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Golf Nuts

Author : Ron Garland
ISBN : 158536066X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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These are the folks who practice chip shots in elevators with invisible wedges. These are the people on the golf course in parkas on the first day the temperature tops 30 degrees. These are the junkies who spend hundreds of hours searching pharmaceutical companies' websites for a cure for the "yips". These golfers are "nuts" and the anecdotal stories of Golf Nuts are proof. In pathological putting circles, author Ron Garland is known as the "Head Nut" of the Golf Nuts Society, an organization that he founded which now boasts a vast membership of "nuts", and these are his favorite accounts from a group of seemingly normal people with an abnormal obsession.
Category: Sports & Recreation

I Golf Therefore I Am Nuts

Author : George Fuller
ISBN : 9781492582540
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Finally, a book that delves into the warped and obsessive mind of today's golfer. Whether your idea of golf is an occasional round with fellow duffers at the local muni or frequent forays to far-flung courses in search of the perfect round, you'll identify with this book like no other. Popular golf humorist George Fuller will have you laughing as he makes light of the idiosyncrasies of otherwise sane people who are addicted to this holy, wholly frustrating game. I Golf, Therefore I Am—Nuts! brings out the humor in situations that all golfers can relate to: -Looking for Mulligan, the patron saint of forgiveness -The hype architects and developers use when describing a new course -Quirks, quips, and superstitions from the PGA Tour If your eyes light up every time you read about a new driver, your TiVo has golf programming that originally aired in 2004, you receive holiday cards from greenskeepers, or your golf wardrobe doubles as business casual, then I Golf, Therefore I Am—Nuts! is for you.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Ghosts Of Manhattan

Author : Douglas Brunt
ISBN : 9781451672619
Genre : Fiction
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This instant New York Times bestseller offers a withering view of life on Wall Street from the perspective of an unhappy insider who is too hooked on the money to find a way out, even as his career is ruining his marriage and corroding his soul. It’s 2005. Nick Farmer is a thirty-five-year-old bond trader with Bear Stearns clearing seven figures a year. The novelty of a work-related nightlife centering on liquor, hookers, and cocaine has long since worn thin, though Nick remains keenly addicted to his annual bonus. But the lifestyle is taking a toll on his marriage—and on him. When a nerdy analyst approaches him with apocalyptic prognostications of where Bear’s high-flying mortgage-backed securities trading may lead, Nick is presented with the kind of ethical dilemma he’s spent a lifetime avoiding. Throw in a hot financial journalist who seems to be more interested in him than in the percolating financial Armageddon and the prospect that his own wife may have found a new romantic interest of her own, and you have the recipe for Nick’s personal and professional implosion. By turns hilarious and harrowing, Ghosts of Manhattan follows a winning but flawed protagonist as he struggles to find the right path in a complicated urban heart of darkness
Category: Fiction

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Golf 2nd Edition

Author : Matthew Rudy
ISBN : 9781101097465
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This newly revised edition offers advice for beginning and intermediate players on deconstructing their swing, examining their short games, and rethinking technique. From the basic rules of play to the strategy of course management, this indispensable guide covers drills and practices from tees to chip shots, putting essentials, specialty shots, and so much more. All new photographs, designed by instruction experts to show readers swing, technique, grip, and other important points. Full updates on the latest golf equipment and technology. New content on keeping fit and designing workouts to help improve your game.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Dear Lumpy

Author : Louise Mortimer
ISBN : 9781472109286
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'Dearest Lumpy, I hope you are plump and well. Your mother bashed her car yesterday and chooses to believe it was not her fault...' Roger Mortimer's witty dressing-downs and affectionate advice were not only directed at his wayward son, Lupin. Though better behaved than her mischievous older brother, Louise (aka 'Lumpy') still caused her father to reach for his typewriter. The trials and tribulations of Louise's days at boarding school, her eventful wedding to Hot¬Hand-Henry and the birth of his grandchildren are all accompanied by a sometimes chiding, but always loving letter. Between these milestones, Roger gives updates on the family, pets and the local gossip, holds forth on the weather, road safety, and even suggests the best way to make a gravy soup, all in his own inimitable style. With the same unique charm and often snort-inducing humour that made Dear Lupin a bestseller, Roger Mortimer guides and supports his daughter through every scrape she found herself in. Hilarious and instantly familiar, Dear Lumpy is a perfect example of the glorious art of letter writing, and the timeless relationship between father and daughter.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Lost In Love Grass

