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

And if You Play Golf, You're My Friend: Further Reflections of a Grown Caddie
And if You Play Golf You're My Friend Further Reflections of a Grown Caddie
Author: Harvey Penick, Bud Shrake
ISBN-13: 9780671871888
ISBN-10: 0671871889
Publication Date: 12/1/1993
Pages: 176
Rating:
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4.5 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
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(this review is for the hardback version, I am making the assumption they are the same). I skimmed parts of the book, since I don't know (or care) about the intricacies of golf swings. Admittedly, the author thinks most pros overly complicate them as well.

However, even saying that, I enjoyed the book. This surprised me, since it was about golf. The authors have a good tone--I felt often like I was sitting at a dinner table swapping stories. Good enough story teller to make them interesting even when the apparent subject matter (golf) was not. He has a good sense of humor as well.

Much of what he talks about is life more than golf. The problems with golf are often found outside the swing--be they from poor teachers, mental blocks, practice requirements, behavior, etc.

I really liked the point he made that if you don't play as well as the rest of your group--just play. As long as you aren't holding everyone else up, the rest won't mind you aren't as good. Don't yell and scream and complain, just play.

Whether you are interested in golf or not, it's a nice light book. If you like golf you would probably enjoy it even more.
reviewed And if You Play Golf, You're My Friend: Further Reflections of a Grown Caddie on + 242 more book reviews
I skimmed parts of the book, since I don't know (or care) about the intricacies of golf swings. Admittedly, the author thinks most pros overly complicate them as well.

However, even saying that, I enjoyed the book. This surprised me, since it was about golf. The authors have a good tone--I felt often like I was sitting at a dinner table swapping stories. Good enough story teller to make them interesting even when the apparent subject matter (golf) was not. He has a good sense of humor as well.

Much of what he talks about is life more than golf. The problems with golf are often found outside the swing--be they from poor teachers, mental blocks, practice requirements, behavior, etc.

I really liked the point he made that if you don't play as well as the rest of your group--just play. As long as you aren't holding everyone else up, the rest won't mind you aren't as good. Don't yell and scream and complain, just play.

Whether you are interested in golf or not, it's a nice light book. If you like golf you would probably enjoy it even more.
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Very simply written. Right to the point. Filled with personal stories involving some of the golfing greats. Excellent practical thoughts on playing the game. For example, he reflects on "never up never in" disagreeing to some extent. He seems to favor the idea that one can roll it up and in so that it drops into the cup, rather than leaving it long.

Great reflections.
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Narration is stellar, always takes me back to my love of the game