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The Wisdom Of Harvey Penick

Author : Harvey Penick
ISBN : 9781501133374
Genre : Self-Help
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This choice selection from "Harvey Penick's Little Red Book" and its treasured successors, complete with photos from the late legendary golf pro's family scrapbooks, is laced with the simple, profound wisdom that made Harvey Penick the sport's greatest teacher. 25+ photos.
Category: Self-Help

Harvey Penick

Author : Kevin Robbins
ISBN : 9780544149076
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The first-ever biography of the iconic and beloved golf coach who caddied for Francis Ouimet, played with Ben Hogan, competed against Bobby Jones, shaped Ben Crenshaw, and distilled his golf wisdom into the Little Red Book, granting simplicity to a vexing yet beloved sport Millions of people were charmed by the homespun golf advice dispensed in Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book, a sports classic that went on to become the best-selling sports book of all time. Yet, beyond the Texas golf courses where Penick happily toiled for the better part of eight decades, few people knew the self-made golf pro who coaxed the best out of countless greats — Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw, Betsy Rawls, Mickey Wright — all champions who considered Penick their coach and lifelong friend. In Harvey Penick, Kevin Robbins tells the story of this legendary steward of the game. From his first job as a caddie at age eight to his ascendance to head golf pro at the esteemed Austin Country Club to his playing days when he competed with Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen to his mentorship of some of golf’s finest players, Penick studied every nuance of the game. Along the way, he scribbled his observations and anecdotes, tips and tricks, and genuine love of the sport in his little red book, which ultimately became a gift to golfers everywhere. Part elegy to golf’s greatest teacher, part inquiry into his simple, impactful teachings, part history of golf over the past century, Harvey Penick is an exquisitely written sports biography.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Harvey Penick S Little Red Book

Author : Harvey Penick
ISBN : 9780671759926
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A collection of wit and wisdom on golf offers practical advice to everyone from golf pros--including Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw, and Sandra Palmer--to high-handicap amateurs. 20,000 first printing.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Game For A Lifetime

Author : Harvey Penick
ISBN : 9781439142288
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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TIMELESS LESSONS FROM THE MASTER OF THE GAME This, the fourth book by Harvey Penick, was nearly finished when he died in April 1995. A return to the timeless wisdom that has made his first bestseller, Harvey Penick's Little Red Book, a modern classic, The Game for a Lifetime does not contain the technical swing tips and stance aids of today's instructional guides, but dispenses a philosophy on golf, and on life. Harvey Penick knew that the teachings in his book would stand the test of time, and he spent his lifetime pursuing and enjoying all that the game has to offer -- physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The Game for a Lifetime, the final book by Harvey Penick, stands as a wonderful testimonial to this legendary career, his celebrated teaching style, and his ability to affect the lives of the people who had the good fortune to know him.
Category: Sports & Recreation

And If You Play Golf You Re My Friend

Author : Harvey Penick
ISBN : 9781439127674
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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ANOTHER ROUND OF INSPIRATION AND INSTRUCTION When Harvey Penick signed copies of his now classic first book, Harvey Penick's Little Red Book, Bud Shrake, his coauthor, noticed that he often inscribed them with the line "To my fried and pupil." When Shrake asked him why, Penick replied "Well, if you read my book, you're my pupil, and if you play golf, you're my friend." Taking up where the Little Red Book left off, this is the second dose of Penick's singular brand of wit and wisdom, full of the simple and easy-to-understand lessons on golf that Penick is known and admired for. Like its predecessor, And If You Play Golf, You're My Friend is rich with Penick's great love of the game, a love that he delighted in sharing with golfers of all ages and levels of ability.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Harvey Penick S Little Green Golf Book

Author : Harvey Penick
ISBN : 0002184796
Genre : Golf
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Written by the author of The Little Red Golf Book, this volume picks up where the first book left off. It features the same blend of simple wisdom, sound golfing instruction and good common sense that made the previous title so popular with golfers of all ages and levels of ability.
Category: Golf

