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Alliss, Golf Uncovered. Alliss, Peter / Haydon, Martin. Golf Uncovered. London, Andre Deutsch, 1999. 13.5 cm x 19 cm. 123 pages including many colour illustrations. Original hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes the following chapters: From Gowff to Golf / Clubhouse Tales / It’s supposed to be fun! / Around the Rules / On the Course / Quotes to Quote.

″Never again will a round of golf or a bucket of balls on the range be the same; every air shot, three putt, draw, fade, and skied drive will force a smile. The inimitable Peter Alliss and illustrator/cartoonist Martin Haydon (Edd) team up to give a unique and humorously incisive look at this compulsively addictive game of “nearlys,” “almosts,” and “maybes.”” (Amazon)

Keywords: Golf, Humour, Sports

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Alliss, Peter Alliss' Most Memorable Golf. Alliss, Peter / Hobbs, Michael / Roy, Ullyett (illustrator). Peter Alliss’ Most Memorable Golf. London / Melbourne / Auckland / Johannesburg, Stanley Paul, 1986. 14.5 cm x 22 cm. 146 pages including photographs and illustrations. Original hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Slightly discoloured cover and page-edges. Clean inside with solid binding.

Includes the following chapters: When What Couldn’t Happen, Happened / The Greatest Golfing David of Them All / Magical Moments / Ryder Cup Memories / Triumph and Tragedy / The Two Ages of Man / The Great Shoot-Out / Back to the Top / Crenshaw Makes His Own History / Players Who Smile With Style / Trevino’s Last Fling? / A Battle for Supremacy / The Championship Returns.

″Peter Alliss has been involved in the game of golf professionally for forty years – for the first half as a leading tournament player, and over the last fifteen years as one of our most articulate, informed and entertaining golf commentators and writers. In this book, he recalls the highlights of his own playing career – including such stirring Ryder Cup matches as his tussle with the legendary Arnold Palmer in 1961 – and shares his memories of some of the greatest moments in international golf.” (Publisher)

Keywords: Golf, Golfbooks, Golfing, Sports

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Morley, Golf and the Mind. Morley, David C. / Bowden, Ken (technical editor). Golf and the Mind. London, Pelham Books, 1978. 14 cm x 22 cm. XIV, 235 pages. Original hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Some spotting on endpages and inside flaps of dustjacket. Otherwise clean inside with solid binding.

Includes for example the following essays: Listening to Two Tunes at Once / The Emotional Impact of Opponents / Fear and Anger / The Aura of Reverence / Being Honest with Yourself / Golf’s Intellectual Problems / Freud in Golf / Golf and the Id / The Mind Is “Real” / The Anxious Golfer / The Joker / The Legal Type / The Illegal Type / The Exhibitionist / The Loser / The Fairway Wood Shot / The Long-Iron Shots / From the Rough / The Chip / The Anxiety of Ignorance / The Anxiety of Failure / The Anxiety of Success / The Anxiety of Emotional Reaction to Others / the Anxiety of Distance / Before the Swing / At Impact / Fucusing on the Club head / Driving Range Practice / The Use of Imagery / The Aura of Masculine Hostility / Disciplien / A Friendly Internal Dialogue / Overconcern with Stars’ Swing Mechanics etc.

″Ever since man first began to frustrate himself with golf, its champions have proclaimed that golf is a mental game. Yet almost all the books published about how to play golf deal with the physical techniques. // Now an eminient psychiatrist, who has himself been so infuriated by golf as to seek help in times past from Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player, takes a different approach // In this fascinating new book, Dr Morley tells golfers exactly why golf truly is a mental game, and shows them how to make playing it a great deal easier and more fun by exposing explaining all its pressures, nightmares and mental blocks. Even more important, he offers specific antidotes to all the problems he describes. // A vigorous and witty writer who carefully avoids psychiatric jargon, Dr Morley discuss such topics as: your mind and your method; using your mind to teach your muscles; the special problems of women golfers; golfing enemy number one – anxiety.” (Publisher)

Keywords: Golf, Golfbooks, Golfing, Psychology, Sport

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