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Two of the funniest books ever published on their respective subjects - SAILING and GOLFING - are back. And better than ever. Repackaged in the irresistibly chunky, compulsively readable small square book format, each is a perfect gift for a new generation of obsessives. GOLFING is even funnier than when it was originally published. Now an avid golfer, Henry Beard brings the same passion for improvement to writing about golf as he does to playing it, and he's both added new definitions and rewritten many others. Like whiff - "Familiar term widely misused to describe particularly fast and powerful style of practice swing intentionally made directly over the ball." A classic, SAILING is "...quite simply the funniest book I have ever read" - William F. Buckley Jr. From ahoy - "The first in a series of four-letter words commonly exchanged by skippers as their boats approach each other" to zephyr - "A warm, pleasant breeze named after the mythical Greed god of wishful thinking, false hopes and unreliable forecasts" - it brings new meaning to the things said at more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 102 x 108 x 24mm | 158.76g
  • Workman Publishing
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 0761123709
  • 9780761123705
  • 653,809

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golfing the art of using a flawed stance, a faulty grip, and an ugly swing to hit a small ball badly toward the wrong more

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Pitch. Shank. Sweet Spot. And the importance of a perfect lie. INCLUDING: Drive: the shot that comes after the whiff and before the mulligan Sand trap: a deep depression filled with sand filled with golfers in a deep depressionshow more