Instinct Putting

Putt Your Best Using the Breakthrough, Science-Based Target Vision Putting Technique

Author: Cary Heath,Eric Alpenfels,Bob Christina

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592403530

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 138

View: 3780

Counseling golfers on a core philosophy introduced in a popular 2005 Golf Magazine cover story, a scientifically based guide to addressing the mental aspects of putting explains the importance of watching the hole rather than the ball while executing shots. 20,000 first printing.

Golf and Marriage

Improve Your Marriage by Improving Your Golf

Author: Garey A. Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998705309

Category: Golf

Page: 119

View: 4788

non-fiction, self-help, relationship, personal growth book showing how playing golf can be good training to help with marriage challenges. about 120 pages.

Thor's Serpents

Author: K. L. Armstrong,Melissa Marr

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 031633698X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 341

For fans of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, the thrilling conclusion to The Blackwell Pages, written by New York Times bestselling YA authors, K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr. Thirteen-year-olds Matt, Laurie, and Fen have beaten near-impossible odds to assemble their fellow descendants of the Norse Gods and complete epic quests. Their biggest challenge lies ahead: battling the fierce monsters working to bring about the apocalypse. But when they learn that Matt must fight the Midgard Serpent alone and Fen and Laurie are pulled in other directions, the friends realize they can't take every step of this journey together. Matt, Laurie, and Fen will each have to fight their own battles to survive, to be true to themselves, and to one another - with nothing less than the fate of the world hanging in the balance.

So High a Blood

The Story of Margaret Douglas, the Tudor That Time Forgot

Author: Morgan Ring

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1632866072

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 8963

Niece to Henry VIII, heir to the throne, courtier at risk of being killed, spy-mistress, and ambitious political player, Lady Margaret Douglas is a vital new character in the Tudor story. Amidst the Christmas revels of 1530, a fifteen-year-old girl arrived at the court of King Henry VIII. Half-English, half-Scottish, she was his niece, the Lady Margaret Douglas. For the next fifty years, Margaret held a unique and precarious position at the courts of Henry and his children. As the Protestant Reformations unfolded across the British Isles and the Tudor monarchs struggled to produce heirs, she had ambitions of her own. She wanted to see her family ruling a united, Catholic Britain. Through a Machiavellian combination of daring, spying, and luck, Margaret made her son into a suitor to her niece Mary, Queen of Scots. Together, they had a powerful claim to the English throne--so powerful that Queen Elizabeth I feared they would overthrow her and restore both England and Scotland to the Catholic faith. The marriage cost Margaret her position, her freedom, and her beloved son's life. From the glittering Tudor court to the Tower of London, Lady Margaret Douglas weathered triumphs and tragedies in an era of tremendous change. Yet she never lost hope that she would see her family rule throughout the British Isles, which eventually happened when King James (I of England, VI of Scotland) united the crowns in 1603. Drawing on previously unexamined archival sources, So High a Blood presents a fascinating and dramatic portrait of this forgotten Tudor.


Author: Barton Biggs

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118044810

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 1517

Rare is the opportunity to chat with a legendary financial figure and hear the unvarnished truth about what really goes on behind the scenes. Hedgehogging represents just such an opportunity, allowing you to step inside the world of Wall Street with Barton Biggs as he discusses investing in general, hedge funds in particular, and how he has learned to find and profit from the best moneymaking opportunities in an eat-what-you-kill, cutthroat investment world.

Bad Lies

Author: Shelby Yastrow,Tony Jacklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781684016020

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 6673

Bad Lies is the story of Eddie Bennison, a successful pro golfer on the Senior Champions Tour. When, at the peak of his success, the golf worlds most popular magazine runs articles that claim Eddie is cheating and doping to get ahead, his world is shattered. The damage to his career and his life are irreparable, so he files a highly-publicized lawsuit accusing the magazine and its affiliated companies of libel. Now its a battle between Bennisons lawyer, Charlie Mayfield, a sole practitioner with a reputation for taking on big corporate defendants, and the battery of high-priced legal talent the magazine and its company have hired to defend their First Amendment rightsas they see them. Charlie must balance the jury and the opposing counsel, the convoluted Illinois laws regarding libel, and the media maelstrom surrounding the high-profile, contentious case that only intensifies when a woman claiming that Bennison physically abused her appears and threatens to derail everything. Weaving in and out of the courtroom, across the offices of the lawyers, the litigants, and Bennisons sponsors, and through well-known golf courses, Bad Lies is a gripping, entertaining novel that gives the reader a better understanding of how the First Amendment can serve as a sword as well as a shield. For more information visit

