Teacher’s Comments: A nice holiday gift
How To Line Up Your Fourth Putt and When To Regrip Your Ball Retriever are two of the funniest book titles I’ve ever read, and for the most part the contents live up to the billing.
Presented as overly large instruction manuals, complete with spiral binding on top, each page contains a short and mostly funny “lesson” on golf. Mostly funny. A few are genuinely side splitting; a majority were amusing; a few left me utterly indifferent. But while the lessons themselves were for me a mixed lot, the titles are consistently entertaining and well worth the price of admission. A few gems:
“How To Hit a Dunlop 2 From the Rough On Your Second Shot When You Hit A Titleist 1 From The Tee.”
“How To Duck Hook From The Bunker And Still Get Home In 10”
“How To Feel Good About Yourself When Your Biggest Lifetime Drive Was 117”
“What To Do When You’ve Parred The Course By The 11th Hole”
“How To Find A Ball That Everyone Else Saw Go In The Water”
Now that’s funny stuff.
Overall, I’d recommend these books for the golfer on your holiday gift list. They’re just $18 each—a nice price for a gift.
There’s just one caveat. I didn’t really care for the format. I’m no tree hugger, but I thought the fact that the text was printed on just one side of each page was a waste of trees. Worse, the text on some of those pages consumed less than a quarter of the space. I would really have liked to see the 8×10 format of the book shrunk to a more reasonable pocket size. That would also have made more plausible the joke that they’re actually instruction manuals.