My Usual Game: Adventures in Golf (Paperback)

Adventures in Golf

By David Owen

Main Street Books, 9780385483384, 288pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 1996



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.

About the Author

David Owen is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of 14 books. He lives in northwest Connecticut with his wife, the writer Ann Hodgman.

Praise For My Usual Game: Adventures in Golf

"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