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Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer (4 Formats) ›
By Chris Rodell, Foreword by Gary Player
Trade Paper Price 15.00

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ISBN 9781629375687

Published May 2018

About 40 miles east of Pittsburgh is the small town of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, the place Arnold Palmer called home. The world knew Palmer as The King. But the Palmer Latrobe knew was funnier, goofier, saltier, and less grandiose than the one justifiably loved around the globe. In Arnold Palmer: Homespun Stories of the King, journalist, Latrobe resident, and accidental Palmer insider Chris Rodell draws upon over 100 interviews with the golf great conducted over 20 years, providing an intimate, charming, and at times irreverent glimpse at the icon outside the spotlight.
Ben Hogan's Secret Fundamental
Ben Hogan's Secret Fundamental (4 Formats) ›
By Larry Miller
Trade Paper Price 15.00

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ISBN 9781629372822

Published Mar 2017

Ben Hogan is legendary, intriguing, and mysterious. It's a combination that has contributed to Hogan being the most interesting golfer of all time. Aside from his amazing competitive record, his secretive and solitary personality provoke wonder and devotion among thousands of golfers worldwide who attempt to unlock Hogan's secret code of how to swing a golf club and strike a golf ball. Hogan himself has fueled this intrigue, mainly because he openly declared that he had a "secret," one that he never publicly revealed. Many top professionals have speculated on what they thought Hogan's secret might be, but until now those speculations were not supported by any revelations from Hogan himself. Now, author Larry Miller, who was mentored by Tommy Bolt, who in turn was one of Hogan's protégés, shares Hogan's secret as he learned it. This secret fundamental, which Miller breaks down into two aspects and explains with the aid of full-color photography and illustrations, will help the average golfer implement Hogan's teachings to benefit his or her game.
Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan (4 Formats) ›
By Tim Scott
Cloth Price 24.95

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ISBN 9781629370965

Published Apr 2015

Ben Hogan's accomplishments on the golf course are the stuff of legends, but his life off it was exceedingly private. In this biography, author Tim Scott demonstrates why such public perception was not representative of Hogan's personality, offering a firsthand glimpse into the famous golfer's humor and sensitivity. Hogan wasn't perfect, and many of his fine qualities were never made public until now, as Tim Scott shares his personal experience with Hogan as well as Hogan's friends, family, and acquaintances. Along the way, a clearer picture emerges of Hogan as a man, a golfer, a friend, and a husband.
The Leadbetter Golf Academy Handbook
The Leadbetter Golf Academy Handbook (4 Formats) ›
By Sean Hogan, By Kevin Smeltz, By Allen F. Richardson, Foreword by David Leadbetter
Trade Paper Price 24.95

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ISBN 9781600786907

Published Jun 2014

Certified instructors Sean Hogan and Kevin Smeltz, along with championship golfers Suzann Pettersen and Ian Poulter and World Golf Hall of Fame inductee Nick Price, provide invaluable advice on how to improve upon every aspect of the golf game by gaining a clear and concise understanding for each key element of the sport. The book shows golfers how to improve their full swing, short game, practice routines, and how to better their mental and physical conditioning strategies. The Leadbetter Golf Academy Handbook is a collection of successful blueprints by top-notch players and instructors that will help players of all levels improve their understanding and performance.
The King and I
The King and I (2 Formats) ›
By Howdy Giles, Introduction by James Dodson, Foreword by Arnold Palmer
Cloth Price 27.95

