Elegy for a Golf Pro

This is a 'father-son' story -- Dexter Westrum's memoir of his father's frustrating career as a small-time golf professional, a man for whom big-time success in golf always seems one or two impossible shots away.

Author: Dexter Westrum

Publisher: Burford Books

ISBN: 1558213686

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This is a 'father-son' story -- Dexter Westrum's memoir of his father's frustrating career as a small-time golf professional, a man for whom big-time success in golf always seems one or two impossible shots away. Funny and honest, Westrum's account of growing up under his father's tutelage is far more than a golf tale. Indeed, anyone will be absorbed and moved by this loving account of a man for whom life was always 'almost'.
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Kodak Elegy

... roommate who knew from age ten he wanted to be a golf pro, and moved in with Chip, whose first name—Chadwick—was a maternal surname. His version of Whitewood Lane was in Bethesda, Maryland, and this came in handy later that semester ...

Author: William Decker

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815651680

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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An compelling coming-of-age memoir that presents a portrait of suburban life in upstate New York shaped by the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam and the constant threat of Nuclear exchange during the 1950's/early 1960's.
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Updating the Literary West

He is the author of Thomas McGuane and Elegy for a Golf Pro . Peter Wild is professor of English at the University of Arizona . The author of more than 100 articles , he has written or edited forty books of poetry , nonfiction , and ...

Author: Western Literature Association (U.S.)

Publisher: TCU Press

ISBN: 0875651755

Category: Literary Criticism

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Given in honor of District Governor Hugh Summers and Mrs. Ahnise Summers by the Rotary Club of Aggieland with matching support from the Sara and John H. Lindsey '44 Fund, Texas A & M University Press, 2004.
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The Way of Golf

Golf Dreams . New York : Fawcett Columbine , 1996 . Westrum , Dexter . Elegy for a Golf Pro . New York : Lyons and Burford , 1994 . Wind , Herbert Warren . Following Through . New York : Ticknor & Fields , 1985 .

Author: Robert Brown

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ISBN: PSU:000044892340

Category: Sports & Recreation

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An inspiring, informative, and reflective volume of meditations on the core values of golf.
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Harvey Penick

From his rst job as a caddie at age eight to his ascendance to head golf pro at the esteemed Austin Country Club to his ... Part elegy to golf's greatest teacher, part inquiry into his simple, impactful teachings, part history of golf ...

Author: Kevin Robbins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544149076

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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The first-ever biography of the iconic and beloved golf coach who caddied for Francis Ouimet, played with Ben Hogan, competed against Bobby Jones, shaped Ben Crenshaw, and distilled his golf wisdom into the Little Red Book, granting simplicity to a vexing yet beloved sport Millions of people were charmed by the homespun golf advice dispensed in Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book, a sports classic that went on to become the best-selling sports book of all time. Yet, beyond the Texas golf courses where Penick happily toiled for the better part of eight decades, few people knew the self-made golf pro who coaxed the best out of countless greats — Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw, Betsy Rawls, Mickey Wright — all champions who considered Penick their coach and lifelong friend. In Harvey Penick, Kevin Robbins tells the story of this legendary steward of the game. From his first job as a caddie at age eight to his ascendance to head golf pro at the esteemed Austin Country Club to his playing days when he competed with Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen to his mentorship of some of golf’s finest players, Penick studied every nuance of the game. Along the way, he scribbled his observations and anecdotes, tips and tricks, and genuine love of the sport in his little red book, which ultimately became a gift to golfers everywhere. Part elegy to golf’s greatest teacher, part inquiry into his simple, impactful teachings, part history of golf over the past century, Harvey Penick is an exquisitely written sports biography.
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Aethlon

He makes his living as a Certified Professional Résumé Writer . Jeffrey Segrave is currently the Director of ... Dex Westrum has published numerous short stories and literary essays as well as the false memoir Elegy for a Golf Pro .

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ISBN: IND:30000111153395

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The journal of sport literature.
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The Writers Directory

Career : University of Hawaii , instructor , 1972-74 , assistant professor of English , 1974- ; Hawaii Literary Arts Council , vice president , 1978- Writer . ... Publications : Thomas McGuane , 1991 ; Elegy for a Golf Pro , 1994.

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ISBN: UCSD:31822037943248

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My Heart s First Steps

He is a stay - at - home dad who is generally exhausted most of the time . He is the author of Thomas McGuane and Elegy for a Golf Pro . Acknowledgments Thanks first to the contributors , whose writing forms Meet the Dads co 241.

Author: Jennifer Graf Groneberg

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 1580629369

Category: Family & Relationships

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In this heartwarming, inspiring collection, mothers and fathers share their touching, occasionally bittersweet experiences as parents. From the miracle of birth to the wonder of baby's firsts to the highs and lows of a child asserting his or her independence, the poignant memories recounted in My Heart's First Steps will be cherished forever. Book jacket.
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Writers Directory M Z

Publications : Thomas McGuane , 1991 ; Elegy for a Golf Pro , 1995 . Address : 618 Hawthorne Ave. , South Milwaukee , WI 53172 , U.S.A. WESTRUP , Hugh . Canadian . Genres : Sciences . Career : Current Science Magazine , Weekly Reader ...

