A Fairway to Heaven: My Lessons from Harvey Penick on Golf and Life

Tom Kite, Author, Mickey Herskowitz, With William Morrow & Company $22 (160p) ISBN 978-0-688-14672-6
It is pretty much agreed in the golfing world that Penick (1904-95) was the best teacher of the game in this century. Skeptics should be reminded that he is the only instructor to have sent two top players, Kite and Ben Crenshaw, to the PGA tour. In his book, assisted by Herskowitz, who previously collaborated with Mickey Mantle and others, Kite delivers a history of his contacts with Penick framed within a loving appreciation of his teacher and coach. He also covers his own links career, capped by his win in the U.S. Open in 1992 after 20 years of trying, and his selection as captain of this year's Ryder Cup team, to him the greatest honor he could achieve. Penick was forever jotting down his thoughts in a notebook, and Kite scatters them throughout the book; each quote is labeled ""Watering Hole,"" and each is a salient observation on players, techniques and what the game teaches participants about life. An admirable book. Photos not seen by PW. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/01/1997
Release date: 09/01/1997
Show other formats
FORMATS
Hardcover - 978-0-688-15644-2
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.