Purporting to be an account of Armour's lifelong love-hate affair with the game of golf, this is a marvellously pointed and hilarious testament to the ability of golf to humiliate its devotees and make them come back for more. Whether Armour is adjusting his stance to allow for a new-found curvature in his clubs, or finds the secret of the perfect swing in a long-billed cap, this book never fails to amuse and, perhaps too often, reflect something very close to the truth. Golfers everywhere will treasure it.
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(140mm x 210mm x 10mm)
Publisher: Burford Books,U.S.
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Further research on the golf neurosis is effected by this writer who is known for his light verse, and the history of his obsession begins when he was thirteen. Introduced to the treacheries of putting by an older boy, he soon was in the toils of imitating members of the country club and, in trying to improve his game, was soon forced to correct his corrections. There was the question of "sports togs", of adjusting himself to wooden clubs that had become warped, and of attempting tournament golf. His college education was fitted into his golfing and when he helped the Dean win a faculty match, his degree was assured. Marriage found him practising indoors and it was only saved when he promised to give up golf, in which he was successful when he was able to substitute versifying for the passion that was ruining his life. This is indeed a very sad story from a pitiable victim and golfers everywhere should take heed of its vital moral. There will be line drawings by Leo Hershfield. (Kirkus Reviews)
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