And if you play golf, you're my friend: further reflections of a grown caddie
Since the publication of Harvey Penick's Little Red Book, the world has almost literally beaten a path to Harvey Penick's door. Hardly a day goes by without a stranger arriving at the Penick home, book in hand, hoping for more pearls of wisdom, an autograph, or just wanting to say, "Thank you."
Bud Shrake, Penick's coauthor, noticed that Penick usually inscribes the books, "To my friend and pupil." How could he do that, Shrake asked him, when he didn't know these people?
"Well," replied Penick, "if you read my book you're my pupil, and if you play golf, you're my friend."
And If You Play Golf, You're My Friend picks up where the Little Red Book left off. It features the same blend of simple wisdom, sound golfing instruction, and good common sense that has made the Little Red Book so popular with golfers of all ages and levels of ability. And, as in the previous volume, Penick's deep love for the game and his delight in teaching shine through on every page.
Penick tells the story of his son-in-law's first golf lesson, a story with a twist right out of O. Henry. He relates the tale of a player from Houston who had only one flaw in his game -- that his scores were too high -- and who exploded with anger when Penick told him so. He gives advice to parents on how to help their children learn golf, shows how to overcome a slice by "playing baseball," and shares the pride and joy he felt while watching his pupil Tom Kite win the U.S. Open.
Warm, witty, and wise, And If You Play Golf, You're My Friend shows why Harvey Penick has become America's best-loved teacher of the great game of golf.
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|Grouping Title||and if you play golf you re my friend further reflections of a grown caddie|
|Grouping Author||harvey penick|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
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Golf -- Study and teaching
Golf -- United States -- Anecdotes
|title_display||And if you play golf, you're my friend : further reflections of a grown caddie|
|title_full||And if you play golf, you're my friend : further reflections of a grown caddie / Harvey Penick with Bud Shrake|
|title_short||And if you play golf, you're my friend|
|title_sub||further reflections of a grown caddie|
Study and teaching