Wednesday, November 30

‘THE MATCH’ eBook and Other Golf Titles

GOLF BOOKS HAVE BEEN COLLECTING in my email inbox and elsewhere. Here’s a rundown.

THE MATCH: The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever
By Mark Frost
Hyperion was recently celebrating its 20th anniversary by promoting titles in ebook form, including this golf classic. More

Inside, Outside, and On the Ropes: Life Lessons from Q-School and The Majors
By Keith Gockenbach
The author grew up playing golf in Illinois and caddying for Bob Goalby and other pros in the PGA Tour’s Robinson Open. After a successful career in the chemical industry, he “retired” in 2004 to chase his dream of playing on the Champions Tour. More

The Golfer’s Diet: A Daily Plan for Par Performance
By Scott Kramer
A how-to nutrition guide that helps players learn in general terms what kinds of foods to eat before, during and after a round of golf to help achieve their peak performance. More

Golf - A Good Walk & Then Some: A Quintessential History of the Game
By John R. Jenchura
A narrative of 90-plus photographs and 64 chapters that covers the history of the game back to the Romans in 300 AD, tracing golf across the European continent to Scotland and the Atlantic Ocean to the United States. More

Everyday Golfer’s Guide to Shooting Lower Scores
By Mick Gyure
A book aimed at the novice golfer and written by a non-professional who can relate to the many challenges encountered by the beginner. More

The Bag Room
By Adam Fonseca
A brief memoir of the author’s experiences working over 10 years at a local country club. Written in the style of “Caddyshack,” The Bag Room is an insider’s account of country club life that many people don’t see. Fonseca blogs at and Waggle Room. More

Broken Tees and Mended Hearts
By Judy Alvarez
A collection of stories that highlights how the game of golf can help those with disabilities and illnesses overcome adversity and gain a new lease on life. Alvarez is a PGA/LPGA professional and a member of Golf for Women magazine’s Top 50 Teachers.

Buddha Plays 18
By Edward Sarkis Balian
An informative and entertaining book that combines the art and science of good golf with the principles of Buddhist philosophy. More

−The Armchair Golfer

1 comment:

Burgh Golfer said...

I read The Match a few years ago and did a book review on my blog as well. It is amazing how good Nelson was ten years after retiring from professional golf.