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ISBN 9781600782855

Published Sep 2009

Howdy and Arnold’s friendship began with a rather ordinary encounter nearly 50 years ago when Howard Giles snapped a simple photograph of his hero passing in a parade; it has since grown into a remarkable friendship between an American legend and his most ardent fan. Since that time, Giles has conservatively snapped more than a quarter-million photographs of Palmer. Sharing never-before-seen images of Palmer on and off the golf course over the past four decades, The King and I explores one of the most charismatic figures in the history of the game, from intimate private moments to extraordinary public events. The book is told with refreshing candor and wit by perhaps the ultimate fan of the man and also includes entertaining commentaries from Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, former President George H.W. Bush, Gov. Tom Ridge, and a host of colorful former and current PGA Tour stars.
Caddie Confidential
Caddie Confidential (3 Formats) ›
By Greg "Piddler" Martin, Foreword by Mark Calcavecchia, Foreword by Dottie Pepper, Foreword by Dan Forsman
Cloth Price 24.95

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ISBN 9781600781902

Published Apr 2009

In this revealing look at the sport of golf, popular caddie Greg "Piddler" Martin compiles some of the wildest and most entertaining stories from his caddie colleagues across the tour. Providing an insider's scoop on some more incredible tales from on and off the course, this tell-all includes many intriguing facts on the most popular golfers directly from their caddies, including who is the best tipper on tour, which players could use some anger management classes, who comes up with outrageous excuses after blowing a tournament, and how much of a cut a caddie gets on a major payday. Throughout this work, readers are provided with insider tales from the caddies of golf's most popular players, including Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, John Daly, Vijay Singh, Fred Couples and many others. Anecdotes, practical tips, superstitions, and infamous stories that have only been told in their inner circle make this the most comprehensive collection of golf tales and advice ever assembled from the unsung heroes of the game.
Teeing Off
Teeing Off (4 Formats) ›
By Ken Bowden, Foreword by Jack Nicklaus
Cloth Price 22.95

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ISBN 9781600780752

Published Apr 2008

Teeing Off gives one of golf's most unique and well-traveled personalities a chance to, well, "tee off" on some of the most unforgettable characters and experiences he's had in a lifetime of playing and covering the royal and ancient game. Partly a memoir about a lifetime association with golf's greatest performers and most colorful characters, it is also a collection of fascinating inside reminiscences and anecdotes about the game's elite that will entertain, amuse, enlighten, and perhaps surprise readers. Included are stories about Hagen and Hogan, Nelson and Nicklaus, Palmer and Player, Sarazen and Snead, Watson and Woods, and many others by an author who has known them all, up close and personal.
A Golf Story
A Golf Story (4 Formats) ›
By Charles Price, Foreword by Arnold Palmer
Trade Paper Price 12.95

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ISBN 9781572439689

Published Apr 2007

Soon after its original publication in 1986, A Golf Story was heralded as one of the classics of golf literature. It is a book that intertwines three immortal subjects—Bobby Jones, Augusta National, and the Masters Tournament—into one compelling narrative. These three stories are inextricably linked; together, they form a fascinating backdrop to an April drama that is unique in the annals of golf and that, like Jones himself, transcends sports. Using firsthand experiences with Augusta National and the Masters Tournament that date back to 1948, Charles Price spent three years weaving together this historic story and, in an unprecedented move, Augusta National opened its guarded archives for his research, thereby making this book the first authorized history of both the club and the tournament.
Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones ›
By Catherine M. Lewis, Foreword by Jack Nicklaus, Foreword by Dr. Robert Tyre Jones IV
Price 19.95

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ISBN 9781572439696

Published Apr 2007

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Bobby Jones' miraculous feat of being the only golfer to capture the Grand Slam comes the most detailed and complete examinations ever on that magical 1930 season. Offering fans and historians every perspective of that Grand Slam season, Lewis delves into the key figures who helped mold Jones' game and mystique, as well as the locations of the rounds and the lasting impression the 'gentleman golfer' left on the game he loved so much.
A Lifetime of Lessons
A Lifetime of Lessons ›
By Marshall Smith, By David DeNunzio

