How to Speak Golf An Illustrated Guide to Links Lingo

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  • Edition: Illus.
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/10/2016
  • Publisher: Flatiron Books

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From ace to zinger, How to Speak Golf includes over 125 golf terms paired with charming and clever illustrations that decode the words and phrases that fly around a golf course. Clubhouse Chatter sections are sprinkled throughout where you'll learn about everything from the origins of golf, the worst courses and biggest sand bunkers in the world, to the reason why there are so many bird references in golf terminology, a history of famous holes-in-one, and much, much more!

Some of the terms included in the book are:

-Army golf: The inconsistent hitting of the ball from one side of the fairway to the other. (Think: Left, right, left.)
-Cabbage: The worst of the rough. (Also known as "Spinach" or "Lettuce." Whatever you call it, this is a salad to be avoided.)
-Ham and egg: When two players on a team pair well, with one player excelling whenever the other falters.
-Velcro: Greens that are slow, where it seems like the ball sticks to the grass.

Author Sally Cook and illustrator Ross MacDonald offer the perfect blend of funny anecdotes and fascinating bits of history and trivia. This is the perfect gift book to have you talking like a master whether you're a pro, a lifelong fan, or a novice on the greens.

Author Biography

SALLY COOK is the author, with James Charlton, of How to Speak Baseball and Hey Batta Batta Swing!: The Wild Old Days of Baseball, illustrated by Ross MacDonald. She coauthored, with legendary football coach Gene Stallings, Another Season: A Coach's Story of Raising an Exceptional Son, a New York Times bestseller.

ROSS MACDONALD's illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Harper's, The Atlantic Monthly, and Vanity Fair. He has also written and illustrated several books for children and adults. his most recent is What Would Jesus Craft?

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