BOOK FORMAT: Audio Cassette # OF TAPES/CDs: 1
PUBLISHER: Sound Ideas PUB DATE: 1-Dec-93
From Publishers Weekly
Penick, who became a club pro in the early '20s and achieved fame as the coach of the University of Texas golf team, is joined again by Shrake for more of what put their The Little Red Book on the bestseller lists: tips for links lovers whether pro or duffer. The authors' advice is to keep it simple, to rely on common sense and to practice enough so that play even in important games is almost instinctive. There is advice on head and body placement, club choice, even on preserving your equanimity, for Pro (as Penick is called) is a firm believer in the power of positive thinking. There are also entertaining anecdotes, like the one about a Chicago golf pro who lowered a member's handicap only to be told by the irate player, "Give me my three strokes back. I've had people killed for less than what you did." First serial to Golf Digest.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
From Library Journal
Penick garnered much attention over the course of his 33 years as golf coach at the University of Texas, and with the best-selling success of his first book, Harvey Penick's Little Red Book (S. & S., 1992), this is a welcome addition. Penick tells his story in clean, straightforward prose. The narrative is seasoned with dozens of well-told vignettes about colorful personalities and golf tournaments. There are glimmers of insight here about his former pupils Tom Kite and Mark Brooks, both... read more --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Since the publication of Harvey Penick's Little Red Book, the world has almost literally beaten a path to Harvey Penick's door. Hardly a day goes by without a stranger arriving at the Penick home, book in hand, hoping for more pearls of wisdom, an autograph, or just wanting to say, "Thank you."
Bud Shrake, Penick's coauthor, noticed that Penick usually inscribes the books, "To my friend and pupil." How could he do that, Shrake asked him, when he didn't know these people?
"Well," replied Penick, "if you read my book you're my pupil, and if you play golf, you're my friend."
And If You Play Golf, You're My Friend picks up where the Little Red Book left off. It features the same blend of simple wisdom, sound golfing instruction, and good common sense that has made the Little Red Book so popular with golfers of all ages and levels of ability. And, as in the previous volume, Penick's deep love for the game and his delight in teaching shine through on every page.
Penick tells the story of his son-in-law's first golf lesson, a story with a twist right out of O. Henry. He relates the tale of a player from Houston who had only one flaw in his game -- that his scores were too high -- and who exploded with anger when Penick told him so. He gives advice to parents on how to help their children learn golf, shows how to overcome a slice by "playing baseball," and shares the pride and joy he felt while watching his pupil Tom Kite win the U.S. Open.
Warm, witty, and wise, And If You Play Golf, You're My Friend shows why Harvey Penick has become America's best-loved teacher of the great game of golf. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.