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Golf Nuts : You've Got to Be Committed

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 148.6 x 186.7 x 23.6mm | 367.42g
  • Turner Publishing Company
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • United States
  • English
  • 158536066X
  • 9781585360666
  • 2,389,973

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Once bitten by the "golf bug," golfers are at the mercy of the game and its supernatural powers. "Golf Nuts: You've Got To Be Committed" is an outgrowth of the founding of the Golf Nuts Society in 1986 by author Ron Garland. It is an in-depth recounting of the founding of the Society and a glimpse into the mind of the man who started "the most unique golf association in the world." All golfers are at least a little nuts about the game, and because of that, every golfer will be able to relate to the zany antics of the members of the Golf Nuts Society. The book relates real stories about real members who are otherwise perfectly normal human beings. You will identify with them because you've done many of the same things as these self-professed "Golf Nuts."show more

About Ron Garland

Ron Garland is the founder of the Golf Nuts Society. He was born and raised in southern California. He currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, Judy. They have one son, Ryan, and one daughter, Kristin. None of the rest of his family is a Golf Nut. After getting his Bachelor's degree in education from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, Garland taught for two years and then entered sales where he has been working for over 30 years. He won the Oregon Amateur in 1986. His hobbies include golf, golf, golf, golf, golf, golf, and oh yes, fly fishing and creative design.Brian Hewitt is Senior Editor of "Golfweek" magazine where he oversees the "Golfweek Preferred" section of the publication. He was born in Princeton, NJ and raised in Chicago. He has written for the "Los Angeles Times," "National Sports Daily" and "Chicago Sun Times." He has won several writing awards from the Golf Writers Association of America. He received a B.A. in Communications from Stanford University. He has authored on other book: "Refrigerator Perry and the Monsters of the Midway," a book about the 1995 Super Bowl champion Chicago Bears. He now resides in Orlando, FL.show more

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"If you love golf, you'll love this book. It's for golf nuts. The certifiable kind, like you and me." --Michael Jordan, 1898 Golf Nut of the Yearshow more

Table of contents

Introduction...The Disease. 1st Hole...Early Symptoms. 2nd Hole...The Nuts Get Organized. 3rd Hole...Nut Bowl I. 4th Hole...The Prez. 5th Hole..."Joe". 6th Hole...Michael Jordan, Nut #0023. 7th Hole...These Celebrities Are Nuts Too! 8th Hole...Golf Nut Greats. 9th Hole...Ita s Golf or Me! 10th Hole...What, Me Work? 11th Hole...The Heavy Stuff. 12th Hole...Ia ll Take It! 13th Hole...The Collectors. 14th Hole...The Truly Committed. 15th Hole..."I Love This Game!" 16th Hole..."I Hate This Game!" 17th Hole...The Search for "The Secret". 18th Hole...There Is No Cure. 19th Hole...Dear Head Nut. Nut Notes. GNS Fact Sheet. Celebrity Members. Golf Nut Record Book. The Golf Nuta s Glossary. Golf Nut Quiz. GNS Membership Application.show more

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