More About the Author
Born in Toronto, Clive Scarff developed a love of writing at an early age. His first "movie" aired on the local cable channel when he was 13. At 14 he and his family moved to Melbourne, Australia, and in high school he was the first-ever student to write a play for the school's drama festival.
Clive returned to Toronto to take Radio and TV Arts at Ryerson University, majoring in writing. This led to a first career, in television production, where he wrote for commercials, ethnic programming, a fishing show, Canada's Gemini Awards, and CTV's Winter and Summer Olympic coverage.
In 1994 Clive took a chance to test his mettle in the world of golf, and successfully qualified to become a golf professional. His strength lay with teaching, and that teaching combined with his writing history led to the creation of "Hit Down Dammit!" - a golf instruction book that explains the workings of the golf swing as it revolves around the physical need to hit down at a golf ball to make it go up, and straight.
The success of Hit Down Dammit! opened a lot of doors; Clive now has a syndicated golf column, a series of instructional DVDs, and had added "Why You Suck at Golf" "Mystic Links" and "Swing Issues" to his inventory of golf-related books. Also completed is a golf-themed screenplay called "Senior Tour". Clive resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.