The Golf Guru

The Golf Guru

Answers to Golf's Most Perplexing Questions

By John Barton; Arnold Palmer (Foreword by)

Quirk Books, Hardcover, 9781594743221, 207pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2009

Description
Why do golfers yell "fore"?
Is it ever acceptable for a man to use a purple golf ball?
If my boss invites me to play golf, should I let him win?
Since 2002, readers of Golf Digest have submitted their most puzzling and perplexing golf questions to the Golf Guru, a.k.a. John Barton, whose monthly column answers these imponderables with authority and good humor. This illustrated golfer's miscellany compiles more than 250 of his most compelling Q&As, tackling everything from history and physics to fashion, etiquette, and beyond. Why do golf courses have 18 holes? How much is a membership at Augusta National? Is golf really an acronym for "Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden"? Whatever the question, the Golf Guru has the answer.


About the Author
John Barton is Oriel & Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture at the University of Oxford. John Muddiman is G. B. Caird Fellow in New Testament Studies in Mansfield College, Oxford.


Arnold Palmer is one of the most storied players in the sport of golf. The winner of seven majors, including four green jackets as Masters champion, he is still active on the Professional Golf Association's senior tour. He is the president of Arnold Palmer Enterprises and the Palmer Course Design Co., and the owner of two courses: the Latrobe Country Club in his native Pennsylvania, and the Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Florida. His autobiography, "A Golfer's Life, " was a "New York Times" bestseller.