth of coverage and detailed practical advice from around the world this comprehensive handbook is destined to become the standard reference work on the subject.

Garlic Capital of the World

Gilroy, Garlic, and the Making of a Festive Foodscape


Author: Pauline Adema

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604733334

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

View: 2608

According to Pauline Adema, you smell Gilroy, California, before you see it. In Garlic Capital of the World, the folklorist and culinary anthropologist examines the role of food and festivals in creating a place brand or marketable identity. The author scrutinizes how Gilroy, California, successfully transformed a negative association with the pungent bulb into a highly successful tourism and marketing campaign. This book explores how local initiatives led to an iconization of the humble product in Gilroy. The city, a well-established agricultural center and bedroom community south of San Francisco, rapidly built a place-brand identity based on its now-famous moniker, "Garlic Capital of the World." To understand Gilroy's success in transforming a local crop into a tourist draw, Adema contrasts the development of this now-thriving festival with events surrounding the launch and demise of the PigFest in Coppell, Texas. Indeed, the Garlic Festival is so successful that the event is all that many people know about Gilroy. Adema explores the creation and subsequent selling of foodscapes or food-themed place identities. This seemingly ubiquitous practice is readily visible across the country at festivals celebrating edibles like tomatoes, peaches, spinach, and even cauliflower. Food, Adema contends, is an attractive focus for image makers charged with community building and place differentiation. Not only is it good to eat; food can be a palatable and marketable symbol for a town or region.

Golf: Steps to Success, 2E


Author: Schempp, Paul G.,Mattsson, Peter

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450450024

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 248

View: 4086

Golf: Steps to Success, Second Edition, provides step-by-step instruction and full-color photos of golf’s fundamental skills. You first learn the simplest stroke—putting. Then you progress to more challenging shots—chipping, pitching, full swing, trouble shots. There are detailed chapters on the mental game, course management, and practice skills.

Beyond the Fairway

Zen Lessons, Insights, and Inner Attitudes of Golf


Author: Jeff Wallach

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 030757198X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 9521

Beyond The Fairway is a guide for getting to the heart of golf and self by measuring a not by the score, but by the overall experience. Going against conventional approaches to golf, disproving that a straight fairway drive is golf's ultimate thrill, golfer and author Jeff Wallach steers his cart into the rough and even dangerous terrain where golf becomes an adventure into the unknown, into the greater mysteries of life, love, friendship, endurance, being a son, and being a man. Each chapter presents the unique physical and spiritual challenges of exotic and exclusive courses around the world from Scotland, Africa, and Thailand to Oregon, Alaska, and Nepal. The book gives an insider's often humorous, sometimes irreverent perspective on the sacred sites and rites of golf, and pros from around the world provide practical tips and insights into the game. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Masters of Design

Great Courses of Colt, MacKenzie, Alison & Morrison


Author: Henry Lord,Peter Pugh,Peter Thomson

Publisher: Totem Books

ISBN: 9781848310902

Category: Architecture

Page: 445

View: 2729

A lavish, full-colour volume essential for every golfer's coffee table, capturing the timeless spirit of the game through its greatest-ever course designers.

Golf Journeys & Culture


Author: Andrew Marshall


ISBN: 1456600095

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 182

View: 7524

Golf Journeys & Culture is a collection of golf trips to some of the most beautiful and interesting golf courses in the world. During an 8-year period, Andrew and Paul Marshall travelled to 13 countries and played 65 golf courses - from the wild, sheep-tended links of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland, the tropical palm-fringed fairways of Jamaica to the lowest golf course on earth in Death Valley, California. Golf Journeys & Culture is about two brothers' connection and a shared passion to combine golf with travelling and experiencing different cultures. It is a book that goes beyond playing golf in fabulous locations, it is also about the experiences the two brothers shared, the people they met and the situations they found themselves in. From cheese-tasting in Normandy, relaxing in the surreal waters of Iceland's Blue Lagoon to observing how cigars are hand-crafted in the Dominican Republic - the off-course activities and cultural aspects of the countries they visited played an integral role in the creation of Golf Journeys & Culture. Golf Journeys & Culture will appeal in equal measure to both the armchair and travelling golfer. Each of the 13 chapters is illustrated with Paul's superb images, and has a fact file that provides an informative guide to planning your own golf journeys to the featured countries.

