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Golf Nuts

Golf Nuts Author Ron Garland
ISBN-10 158536066X
Release 2002-10-29
Pages 239
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These are the folks who practice chip shots in elevators with invisible wedges. These are the people on the golf course in parkas on the first day the temperature tops 30 degrees. These are the junkies who spend hundreds of hours searching pharmaceutical companies' websites for a cure for the "yips". These golfers are "nuts" and the anecdotal stories of Golf Nuts are proof. In pathological putting circles, author Ron Garland is known as the "Head Nut" of the Golf Nuts Society, an organization that he founded which now boasts a vast membership of "nuts", and these are his favorite accounts from a group of seemingly normal people with an abnormal obsession.

Mike A Man for Others

Mike  A Man for Others Author William Allen Quinlan Jr.
ISBN-10 9781458211828
Release 2013-12-16
Pages 202
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When Michael Andrew Quinlan entered the world in 1942 in Washington, DC, his birth was a miracle. According to at least one physician, his very conception was impossible. Twelve inches long, two-and-a-half months premature and weighing just over three pounds, Mike survived and thrived for the next sixty-six years. But in 2009, he died suddenly, just twelve days after being diagnosed with mantle cell B lymphoma, a virulent form of cancer that is difficult to diagnose. In Mike: A Man for Others, author William Allen Quinlan, Jr., Mike’s brother, narrates Mike’s story and the significant impact he had on those around him. The author presents a personal history that is part memoir and part biography, chronicling his brother’s life—his birth as the youngest of three boys; his parental background; his upbringing in Bethesda, Maryland; and his days as a student, US Marine, successful food and beverage manager, dedicated and accomplished golfer, certified member of the Golf Nut Society of America; and a loving husband, brother, father, and grandfather. Always heartfelt and sincere, and sometimes humorous, Mike: A Man for Others celebrates Mike Quinlan’s life, shares his stories, and teaches about loving life to the fullest, about giving, not taking.

Desperate Measures

Desperate Measures Author Elle Casey
ISBN-10 9780985607173
Release 2015-09-14
Pages 430
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NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, ELLE CASEY, brings readers the romantic chick lit novel, DESPERATE MEASURES. [Formerly titled Desperate Measures Trilogy: Book 1, Full Measure, published under Elle Casey’s alter ego, Kat Lee.] Drawn together over a love of books, three women strike up an unlikely friendship, and end up forming bonds that move well beyond what any of them ever imagined possible. Desperate Measures serves up laughter, romance, cookies, tea - and a whole lot of love. Aimee: A housewife left in the dust by her philandering husband, with an outdated high school education but a serious talent when it comes to confections... Elizabeth: An accountant tired of crunching numbers for hundreds of clients with more money than they know what to do with... Kiki: An exotic dancer who wants nothing more than to get out of the game... Content warning: Due to sexy situations and content, this book is definitely not appropriate for younger readers. A message from Elle about this book: Being a huge bookworm myself, the idea of writing a story about friends finding one another through books was really appealing to me. One thing I’ve learned about people who love books is that they come in all shapes and sizes and from all backgrounds and places, but the common ground of literature somehow makes everything work. When I was younger, I was the only bookworm I knew. Now that I’m an adult, I’ve found the joy of seeking others out and spending time with them. It’s like a whole new world has opened up to me, and so of course I wanted to write about it! Not that I have a former stripper in my book club or anything… HERE’S WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT DESPERATE MEASURES: “The friendship that the three leading ladies have is priceless and the men they coming into their lives are just as awesome. Such a cute, funny endearing story with some pretty exciting moments… to boot. It's a must read…” ~ Kindle Customer, Amazon “I am a huge fan of Elle Casey/Kat Lee so when I saw this book pop up on Amazon I had to get it! I love that out of the three girls you can identify with at least one, if not all of them. I highly recommend this book for a great read and laugh, I loved it! Keep 'em coming!” ~ LisaDan, Amazon reviewer “Elle Casey (Kat Lee) is proving to be my new favorite author… Full Measure is both entertaining and insightful. The characters bloom in front of you. I don't normally write reviews, but this just got to me. I found myself relating to all of the characters in many ways…” ~ aapbutterfly, Amazon reviewer “I loved this book… It has drama, action and hilarity. I actually laughed out loud quite a lot. I adored Betty and her comments. The characters are three ladies that you wish you became friends with. I recommend this to anyone who is looking for a great story and laughter.” ~ Shara, Goodreads reviewer