The Phenomenon

Pressure, the Yips, and the Pitch that Changed My Life

Author: Rick Ankiel

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610396871

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 1835

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Rick Ankiel had the talent to be one of the best pitchers ever. Then, one day, he lost it. The Phenomenon is the story of how St. Louis Cardinals prodigy Rick Ankiel lost his once-in-a-generation ability to pitch--not due to an injury or a bolt of lightning, but a mysterious anxiety condition widely known as "the Yips." It came without warning, in the middle of a playoff game, with millions of people watching. And it has never gone away. Yet the true test of Ankiel's character came not on the mound, but in the long days and nights that followed as he searched for a way to get back in the game. For four and a half years, he fought the Yips with every arrow in his quiver: psychotherapy, medication, deep-breathing exercises, self-help books, and, eventually, vodka. And then, after reconsidering his whole life at the age of twenty-five, Ankiel made an amazing turnaround: returning to the Major Leagues as a hitter and playing seven successful seasons. This book is an incredible story about a universal experience--pressure--and what happened when a person on the brink had to make a choice about who he was going to be.

Better Faster

The Modern Golfer's Blueprint for Getting More from Less

Author: Corey Lundberg,Matt Wilson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545286425


Page: 140

View: 2479

Every player wants to get better at the range and take that improvement to the course. But how do you actually shoot lower scores? In Better Faster, two of the game's top young coaches will show you the step-by-step process they have used to help the best players in the world get the most out of their practice-and build on-course scoring skills. Whether you have an hour a day or an hour a week, Better Faster will help you assess your own game and build a personalized improvement blueprint. You'll know what to practice and when, and do it using the same cutting edge practice tasks used by major champions. You'll never practice the same way again. Corey Lundberg and Matt Wilson have built a devoted following both in their roles as golf coaches in Texas, California and Canada and at their blog, Lundberg is COO and High Performance Coach at Altus Performance in Dallas, while Wilson is the Director of Next Generation Performance for Golf Canada in Toronto. At, they share research and insight into the worlds of coaching and golf science. Praise for Better Faster: "Better, Faster has ideas you can incorporate into your practice routine immediately, and you'll finally see some carryover from what you learn how to do and what you actually do when you play."-Cameron McCormick, 2015 PGA National Teacher of the Year "Corey and Matt represent the brightest of young minds in the coaching business. They understand that effective learning leads to effective performance. If you want to make the time you invest count, Better Faster is a book for you."-James Sieckmann, PGA Tour Coach and Short Game Guru "Corey and Matt have taken the most advanced research in motor learning and translated into real, concrete practice plans spoken in the language of the golfer."-Dr. Tim Lee, Professor Emeritus at McMaster University and co-author of Motor Learning and Performance "Corey and Matt have shown the courage to do things differently if it's good for the golfer and good for the game." -Golf Digest 50 Best Teachers Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott

The Best American Short Stories 1995

Author: Jane Smiley,Katrina Kenison

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395711798

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

View: 7576

Presents a collection of stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada

Elements of the Swing

Fundamental Edition

Author: Michael Jacobs

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535189439


Page: 162

View: 9119

For as long as golfers and golf instructors have been in the game, they've been searching for better ways to understand the swing. Until now, they've always had to rely on the RESULT of a swing-seeing positions or movement live or in pictures or video, or data on TrackMan. Not anymore. In the Elements of the Swing, Michael Jacobs introduces the first swing analysis that looks at what CAUSES the club to move. Based on a seven-year research project with preeminent golf scientist Dr. Steven Nesbit, Elements of the Swing uses analysis from Jacobs and Nesbit's cutting-edge new software to show for the first time WHY a club moves the way it does, not just HOW. Elements of the Swing is the first book to explain the basic physics of the club's movement in a way that any player or teacher can both understand and immediately use. You'll learn about the factors that give each swing its unique fingerprint, and how to change your swing in ways that lead to improved performance-not just improved positions, aesthetics or numbers on a TrackMan screen. It will become one of the game's standard teaching texts.

