How to Quit Golf: A Twelve-Step Program

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A humorous 12-step program offers golf addicts the guidance, counseling, and tough love essential for breaking the addictive constraints of the most demanding game of all time.

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Craig Brass lives in Plymouth, Michigan, with his wife, Beverly and daughter, Cameron. By day he is a financial consultant to corporate retirement plans. By night he's a golf writer, which is difficult because it's hard to golf and write in the dark. He has an undergraduate degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University, and a master of art in advertising from Michigan State University.

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"Golf is... a nasty, vicious game, played mainly by educated people who, quite frankly, should know better." In this hilarious send-up of 12-step programs and golf-buffs alike, Brass challenges golfers to ask themselves 15 questions to determine if they are "problem golfers." For example: "Do you count going to the driving range with your [spouse] as a night on the town?" or "Do you envy people who can golf without getting into trouble?" Approximately six million golfers play more than 21 rounds of golf a year; they are benignly labeled "avid" golfers. Brass contends that if those same people shot up heroine 21 times a year, they would not be considered "avid" drug users; they would be called junkies. With that analogy in mind, he calls on all amateur golfers to admit they have a problem and seek the help they need before it's too late. Chapter titles mimic AA steps: "Admit you are powerless over golf that your life has become unmanageable" and "Come to believe that a Power greater than yourself could restore you to sanity." Of course, in this case, that power would be named Jack Nicklaus. This is a quick airplane read, a perfect stocking-stuffer and a great gag gift from any and all golf widows or widowers. A foreward by actor and fellow problem golfer Jeff Daniels recommends reading the book to quit golf instead of having a frontal lobotomy: "It's cheaper and won't leave a scar."

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