Golf  Books & Fun Stuff


For the avid golfer and traveler GoGolfandTravel.com is happy to present and recommend the following items for your review and consideration.  We take great pride in reviewing only those books and instructional items listed on this website.

Should you know of an outstanding book, DVD or intructional tools we should recommend, please send to info@gogolfandtravel.com

Every now and then, we find a story or something of interest, we think, a golfer would enjoy reading.

Here are our latest:


How to Enjoy a Round of Golf Poker
 
Golf is great fun for all ages, a game of skill combined with beautiful scenery and plenty of fresh air.
 
However, not everyone is good at golf, even those who try to play regularly. Nothing is satisfying about losing lots of games either, so why not try and introduce a new element of competition to your game? After all, we have golf jokes and trivia to keep us entertained whilst one of your group scurries around in the rough looking for their ball, so why not a little side game, too? (READ MORE ABOUT GOLF POKER...)

HOW TITLEIST WAS FOUNDED

Phillip E. "Skipper" Young, a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, founded Titleist in 1932.  When playing a round of golf with his dentist, Young missed a sure putt that seemed to be caused by the weight of the ball. He then asked his dentist friend to X-ray the ball and the film showed that the rubber core was off-center.

After this initial discovery, Young took X-rays of more golf balls and found that most were poorly constructed with off-center cores and prone to erratic shots. This inspired Young to produce his own line of golf balls, which would become known as Titleist. (READ THE FULL STORY...)


GOLF EXERCISES:
So your friends want you to do some golf exercises? Well, here are some good ones we hope you will enjoy and loosen you up before your round. CLICK HERE!


THE GOLFER'S SONG
We found this one online and thought any golfer would enjoy the lyrics. CHECK IT OUT!


GOLF TRIVA...AS JOKES

-Golf balls are like eggs - they're white, they're sold by the dozen, and a week later you have to buy more.

-The pro-shop gets its name from the fact that you must have the income of a professional golfer to buy anything in there.

-It's amazing how a golfer who never helps with house or yard work will replace his divots, repair his ball marks, and rake his sand traps. (READ MORE OF THESE FUNNIES...)


18 Holes With Bing:
Golf, Life, and Lessons from Dad

Story by: Mike May

If you never had the chance to meet or see a live performance by the late, great Bing Crosby, then I highly suggest you read 18 Holes with Bing – a series of stories about this American entertainment icon, through the memories and recollections of his youngest child, Nathaniel Crosby, who won the 1981 U.S. Amateur at the Olympic Club. In essence, this book was written by a golfer about another golfer.  It just so happens that the author is a son who wrote about his father.  Not surprisingly, the book has 18 chapters -- very appropriate for a book with a golf theme. (REAM MORE OF THIS STORY...)


DOES YOUR GOLF BALL FIT YOUR GOLF GAME?

Are you having a ball on the golf course these days? If not, maybe it has to do with the ball you have.

When it comes to buying a golf ball, consumers have dozens of choices as to what dozen they want to tee up. It really is the most important piece of equipment for a golfer because it’s the one thing you use for every shot. But all those choices!

“Every manufacturer has a golf ball built for a certain player that’s going to give you a certain result,” says Chris Melbourne with Red Deer, Alberta’s Golf Town outlet. (READ MORE...)
 


"Ray Stevens' Nashville"
A story of one of Nashville's most entertaining people. 
Filled with behind the scenes stories of Music City, USA.

Ray Stevens is funny. Over the past fifty years, he has enjoyed a very successful career singing funny songs, like “The Streak,” “Shriner’s Convention,” and lots of big hits such as “Everything Is Beautiful.” However, in his book, “Ray Stevens’ Nashville,” he is adamant that he is a musician. Indeed, he is a very talented musician in every respect…and, funny.  (READ MORE...)


Playing Golf In The Northwest USA

Story by: Steve Giordano
Past President, Society of American Travel Writers

Terry Lewis

Northwest golf courses are great, says Terry Lewis, a Bellingham attorney who plays about 40 rounds a year. He's played on both sides of the Canadian border and at several Oregon courses.

``Our local courses are as good as anywhere,'' he says. ``You'd have to go to Monterey or Hilton Head Island to find better courses.''

Lewis plays about twice a week in the summertime, but knows a lot of people who play more than a hundred rounds a year.

Golf courses in the Northwest are accessible and relatively inexpensive, and new courses are opening up all the time. (READ MORE...)


Arnold Palmer Turing 86
By: David Whitley, Orlando Sentinel
September 10, 2015

Arnold Palmer has played in 50 Masters and is still an honorary starter at Augusta.

The King was born September 10, 1929. There’s no record what Arnold Palmer weighed at birth, but there is no doubt he became one of America’s true heavyweight sports figures.

