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Hit & Hope

How the Rest of Us Play Golf



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The game of golf as it is played by happy hackers and weekend warriors everywhere

Most of us may dream about playing golf like Woods, Nicklaus, and Palmer, but the game they've got probably doesn't look much like the one we play.
In Hit and Hope, Owen brings together entertaining essays on the mundane aspects of the game and how we approach it. Funny, candid, and thoughtful, this book offers the truest commentary on how and why the rest of us play golf, finding nobility and silliness in our endless pursuit of a little white ball over a vast (but not vast enough to contain our slices) greensward.

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David Owen plays in a weekly foursome, takes mulligans off the first tee, practices intermittently at best, wore a copper wristband because Steve Ballesteros said so, and struggles for consistency even though his swing is consistent -- just mediocre. He is a staff writer for The New Yorker, a contributing editor to Golf Digest, and a frequent contributor to The Atlantic Monthly. His other books include The First National Bank of Dad, The Chosen One, The Making of the Masters, and My Usual Game. He lives in Washington, Connecticut.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (April 4, 2005)
  • Length: 208 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743261463

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"Mr. Owen writes with such felicity and humor about his travails on various golf courses that one indulges him his amateur status."
-- The New York Times Book Review

"Mr. Owen's style might be best described as part John Updike and part Johnny Miller."
-- Newsweek

"Owen's droll asides are as memorable as a chip-in birdie."
-- People

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