From Birdies to Bunkers: Discover How Golf Can Bring Love, Humor, and Success Into Your Life

Alice Dye, Author, Mark Shaw, With HarperResource $19.95 (174p) ISBN 978-0-06-052821-8
Women's golf pioneer Dye presents the history of her life in golf--and the people she has met through the game--as a series of short sketches offering pithy life lessons. Golf, according to Dye, can teach players about everything from competing fiercely and being honest to keeping up a positive attitude and exhibiting good sportsmanship. Filled with anecdotes about her husband (noted golf course architect Pete Dye), her family, her successes and failures on and off the course and famous golfers ranging from""Babe"" Didrikson and Sam Snead to Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, this volume offers charming and inspiring reading even for non-golfers. A tale of golfer JoAnne Gunderson Carner, for example, recalls a time she backed into a sharply speared yucca plant on the course and cut her legs badly. In physical agony, she""steadied herself and hit a fabulous shot to the green."" It's a reminder to anyone that we can rise to the occasion even in dire circumstances. And for devotees of the game, who already believe that golf is life, this little book will really hit home.
Reviewed on: 03/01/2004
Release date: 03/01/2004
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