50 rea­sons to hate golf and why you should never stop play­ing

New Zealand Golf Magazine - - NEWS -

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.


‘Bad Breaks

“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

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