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The Old Man and the Tee: How I Took Ten Strokes Off My Game and Learned to Love Golf All Over Again

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As a kid caddying for his father on the sunburned links of West Texas, Turk Pipkin had dreamed of great achievements in golf. Unfortunately, life got in the way. A lack of talent didn't help much either. It was not until his father passed away that Turk realized he'd forgotten his childhood dream and had lost the simple joy he'd once found in the game.
Deciding that the tim
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published September 1st 2004)
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Richard Burrow
Good mix of instructional content and the tale of Turk's quest.
Adam Richter
Turk Pipkin name-drops quite a bit and he's not as funny as I expected, but "The Old Man and the Tee" is an entertaining read. At first I was put off by his quest to break 80 at Pebble Beach -- I would love to break 100 at a putt-putt course -- but that's the point of the whole game, isn't it? No matter how good you think you get, it's never good enough in golf. Along the way he offers some sage advice and the final chapter is more gripping than I expected it to be. Not the greatest golf memoir ...more
Mike
An enjoyable golf story book with a bit of instructional content.
Bryan Schrepel
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