Monday, July 20, 2009
Everyone has heard the phrase "fake it 'till you make it", but how do you apply the fake it part...I mean, without knowledge of how the right way to act or to be seen before we can fake it, we all just look like ants running for the same leftover sandwich.
In golf, faking it is a very complicated process. Many nuances of being proper, can put the best intentioned soul fighting for his life amongst weathered veterans...because they themselves were once learning these same unwritten rules. It's a tough crowd that is more than willing to throw a hazing party for a newbie.
Thankfully, Greg Rowley's Golf, Naked, has given us an irreverent look at golf etiquette, and has put together a very enjoyable read of being proper in golf.
Golf, Naked is a great book for a beginner, or a seasoned golfer that has just been introduced into new golf-social circles like Country clubs, tournaments, and golf trips.
I feel it is a must-read for anyone who aspires to golf at work. In today's tough economy, if you find a job that requires the occasional golf day...you will be lost without knowing the basic ways to be proper, laid down in this book.
This book appealed to me on numerous fronts, but I kept thinking to myself that I wished I would have known these ways to act or be seen years ago when I was just learning the game.
This is not an instructional book (although the basic fundamentals are covered). This book is about what you do when you want to turn golf into a social tool for you. It's what you do before, during and after the game. This book will guarantee that you will be invited back to a very addictive game.
And for that, we thank you Greg!
Thanks for reading. Keep it in the short-grass,