The 19th Hole

Architecture of the Golf Clubhouse


Author: Richard Diedrich

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 1864702230

Category: Architecture

Page: 300

View: 2279

The 19th Hole examines the design of many of the world's great golf clubhouses. It's part of the

The Golf Book

The Players • The Gear • The Strokes • The Courses • The Championships


Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405339365

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 6784

From great players like Tiger Woods, to techniques and the Ryder Cup, discover everything you ever wanted to know about golf Golf is one of the world’s fastest growing sports, so if you’re an aspiring player, or are one of the 60 million who play worldwide, this guide is for you. Discover all about golf: from its ancient origins to global competitions today. Learn about the strokes and analyse the talents of the world’s best. Check out the gear and try out the equipment, from drivers and irons to carts and clothing. Then meet the players – from Golden Bear to the White Shark – come face-to-face with the stars and relive their finest performances. Plus, take a close-up look at the great competitions from the Open to the Curtis Cup and walk the fairways of the pre-eminent courses. Brimming with detail and superbly illustrated with over 1,500 photographs, illustrations, maps and diagrams, The Golf Book is the definitive guide to the famous game.

The Front Nine

Golf's 9 All-Time Greatest Shots


Author: Barry LeBrock

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1623687187

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 687

The most famous shot in golf history—from Gene Sarazen's double eagle, which led to victory at the 1935 Masters to Tom Watson's nearly impossible chip shot in the 1982 U.S. Open—the greatest and most memorable shots in the long and storied history of this grand game are brought to life in The Front Nine. Triumphant victory as well as heartbreaking defeat play out shot-by-shot as the most celebrated tournaments of the past come to life. Readers thrill to both the joy and agony of the most significant shots in golf history through detailed description, commentary from the men who pulled them off, and fresh insight from golf historian Barry LeBrock.

The Golden Age of Pinehurst

The Story of the Rebirth of


Author: Lee Pace

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469607913

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 7141

One of the finest golf courses in America in the early 1900s was the revered Pinehurst No. 2, designed by the legendary Donald Ross and first opened in 1907. Physically and mentally demanding, the course gave players options on every hole and required them to envision and execute recovery shots from the sandy perimeters and the pine forests as well as think creatively around the intricate greens. As a result, No. 2 became a favorite of the nation's top amateurs and professionals. Unfortunately, a modernization of the course over the last four decades stripped it of much of its character. In The Golden Age of Pinehurst, Lee Pace chronicles the breathtaking restoration of No. 2 from its recent slick and monochromatic presentation back to a natural potpourri of hardpan sand, wire grass, and Sandhills pine needles. The restored No. 2--accessible for amateur play, yet challenging enough for the professional--once again stands apart for its beauty, strategic appeal, and Old World flavor.

Following the Fairways

A Distinguished Companion to the Golf Courses of Great Britain and Ireland


Author: Nick Edmund

Publisher: Kensington West Productions

ISBN: 9781871349993

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 1275

Following the Fairways is an annual authoritative guide to the golf courses of Great Britain and Ireland, with all the information necessary to organize golf tours, trips, and holidays. More than 100 championship courses are described in depth, and each golf area is described by the editor, who highlights the most interesting courses in each region. More than 2,300 courses are listed in the Complete Golf directory. The book is illustrated throughout in color with fine art photographs.

The Life Story of a Soldier


Author: John P. Haumersen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491748397

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 268

View: 6966

Author John P. Haumersen has led a different and exciting life. In The Life Story of a Solider, he narrates his story with all of its interesting twists and turns during his eighty-plus years. From his birth in Racine, Wisconsin, through his schooling at West Point, to his service in the military, his life abroad, and his retirement years, Haumersen tells of a life well lived. The anecdotes cover surviving many near-death experiences from the time he was four years old and lasting through much of his military career, including drowning, narrowly escaping a mortar round by eighteen inches, being missed by snipers by less than a foot, and avoiding machine-gun fire from his own ack-ack platoon. In this memoir, Haumersen offers insight into an array of circumstances, including combat in the Korean War as well as meeting his wife, Elise, and raising a family. The Life Story of a Solider recalls a successful life that was based on always doing what was right.

State of the World 2004

Special Focus: The Consumer Society


Author: The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610916352

Category: Nature

Page: 271

View: 1171

With chapters on food, water, energy, the politics of consumption and redefining the good life, Worldwatch’s award-winning research team asks whether a less-consumptive society is possible—and then argues that it is essential.

Memoirs of a Rugby-Playing Man

Guts, Glory, and Blood in the World's Greatest Game


Author: Jay Atkinson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429990619

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 2812

If all sports are really about war, then rugby is a heart-thumping epic of bayonet charges and hand-to-hand fighting. In Memoirs of a Rugby-Playing Man, bestselling author Jay Atkinson describes his thirty-five year odyssey in the sport-from his rough and rowdy days at the University of Florida, through the intrigue of various foreign tours, club championships, and all star selections, up to his current stint with the freewheeling Vandals Rugby Club out of Los Angeles. Jay has played in more than 500 matches, for which he's suffered three broken ribs, a detached retina, a fractured cheekbone and orbital bone, four deadened teeth, and a dislocated ankle. Written in the style of Siegried Sassoon's Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, Atkinson's book explains why it was all worth it--the sum total of his violent adventures, and the valuable insights he has gained from them.