To paraphrase Rudyard Kipling, Palmer truly walked (and golfed) with presidents and kings but didn’t lose the common touch. Here are 86 reasons to celebrate Arnie on his big day:

1. He made hitching up your pants cool.

2. He brought big-time golf to Orlando, turning the sleepy Florida Citrus Open into the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

3. He signed a zillion autographs — all of them legibly.

4. He beat prostate cancer.  (READ THE OTHER 82 REASONS...)


AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
By: Charlie Daniels

Charlie Daniels

The title says it all.  Whether or not you've visited all the places or experienced these things,Charlie talks about, this well produced video is a MUST SEE.  What he says and is shown in beautiful photos is well worth your time for viewing.

CLICK HERE AND BE PROUD

 

 


 “The Ultimate Round”
Pebble Beach Golf Links Book Released

The Ultimate Round Pebble BeachMonterey, CA – “The Ultimate Round – Pebble Beach Golf Links: An Illustrated Guide to America’s Majestic Dream Course,” a compendium of Pebble Beach Golf Links never before published, combines breathtaking hole-by-hole imagery and state-of-the-art graphics with historical anecdotes for each hole and essays by golf industry notables, and some lively cartoon graphics, as well.

This engaging new book by world-renowned photographer Joann Dost is now available at www.joanndost.com and through Pebble Beach Resorts.

“Pebble Beach and Joann Dost—a pair of American treasures,” says Jim Nantz, CBS Sportscaster and Pebble Beach resident. “This book brings you as close to actually playing this classic seaside links course as only Joann can. Enjoy all the majesty of this hole-by-hole experience.”  (READ MORE...)


CHARLIE MONK'S "MY WIFE"

Affectionately known as "Mayor of Music Row" in Nashville, Tennessee, Charlie has written and produced this very special narration of "My Wife."  It is so down to earth, so simple and yet so true about anyone who has a great wife.  It has nothing to do with golf, but is something we wanted to share with our readers.

Many of you may listen to Charlie each weekday mornings on Sirius XM's "Willie's Roadhouse."

Read more about Charlie's background and career.

I know you will enjoy listening to this message of only 4 minutes.

CLICK HERE FOR "MY WIFE" BY CHARLIE MONK

Purchase in the iTunes Store


LEGENDARY GOLF CLUBHOUSES OF THE U.S. AND GREAT BRITAIN

If golf courses are the soul of a golf club, then the clubhouse is the heart. The private inner sanctum for member camaraderie and refreshment appeared in golf’s earliest history, but purpose-built clubhouses didn’t exist until the nineteenth century. Focusing on the most celebrated golf clubhouses built from the latenineteenth
century and into the 1930s, Legendary Golf Clubhouses of the U.S. and Great Britain showcases the true golden age of golf clubhouse architecture.  (Read More & Order...)

 


1001 GOLF HOLES YOU MUST PLAY BEFORE YOU DIE
Revised and Updated Edition, Jeff Barr, General Editor


This latest book in the hugely popular 1001 series showcases the world’s best golf holes—a must-have
volume for anyone who loves the game, and the perfect gift for Father’s Day.

Covering 3-par, 4-par, and 5-par, the challenging, the scenic, the celebrity-designed, and the most demanding, this magnificent guide lets you discover the 1001 holes the avid golfer would love to play.

Each entry includes the official course name, location, hole number, length, par, designer, and critical course comments. Longer entries give further insight into playing the hole, the designer’s intention, and the history of the greats who have played there. For ease of use, the holes are indexed by course, name, designer, and location at the back of the book. Every golfer dreams of the chance to play great holes the world over, and this book takes you to the best.  (Read More & Order...)


The Fed Man, by James Mohs: A serial killer is gruesomely murdering teens in a small Minnesota town, and it’s up to retired special agent Nube Lawson to stop the murderer before he strikes again. 

After the tragic death of his wife and unborn child, Nube Lawson hopes to put some distance between him and the memory of his sweet wife, so he retreats from the busy streets of Washington, D.C., and his demanding career as an FBI special agent to a small Minnesota town. He spends his days maintaining a golf course, playing a few rounds with the guys, and sitting on the porch with his dog. (Read More and Order...


Golf Journey's and Cultures...By Andy & Paul Marshall

'TOM WATSON - LESSONS OF A LIFETIME' INSTRUCTIONAL TWO-DVD SET

"The Open" - Golf's Oldest Major

The Basic Book of Digital Photography by Tom Grimm and Michele Grimm


INTERESTING & FUN STUFF:

We all want to look great and impress our buddies on the golf course. Here is a short YouTube video that provides lots of pointers on how to do just that. Enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7GoARmtf8U


18 Little Known Fact About The Famous August National Golf Course, Home of the Masters.


Hey: Take 5:34 and watch this entertaining and hilarious video of: "Animal Encounters on the PGA Tour." Check out the 10 most memorable animal encounters. CLICK HERE.


John Denver sings 18 holes...the tune of 16 tons...very entertaining and a must listen for a golfer.


Interesting and fun facts about golf...enjoy!


24 Laws of Golf...this is some funny stuff!