Offbeat Golf
A Swingin' Guide to a Worldwide Obsession
by Bob Loeffelbein


ISBN: 9781891661020
$17.95 ©1998
Softcover
192 pages
Hundreds of Photos and Illustrations
8 3/8 x 10 7/8
Author and professional duffer Bob Loeffelbein takes an inspired look at the most unusual aspects of one of the most loved--and loathed--games in the world. Included in Offbeat Golf are an eccentric history of the sport, weird rules, trick shot artists, "curious" courses, robots who golf, bizarre gadgets to improve your game, eclectic equipment, and the most unbelievable golf carts you've ever seen!
You'll also read about:
  • Mary, Queen of Scots, who was so addicted to the game that while playing golf and informed that her husband had been murdered, she finished the round before going to him.
  • Golf gadgets to keep your head down, such as the sadistic "Crotch Hook."
  • Some of the world's most dangerous golf courses, including one in Zambia featuring signs which read, "Note: Beware of crocodiles on 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18."
After another frustrating day on the course, set your clubs down, put your feet up and enter the world of Offbeat Golf!