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By Joseph A. Amato, Robert L. McMasters

A longer mirrored image at the pleasures and knowledge of golfing, "Golf Beats Us All" will fulfill the thinker lurking in each avid golfer and make the golfer smarter and wiser approximately himself and his video game. writer Joe Amato has lengthy been fascinated about the myriad of pleasures provided by way of golfing. and prefer any participant, he continues to be intrigued by means of the truth that golfers locate such excitement in a online game that reasons lots discomfort, wastes rather a lot time, and whose end result is of utter insignificance. He bargains an clever and looking dialog that invitations readers to contemplate their relation to a video game that makes them angels and fools.

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One of the must ludicrous and humorous stories involved an extremely capable player named Clarence Gomber. After a particularly finessed shot to one hole, a fellow competitor asked what club he had hit. " The naming of clubs that Joe refers to is universal. All the colorful people name at least one of their clubs, and many people of average demeanor may have very colorful names for various clubs. Some people were even named after clubs, such as a guy at Baldwin Hills in California named 3-Iron Jones because that is what he hit off the tee on nearly every hole.

Preparing it for the 1951 Open, Jones added his signature long, demanding par fours and par fives to a course originally designed by Donald Ross (Ross's home course was the great demonic northern Scottish course, Dornoch, and his own mentor was none other than Tom Morris of St. Andrews). I was brought to my knees without knowing anything of the impressive genealogy of this monster. I remember how leg and mind weary I was on its closing holes. I willingly accepted a double bogey on the eighteenth, glad just to end my misery.

I aimed, swung, saw, and scored. I enjoyed experiencing golf's connection between mind and body and took an epicurean-like pleasure in learning to hit different shots: shots that floated idly across space, those that bore their way into the wind, and those, as calculated, that bent, skidded, and rolled onto the green. I was enchanted by the wonderful shots that occasionally came off the face of my clubs. Their glorious flightsso straight, so high, so long, and accuratesurprised and delighted me.

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