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Reading By Winter's Light

Whether it's a holiday gift or a way to stay in touch with the game, these books come with our endorsement.

December 2011
Brassies, Mashies, and Bootleg Scotch

Brassies, Mashies, and Bootleg Scotch:
Growing Up on America's First Heroic Golf Course

By Bill Kilpatrick Jr., University of Nebraska Press, $16.95.

The author writes about the overall experience of being the son of a greenkeeper in America during the hickory era.

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Driving Lessons

Driving Lessons

By Steve Friedman, Rodale, $15.

Subtitled "A father, a son and the healing power of golf," the book tells how golf finally won out in a father-son relationship.

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Golf Course of Rhymes

Golf Course of Rhymes

Compiled by Leon S. White, Golfiana Press, $14.95

Subtitled "Links Between Golf and Poetry Through the Ages" this book is a compilation of golf poems and short pieces, many written prior to 1930. A great read to pick up from time to time for inspiration.

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The 3-Degree Putting Solution

Golf's Finest Par Threes

Tony Roberts/Michael Bartlett; ECW Press; $39.95

Done in an excellent image-and-words format, this is likely the only book showcasing the world's best one-shot holes.

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Golf Courses: Great Britain and Ireland

Golf Courses: Great Britain and Ireland

David Cannon; Rizzoli; $195

Renowned photographer Cannon's 200-plus images, some shown in five-foot foldouts, capture the splendor of links golf.

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Golf Stories

Golf Stories

Edited by Charles McGrath; Everyman's Library; $15

A handy and entertaining collection of 18 fiction pieces by famed writers such as P.G. Wodehouse, John Updike and our Dan Jenkins.

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