Saturday, November 6, 2010

Golf Instruction Book Review & Giveaway!

Okay, so I'm using the word "instruction" here quite loosely. I find that having a sense of humor helps my golf game out for sure. I mean really, when I make a lame shot because I topped the ball or made some other graceful move I really just need to laugh it off.

The instruction books I am referring to today are just what you need if you want to laugh off a bad round. If you take yourself too seriously you may just want to stop reading here and go back to polishing your clubs or whatever it is that serious, uptight people do.

How To Line Up Your Fourth Putt and When To Regrip Your Ball Retriever are great references for those of us who enjoy golf for what it is and want to laugh it off. With chapter titles like "How To Get More Distance Off The Shank" and "Hyphenated Insults To Use In Tense Situations", how can you go wrong? The latter has serious gems like Bunker-Breath, Bunker-Butt, Divot-Heat, and Shank-Face...I'm trying to figure out how to implement these into my language now. How epic is Bunker-Breath!

These "instruction manuals" by Bobby Rusher make great gifts for the golfer in your life. I've had a great time reading wisdom such as "why you should always leave the course after four hours no matter what hole you're on". The advice for this is as follows:

Why prolong the agony? Leave, go home, chop wood, drink beer. Don't stay on the course. Doing so is bad, very bad, changes your relationship with friends and colleagues, and causes minor memory loss. So just quietly stroll away, no matter what hole you're on, after four hours, max! You'll be glad you did it.

You can pick up these gems from the site or win a copy of both books here. One lucky reader will win a copy of How To Line Up Your Fourth Putt and When To Regrip Your Driver. This giveaway is open to all continental US residents. Simply leave a comment below and give me your best piece of advice for having fun on the course. I will choose the best answer next weekend (November 13-14).

**Comment by Friday, November 12th with your best piece of advice for having fun while golfing to be entered to win. Enter as many times as you like. Winner must be in the continental US with an address that is not a PO box.


I was given a set of these to review and a set to give away and will be supplying the postage to send to the winner.


Photo Ball Marker said...

Char and I have a year long match, no strokes. She keeps evey card and makes a spreadsheet with the results. It is pure rumor that she has won the last two years by 50 plus holes. She only wins cuz she plays shorter tees. Or cuz she is a bette golfer. I'll go with the up tees argument.

Lindsay said...

My advice to make golf fun is to make fun of yourself if you are really bad. That's the only way I can get through it. If I win these books they will be a gift to my dad who is a true golfer, unlike me!

Bj said...

It was years since I last golfed. In order for me to get back into the game, I signed up for a Susan G Komen event that we played with a team of 4. The game was Best Ball and it didn't matter that I sucked. I had a Great time and my confidence level wasn't shattered. If you are trying to get back into the game, that's a great way to do it.