Golfing Machine

Author: Scott Gummer

Publisher: Gotham

ISBN: 9781592405534

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 267

View: 6647


In 1939, an average Joe named Homer Kelley played golf for the first time and scored 116 - a respectable score for a beginner but frustrating for a science-obsessed perfectionist like Kelley. He did not play again for six months, then carded a 77. He devoted the next 30 years to solving the science behind the perfect golf swing. Here, veteran journalist Scott Gummer brings to light the untold story of golf's most curious genius.

Homer Kelley's Golfing Machine

Author: Scott Gummer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101052597

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 2610


The remarkable true story of a lone genius whose quest to unlock the science behind the perfect swing changed golf forever In 1939, Homer Kelley played golf for the first time and scored 116. Frustrated, he did not play again for six months; when he did he carded a 77. Determined to understand why he was able to shave nearly 40 strokes off his score, Kelley spent three decades of trial and error to unlock the answer and to recapture that one wonderful day when golf was easy and enjoyable. In 1969, Kelley self- published his findings in The Golfing Machine: The Computer Age Approach to Golfing Perfection. The bestselling instruction books of the day required golfers to conform their swings to the author's ideals, but Homer Kelley configured swings to fit every golfer. He found an enthusiastic disciple in a Seattle teaching pro named Ben Doyle, who in turn found an eager student in 13-year-old prodigy Bobby Clampett. Clampett's initial success in amateur golf shined a bright spotlight on Homer Kelley and The Golfing Machine, but when the young star suffered a painfully public collapse and faltered as a pro, critics were quick to blast Kelley and his complex and controversial ideas. With exclusive access to Homer Kelley's archives, author Scott Gummer paints a fascinating picture of the man behind the machine, the ultimate outsider who changed the game once and for all of us.

How to Build YOUR Golf Swing

Author: Chuck Evans

Publisher: Evansgolf

ISBN: 0974924202

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 116

View: 4632


A book that is dedicated to the improvement of all golfers regardless of their abilties. "How To Build YOUR Golf Swing" is designed to make YOU, the player, the best you can be.

The PGA Manual of Golf

Author: Gary Wiren

Publisher: Macmillan General Reference

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 451

View: 7301


Designed for golfers of every level, this guide offers techniques to improve one's game, suggestions on equipment, exercises and training regimens, and pre-shot fundamentals

Bob Hope's Confessions of a Hooker

Author: Bob Hope,Dwayne Netland

Publisher: Main Street Books

ISBN: 9780385188968

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 230

View: 8773


The legendary comedian's "swinging" memoirs are available at last in paperback, featuring a brand new chapter and photographs.

Golf Shorts

Author: Glenn Liebman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780809234899

Category: Humor

Page: 268

View: 8457


Gathers humorous anecdotes about agents, bad rounds, the British Open, caddies, competition, golf courses, equipment, golf and other sports, the LPGA, and luck

Golf Nuts

Author: Ron Garland

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781585360666

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 239

View: 9167


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.

Breaking Eighty

Author: Lee Eisenberg

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9780786883271

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

View: 5087


A former editor of Esquire magazine explains how he learned the dynamics of learning how to play golf and develop an effective swing, and offers empathy and advice to amateur players from a learner's perspective.