Thousands of golfers have learned invaluable lessons from the legendary likes of Hogan, Palmer, Nicklaus, Faldo, and Norman. Caddie Sense provides a brand new and tremendously important perspective. Here, for the first time, are intimate playing strategies used by the best of the best from the viewpoint of a PGA Tour caddie.
As a former President of the Tour Caddies Association who has caddied for the legendary Tom Kite for nearly 20 years, Michael Carrick will provide you with rare, inside-the-ropes glimpses of the game, including:
* The first strategic book on golf written by a Tour caddie
* A personal caddie to take on the course
* Helpful instructions to beginners as well as the advanced player
* Advice on how to plan a good round of golf
Caddie Sense will appeal to both the players looking for help with their game as well as the players looking to get an insider's view of professional golf.
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Other than an ability to rocket a drive consistently some 300 yards and putt with the touch of a cat burglar, about the only thing that separates the majority of us duffers from the cream of golf's crop is the wise counsel, steadying influence, and trusted partnership that comes from teaming with a Tour-quality caddie. At that level, carrying clubs is the least they do. A good tour caddie is far more psychologist, tactician, and teammate than Sherpa, and Carrick is as good as it gets; president of the Professional Tour Caddies Association, he walked beside Tom Kite for most of Kite's stellar career, including his shining U.S. Open victory in 1992 at Pebble Beach. In Caddie Sense, he shares his secrets. It's as close as most of us will ever come to having a master strategist and technician on our bag.
Filled with an equal mix of anecdotes and advice, Caddie Sense is divided into three sections. The first looks at caddie history and details a caddie's various functions before, during, and after a round. The second explores the complex and marriage-like quality of a caddie's relationship with his or her pro. Then it's off to the course for some practical instruction and guidance for how to serve as your own full-service caddie, everything from understanding your clubs, the course, the swing, and the weather to the necessity of good yardage books, realistically assessing your distances, and keeping yourself keep cool when emotions get hot. All through the journey, Carrick speeds up the pace of play--and the fun of his book--by letting us inside the ropes to eavesdrop on his own experiences with Kite. It makes for an altogether entertaining and instructional loop. --Jeff SilvermanAbout the Author:
Michael Carrick, former president of the Professional Tour Caddie's Association, has caddied for over twenty years, most of them with the legendary Tom Kite. Together, they won sixteen PGA tournaments, including the coveted U.S. Open in 1992. Since spring of 2001, Carrick has been caddying for Jonathan Byrd, a young player who qualified for the PGA Tour via the buy.com tour where he finished in 8th place. Carrick lives in Jacksonville, FL (home of the PGA), where he has met and worked with some of the greatest golf legends of our time, from Hogan, Palmer, and Nicklaus to Watson, Crenshaw, and Norman.
Steve Duno is the author of The K.I.S.S. Guide to Playing Golf and the soon-to-be-released pocket version of the same title. In addition, he has published nine books on pet care. Formerly a teacher in both New York City and Los Angeles, as well as a long time golfer and animal behaviorist, Duno's books have won him appearances on both television and radio. He currently lives in Seattle with Louie, his lovable 12 year old Rottweiler mix.
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Book Description St. Martin's Griffin, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110312288913