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Driving Myself Crazy: Misadventures of a Novice Golfer
Driving Myself Crazy: Misadventures of a Novice Golfer by Jessica Maxwell 0553107933 9780553107937
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Driving Myself Crazy: Misadventures of a Novice Golfer by Jessica Maxwell

Golf! exclaimed Jessica Maxwells friend Rande. I thought golf was for Republicans...and dorks! Adventure writer Jessica Maxwell is neither, but she is a woman--and even today golf is primarily a sport for men. In fact, according to an unverifiable legend, the very name of the game comes from the words Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden.But Jessica loves a challenge, and when she decided to invade this male-dominated territory, she plunged in headfirst, the same way she learned how to ski and fly fish--two very demanding sports she took up in her early thirties after a life as a confirmed non-jockette. Surely golf couldnt be that much more difficult...could it? Breezy and offbeat,Driving Myself Crazyis Jessicas first-person account of her golfing education--the teachers, the theories, the mistakes and misadventures, and the confidence she feels once her game begins to improve. In this irreverent memoir, we get a front-row seat as Jessica struggles to learn golfs etiquette, customs, and rules of engagement--from her first comical attempts to simply hit the damn ball, to the ultimate sign of arrival as a bona fide woman golfer... a complete set of Nancy Lopez clubs! Among those who help Jessica master the game are Peter Croker, a revolutionary teaching pro from Australia, and Cindy Swift Jones, his partner and putting guru, as well as Peggy Kirk Bell, a seventy-seven-year-old legend and one of the most famous figures in the history of womens golf, and the queen of golf herself, Nancy Lopez. We also meet a gallery of other vivid characters from the fairways and greens, including the handsome golf stalker Graham, a man of mystery, wisdom and uncanny timing. Along the way, Jessica also visits some of the most beautiful golf courses in the country: the Robert Trent Jones Trail in Alabama, considered by many to be the worlds finest public golf facility; the scenic Whitefish Lake Club in rugged Montana; and the stylish Pine Needles course in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Celebrating the sport one pro claims is 80 percent physical for beginners and 85 percent mental once you know what youre doing,Driving Myself Crazy,is an engaging and often hilarious account of one woman whose obsession carried her across the globe and led her to discover that despite all the frustration, golf--played right--is a beautiful game.

Author: Jessica Maxwell

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 240

Publisher: Bantam

Publication Date: 2000-06-06

Our Price: $3.85

ISBN: 0553107933

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