The Golfing Machine

The Golfing Machine Author Homer Kelley
ISBN-10 0932890067
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 245
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The Golfing Machine has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Golfing Machine also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Golfing Machine book for free.

Somewhere in Ireland A Village is Missing an Idiot

Somewhere in Ireland  A Village is Missing an Idiot Author David Feherty
ISBN-10 9781936891146
Release 2013-08-27
Pages 290
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“Golf is not a game, it’s a punishment.” –David Feherty “If you’re one of those people who think golf is a religion, prepare for some seriously funny blasphemy.” --Troon McAllister, author of The Green Somewhere in Ireland, A Village is Missing an Idiot is a collection of Feherty’s most popular Golf Magazine columns, intermingled with his most outrageous work from As an added bonus, readers will be treated to some notorious pieces from his work at the British publication Golf Monthly. Edited by and with a running commentary by Feherty, and accompanied by some of the priceless letters to the editor from readers across the country and around the globe complaining about Feherty’s perversity, Somewhere in Ireland is the perfect Father’s Day gift for the crankiest duffer in every family.

The Big Three and Me

The Big Three and Me Author Billy Casper
ISBN-10 9781585716302
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 315
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Billy Casper had a higher winning percentage than Arnold Palmer, he won twice as many times on the PGA Tour as Gary Player, and during his career he finished in the top twenty-five more consistently than Jack Nicklaus. And yet, when golf historians write about the legends of the game, with special attention paid to the above-listed "Big Three," his name is often left out of the discussion, or is at best an afterthought. In this fascinating autobiography, Casper tells his life story, shining candid insight into the man who quietly collected fifty-one PGA Tour victories, the seventh highest total in history.

Promoting Yourself

Promoting Yourself Author Hal Lancaster
ISBN-10 9781439122709
Release 2010-05-11
Pages 240
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Longtime Wall Street Journal columnist Hal Lancaster is tired of feel-good career guides written by football coaches and soap opera actors who boil the complex workplace down to buzzwords and platitudes. Refreshing and controversial, Promoting Yourself asserts that readers can best build their careers not by listening to so-called gurus, but by studying others like them who have flourished. Through stories of real-life professionals, Promoting Yourself reveals a workplace that requires you to pit your competitive fire against a horde of ambitious bosses, peers, and subordinates, all seeking the brass ring of success. Lancaster shows you how with tough, savvy answers to the fundamental questions: How can you find the right job? How can you improve your job? When should you leave? How do you survive your boss's foibles? How do you make sense of all the mergers, technological advances, and cultural changes that have muddied the career waters? When is it necessary to ignore the incessant calls of "family first"? Promoting Yourselfgives readers the street smarts and insight needed to tackle the highly political and often unjust reality of corporate life.

Amen Corner

Amen Corner Author Rick Shefchik
ISBN-10 9781615951956
Release 2011-05-27
Pages 323
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The body of the Masters rules committee chairman is found in the middle of the 10th fairway on the morning that Sam Skarda arrives at Augusta National Golf Club to play in his first Masters. Skarda, a 33-year-old police detective on medical leave from the Minneapolis police department, is an accomplished amateur golfer who won the U.S. Publinx and an invitation to play in the Masters while rehabbing a shooting injury suffered on the job. Evidence left at the crime scene suggests the murder might have been tied to the ongoing protest by a women's group that has been demanding that the club admit women members. Then a crusading New York Times columnist is murdered on the grounds of the club two days later. Local police suspect the murders might have been committed by a member and begin pressuring the new Augusta National president for access to the club's membership information. The club chairman asks Skarda for help finding the killer before the police thoroughly invade Augusta National's legendary privacy. Skarda looks for answers from members, veteran journalists, longtime caddies and ex-employees who may know why someone is determined to bring this year's Masters to a halt. He also falls for Caroline Rockingham, the soon-to-be ex-wife of one of the pre-tournament favorites, a former college golf teammate of Skarda's. Sam and Caroline themselves become targets as the murders continue and pressure to cancel the tournament builds. Meanwhile, the killer methodically prepares for a spectacular and deadly Sunday climax.

