Play It As It Lays

A ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, Joan Didion's Play It as It Lays captures the mood of an entire generation, the ennui of contemporary society reflected in spare prose that blisters and haunts the reader.

Play It As It Lays

A ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, Joan Didion's Play It as It Lays captures the mood of an entire generation, the ennui of contemporary society reflected in spare prose that blisters and haunts the reader. Set in a place beyond good and evil---literally in Hollywood, Las Vegas, and the barren wastes of the Mojave Desert, but figuratively in the landscape of an arid soul---it remains more than three decades after its original publication a profoundly disturbing novel, riveting in its exploration of a woman and a society in crisis and stunning in the still-startling intensity of its prose.

Play It as It Lies

The way most people play golf indicates that they don't much appreciate the various twists of fate that occur in the rest of their lives . For example , if I hit a terrible shot and it bounces off a tree and back into the fairway , I'm ...

Play It as It Lies

Celebrates the game of golf as a spiritual journey, providing attentive players with opportunities to encounter and appreciate mystery

Play it as it Lies

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Play it as it Lies

A humorous look at golf by the author of Compleat Tangler, Angels on Horseback, Up the Garden Path and The Effluent Society.

He Lies Nine

At this remark, both Griev and Grum suddenly stiffened, by some miracle having heard every word of the younger man's grouse, it seemed. “We're playing a match here, young sir,” scolded Grievances. “I will be the judge of when it is ...

He Lies Nine

Herein, golf's leading writer of short fiction returns with eighteen stories plus the futuristic novella Golflandia, at last complete.

Trump The Best Golf Advice I Ever Received

Play the ball as it lies!” So many golfers are tempted to improve the lie of their golf ball. I see players who cannot resist “fluffing” their ball into a nice position before making a swing. They play “winter rules” whenever they like ...

Trump  The Best Golf Advice I Ever Received

The host and coproducer of the megahit reality show The Apprentice presents a unique collection of golf advice. From Palmer and Player, Mickelson and Vijay to Pat Boone, Stone Phillips, and even Yogi Berra, these players, teachers, businesspeople, and celebrities will help you play better and score lower. Everyone who plays golf has that little nugget of information they turn to on the course. But never before has such an array of golfing advice been pulled together in one place. Donald Trump, himself an avid—and very good—golfer, asked his friends, colleagues, and playing companions to offer thoughts on everything from the mental game to the swing to putting to playing golf the right way. And golfers being what they are, none could resist sharing words of wisdom. So here we find Vijay Singh telling us about playing simply: “You don’t need to get your golf swing by going through video cameras and stuff like that. Just kind of go out there and find yourself.” Baseball Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith talks about not overswinging: “Just learn to allow the club to do what it’s supposed to do . . . because the ball is sitting still.” Actor Michael Douglas has a specific routine to slow his tempo—he says his wife’s name, and doesn’t even think of starting to bring the club down until he gets to “Jones.” Taken together, these more than two hundred entries create a unique handbook, covering every aspect of the game—and ranging from the lighthearted to the deadly serious. Donald Trump’s book of advice is certain to take its place next to Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book as the ultimate in golf instruction.

Preferred Lies

(NORTH RONALDSAY) I drink with one hand, run the other through salt-stiffened hair. My fingers linger a moment on the tube just under my scalp on the right side, then drift to find the two shallow depressions in my skull. It's a ...

Preferred Lies

A book about golf that will appeal to both players and non players, by Scottish poet and novelist. Surely golf is a game for posh people, country clubs and networking businessmen, for unfortunate sweaters, politics and trousers? Andrew Greig grew up on the East coast of Scotland, where playing golf is as natural as breathing. He sees the game as the great leveller, and has played on the Old course at St Andrews as well as on the miners' courses of Yorkshire. He writes about the different cultural manifestations of the game, the history, the geography, the different social meanings, as well as the subjective experience, the reflections between shots. He plays alone, with friends and brothers, with ghosts. He is looking for the essence of golf, the pure heart of it, which can be found, Andrew Greig believes, on the free 9 hole course on North Ronaldsay.

Play It Where It Lies

This work poses the basic rules of golf as a metaphor for life and argues that life is a game that can be played successfully.

Play It Where It Lies

This work poses the basic rules of golf as a metaphor for life and argues that life is a game that can be played successfully. The book enumerates some basic rules of life (twenty-one in total) and shows how others have followed and violated these rules to their ultimate victory or defeat. Many popular culture references are culled from both North America and abroad to demonstrate the universality of uncluttered philosophies. Autobiographical snapshots along the way to add credibility to the project. Play It Where It Lies! clarifies the academic, heady malaise in which philosophy presently finds itself, and offers a path of life that is freed from the rigors and confusion of religion. In doing so, this work encourages an authentic life of decency and determination that most always involves "playing" in the life in which one is, not in the one he or she wishes.

