How to Speak Golf: An Illustrated Guide to Links Lingo (HOW TO SPEAK SPORTS)

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From ace to zinger, How to Speak Golf includes over 125 golf terms paired with charming and clever illustrations that decode the words and phrases that fly around a golf course. Clubhouse Chatter sections are sprinkled throughout where you'll learn about everything from the origins of golf, the worst courses and biggest sand bunkers in the world, to the reason why there are so many bird references in golf terminology, a history of famous holes-in-one, and much, much more!

Some of the terms included in the book are:

-Army golf: The inconsistent hitting of the ball from one side of the fairway to the other. (Think: Left, right, left.)
-Cabbage: The worst of the rough. (Also known as "Spinach" or "Lettuce." Whatever you call it, this is a salad to be avoided.)
-Ham and egg: When two players on a team pair well, with one player excelling whenever the other falters.
-Velcro: Greens that are slow, where it seems like the ball sticks to the grass.

Author Sally Cook and illustrator Ross MacDonald offer the perfect blend of funny anecdotes and fascinating bits of history and trivia. This is the perfect gift book to have you talking like a master whether you're a pro, a lifelong fan, or a novice on the greens.

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About the Author:

SALLY COOK is the author, with James Charlton, of How to Speak Baseball and Hey Batta Batta Swing!: The Wild Old Days of Baseball, illustrated by Ross MacDonald. She coauthored, with legendary football coach Gene Stallings, Another Season: A Coach's Story of Raising an Exceptional Son, a New York Times bestseller.

ROSS MACDONALD's illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Harper's, The Atlantic Monthly, and Vanity Fair. He has also written and illustrated several books for children and adults. His most recent is What Would Jesus Craft?

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"Catering to both the newbie and the experienced golfer, Sally Cook's curated guide to golf lingo will leave your knowledge of the game above par." ―Parade

"I've become entranced with...How to Speak Golf. The trivia here is pretty rich." ―The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Ross MacDonald's playful drawings highlight the hidden whimsy in what purports to be a deathly serious game.... While the terms and definitions provide the brains of the book, it is the tidbits of trivia that supply its personality. But it's whimsy does not obstruct its capacity to educate...the book's dual personality makes it suitable for readers of all ages." The Lakeview Journal

"Whether you've been playing golf for years or are new to the greatest game ever invented, you'll want to check out How to Speak Golf. This quick, easy, and enjoyable read...is loaded with terminology from A to Z...Approach Shot to Zinger.... Add How to Speak Golf to your reading list today." ―American Golfer

"For those on the course who may be ready to decipher the lingo of the green, How To Speak Golf...is just the answer.... Cook’s book has something to entertain every novice or pro on the green...this book will delight all golf fans!" African American Golfer's Digest

"Because it helps to talk a good game." ―HeadButler.com

"[MacDonald's] whimsical drawing style and witty sense of humor bring the content to yet another level. It is the perfect book for sports fans of all ages." ―HappeningintheHills.com

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