Leslie Nielson's Stupid Little Golf Book by Leslie Nielson

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To movie audiences worldwide, Leslie Nielsen is best known as Lieutenant Frank Drebin, the zany hero of the hilarious Naked Gun films. But to duffers around the globe, he has long been famous for a different role, as the World's Greatest Bad Golfer -- the Guru of Bad Golf.

Now, working with humorist and fellow hacker Henry Beard, Nielsen has drawn on a lifetime of brilliantly uninspired play to produce the unique collection of useless wisdom, spurious reminiscences, and pointless tips that is the Stupid Little Golf Book..

Painstakingly fabricated to look like the result of years of study of the game of golf, the Stupid Little Golf Book contains no dopey drills, no mind-game mumbo jumbo, no swing-wrecking instruction. Just simple common-sense advice on how to needle, wheedle, weasel, wangle, chisel, finagle, connive, and fudge your way to victory on the links, interspersed with hear-twarming tales
of duplicity, chicanery, mendacity, and truly deplorable sportsmanship.

Covering everything from fundamentals, such as the grip ("always hold the club at the thin end where that length of rubber stuff is, and not the end that has that curvy metal or wooden thing with the number on it"), to A Foolproof Way to Knock at Least Six Strokes off Your Score ("skip the last hole"), this is, finally, a golf book for the rest of us, by the man who put fun back into the game of golf.

Leslie Nielsen is one of the funniest and most popular actors of our time.  He has appeared in leading roles in innumerable films and is world-renowned as the lovable star of the phenomenally successful Naked Gun movies.

Leslie Nielsen is, of course, the World's Only Professional Bad Golfer, whose many memorable awful shots have made him an integral part of the rich history of the game. Shots like "The Shank Heard Round the World," which ended the aptly named sudden-death playoff at Pebble Beach; the amazing "hole-in-none," 167-yard gimme on the short par-3 at Glen Abbey; and the unforgettable 440-yard drive to the green on the Road Hole at St. Andrews, with the cart in reverse the entire way.

Nielsen has drawn on a lifetime of less-than-stellar play to produce theStupid Little Golf Book. Here at last is a golf book that truly lives up to its name.

Henry Beard was a founder of National Lampoon and the magazine's editor during its heyday in the 1970s. He is the author of several bestselling humor books, including Golfing: A Duffer's Dictionary, Mulligan's Laws, and The Official Exceptions to the Rules of Golf.
 

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Henry Beard attended Harvard College and was a member of the Harvard Lampoon during the period when it published nationally noted parodies of "Playboy, Life, " and" Time." He went on to found the National Lampoon with Douglas Kenney (the writer/producer of "Animal House" and "Caddyshack") and served as its editor during the magazine's heyday in the 1970's. He is the author or coauthor of five "New York Times "bestsellers--"Miss Piggy's Guide to Life, Sailing: A Sailor's Dictionary, French for Cats, Leslie Nielsen's Stupid Little Golf Book, "and" O.J.'s Legal Pad"--and more than two dozen other popular humorous works, including "Latin for All Occasions, Xtreme Latin, Bill Gates' Super Secret Laptop, The Official Politically Correct Dictionary, Zen for Cats, Mulligan's Laws, " and a series of humorous pocket dictionaries, including "Golfing, Fishing, Skiing, " and "Sailing.
 
Published March 1, 1995 by Doubleday. 144 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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If Nielsen the film actor has not attracted enough attention, this tidbit he and former National Lampoon editor Beard (French for Cats) have composed might draw some. Opening with hints on the golfer'

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