The Old Man and the Tee by Turk Pipkin
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 time for all his pitiful golf excuses was past, Turk embarked upon the golf quest of a lifetime. For twelve months, he'd ignore work and other distractions, and dedicate himself to the game. He'd seek instruction from golf's greatest teachers, put the best equipment in his bag, and play the world's finest courses. His seemingly impossible goal was to take ten strokes off his 16-handicap.

With lessons from David Leadbetter, Dave Pelz, and Ben Crenshaw, and with spiritual guidance from great old men like Willie Nelson, George Plimpton, and Byron Nelson, Turk's epic journey carries him from Pebble Beach to Scotland and back again, where he risks everything on one final round for his father.

Follow Turk on the journey of a lifetime, and learn to love golf-and life- all over again.
 

About Turk Pipkin

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In a career spanning more than fifty years, Willie Nelson has sold over 100 million records, recorded 250 albums, written 2,500 songs, appeared in several films, and written two New York Times bestsellers: Willie (an autobiography) and The Facts of Life and Other Dirty Jokes. A longtime friend and golfing buddy of Willie’s, actor Turk Pipkin has appeared in numerous feature films and played a recurring character on The Sopranos. Contributing editor to Texas Monthly, he has also written for television and is the author of eight previous books.
 
Published October 1, 2005 by St. Martin's Griffin. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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In this breezy and enjoyable memoir, Pipkin (Fast Greens ) recounts how he abandoned both family and career to shave 10 strokes off his golf game.

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All golfers believe that somewhere out there is the critical piece of information that will transform their golf game from hacker to hero.

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