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Why Golf?: The Mystery of the Game Revisited, Cullen, Bob
1 Cullen, Bob Why Golf?: The Mystery of the Game Revisited
New York Simon & Schuster (c.2000) 0-684-86722-2 / 9780684867229 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (dj design) Janet Perr 
[nice tight clean copy, as-new but for the slightest bit of wrinkling at top of front jacket panel; NO remainder or other marks]. I love that the only official Library of Congress-suggested subject heading for this book is "Golf -- Psychological aspects." Far as I'm concerned, golf is nothin' BUT psychological aspects. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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"Whatta-Gal": The Babe Didrikson Story, Johnson, William Oscar, and Nancy P. Williamson
2 Johnson, William Oscar, and Nancy P. Williamson "Whatta-Gal": The Babe Didrikson Story
Boston Little, Brown and Company (c.1977) 0-316-46943-2 / 9780316469432 First Edition Hardcover Good in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by (dj design) Meg Sherman 
[ex-library book, ffep removed, tape marks on covers and rear endpaper, spine turned, stamps on title page and top edge, moderate soiling to top edge; jacket clean and attractive, with some stress lines and minor wrinkling near several edges, but no library markings]. (B&W photographs) "Based on countless interviews and a recently discovered cache of Babe's letters, [this book] vividly and accurately presents a full-scale portrait of the arrogant, entertaining, and spirited 'Texas Tornado' and the era in which she lived." 
Price: 5.00 USD
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The Education of a Woman Golfer, Lopez, Nancy, with Peter Schwed
3 Lopez, Nancy, with Peter Schwed The Education of a Woman Golfer
New York Simon and Schuster (c.1979) 0-671-24756-5 / 9780671247560 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj 
[minimal wear, tight and clean; jacket rubbed, some surface-scratching and mild soiling]. (B&W photographs) 
Price: 8.00 USD
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The Missing Links: Golf and the Mind, Morley, David C.
4 Morley, David C. The Missing Links: Golf and the Mind
New York Atheneum/Smi 1976 0-689-10689-0 / 9780689106897 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by (dj design) James and Ruth McCrea 
[light shelfwear, slight fading to boards at top/bottom edges, previous owner's name and address on ffep; jacket shows minor edgewear, spine a bit sunned, short diagonal crease in front flap]. The author, "an eminent psychiatrist, who has himself been so infuriated by golf as to seek help in times past from Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player ... tells America's 16 million golfers exactly why golf truly is a mental game, and shows them how to make playing it a great deal easier and more fun by exposing and explaining all its pressures, nightmares and psychic blocks, and then offering specific antidotes to them." 
Price: 8.00 USD
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St. Andrews: Cradle of Golf, Taylor, Dawson
5 Taylor, Dawson St. Andrews: Cradle of Golf
South Brunswick NJ & New York / London A.S. Barnes and Company / Thomas Yoseloff Ltd. (c.1976) 0-498-01442-8 / 9780498014420 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dj 
[top corners bumped, tiny mark on fore-edge, otherwise a nice clean copy with just minor shelfwear; jacket has a one-inch triangular chip at top left corner of front panel, moderate wear at extremities]. (B&W and color photographs, maps, other illus.) A history of and tribute to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club and its famous "Old Course." Using photographs (both B&W and color) along with maps and other vintage illustrations, the author "has created two books in one: the story of the historical golf tournaments that have been held at St. Andrews over the years, and an illustrated guide to the course itself." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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I Remember Ben Hogan: Personal Recollections and Revelations of Golf's Most Fascinating Legend from the People Who Knew Him Best, Towle, Mike
6 Towle, Mike I Remember Ben Hogan: Personal Recollections and Revelations of Golf's Most Fascinating Legend from the People Who Knew Him Best
Nashville TN Cumberland House (c.2000) 1-58182-078-X / 9781581820782 Second Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dj 
[beautiful copy, essentially brand-new with just a very slight bump to the base of the spine; NO remainder or other marks]. "In [this book], dozens of Hogan's confidants, fellow golf pros, business associates, and acquaintances candidly reveal their memories of and insights into 'the Hawk.' Included are more than a hundred original stories and observations offered especially for this book." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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