Slaying the Tiger

Slaying the Tiger Author Shane Ryan
ISBN-10 9780553390681
Release 2016
Pages 448
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Taking readers through the 2014 season, it reports on the new talents arriving on the green to dethrone golf's recognized kings and reshape the traditionally old-fashioned sport for a new generation


Committed Author Dan Mathews
ISBN-10 9780715640265
Release 2010-02-09
Pages 300
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Committed is a bold, offbeat, globe-trotting memoir that shows how the most ridiculed punching bag in high school became an internationally renowned crusader for the most downtrodden individuals of all -- animals. This irresistibly entertaining book recounts the unorthodox coming-of-age that inspired a reluctant party boy to devote his life to a cause, without ever abandoning his sense of mischief and fun. Mathews is the irreverent force behind the colorful crusades carried out by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), making animal rights the "it" cause with campaigns involving nude protestors, odd costumes, and celebrities as diverse as Pamela Anderson and Sir Paul McCartney. With self-deprecating wit and candor, he reveals the edgy details of his outrageous career, which has found him arrested naked on the streets of Hong Kong, dressed as a carrot outside grade schools in Iowa (where he was pelted with luncheon meats), and impersonating a priest to crash a fashion show in Milan. From the rock scene in Hollywood and London to the inner sanctums of New York high fashion and from jails in Boston to a psychiatric ward in Paris, Committed spotlights the adventures life can offer when you don't abandon your ideals and imagination with your youth.

Nice Jumper

Nice Jumper Author Tom Cox
ISBN-10 1784163716
Release 2018-09-25
Pages 352
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As a teenager in Nottingham, Tom Cox was possessed. Despite the best endeavours of his frankly rather groovy parents, nascent fashion sense and regular exposure to credible music from an early age, he was inexorably drawn into the bizarre, esoteric world that is golf, with its male-bonding rituals and strange trousers. And thus a strange hybrid was born -- from 1988 to 1995, Tom was Midlands golf's answer to Iggy Pop. Assisted by his fellow junior members at the local club, he cut a swathe through the golfing establishment, putting dead animals in his fellow golfers' shoes, setting fire to the club professional's shop, bringing Colin Montgomerie close to tears and repeatedly wearing the wrong colour of socks. On the golf course he felt simultaneously at home and somehow alienated. But Tom also wanted to be (and became) the best, taking five years out of normal adolescent existence to live, breathe, walk and talk nothing but the sport he loved. Nice Jumper is the story of how Tom tried to fit in, failed, got down to a handicap of two, tried to fit in again, got suspended from the club, got corrupted by rock and roll, then attempted to corrupt golf itself. Original, poignant and highly entertaining, it's a book about one teenager's obsessive attempts to attain sporting nirvana - despite the slings and arrows of outrageous fashion.

The Big Miss

The Big Miss Author Hank Haney
ISBN-10 9780307985989
Release 2012
Pages 262
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A noted golf instructor who worked with Tiger Woods discusses his experiences with the golfer, who was at the top of his game until a public scandal threw him off track.

Are You Nuts

Are You Nuts Author Mark Richard Zubro
ISBN-10 9781466804302
Release 1999-06-12
Pages 256
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After a difficult summer, the last thing that gay high school teacher Tom Mason needs in the new school year is turmoil. But a conservative parents' group, "worried" about gay teachers corrupting the students, is attempting to take over the local PTA. And it soon gets worse--one of the ringleaders of the parents' group is murdered in the high school after a very contentious PTA meetings, and Tom's best friend is arrested for the crime. Now to prove her innocence, Tom must hunt down the real killer...

