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JUNE 29, 2011
Great reads for golfers

Hey golfers, are you still thinking about being on the tee box once you go home to the ol’ 19th Hole? Of course you are! The following books are terrific reads for golfers regardless of your handicap:

Who's Your Caddy?Who's Your Caddy? - Sports Illustrated columnist and Colorado native Rick Reilly decides to understand golf better by serving as a caddy to the stars. This hilarious look at the trials and tribulations of golf's working men is compelling partly because Reilly doesn't know what he's doing, and partly because he hooks up with some of the biggest celebrities around.

The Greatest Game Ever Played - This is the exciting story of the legendary 1913 U.S. Open, in which amateur 20-year-old Francis Ouimet beat Britain's top gun, Harry Vardon. Not just a glimpse into a seminal moment in golf history, this is a book about U.S. history, class struggle, and above all gives a compelling biography of two great men. 

In SeaIn Search of Burningbushrch of Burningbush - This is a really passionate and moving account of two old friends and avid golfers getting together for a pilgrimage to the Scottish birthplace of golf. You can read this one as a travelogue for its fantastic description of the Scottish links or as a search for meaning in life. Either way, prepare to be inspired.

Golf's Red Zone Challenge – Are you disgusted by your score and know you can play a lot better? This book will help. Designed to make your short game go a long way, you’ll focus on the game from 100 yards in and find a number of unique drills designed to show golfers exactly where their shortcomings are.

Fairway to HeavenFairway to Heaven - Tom Kite's loving tribute to his mentor, Harvey Penick, is right up there with classics like Tuesdays with Morrie. Penick was among the game's premiere golf teachers when Kite met him at the age of 13, and the two quickly developed a touching friendship. Golf is at the heart of this book, but the story goes on to discuss even stronger links.

Around the World in 80 Rounds - A funny and entertaining travelogue that covers 60,000 miles as author David Wood journeys across the globe to play some of the most out-of-the-way places imaginable. Who even knew there was a golf course almost right beside the Sphynx and the Great Pyramid? This is golf and travel writing at its finest. 

SomeSomewhere in Irelandwhere in Ireland, a Village is Missing an Idiot - This is a "best of" collection of columns from Golf Magazine humorist, David Feherty. This man knows golf and he knows funny, and above all he knows how to combine the two. Don't miss this laugh-out-loud anthology.

Golf in Denver - Interested in learning more about the history of golf in the Denver area? This recently published book is for you. Fantastic photographs take you back to 1896 to demonstrate the game's evolution between then and now. You'll learn some great back stories about the origins of many of the courses you play every week.

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posted by Sean, Standley Lake Library


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