Reverberating with the straight-talking Texas wisdom that could only come from Jackie Burke, It’s Only a Game will bring the words of this venerable sage to everyone who loves the links. Spiced with anecdotes from a long and illustrious career, this stirring book features pithy insights on the nature of competition and the erosion of amateur play. Burke goes on the record about profit-minded equipment manufacturers and self-promoting golf gurus. His provocative topics include insight into why the 2004 U.S. Ryder Cup team suffered its worst defeat ever (Burke was a cocaptain), the alarmingly high cost of playing public and resort courses, country clubs that stress cosmetic appearances over the playing of the game, and a host of other topics. He also provides no-nonsense, time-tested secrets for improving anyone’s golf game, based not on shallow “tips” but on a well-rounded, sensible approach to the game that he began developing before the Great Depression.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||7.72(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.88(d)|
|Age Range:||18 - 13 Years|
About the Author
Guy Yocom is an awardwinning senior writer for Golf Digest and the coauthor of Tiger Woods’s How I Play Golf and Johnny Miller’s I Call the Shots.
What People are Saying About This
Acclaim for It’s Only a Game:
“Easily the best golf instructional-type book since Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book. . . . This book is a classic.”
—Bud Shrake, coauthor Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book
“Jackie is a warrior. He is a born competitor who meets every challenge head on, on and off the golf course. His values and integrity are unassailable, as pure as those of any man I've known.”
“This book is pure Jackie, and I hope that from reading it you get some of the fulfillment and enjoyment he’s given to me and others over the years.”