The Mindful Golfer

If a player considers it a practice round, they may give themselves preferred lies in fairways or may practice playing it as it lies, especially if planning to enter a competition or they are keeping an official handicap, ...

The Mindful Golfer

Golf is a Zen sport. If you leave the present moment, you will likely feel the immediate karmic consequences like a hammer hitting your thumb. In The Mindful Golfer: How to Lower Your Handicap While Raising Your Consciousness, Stephen Altschuler helps you nail it all right—hard and true and into another level of surrender, satisfaction, and, self-awareness. He uses the tools of Zen to raise the game several notches on the ladder of consciousness. The book discusses the state of the game, some of its more illustrious players, its glories, and its challenges. The author covers some of his own struggles with golf, and some moments of achievement, if only fleeting. His book is a reflective look at golf today, emphasizing the mental and spiritual elements of the game. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Accessible Golf

Making it a Game Fore All Dan Drane, Martin E. Block, Ladies Professional Golf Association. - © Human Kinetics Chapter 7 Creating Safe Learning ... Playing the Ball Play the ball as it lies . Don't improve your lie , or the area of your ...

Accessible Golf

This book contains details for making golf accessible within the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), taking into account the specific needs of your community and its individual members. Case studies and other practical, field-tested information allow you to fully understand the real-world needs of people with specific disabilities - including cognitive, attentional, visual, hearing, and physical impairments - and their implications for golf instruction.

The Encyclopedia Britannica

An export of clubs and balls to all these golfing depend- and lose a stroke ; or he may play it where it lies , without a encies has long formed , and still forms , an important item of the penalty . However , should a ball be driven ...

The Encyclopedia Britannica


The Encyclopaedia Britannica

An export of clubs and balls to all these golfing depend- and lose a stroke ; or he may play it where it lies , without ... In playing for a medal , a ball driven into the Eden may game , and since have diligently prosecuted it in large ...

The Encyclopaedia Britannica


Golf

Lies. “Play it as it lies" is one of the easiest rules to remember. It's one of the most important rules of the game. There are certain circumstances where you are entitled to mark, lift, and drop your ball in a different area (I will ...

Golf

Golf is one of the most popular hobby sports among men and women of all ages, but if you've never picked up a club before, it's hard to know where to begin. Geared for the absolute beginner, Idiot's Guides: Golf teaches the basics of the sport in a series of "lessons" using full-color, step-by-step illustrations. Photographed in a film-strip style, the instructions allow the reader to clearly see how each swing is executed. Every lesson is accompanied by helpful pro advice on common flaws and how to avoid them, other considerations during your swing (grass, aim, etc.), "Picture This!" images to remind players of alignment and technique, and dozens of practice drills to help perfect your swing. In addition, Idiot's Guides: Golf features detailed information on golf lingo, etiquette, and the rules of the game, plus a "tour" of the course, which takes the new golfer through every element of the course, from the bag drop to the 19th hole. This completely illustrated tome is an essential tool for every beginning golfer.

The Encyclop dia Britannica

An export of clubs and balls to all these golfing depends and lose a stroke ; or he may play it where it lies , without ... In playing for a medal , a ball driven into the Eden may game , and since have diligently prosecuted it in large ...

The Encyclop  dia Britannica


Golf Essentials

Here you can improve your lie by either moving the problems (such as a hose) or dropping the ball from a spot within one club length of the nearest point of relief (the closest area from which it might be played).

Golf Essentials


The Pocket Idiot s Guide to Golf Rules and Etiquette

Keeping Up With the Bobby Joneses Play from the tees that are right for the length of your game. Stand in a place where you will not ... Improving Your Lie Probably the most basic and wellknown rule of golf is, “play it as it lies.

The Pocket Idiot s Guide to Golf Rules and Etiquette

Golf rules! Written in clear, simple terms, this guide explains golf 's rules and etiquette by taking readers through a round of golf. From dressing properly to putting the final ball on the 18th green, Jim Corbett (nationally recognized as 'Mr. Golf Etiquette') covers all the do's and don'ts, and even lets readers know which rules are safe to bend when playing with friends. ?Perfect size for a golfer's back pocket ?By one of the country's most famous authorities on the subject

Golf Rules Explained

What then happens is that you choose either to play it as it lies, or cancel the stroke altogether and play the stroke again. If you take the latter option, you must replay the stroke before another shot is played by either party.

Golf Rules Explained

Every four years RA (the governing body for the Rules of Golf) and the United States Golf Association agree any necessary amendments or clarifications to the rules. This edition has been revised and updated to include all of the latest developments for the 2008 - 2012 period.

Action

The ball was buried on a down slope in a spongy nest of Kikuyu grass, nature's Velcro. AJ repeated his mantra, “Play it as it lies.” “Lays.” AJ stared at his caddie. “What'd you say?” “It's 'play it as it lays,' isn't it?

