It's the night before Christmas and Santa needs to relax. A nice round of golf will do-until he throws out his back. There's only one way to save Christmas: his foursome will have to deliver presents to the good girls and boys. In this delightful tale of golfers-turned-heroes, these athletes score a hole in one. Fans and players of the sport will enjoy the gift of a holiday tale especially for them. Jody Feldman worked in advertising for many years before turning to writing full time. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
Follow the life of Bob Nylund as he struggles with his addiction to alcohol for nearly 40 years before finally finding sobriety 35 years ago and counting. Bob describes his escapades as a young man, through his service in the Navy Seabees and beyond in a series of amusing tales, always with the dark cloud of alcohol abuse hanging overhead. By the young age of 20 Bob was hooked on golf and alcohol, thanks to a job at a country club and the availability of free drinks. Bob's issues with alcohol grew as did, unbelievably, his career and family. Through the hardships of accidents, illnesses and the tragic loss of a young daughter, Bob maintained his grip on alcohol. There were many years of binges, blackouts, detox and treatment centers. It took his daughter's wedding day ultimatum to help him decide he'd had enough. Bob finally found God and let go, letting Him, the LAST treatment center, several care groups and very good, caring friends help him to find sobriety and hold onto it tightly. So what about the golf? Bob golfed 1000 holes in 2012 at the age of 85 and repeated it the following year. At 89 he's still hitting the links. It is Bob's hope sharing his story will help others struggling with addiction and recovery to know they are never alone and there is always hope!
Golf is a simple game. All you have to do is scrape the grass under the ball, to the target, with the clubhead face facing the target. This book is about swinging the front arm (nearest the target as a pendulum. This is a natural move. Most golf teaching stress body manipulations in the hope the club will come into the ball and scrape the grass under the ball to the target with the face of the club facing the target. This does not always work. This book is about the laws of the pendulum and how to gain control of your game with long and straight shots.
The story opens with 10-year-old Tom Playfair being quite a handful for his well-meaning but soft-hearted aunt. (Tom's mother has died.) Mr. Playfair decides to ship his son off to St. Maure's boarding school--an all-boys academy run by Jesuits--to shape him up, as well as to help him make a good preparation for his upcoming First Communion. Tom is less than enthusiastic, but his adventures are just about to begin. Life at St. Maure's will not be dull!
Have you caught the "golfing bug?" Lately, it seems as if everyone has it. If you've decided to join the growing packs of enthusiastic golfers, Golf Basics 101 will ease you into the wonderful world of golfing with a heaping helping of grace, style, and proper form. Golf enthusiast and physical education instruction instructor, Larry Duncan, has written this insider's guide to beginner's golf--focused on cluing you in to the unique language, manners, and nuances that sets the sport of golf apart from other sports. Golf isn't tennis and it's not football or basketball either. There is a unique language and etiquette that you must master if you want to excel and "play nice" with other golfers. A few of the golfing fundamentals you'll learn include: o Golf terminology o Golf course behavior and etiquette o Selection and Care of Golfing equipment o Training and educational options Duncan devotes an entire chapter to club selection--skillfully explaining the purpose, and pro and con of each type of golf club, before explaining how to perfect your stance, grip, and putting techniques. If you follow Duncan's instructions, you'll greatly increase your chance of hitting the golf ball exactly where you want it to land. Isn't that what the game is all about? Once you've mastered your basic golfing technique, you'll spend a lot of time practicing on the golf course. To help you avoid common challenges, Duncan discusses the essential elements of the golf course, telling you exactly what types of traps to expect and things to consider when you are planning your ideal golf outing. Golf Basics 101 provides all of the tips and pointers you'll need to enjoy a rousing, rewarding round of beginner's golf. As Duncan puts it: "A bad day on the golf course beats the best day a person can have at work."
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