Trade Paper

ISBN 9781572438101

Published Apr 2006

Marshall Smith's book draws upon original lessons as well as the experience that only half a century's involvement in the game can provide. Full swing, short game, and strategy needs are addressed to assist every skill level, from struggling beginner to seasoned professional. Quick and lasting remedies for common faults also should find favor with readers who take their golf game seriously and wish to shoot lower scores.
Byron Nelson
Byron Nelson (3 Formats) ›
By John Campaniotte, Introduction by Byron Nelson, Foreword by Phil Mickelson
Cloth Price 24.95

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ISBN 9781572438132

Published Apr 2006

Byron Nelson: The Most Remarkable Year in the History of Golf provides an unparalleled examination of the most amazing feat in golf history. In 1945, Nelson won a jaw-dropping 11 consecutive victories on the tour. Overall, he won 18 tournaments that season, finishing either first or second in 25 of the 30 PGA events that year. No golfer since has come close to such perfection. Nelson accomplished his feats over 60 years ago, long before Tiger Woods began setting records, before Jack Nicklaus won his sixth Masters title at age 46, before Arnold Palmer won the 1960 U.S. Open, before any of the historic wins by golf greats Tom Watson, Lee Trevino, Nick Faldo, or Greg Norman. Byron Nelson achieved what no other golfer will ever likely come close to doing again.
Getting Up & Down
Getting Up & Down (4 Formats) ›
By Ken Venturi, By Michael Arkush, Foreword by Jim Nantz
Trade Paper Price 16.95

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ISBN 9781572438231

Published Apr 2006

Known as the Walter Cronkite of golf, Ken Venturi has broadcast the game for a record-setting 34 years; his autobiography shares his perspective of the game on many topics and comes out in the 40th anniversary of his stunning upset victory in the 1964 U.S. Open.
The Bobby Jones Story
The Bobby Jones Story ›
By O. B. Keeler, Foreword by Bobby Jones, Foreword by Jack Nicklaus, Introduction by Grantland Rice, Afterword by Dr. Robert Tyre Jones IV


ISBN 9781572435476

Published Apr 2003

The Bobby Jones Story: The Authorized Biography by O.B. Keeler is the most unprecedented publication about golf’s first international icon. This classic edition is back with a fresh look 50 years after its original printing to celebrate the centennial birthday of golf's greatest legend. No other writer had the access and inside knowledge of Jones’ life and game as Jones grew up down the road from Keeler, who was already entrenched as a reporter in Atlanta. Once he saw what Jones could do for the sport in his first shocking appearance in the U.S. Amateur tournament in 1916, Keeler knew this was a golfer destined to leave his mark on the sport. Over the next two decades, Keeler traveled more than 120,000 miles to cover Jones in 27 Majors. The two became more than working associates, they were close friends. When Jones went through an early dry spell of losing 10 straight major championships and questioned if he would ever win a Major, Keeler was there to assure the legend that nobody could beat him if he would only realize it. Keeler proved to be prophetic. At one point Jones won 13 of 21 Major championships including the famous 1930 season when he captured the “Impregnable Quadrilateral,” better known today as “The Grand Slam.” One month later, at the age of 28, Jones announced his retirement. Jones continued to steer the future of the sport as a golf course designer, golf club designer, teacher, and writer. But he will never be forgotten as the first world star in golf.
Craig Stadler's Complete Golf Desk Reference
Craig Stadler's Complete Golf Desk Reference (2 Formats) ›
By Craig Sadler
Trade Paper Price 19.95

Trade Paper, PDF

ISBN 9781572436213

Published Sep 2000

With numerous PGA championship victories to his credit, Craig Stadler is one of the most recognized golfers of the past two decades, and he shares his tips and advice for golfers of all experience levels. With easy to use indexes, full-color illustrations, and step-by-step explanations to the correct swing in most problematic situations, Craig Stadler's Complete Golf Desk Reference is the one-stop resource for anyone seeking to shave a couple strokes off the final score. When Stadler isn't busy winning tours, he spends his time helping amateur golfers improve their game by teaching and contributing to leading golf publications and now the sum of his knowledge is compiled in this accessible resource.