Action

What do you do when your oldest friend, Steve McQueen, pulls out his Smith & Wesson and blows your defenseless dining-room chair to smithereens? Or when your hottest client, sex goddess Romy Schneider, demands you leave your wife for her? Those are just a couple of the dilemmas faced by AJ Jastrow, the fictional protagonist of Action!, Robert Cort’s page-turning saga about a legendary Hollywood family. When we first meet AJ in 1948, a few weeks shy of his thirteenth birthday, he ranks as minor Hollywood royalty—Dad is the movie industry’s most prominent attorney, Mom is a retired actress whose uncle is Adolph Zukor, founder of Paramount. But this year will prove to be the end of the movie industry’s Golden Age and the beginning of exile for the Jastrow family. When AJ returns to Tinseltown after a decade’s absence, he realizes that fulfilling his father’s legacy of creating a movie empire will prove a life’s work. Along the way, AJ’s soldiers-in-arms include the Machiavellian producer Ray Stark, who teaches him how to win at Monopoly and studio politics; Wall Street genius Charlie Bluhdorn, who coaxes AJ to fly under the radar on a secret mission; AJ’s wife, Stephanie, who reminds him that a conscience isn’t a luxury; and his daughter and protégée, Jessica, who refuses to leave his side despite irresistible temptation. His enemies are formidable: studio president Paul Herzog, who seeks to destroy the son as he did the father; the wily agent Mike Ovitz, who intuits the weaknesses of any rival; AJ’s mother, Hollywood’s wealthiest woman, who cannot abide disloyalty; and AJ’s son, Ricky, an actor of uncommon ability, who holds a devastating grudge against his dad. By blending and transforming fact into fiction, by introducing real characters to fictional ones, Robert Cort gives the reader an inside account of Hollywood’s path (and drift) from the end of World War II to the present. And utilizing his insider’s knowledge, gained as one of the town’s premier producers, he provides an intimate chronicle of how movies are really made, how producers work, and how the industry has evolved, often at the cost of its collective soul. Provocative and vastly entertaining, Action! is popular fiction at its best, a story that is both enlightening and great fun to read.

The World Is Our Course

It is difficult to play. ... After replacing my ball several times on the tee, only for it to blow off again, it would have been nice to have a holder for the ball ... Truly you play it as it lies, and it may lie in some tough places.

The World Is Our Course

The founder of Bailey Golf Tours discusses where to play some of the finer courses around the world, while allowing time for the local sights. He also recounts some of the more amusing adventures he has had while golfing and traveling.

A Course Called America

“I assumed it was out of bounds, but the director of golf, Jim Smith, nicest guy ever, comes over to tell me it's still in play and that I have to play it as it lies. I'd picked it up, so I took the penalty, no big deal.

A Course Called America

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Globe-trotting golfer Tom Coyne has finally come home. And he’s ready to play all of it. After playing hundreds of courses overseas in the birthplace of golf, ​Coyne, the author of A Course Called Ireland and A Course Called Scotland, returns to his own birthplace and delivers a rollicking love letter to golf in the United States. In the span of one unforgettable year, Coyne crisscrosses the country in search of its greatest golf experience, playing every course to ever host a US Open, along with more than two hundred hidden gems and heavyweights, visiting all fifty states to find a better understanding of his home country and countrymen. Coyne’s journey begins where the US Open and US Amateur got their start, historic Newport Country Club in Rhode Island. As he travels from the oldest and most elite of links to the newest and most democratic, Coyne finagles his way onto coveted first tees (Shinnecock, Oakmont, Chicago GC) between rounds at off-the-map revelations, like ranch golf in Eastern Oregon and homemade golf in the Navajo Nation. He marvels at the golf miracle hidden in the sand hills of Nebraska, and plays an unforgettable midnight game under bright sunshine on the summer solstice in Fairbanks, Alaska. More than just a tour of the best golf the United States has to offer, Coyne’s quest connects him with hundreds of American golfers, each from a different background but all with one thing in common: pride in welcoming Coyne to their course. Trading stories and swing tips with caddies, pros, and golf buddies for the day, Coyne adopts the wisdom of one of his hosts in Minnesota: the best courses are the ones you play with the best people. But, in the end, only one stop on Coyne’s journey can be ranked the Great American Golf Course. Throughout his travels, he invites golfers to debate and help shape his criteria for judging the quintessential American course. Should it be charmingly traditional or daringly experimental? An architectural showpiece or a natural wonder? Countless conversations and gut instinct lead him to seek out a course that feels bold and idealistic, welcoming yet imperfect, with a little revolutionary spirit and a damn good hot dog at the turn. He discovers his long-awaited answer in the most unlikely of places. Packed with fascinating tales from American golf history, comic road misadventures, illuminating insights into course design, and many a memorable round with local golfers and celebrity guests alike, A Course Called America is an epic narrative travelogue brimming with heart and soul.