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And If You Play Golf, You're My Friend: Further Reflections of a Grown Caddie

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ISBN13: 9780671871888
ISBN10: 0671871889
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Since the publication of Harvey Penick's Little Red Book, the world has almost literally beaten a path to Harvey Penick's door. Hardly a day goes by without a stranger arriving at the Penick home, book in hand, hoping for more pearls of wisdom, an autograph, or just wanting to say, "Thank you."

Bud Shrake, Penick's coauthor, noticed that Penick usually inscribes the books, "To my friend and pupil." How could he do that, Shrake asked him, when he didn't know these people?

"Well," replied Penick, "if you read my book you're my pupil, and if you play golf, you're my friend."

And If You Play Golf, You're My Friend picks up where the Little Red Book left off. It features the same blend of simple wisdom, sound golfing instruction, and good common sense that has made the Little Red Book so popular with golfers of all ages and levels of ability. And, as in the previous volume, Penick's deep love for the game and his delight in teaching shine through on every page.

Penick tells the story of his son-in-law's first golf lesson, a story with a twist right out of O. Henry. He relates the tale of a player from Houston who had only one flaw in his game — that his scores were too high — and who exploded with anger when Penick told him so. He gives advice to parents on how to help their children learn golf, shows how to overcome a slice by "playing baseball," and shares the pride and joy he felt while watching his pupil Tom Kite win the U.S. Open.

Warm, witty, and wise, And If You Play Golf, You're My Friend shows why Harvey Penick has become America's best-loved teacher of the great game of golf.

Synopsis:

The author of Harvey Penick's Little Red Book has done it again. And If You Play Golf, You're My Friend picks up where Penick's first bestseller left off--offering the same mix of simple wisdom, sound golfing instructions, and good common sense.

About the Author

Harvey Penick's association with golf and with the Austin (Texas) Country Club dates back to 1913, when the began there as a caddie. He still lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Helen. This is his second book.

Table of Contents

Contents

My Son-in-Law's First Lesson

Teaching Billy

A Value of Knowledge

Identify the Problem

The Lawyer

God Knows

In the Mind's Eye

What Does It Mean?

Take Pleasure in It

Flavor That Lasts

The Oracle Speaks

A Story by Helen

Another Call

Toss It

An Irony

The First Choice

A Strange World

Look Here First

Toward a Stronger Grip

All You Need to Know About the Wrist Cock

Higher Aspects

A Method for Madness

Making a Comeback

A Distinction

Preacher Mann

The Reason for It

From the Fringe

South of the Border

The Lay Up

Tommy Wins the Open

A Story by Christy Kite

Make Up Your Mind

The California Woman

The Judge

Keep It Moving

The Learning Game

A Story by Tom Kite

The True Way

Club Selection

A Special Club

A Golfer's Prayer

Give Luck a Chance

The Bench

A Teacher's Guide

Musings on Rulings

Wilmer's Woes

The Power of Negative Thinking

The Champion

Practice It First

Wrongheaded Husbands

Children

Crosshanders

The Left Arm

The Secret of the Golf Swing

Hit It Hard

Brand-Name Aiming

Slices and Hooks

Pressure

The Erratics

How to Stop the Bleeding

The Dashing Demaret

Luck

Sweet but Incomplete

Paula Granoff's Story

Indoor Teaching

Masters Manners

A Golfer's Poem

Wasting Your Time

Mr. Connerly

Fate Takes a Hand

Unfair to Ben

Made in Heaven

Chipping

What Do You Look At?

Telephone Lesson

Still the Most Dreaded Shot

Reassurance

A Future in Golf

The Sweet Spot

Playing Hurt

The Feeling of Far

In the Eyes

In the Mind

Old Familiar

Governor Hobby

Life in the Mind

My First Lesson

A Soft Wedge

The Examination

Club Fitting

The Best Hands

A Hard Job

Mr. Aminex

An Inexhaustible Subject

A Tip

The Fee

Timing

Time to Move

Mr. Roberts

Randy's Driver

Jack Did It

The Downhill Lie

Haunted

Hogan Whiffs It

Caddie-Yard Psychology

Where Is He?

My Prayer

Training Aids

Necessity

Summing Up

Game of Honor

What Our Readers Are Saying

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deasy_gultom, February 18, 2008 (view all comments by deasy_gultom)
I'm not a fan of the book"And if you play GolfYou're my friend...." ,but I appreciate the detailed story ..
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780671871888
Subtitle:
Further Reflections of a Grown Caddie
Other:
Shrake, Bud
Author:
Penick, Harvey
Author:
Shrake, Bud
Author:
Shrake, Bud
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Study and teaching
Subject:
Golf
Subject:
Anecdotes
Subject:
Golf -- Study and teaching.
Subject:
Careers - General
Subject:
Golf - General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
11-68
Publication Date:
19931201
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.71x5.31x.78 in. .66 lbs.

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