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Playing a Round with the Little Pro: A Life in the Game

Merrins, Eddie; Purkey, Mike

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ISBN 10: 0743274253 / ISBN 13: 9780743274258
Published by Atria Books, New York, 2006
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed and inscribed on a book plate affixed to the front free end paper. Golf Pro and College Golf Coach (UCLA), Merrins is well respected and liked by many who appreciate his insights on the mental, physical, technical, and even spiritual aspects of the sport. Book and BroDart protected jacket are fine without faults. First edition / second printing. Ships in bubble wrap in box. Bookseller Inventory # PC 97-31

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Title: Playing a Round with the Little Pro: A Life ...

Publisher: Atria Books, New York

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A volume of golf lore and practical advice by a head professional at Hollywood's Bel-Air Country Club shares stories about his interactions with such individuals as Bobby Jones, Tiger Woods, and Bing Crosby while offering lighthearted insights about the game's mental, physical, and technical aspects. 50,000 first printing.

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Eddie Merrins is a true golf legend, one of the most admired and respected figures in the game for more than half a century. An accomplished junior and amateur player growing up in Mississippi, he turned professional in 1957 and has played in over 200 PGA Tour events. After stints as an instructor at the legendary Merion Golf Club outside Philadelphia, Thunderbird Country Club in Palm Springs, and the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York, in 1962 he became head professional at the Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles and has stayed there ever since. At Bel-Air, Merrins has worked with some of the biggest names in professional golf and in the entertainment industry. In his spare time, he has coached the UCLA golf team to national prominence, winning the NCAA championship in 1988.

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