My Usual Game
By David Owen
(Main Street Books, Paperback, 9780385483384, 288pp.)
Publication Date: May 1, 1996
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My Usual Game chronicles David Owen's funny and enlightening quest to come to terms with a game that has frustrated and fascinated him ever since he was a child. Follow Owen as he rescues his swing at golf school, spends a week with the inventor of the modern golf club, nearly wins a three-day Pro-Am at a tournament on the PGA Tour, travels with three golf-crazed friends to tacky Myrtle Beach, follows Fred Couples and Paul Azinger at the Ryder Cup, and discovers what may be the darkest secret of the golf swing: The difference between a slice and a draw is a certain number of beers.
My Usual Game is a hilarious and wonderfully literate tour through the sometimes peculiar culture of this very popular sport. Golfers of all ages will discover My Usual Game for many years to come. It is destined to become a classic of golf literature.
"Owen's droll asides are as memorable as a chip-in birdie."--People
"Mr. Owen's style might be best described as part John Updike and part Johnny Miller."--Newsweek