Author : Steve Rogers
ISBN : 9781934925676
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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At age 59, author STEVE ROGERS has played golf for 48 of those years. His love of the game inspired him to write this novel, told by a narrator who has Alzheimer's disease. Lost in Love Grass shows the author's lifetime love of the game and his keen observations of human behavior. Having previously written two children's books, he wanted to prove he could write a "big boy" book. Former football star with the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots, Mark van Eeghen wrote, "What an absolutely fun read! The story unfolded beautifully and I'm thrilled Steve included me in the book. It's a good thing he is a far better writer than a golfer!" "I enjoyed each and every page of the book. It made me laugh out loud.The writing is reminiscent of Jack Kerouac." - Ginny Walsh, retired public school teacher, Worcester, Mass. "This is the ultimate 'golf guy' book. It is sarcastic, pessimistic, bawdy, self-deprecating and dark. There are lots of adjectives that fit into the description. How about earthy, gritty, rough with all the divots replaced." - Bob Black, visiting professor at Massachusetts Maritime
Category: Sports & Recreation

You Let Some Girl Beat You

Author : Ann Meyers Drysdale
ISBN : 9781933016788
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Ann Meyers Drysdale has been one of the greatest stars in the history of basketball. But her rise wasn't without controversy. Her 1979 NBA bid to play with the Indiana Pacers brought a barrage of criticism. But Ann simply wanted to play among the best. She had always competed with the guys, and she never let anyone keep her down. A female first in many categories, Meyers Drysdale was the first woman ever signed to a four-year athletic scholarship to UCLA, where she remains the only four-time Bruin basketball All American, male or female. Ann competed in five ABC Sports' Superstars, winning three in a row for the women. She became the only woman to be asked to compete in the Men's Superstars. After her athletic career Ann did color commentary for national stations, and the 1984 Olympic games with ABC. She covered the 2000, 2004, and 2008, 2012 Olympics for NBC. Ann has worked for ESPN for over 25 years, broadcasting men's and women's basketball and Championship games, and has also worked the Men's NCAA Tournament games on CBS. She continues to do work with FOX Sports and others. She and her husband Don Drysdale, legendary pitcher & announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, became the first married couple enshrined in their respective sports' Halls of Fame. Ann is the only female Vice President in the NBA (Phoenix Suns) and the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury, which has won two WNBA Championships since she took over four years ago. The New York Times featured her prominently in a piece in August called "Pioneers Continue to Shepherd Women's Basketball." Time Magazine recently named her one of the ten greatest female athletes of all time"--
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Mark Lemon
ISBN : UCSC:32106019661765
Genre : English wit and humor
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Category: English wit and humor

Miami Noir

Author : Les Standiford
ISBN : 9781936070381
Genre : Fiction
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“For such a sun-stoked place, Miami sure is shady . . . this batch of dirty deep South Florida fiction might just send you packing . . . your own heat.” —SunPost Don’t let the fabulous weather, the beach bodies, and the high-end boutiques fool you. There is a darkness to Miami that can hit just as hard as a hurricane. If by day, the streets are lined with tourists, at night the gangsters, drug dealers, and desperate come out to play. It’s this Miami that has captured the imagination of some of the city’s best writers. Miami Noir includes stories by James W. Hall, Barbara Parker, John Dufresne, Paul Levine, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, Tom Corcoran, Christine Kling, George Tucker, Kevin Allen, Anthony Dale Gagliano, David Beaty, Vicki Hendricks, John Bond, Preston Allen, Lynne Barrett, and Jeffrey Wehr. “For different reasons these stories cultivate a little something special, a radiance, a humanity, even a grace, In the midst of the noir gloom, and thereby set themselves apart. Variety, familiarity, mood and tone, and the occasional gem of a story make Miami Noir a collection to savor.” —The Miami Herald “Murder is nothing new in Miami—or any other big city, for that matter. But seldom has it been so entertaining as it is in the 16 short stories included in Miami Noir.” —Palm Beach Daily News “This well-chosen short story collection isn’t just a thoughtful compilation of work by some of South Florida’s best and upcoming writers. Each Miami Noir story also is a window on a different part of Miami-Dade and its melting pot of cultures.” —South FloridaSun-Sentinel
Category: Fiction