50 reasons to hate golf and why you should never stop playing
There have been hundreds of golf humour books written and published since the game was invented. Some good, some brilliant, mostly very bad.
Fred Fruisen, originally from America but now an NZPGA member, resides in Auckland and impartes his brand of golf tuition to his customer base and NZGM. He has a vast array of talents and writing and illustrating a book has just been added to that list.
As you can imagine we get book review requests all the time, most of which we quietly decline, however seeing as Fred has been on our coaching panel we thought this one was not for an early “No Thanks”. Well thank goodness, we did take the time to read it.
Of course, by the very nature of the book title Fred describes 50 situations surrounding golf.
Reasons to HATE Golf # Golf Sucks! Golf RULES! #Reasons to LOVE Golf.
REASON TO HATE GOLF #10
“Golf is brutal! This game seems to have it out for me! I get absolutely no breaks!”
It's so unfair that a perfectly struck shot hits the fairway, catches a slope, then trickles into a lake. Golf is a rat bastard.” Does that sound familiar to you? It does me.
For every bad situation, the author counters with a positive take on that same situation and proving why we all should love golf no matter what the breaks, situations are.
The book is very cleverly crafted, it is not your normal every day golf humour at all but a situational analysis of our approach to this great game of ours. It is not overly long, 118 pages, and will fit inside your back pocket or in your golf bag! Another point for that we always check on is the binding and spine strength. This book binding is very robust and will stand the test of time as readers return again and again to flick through.
One of its other great strengths is that Fred has drawn every single one of the illustrations himself. It sets this book apart and gives it a very realistic edge in a very tight market.
It is an easy read, profound in parts, and now readily available here in New Zealand. It will make a great gift or simply one for the bag.
By Fred Fruisen Published by Punchline