Author: Miranda Herbert Ferrara

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ISBN: 1558625283

Category: Authors, American

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This comprehensive resource features up-to-date bibliographical, biographical and contact information for approximately 20,000 living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries typically include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography. Contact information includes e-mail addresses where available.
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Golf

They may well reflect upon the truth contained in these two verses of Mr. Keene's elegy : Let not ambition blind the devotees Who worship at Golf's grassy temple green , It is not only they that rule the tees Who summits of athletic joy ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433076624315

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Book Review Index

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ISBN: UVA:X004667564

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Vols. 8-10 of the 1965-1984 master cumulation constitute a title index.
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The Soul of St Andrews

He had, at least, the advantage of dying in the zenith of his fame, at a time when golf was really golf, ... A GOLFER'S ELEGY Beneath the sod poor Tommy's laid, Now bunkered fast for good and all: A better golfer never played A further ...

Author: William Tulloch

Publisher: Fireship Press

ISBN: 9781611790566

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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“If you only ever read one book in your lifetime about the legendary Old Tom Morris—THIS is the one to read!” Written during Old Toms’ lifetime by a longtime friend of his—William Tulloch—it is the only biography of Tom Morris that was seen by him prior to his death. It is not only the definititive work on his life, it beautifly captures both St. Andrews and what golf was like in its earliest and purist form. Follow the life of Old Tom Morris—his beginnings as an apprentice golf clubmaker, his titanic matches with Willie Park and Davie Strath, and his four British Open championship wins. Witness the development of his son, Tom Morris, Jr. as he develops into a world-class player, winning four Open Championships in a row, then tragically dies at the age of 24. And meet the various colorful characters who made up golf before it became a multinational industry. This is a must read for any golfer even remotely interested in the history of the game.
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Country Club

And the others, especially the golf pros, just kept keeping on. If you use your reciprocity at some of the ... This book is a kind of elegy to the Club at Live Oak Hollow, may she rest in peace. There are just some things that needed to ...

Author: Anna Andan

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781635689150

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 262

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A novel about rich people, the not-so-rich people who serve them, and sex (naturally), but also about the Great State of Texas and some of what makes it unique and/or infamous.
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One Was Annie

"This is a wonderfully well-written book, filled with compassion for the people who inhabit its pages-people who could be us.

Author: Lora K. Reiter

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 1413796923

Category: Fiction

Page: 402

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"This is a wonderfully well-written book, filled with compassion for the people who inhabit its pages-people who could be us. Reiter keeps it plain as she tells the story of a mismatched couple: a pretty fifteen-year-old girl married to a tortured Civil War veteran. But the book becomes spiritually exalting and heart-wrenching as Annie, one of thousands of pioneer women, struggles to raise her children and create her own identity apart from the men who love her and the terrible hardships she endures. Then there's that crow..." Dex Westrum, Author of Thomas McGuane and Elegy for a Golf Pro. "I love this book." Sarah Ngoh
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The New York Times Book Review

25.00 BAGY COLE PRO ELEGY FOR A GOLF PRO Dexter Westrum learned all his golf lessons , and some larger ones , from watching his father's struggle as a " might - have - been " champion . " ... authentic in every detail of the golfing ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015065767207

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Daily Fresh

new I JUST COMPLETED A SEARCH of my 342-page 2020 journal for the word golf. There were nine occurrences, mostly having to ... I have loved golf for a long time, over thirty years. In some ways, this is an elegy to my life as a golfer.

Author: Jory Post

Publisher: Unruly Voices (an imprint of Paper Angel Press)

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Category: Literary Collections

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In the summer of 2020, the final summer of his life, Jory Post gave himself an assignment: He would write one essay a day, inspired by whatever caught his eye and imagination. The seventy essays that emerged — personal and idiosyncratic, contemplative and fierce — range in subject from the writing life, extinct birds, and the origins of words to the "three ‘C’s" (cancer, chemo, and Covid) and his love for his wife and friends. As he faced his last days, Jory Post measured the world around him and threw the full reach of his emotions and literary skills into these pages.
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Encyclopaedia Metropolitana Or Universal Dictionary of Knowledge

71. and again , “ that To woodlands , lawns and hills , I took my way in no place of the realme thair be vsit futballis , Golf , or And listen'd to the echoes of the horn . Chatterton . Elegy from the Magazine , February , 1770 . vther ...

Author: Edward Smedley

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ISBN: WISC:89015237936

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Encyclopaedia Metropolitana Or Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley Hugh James Rose Henry John Rose

71. and again , To woodlands , lawns and bills , I took my way And listen'd to the echoes of the horn . in no place of the realme thair be vsit futballis , Golf , or Chatterton . Elegy from the Magazine , February , 1770 . vther ...

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ISBN: IBNN:BN000649218

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Golf Illustrated

“ A commendable plan adopted by some Yorkshire Clubs is to take their professional with them when they go away to play an ... The following “ Elegy on a Country Golf Links , " written for the harvest home dinner of the Midlothian County ...

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