Billy Boy

Author : Bud Shrake
ISBN : 0743227484
Genre : Fiction
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There are tough times ahead for sixteen-year-old Billy. After his mother dies, he goes to Fort Worth with his father, whose drinking and gambling leave them all but penniless. Desperate to make a life for himself, Billy heads over to Colonial Country Club, where he hopes to get work as a caddie. He finds much more than he bargained for. Before long, Billy makes a place for himself behind the privileged walls of Colonial. His attitude draws the approval of an eccentric millionaire club member, while his looks draw the attention of the millionaire's beautiful granddaughter--much to the displeasure of her boyfriend, the club champion. But Billy's run of luck is short-lived, as he confronts the hard realities of the world and of human nature both on and off the golf course. Now, Billy must face down his fears and doubts about where he comes from, where he wants to go, and who he really is. Bud Shrake's Billy Boy is an unforgettable coming-of-age tale of life, love, and beating the odds, set against the far-reaching horizons of the American West.
Category: Fiction

Kathy Whitworth S Little Book Of Golf Wisdom

Author : Kathy Whitworth
ISBN : 1632206552
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Tiger Woods? Ben Hogan? Annika Sorenstam? None of these amazing athletes knows more about winning golf tournaments than LPGA legend Kathy Whitworth. In the bestselling tradition of Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book, longtime Penick student and World Golf Hall of Fame enshrinee Whitworth presents readers with tee-to-green advice gleaned from years of teaching and tournament golf in Kathy Whitworth’s Little Book of Golf Wisdom, first published in 2007. Whitworth amassed a whopping eighty-eight professional wins in her career—a record for both men’s and women’s US Tours. Small enough to fit inside your golf bag and with much of the simple, easy-to-understand, commonsense manner of Penick’s classic books, this book includes expert advice on playing one shot at a time; thinking your way around the golf course; the common traits of all champions; the importance of confidence, concentration, and learning in practice rounds; practicing trouble shots; bad-weather golf; pressure putting; and how to turn things around when you’re playing badly. With its invaluable advice, this is an indispensable resource for any golfer. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Category: Sports & Recreation

American National Biography

Author : John Arthur Garraty
ISBN : 019512796X
Genre : United States
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"AIDS has made a huge impact on our society medically, socially, politically, legally, and psychologically. Sarah Watstein encapsulates this interdisciplinary issue into approximately 4,000 terms and explains them objectively, clearly, and readably for high school students, adults, and medical professionals. The terms include related diseases such as Kaposi's Sarcoma, treatments such as interleukin, jargon-"no code"- and slang-"bareback sex." The appendixes list statistics, toll-free telephone numbers, Web sites, nonprofit and government organizations, clinical trials, databases, and payment assistance programs. Highly recommended for all libraries."--"Outstanding Reference Sources: the 1999 Selection of New Titles," American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.
Category: United States

Conversations With Texas Writers

Author : Frances Leonard
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173019637085
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Larry McMurtry declares, "Texas itself doesn't have anything to do with why I write. It never did." Horton Foote, on the other hand, says, "I've just never had a desire to write about any place else." In between those figurative bookends are hundreds of other writers--some internationally recognized, others just becoming known--who draw inspiration and often subject matter from the unique places and people that are Texas. To give everyone who is interested in Texas writing a representative sampling of the breadth and vitality of the state's current literary production, this volume features conversations with fifty of Texas's most notable established writers and emerging talents. The writers included here work in a wide variety of genres--novels, short stories, poetry, plays, screenplays, essays, nonfiction, and magazine journalism. In their conversations with interviewers from the Writers' League of Texas and other authors' organizations, the writers speak of their apprenticeships, literary influences, working habits, connections with their readers, and the domestic and public events that have shaped their writing. Accompanying the interviews are excerpts from the writers' work, as well as their photographs, biographies, and bibliographies. Joe Holley's introductory essay--an overview of Texas writing from Cabeza de Vaca's 1542 Relaci�n to the work of today's generation of writers, who are equally at home in Hollywood as in Texas--provides the necessary context to appreciate such a diverse collection of literary voices. A sampling from the book: "This land has been my subject matter. One thing that distinguishes me from the true naturalist is that I've never been able to look at land without thinking of the people who've been on it. It's fundamental to me." --John Graves "Writing is a way to keep ourselves more in touch with everything we experience. It seems the best gifts and thoughts are given to us when we pause, take a deep breath, look around, see what's there, and return to where we were, revived." --Naomi Shihab Nye "I've said this many times in print: the novel is the middle-age genre. Very few people have written really good novels when they are young, and few people have written really good novels when they are old. You just tail off, and lose a certain level of concentration. Your imaginative energy begins to lag. I feel like I'm repeating myself, and most writers do repeat themselves." --Larry McMurtry "I was a pretty poor cowhand. I grew up on the Macaraw Ranch, east of Crane, Texas. My father tried very hard to make a cowboy out of me, but in my case it never seemed to work too well. I had more of a literary bent. I loved to read, and very early on I began to write small stories, short stories, out of the things I liked to read." --Elmer Kelton
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Fairway To Heaven

