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Finish to the Sky - Volume II by Greg Lavern

Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2016 10:44 Friday, 29 April 2016 06:12


Instructional golf author Greg Lavern penned Finish to the Sky in memory of his mentor, Moe Norman. Now he's followed that up with another fascinating tribute to one of the legends of the game.

“Finish to the Sky Volume Two was published with the intention to provide more golf instruction with some interesting chapters beyond my first book that would insure continued study of Moe Norman's historical golf swing," says Lavern.

I am proud to honour Moe Norman as my teacher and close friend with this book, in appreciation for the many years Moe simply devoted his time to our amazing golf relationship.

Years of memories of Moe encouraged me to stand strong to uphold the truth of the authentic tournament-winning golf swing Moe Norman taught me. On the golf course or throughout life, Moe Norman has striven to ‘Finish to the Sky.’



Ka’anapali’s Legendary Tommy Tang’s Journey From Paradise To Hell And Back - A Great Read

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 12:16 Wednesday, 03 February 2016 11:13

by Gayle Moss


Golf – it’s so much more than just a game. So, as much as I love it for its challenges and rare rewards, what makes it extra special for me is the opportunity I have to meet extraordinary people on the fairways.
When my ‘golfguy’ and I made our annual escape to paradise this fall, I was reminded once again of this reality when the Ka’anapali Golf Course guest services and the pro shop staff welcomed us as old friends with hugs and a kiss on the cheek.
This year it was especially warming to return when we learned that Ka’anapali was hosting a book signing with one of our favourite people, Takuji Sarashina, better known and loved on Maui as “Tommy Tang”.



Book Review: America’s St. Andrews

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 November 2014 01:18 Saturday, 08 November 2014 01:13

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If you don’t have the coin to golf Chambers Bay, site of the 2015 US Open, then this might be the best alternative. And at $40, it gives you many hours of enjoyment and sheer wonderment that an old sand and gravel pit in the middle of literally nowhere will be hosting the Pacific Northwest’s first US Open in less than nine months.

Blaine Newnham and Tom Cade have put together a truly amazing book which chronicles the history of Chambers, from the vision of Pierce County executive John Ladenburg to the belief of the USGA’s Mike Davis that the US Open could be contested in Tacoma.



Book Release: Confessions Of A Golf Slut

Last Updated on Friday, 22 November 2013 10:39 Friday, 22 November 2013 10:27

Trailblazing sports journalist Susan Fornoff breaks new ground with controversially titled memoir “Confessions of a Golf Slut”


OAKLAND, Calif. – Susan Fornoff broke locker room barriers as a sports journalist.
Now she is taking on golf’s conservative establishment with the title of her new book, “Confessions of a Golf Slut: A Memoir of Life, Love, and The Game.”
In “Confessions of a Golf Slut,” Fornoff shares the story of how golf became her warm blanket during heartbreaking losses of divorce and death, her compass for a hilarious journey through online dating, and her guiding light in the tunnel of a midlife career change.
A “golf slut,” she says, will play anywhere, anytime, with anyone.



Book Release: Rory's Club

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 11:50 Monday, 18 November 2013 23:58


(November 18, 2013) - Released worldwide today, Rory’s Club is a new, full colour hardback book documenting the life and times of Rory McIlroy MBE, one of Northern Ireland’s most popular sporting heroes.

Rory’s Club follows Rory’s remarkable sporting  journey, which began when he first picked up a golf club at the tender age of eighteen months with his father Gerry McIlroy at Holywood Golf Club, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.



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