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Title:
Horseshoes
Author:
Boga, Steve, 1947-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, [1996]

©1996
Physical Description:
viii, 103 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780811724906
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library GV1095 .B65 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Technique, strategy, and advice from the experts - as well as the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association of America's rules - make this a useful guide to successful horseshoe pitching.


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Booklist Review

The rules of horseshoes have changed over the years, for much the same reason pro football's have: to encourage more scoring. In 1909 the stakes protruded only 2 inches above ground, whereas today they tower 14 inches. The distance between the stakes, the size and weight of the horseshoes, and, of course, the strategy of the game have all evolved, too. Boga recounts horseshoes history in this handbook's opening chapter, then gets down to the real point--how to play the game right and well. He describes styles of pitching (i.e., various turns and the popular "flip" technique), the proper grip, stance, and swing, and "winning the mental game." Moreover, he advocates a holistic approach that involves visualization, focus, and concentration. With nearly half the book devoted to the official rules and master schedules for tournaments, and considering Boga's clear instruction and obvious dedication, this is a book for the serious player. --Mike Tribby


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