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May 2007

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 October 2007 06:35 Wednesday, 20 June 2007 05:47

Chicken Soup For The Woman's Golf Soul

Another in the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series, this book is ironically
penned by three male authors and only one female writer.

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A Life In The Game

Last Updated on Monday, 17 December 2007 06:54 Thursday, 13 July 2006 05:37

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Title: A Life In The Game • Author: Eddie Merrins with Mike Purkey Atria Books • $30.00 Cdn (hard cover).
Sometimes you can tell a lot about a book by who writes the forward. In “A Life In The Game”, Byron Nelson highlights a relationship with author Eddie Merrins that dates back to 1949. He refers to Merrins ‘as an accomplished a PGA Golf Professional as I have ever known’. And after reading this book it’s easy to see why.

As a player, he played in over 200 PGA Tour level events including eight U.S. Opens. His resume as a teaching pro includes stops at some of the most venerable courses in the U.S.: Merion, Westchester and Rockaway Hunt among them. He has been included on Golf Digest’s teaching panel, coached the UCLA Golf Team to a national championship (alumni include Corey Pavin, Steve Pate and Duffy Waldorf) and produced the acclaimed “Swing the Handle” golf book in 1973 and subsequent instructional videos. As the head professional at the Bel-Air Club in Los Angeles since 1962, he has rubbed shoulders with people as varied as Dean Martin to Hugh Grant to a 14-year old Tiger Woods.

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Daly's Book Mesmerising

Last Updated on Friday, 16 June 2006 06:21 Thursday, 15 June 2006 02:11


When this book arrived in the office, there was a line-up to read it. Not surprising, John Daly is undoubtedly one of the most popular golfers of all time.

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Book Review

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 May 2006 06:54 Friday, 05 May 2006 03:37


Fairways of Life: Wisdom and Inspiration from the Greatest Game


Golf is a game of phases and stages.18 holes of driving, long irons, chipping and putting, not to mention the emotional and physical part of the game, mean that one can be a master of one and still not be a great golfer because the game requires aptitude at each and every skill.  Adams stresses that point continually through 211 pages of helpful tips and inspirational ideas from some of the game's greats.

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Fall 2005

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 October 2007 06:38 Sunday, 31 July 2005 16:00


Ben Hogan: An American Life

James Dodson may be this generation’s Herbert Warren Wind, as his golf writing goes beyond surface details and delves deeply into the subject at hand.

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