Off Speed

Baseball, Pitching, and the Art of Deception

Author: Terry McDermott

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307908895

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 9466

Longlisted for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing The lively and fascinating story of baseball’s 150-year hunt for the perfect pitch In August 2012, Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners pitched a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays in what Terry McDermott calls “one of the greatest exhibitions of off-speed pitches ever put on.” For McDermott, a lifelong fan and student of baseball, the extraordinary events of that afternoon inspired this incisive meditation on the art of pitching. Within the framework of Hernandez’s historic achievement, Off Speed provides a vibrant narrative of the history and evolution of pitching, combining baseball's rich tradition of folklore with the wealth of new metrics from a growing legion of statisticians who are transforming the way we think about the game. Off Speed is also the personal story of a fan’s steadfast devotion, first kindled in McDermott by his father at the local diamond in small-town Iowa and now carried forward with the same passion by his own daughters. Approaching his subject with the love every fan brings to the park and the expertise of a probing journalist, McDermott explores with irrepressible curiosity the science and the romance of baseball.

The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green

Author: Joshua Braff

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781565128934

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 1649

It's 1977. Jacob Green, a Jewish kid from suburban New Jersey, sits on the stairs during his family's housewarming party, waiting for his father, Abram--charming host, everyone's best friend, and amateur emcee--to introduce him to the crowd. Housewarming parties, Annie Hall parties, and bar mitzvah parties punctuate Jacob's childhood and require command performances by all the Green family members. But when the confetti settles and the drapes are drawn, the affable Abram Green becomes an egotistical tyrant whose emotional rages rupture the lives of his family. Jacob doesn't mean to disappoint his father, but he can't help thinking the most unthinkable (and very funny) thoughts about public-school humiliation, Hebrew-school disinclination, and in-home sex education (with the live-in nanny!). If only his mother hadn't started college at thirty-six (and fallen for her psychology professor). If only he were more like his rebellious older brother (suspended from Hebrew school for drawing the rabbi in a threesome with a lobster and a pig). If only Jacob could confront his overbearing father and tell him he doesn't want to sing in synagogue, attend est classes, write the perfect thank-you note, or even live in the same house with Abram Green. But, of course, he can't. That would be unthinkable. This self-assured, comic, yet piercing first novel deftly captures the struggle of an imperfect boy trying to become a suitable son.

Merriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary

Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc

Publisher: Merriam Webster

ISBN: 9780877796329

Category: Reference

Page: 340

View: 5799

New edition! Convenient listing of words arranged alphabetically by rhyming sounds. More than 55,000 entries. Includes one-, two-, and three-syllable rhymes. Fully cross-referenced for ease of use. Based on best-selling Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition.


Cultural Politics in Italy, 1943-46 : Benedetto Croce and the Liberals, Carlo Levi and the "actionists"

Author: David Ward

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838636763

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 3056

"This book is an in-depth analysis of three of the most crucial years in twentieth-century Italian history, the years 1943-46. After more than two decades of a Fascist regime and a disastrous war experience during which Italy changed sides, these years saw the laying of the political and cultural foundations for what has since become known as Italy's First Republic. Drawing on texts from the literature, film, journalism, and political debate of the period, Antifascisms offers a thorough survey of the personalities and positions that informed the decisions taken in this crucial phase of modern Italian history."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Zen Golf

Mastering the Mental Game

Author: Joseph Parent

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 0385507151

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 9670

The best players know that golf is a game of confidence, and most important, concentration–the ability to focus and block out distraction. The goal of achieving clear thought is also at the heart of Buddhist teachings. In his highly original and groundbreaking book, noted PGA coach and Buddhist instructor, Dr. Joseph Parent, draws on this natural connection and teaches golfers how to clear their minds, achieve ultimate focus, and play in the moment for each shot. Zen Golf presents a simple system for building “mental game mastery.” Dr Parent’s unique PAR Approach (focusing on Preparation, Action, and Response to Results) guides golfers with specific techniques for each aspect of their games. In chapters such as “How to Get From the Practice Tee to the First Tee”, “You Produce What You Fear”, and “How to Enjoy a Bad Round of Golf”, the author shares a personal teaching regimen that has helped improve the games of professionals and amateurs alike. By combining classic insights and stories from Zen tradition, Zen Golf helps eliminate the mental distractions that routinely cause poor shots and loss of concentration, allowing golfers to feel in “the zone” that professionals have learned to master. Clear, concise, and enlightening, Zen Golf shows golfers how to prepare for, execute, and equally important, respond the results of any golf shot. A different approach to golf instruction, this book shapes ancient philosophies into new teachings. From the Hardcover edition.

