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Homer Kelley's Golfing Machine: The Curious Quest That Solved Golf

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The remarkable story of a curious genius whose lifelong quest to unlock the science behind the perfect golf swing changed the game forever.

In 1939, an average Joe named Homer Kelley played golf for the first time and scored 116-a respectable score for a beginner, but frustrating for a science-minded perfectionist like Kelley. He did not play again for six months; then whe
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published May 14th 2009 by Gotham (first published 2009)
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Ciaran Conway
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very enjoyable read

I found this to be a very interesting story, well told by the author. Would have given it 5 stars if there was a bit more detail on the actual Golfing Machine book, but then I probably wouldn't have understood it anyway!
Joseph Naus
Dec 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Joseph by: amazon!
Shelves: golf
FIRST things first: "The Golfing Machine" by Homer Kelley is not available in ebook form on Amazon, which is unusual. So, when someone like myself searches for "The Golfing Machine" the only thing that pops us is this book, which as you can see from the thumbnail above, seems to be "Golfing Machine" and since it has the name Homer Kelley in the title AND is the only book that comes up under the search ... well ... you get the picture. Or maybe you don't. It's this: I thought I bought Homer Kelle ...more
Ron
Mar 20, 2011 rated it liked it
Sometimes the book appeared to be all over the board. Author also did not delve into enough detail for some of the issues such as Homer's decision to sell this book and apparently it surmounted only to breaking even. Would have liked to have more information as to what the state of the Golfing Machine is today as well. All in all though, a good interesting read.
Steven
Aug 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A great read and understanding of a mans search for golfing perfection.
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