Author : Tom Kite
ISBN : 0688146724
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The late Harvey Penick always told Tom Kite, "Take dead aim for the pin." In this unique memoir, Kite, captain of this year's U.S. Ryder Cup Team, tells the story of Penick, the greatest teacher golf has ever known, his golf secrets, and how he taught them; of Kite's own friendly rivalry with Ben Crenshaw; and of the special relationship enjoyed by all three men. In the same direct way he plays the game, Kite reveals who Harvey Penick really was, his humility and wisdom, and how he became a legend whose Little Red Book remains golf's biggest bestseller and the bible for golfers everywhere. With equal candor Kite takes us inside the world of golf: the dramas and pressures of the Ryder Cup, the rigors and mind games of the Tour, and the arrival of the amazing Tiger Woods. Not just another golf book, this is the story of the bonding of generations--the teacher who recently died at the age of ninety and two of the world's best golfers.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Can I Get A Ruling

Author : Dave Marrandette
ISBN : 1932202218
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Can I Get a Ruling? offers entertaining and thought-provoking golf moments on the pro tour that will stir your sense of justice and challenge your own knowledge of the rules. You'll share the players' frustrations - and other times feel perplexed by their actions and the consequences. You'll see again that the mightiest titans that even strode the green are still like us - sometimes impatient, sometimes forgetful, sometimes exasperated at his or her own stupidity, sometimes just plain mad. And, like us, sometimes right on the money.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Buzz On Golf

Author : John Craddock
ISBN : 0867308540
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Examines the ever-growing popularity of the sport, profiles such superstars as Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia, and discusses golfing equipment, style, courses, and competitions.
Category: Sports & Recreation

50 Years Of Golfing Wisdom

Author : John Jacobs
ISBN : 9780008118259
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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John Jacobs is one of golf's all-time great teachers, a true legend of the game who has passed on his words of wisdom to thousands of amateurs as well as to some of the world's greatest players over the last 50 years. Now, for the first time ever, the pick of his collective wisdom has been brought together in one seminal volume.
Category: Sports & Recreation

For All Who Love The Game

Author : Harvey Penick
ISBN : 9780684800585
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A famous golf player and instructor provides tips and advice for women golfers, and offers accompanying anecdotes
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U S News World Report

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ISBN : UOM:39015025780738
Genre : United States
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Golf Gurus

Author : James Y. Bartlett
ISBN : 0878339124
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 21.57 MB
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Author : Frank Ormond
ISBN : 0787247065
Genre : Education
File Size : 60.47 MB
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Category: Education

The Book Of Texas Wisdom

Author : Criswell Freeman
ISBN : 0964095580
Genre : History
File Size : 75.60 MB
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Texas remains, in many ways, a nation unto itself. From this diverse land springs a wisdom that combines the hospitallity of the Old South, the unhurried calm of Mexico, and the gritty determination of the Wild West. Share a message of hope, humor, optimism and courage from 101 great Texans: Sam Houston, Stephen F Austin, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Lee Trevino, Willie Nelson, Jose Antonio Navarro, Barbara Bush, Barbara Jordan and Many More...
Category: History

Golf Wit Wisdom

Author : Robert H. Thomas
ISBN : 0964920115
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This delightfully, wry collection of epigrams, quips, quotes and axioms adds to the rich humor found in the glorious, frustrating game of golf. This is a humorous hole in one. -- It's often necessary to hit a second shot to really appreciate the first one. -- If there is any larceny in a man, golf will bring it out. -- The best thing about golf: It isn't compulsory.
Category: Sports & Recreation