The Golf Bag Book

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-12-15
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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There's more. The Golf Bag Book can help you deal with a handicap cheat or someone who jangles change while you're putting. Alligator in the fairway? No problem ... read the book and live to tell the tale.

Author Biography

Scott Martin is the author of several golf books including The Book of Caddyshack: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Greatest Movie Ever Made. He has worked with several top golf teachers on books and articles and has contributed to Golfweek and numerous national publications. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 11
Pre-Round Checklistp. 17
Warm Up Stretches and Drillsp. 18
How to Deal with Bad Shotsp. 19
The Setupp. 19
Toppingp. 21
Fat Shotsp. 21
The Lateral Shotp. 22
Hitting It on the Toep. 22
Pitching Problemsp. 23
Chipping Problemsp. 24
Sand Problemsp. 25
Putting Problemsp. 27
Poor Speedp. 28
Missed Short Puttsp. 29
A Chronic Slicep. 30
A Chronic Hookp. 30
Club Selectionp. 32
Frustrationp. 34
A Windy Dayp. 37
Playing in the Rainp. 40
Rulesp. 42
General Comments About the Rules of Golfp. 42
Water and Hazardsp. 45
Lost Ballp. 46
Ball Movementp. 48
Bizarre Situationsp. 49
When You're In a Bad Spotp. 53
Behind a Treep. 53
In Deep Roughp. 54
On Hardpanp. 55
Under the Lip in a Fairway Bunkerp. 55
The 40-Yard Bunker Shotp. 55
In a Divotp. 56
Get to 100 Yardsp. 56
Specialty Shotsp. 57
Hitting Left-Handedp. 57
Bouncing a Ball Off a Wallp. 57
A Tricky Spot Just Off the Greenp. 58
The Knockdown Shotp. 58
Getting Out of a Pot Bunkerp. 59
Dealing with an Especially Difficult Hole without Piling Up a Big Numberp. 61
Reading a Greenp. 64
Practicingp. 68
Course Managementp. 70
Alligator Attackp. 72
lightning-When You're Nowhere Near the Club Housep. 74
Golf & Other Golfers
The Basic Rules of Golf Etiquettep. 77
Etiquettep. 78
The Needle (Gamesmanship)p. 82
When and When Not to Concede a Puttp. 85
When Someone Offers You Unsolicited Instructional Advicep. 86
You're Playing with Someone Who Plays Rarely and Has Not Established a Handicap But Still Want a Gamep. 87
Your Significant Other is With You, and It's Quickly Becoming a Disasterp. 88
Golf Gambling Gamesp. 89
Nassaup. 89
Trashp. 90
Skinsp. 91
Stablefordp. 91
Foursomes (Alternate Shot)p. 92
Wolfp. 92
Chairmanp. 93
Dealing with Cheatsp. 94
Tippingp. 96
Leave the Cart Behindp. 97
Golf Is Fun
Golf Jokesp. 101
Essential Lines from Caddyshackp. 104
Ten Things You Should Know About Caddyshackp. 106
Scenes in Non-Golf Movies with Which You Should Have Some Familiarityp. 108
The Games Golf Course Architects Playp. 109
Donald Rossp. 110
Robert Trent Jonesp. 110
Peter Dyep. 111
Alister MacKenziep. 111
Tom Faziop. 112
The Better Golf Writersp. 113
Herbert Warren Windp. 114
Bernard Darwinp. 114
Peter Dobereinerp. 115
Bobby Jonesp. 116
Golf Slangp. 118
You Have a Hole-in-One!p. 121
You've Win the Gamep. 121
The Starship Enterprise Has Beamed You Top. 122
Pinehurstp. 122
Pebble Beachp. 124
Bandon Dunesp. 126
Scotlandp. 128
Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republicp. 132
South Floridap. 134
Londonp. 136
A Sense of Reality from Ben Hoganp. 139
The Odds of Making a Hole-in-Onep. 140
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