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Golfonomics Paperback – March 30, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-9812386786 ISBN-10: 9812386785

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 332 pages
  • Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co Inc (March 30, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9812386785
  • ISBN-13: 978-9812386786
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,190,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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?Any study of recreational or professional golf as an industry should begin with Stephen Shmanske's Golfonomics?.

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Mr. Shmanske was my professor in the Economics of Sports and Golfonomics was a book we used. I was never a golf enthusiast, but have always appreciated sports in general. Combine this appreciation with an astronomical fond for economics, and you can imagine my reaction when I found out my school was offering a class called "The Economics of Sports".

Golfonomics provided an in-depth analysis on golf and it's relationship to economics. I find Mr. Shmanske to be an expert in the field of both economics and sports, especially golf, though he is a guru in baseball as well. His lectures were always interesting, and even made golf interesting to me. Though he will remain in the field of education, he has retired from teaching and will be greatly missed.

I encourage you to go out and get it, if you haven't already done so. It's a great book! I'm selling back my other text books, but definitely keeping this one.

If anyone has any questions regarding this book and this review, please do not hesitate to leave a comment.

Thank you,

Iris Medina
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Harry Clarke on May 11, 2008
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I found this a most uninteresting study. There is so much interesting about golf clubs. For example, the fact that they are 'club goods' which operate both as public and private goods. Also that the investments in club technology that are making many new courses too easy and the fact that golf is a time-intensive recreation that is losing popularity compared to other more vivid recreations.

None of this in this book - just very low level economics with, for example, an explanation of what regression analysis is about. Unimaginative economics to someone who, like the author, is both a keen golfer and van economist.

I threw my copy in the water hazard.
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