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The Game for a Lifetime: A Final Collection of Lessons and Teachings [Hardcover]

Harvey Penick , Bud Shrake
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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21 Oct 1996
This guide combines instruction with storytelling to advise and inspire golfers at every level.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsWillow; 1st edition (21 Oct 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0002187574
  • ISBN-13: 978-0002187572
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 13 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 904,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Golf manual 18 July 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Like most golfers I would like to improve my game. This includes reading manuals. I like golf and books about golf, so this successor to the little red book was not a disappointment.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Game for a Lifetime 17 Oct 2009
Harvey Penick is always a good read. An excellent bedside book with short chapters on all aspects of golf. It is witty, funny and informative.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So much more than just a golf book 22 Aug 2003
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sure this is an excellent book about golf with countless items not even touched upon in other books , but like the other Penwick titles it offers so much about life in general and is truly inspirational.
A must read for everbody that could easily have been called
" The book of life!"
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5.0 out of 5 stars You must add this book to your Penick collection. 3 Feb 1999
By Tommy Smith ( - Published on
If you enjoyed Harvey's other books, you'll also enjoy this one. My wife ordered it for my birthday, and I couldn't put it down. There are more interesting anecdotes and golf wisdoms from golf's greatest all-time teacher. Like his other books, you feel as if you're sitting with him in his golf cart under the shade of a big old pecan tree at his beloved Austin Country Club. It's a quick read, and the stories he tells will stay with you on the golf course forever. Thanks, Harvey.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic Help From the Beginning 8 Mar 2001
By Michael Marine - Published on
I was given this book by my dad when I made my high school golf team and I can honestly say it's the one thing that got my game on track. From the minute I read the first page, I was hooked. His lessons make so much sense, and his love for the game enlightens you as you read it. From the greenside bunker shots, to the "waggle" before a swing, this book has it all. The choice of words Penick uses and his approach to teaching are very unique, yet beautiful. He teaches the person, not the swing. I reccommend this book to anyone who wants to better their game as well as their life. A MUSTREAD FOR GOLFERS!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A "must" for golfers, but others will want to read it too 23 May 2007
By Blaine Greenfield - Published on
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Penick's Book 10 Sep 2011
By J. R. Rowland - Published on
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Great reading with some good tips for amateur golfers. I recommend it for all those who really love the game of golf.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Golf's Timeless Wisdom 23 Feb 2011
By Ranger Rick 72 - Published on
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
If you chop, hack, or are refined at the links, Penick provides excellent stories and exceptional wisdom about the beauty of the game. A great read.
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