I haven't played golf for many years, yet I remain a fan of the
game . . . as such, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to THE GAME
OF A LIFETIME by Harvey Penick with Bud Shrank.
The book's subtitle says it all: MORE LESSONS AND
TEACHINGS . . . though published in 1996, shortly after
Penick's death, it is still surprisingly relevant . . . any
fan of the sport will appreciate the many tidbits of useful
life from one of America's best-loved teachers of the game.
I especially liked hearing about how he helped develop
the careers of two of his most famous pupils, Ben Crenshaw
and Tom Kite . . . however, equally noteworthy was his account
of seeing somebody with an unorthodox grip or swing who posted
great scores--and tell that person not to let anybody fiddle
with his game.
Jack Whitaker's narration was excellent . . . I also liked hearing from
Tinsley Penick, his son, at the end of the program.
THE GAME FOR A LIFETIME is a "must" for any golfer, yet
I'd recommend it to non-golfers as well if just for them to discover
what their spouses and friends find so exciting.