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Why We Golf Paperback – November 30, 2011

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About the Author

Paul Staley lives in San Francisco, where he and his wife Cathie raised three great sons. In addition to writing about golf, Paul is a frequent contributor to the Perspectives segment on KQED-FM. His golf blog can be found at http://whywegolf.wordpress.com. He is a member of Lake Merced Golf Club, Daly City, California. This is his first book.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 246 pages
  • Publisher: Paul Staley (November 30, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615482791
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615482798
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,915,137 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Nicholas Chertock on December 19, 2011
Format: Paperback
I've read dozens of golf books over the years but none had me nodding my head and laughing to myself like "Why We Golf" from fellow San Franciscan Paul Staley. Rarely do I find myself waiting in the BART station after my train has arrived downtown because I need to finish reading a chapter of a golf book, but this was a common occurrence during the week I spent with Paul's manuscript. There are dozens of great tidbits and thought provoking rants that only an avid golfer who likes to ponder the hidden meaning of the game would care about. Give this as a gift to your golf addicted friends, they will without a doubt enjoy the musings addressing our favorite sport and why we play it.
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How Paul Staley can play golf as well as he does, given the amount of cogitation he must go through on the course, is astonishing. WHY WE GOLF, is not only a funny and insightful book, it also gets inside the mind of Mr. Staley where you find all kinds of amazing historical analogies, golf details, personal anecdotes as well as rap songs and musings on the meaning of life. Monty Python meet Tiger Woods meet Sophocles meet Mel Brooks meet Ian Pulter, meet Albert Camus. Buy it. It is funny. It will also make you a much better golfer because you well feel zenlike in the knowledge that your mind is clear when on the course, not cram-filled like Mr. Staley's!
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I just finished reading this wonderfully amusing book. I have never before written a review of any product, but can't resist this time. If you are a golfer, you will enjoy it. The author's amusing insights into the shared thoughts and behavior of golfers made me realize that I am not alone. Somebody understands my dilemma, and we can laugh about it together.
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Fun read!
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