I Run Therefore I Am Nuts

I Run  Therefore I Am  Nuts Author Bob Schwartz
ISBN-10 0736040358
Release 2001
Pages 247
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Like a Dave Barry column that pokes fun at everyday life for millions of people, Schwartz's musings on running bring knowing smiles and belly laughs to runners of all abilities. Illustrations by former "Mad Magazine" artist B.K. Taylor.

Ten Days In a Mad House

Ten Days In a Mad House Author Nellie Bly
ISBN-10 9783736815100
Release 2014-05-26
Pages 145
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Ten Days In a Mad-House (1887) by Nellie Bly. Nellie Bly (1864-1922) was the pen name of American journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochrane. She was a ground-breaking reporter known for a record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days, in emulation of Jules Verne's fictional character Phileas Fogg, and an exposé in which she faked insanity to study a mental institution from within. She was a pioneer in her field, and launched a new kind of investigative journalism. Nellie Bly, whose given name was Elizabeth Jane Cochran, was a pio-neer of investigative journalism. She died in 1922. Of her many exposé assignments for Joseph Pulitzer’s NEW YORK WORLD, her voluntary (and undercover) journey into the "lunatic asylum” on Blackwell’s (now Roosevelt) Island is perhaps the most well known. In previous chapters of the series, she has (without much difficulty) fooled various doctors and authorities into deeming her insane and admitting her tothe asylum, which is located on an island just east of Manhattan. "SINCE my experiences in Blackwell's Island Insane Asylum were published in the World I have received hundreds of letters in regard to it. The edition containing my story long since ran out, and I have been prevailed upon to allow it to be published in book form, to satisfy the hundreds who are yet asking for copies.

You Let Some Girl Beat You

You Let Some Girl Beat You Author Ann Meyers Drysdale
ISBN-10 9781933016788
Release 2012
Pages 231
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"Ann Meyers Drysdale has been one of the greatest stars in the history of basketball. But her rise wasn't without controversy. Her 1979 NBA bid to play with the Indiana Pacers brought a barrage of criticism. But Ann simply wanted to play among the best. She had always competed with the guys, and she never let anyone keep her down. A female first in many categories, Meyers Drysdale was the first woman ever signed to a four-year athletic scholarship to UCLA, where she remains the only four-time Bruin basketball All American, male or female. Ann competed in five ABC Sports' Superstars, winning three in a row for the women. She became the only woman to be asked to compete in the Men's Superstars. After her athletic career Ann did color commentary for national stations, and the 1984 Olympic games with ABC. She covered the 2000, 2004, and 2008, 2012 Olympics for NBC. Ann has worked for ESPN for over 25 years, broadcasting men's and women's basketball and Championship games, and has also worked the Men's NCAA Tournament games on CBS. She continues to do work with FOX Sports and others. She and her husband Don Drysdale, legendary pitcher & announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, became the first married couple enshrined in their respective sports' Halls of Fame. Ann is the only female Vice President in the NBA (Phoenix Suns) and the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury, which has won two WNBA Championships since she took over four years ago. The New York Times featured her prominently in a piece in August called "Pioneers Continue to Shepherd Women's Basketball." Time Magazine recently named her one of the ten greatest female athletes of all time"--

Hold on to Your N U T s

Hold on to Your N U T s Author Wayne M. Levine
ISBN-10 0979054400
Release 2007
Pages 210
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Being a man is a full-time job, especially when you?re married or in a relationship. Hold on to Your N.U.T.s can help build a life that fulfills both you and your partner by showing you how to confirm the ideas and causes you support?your Non-negotiable, Unalterable Terms. The N.U.T.s become the framework for how you conduct your relationships, whether you?re committed to spending more one-on-one time with your kids or not hiding out at the office to avoid problems with your wife. By laying down guidelines of what's right and wrong, what you like and dislike, you will learn to silence the little boy inside and become a strong, self-assured man who is focused on creating the best life possible for you and your companion.