Swinging from My Heels

Confessions of an LPGA Star

Author: Christina Kim,Alan Shipnuck

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608193152

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 9073

Christina Kim is the brashest, bawdiest, funniest player on the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour. Golf fans know her for her colorful wardrobe, even more colorful on-course antics, and an explosive game. But in this rollicking account of the 2009 season, Kim invites readers deep into her life, providing an intimate diary of a young woman's struggles on and off the golf course, and revealing the glory and heartbreak of life on the tour. Once known as a prodigy who shot a 62 in her first LPGA event some six years ago, Kim has newly rededicated herself to realizing her potential, and she takes readers between the ropes for all the action, including her nail-biting near misses at two major championships. She also goes inside the team room at the Solheim Cup, revealing the hijinks and late-night gab sessions that bonded the victorious U.S. team. Along the way we get intimate portraits of her close friends on tour, including tour leaders such as Michelle Wie, Lorena Ochoa, Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel, and Natalie Gulbis. In this courageous telling, no topic is out-of-bounds, as Kim dishes about the LPGA's sexual mores, the culture clash of an American-based tour increasingly dominated by Koreans, the tumultuous economic forces squeezing the players, and her own battles with body image and her traditional upbringing. Winsome and good-natured, but never afraid of a laugh line or choice profanity, Christina Kim provides a must-read for anyone who loves golf or has wondered about the inner self of a professional athlete.

Are We Winning?

Fathers and Sons in the New Golden Age of Baseball

Author: Will Leitch

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401395899

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 9113

A hilarious tribute to baseball and to the fathers and sons who share the love of the game. Are We Winning? is built around a trip to Wrigley Field to watch the St. Louis Cardinals play the Chicago Cubs--the "lovable losers" to most fans but the hated enemy to the Leitch men. Along for the ride are both Will's father, the gregarious but not-exactly demonstrative Midwestern titan who, despite being a die-hard Cards fan and living his whole life just 200 miles south of Chicago, had never been to Wrigley Field before this game, and Will's college friend, a lifelong Cubs fan. The Cardinals have recently fallen out of the pennant race, and the Cubs, as it turns out, are attempting to clinch the division on this Saturday afternoon in September. The pitchers are Ted Lilly for the Cubs and Joel Pineiro for the Cardinals. It's just a regular game. Play ball. The book unfolds in half-inning increments where Will gives one-of-a-kind insight on the past, present, and future of the game--from Pujols' unrivaled greatness to the myth that steroids have ruined baseball. Along the way, he shares memories of his father and growing up in the small town of Mattoon, including the year his dad coached his Little League team and nicknamed a scrawny kid "Bulldog," and an unlikely postgame episode involving a biker bar and Mr. Holland's Opus. And there is beer. Lots and lots of beer. Are We Winning? is a book about the indelible bond that links fathers and sons. For the Leitch men it's baseball that holds them together--not that either of them would ever be so weak as to admit it. No matter how far apart they are or what's going on in their lives, they'll always be able to talk about baseball. It's the story of being a fan, a story about fathers, sons, and legacies. And one perfect game.

Celebrating Board Games

Author: Nina Chertoff,Susan Kahn

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402738951

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 144

View: 1104

This beautiful and nostalgic pictorial celebration of board games will transport readers back to a simpler time, when child’s play didn’t involve video games or computer screens of any kind. More than 100 of the best are featured, from the 19th century until today, with pictures of both the boards and the various pieces. They include Animal Crackers, which dates from 1883; Across the Continent (1888); the ever-popular children’s favorite Candyland (1938); Nurse Ames (1944); the mystery game Clue (1950); Elvis (1958); and many more. Some are well-known, others more rare, but they will surely send readers scrambling to their old toy chests to play another round.