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The complete golfer's handbook
Player, Gary.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Lyons Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
160 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
Authorship statement from book jacket.

Includes index.
Format :


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Material Type
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GV965 .P572X 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
GV965 .P572X 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Find your perfect swing Z99 a golfing legend in this beautifully illustrated and lavishly photographed full-color book

Author Notes

Gary Player, born in Johannesburg, South Africa, is one of the greatest golfers of all time. He won the British Open in 1959, 1968, and 1974. He won the US Open in 1965, and was the first non-American to win the USPGA title -- in 1962 and 1972 -- and the US Masters -- in 1961, 1974, and 1978. He lives in South Africa
Chris Whales and Duncan Cruickshank have long been involved in sports journalism, editing rugby, cricket, golf, and motorsports magazines. They share with Gary Player a passion for golf and are dedicated to the worldwide advancement of the game. They live in South Africa

Reviews 1

Booklist Review

Just another golf instructional, packaged under a famous pro's name but written by others? Not quite. It's likely the actual writing here was done by coauthors Chris Wales and Duncan Cruickshank, but golfing legend Player's presence is felt as well, especially in the clever practice tips and the excellent section on exercises for golfers (Player was the first professional committed to a training regimen). The book also boasts outstanding graphic design and use of four-color illustrations, again separating it from garden-variety instructionals. The text functions as an overall introduction to the game, covering etiquette, equipment, course design, and strategy, in addition to how to swing the club. The material is introductory only, but even experienced golfers will enjoy the graphics and profit from reviewing the concise, clearly presented swing advice. A solid overview for all golf collections. --Bill Ott

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introductionp. 12
Chapter 2 Etiquette and Rulesp. 26
Chapter 3 Playing the Coursep. 34
Chapter 4 Golf Equipmentp. 48
Chapter 5 How to Playp. 66
Chapter 6 Strategy and Competitive Playp. 108
Chapter 7 Golf Course Designp. 122
Chapter 8 18 Memorable Momentsp. 136
Golf Rules in Briefp. 148
Golf Club Regulationsp. 152
Glossaryp. 154
Indexp. 158