The irreverent memoir provides a front row seat as Jessica struggles to learn golf's etiquette, traditions and complex rules from her first comical attempt to hoax practice balls out of the machine, to just hitting the damn ball, to the prize of becoming a bona fide woman golfer...her own set of Nancy Lopez clubs.
Among her coaches are Peter Crocker, a revolutionary Australian teaching pro, Cindy Swift Jones, his partner and putting guru Al Mundle,the Harvey Penick of the northwest, as well as American golf legend Peggy Kirk Bell, and LPGA champion Nancy Lopez. Jessica visits some of the world's great golf courses: Pine Needles, North Carolina; eastern Oregon's Sun River's Crosswater; Montana's Jack Nicklaus' designed Iron Works, built on a former copper mine; and Alabama's Robert Trent Jones trail considered by many to be America's best public course-all crowned by a rere visit to Scotland's great Aberdean, Troon, Carnoustie, and St.Andrews.
About the Author: Jessica Maxwell is the author of "I Don't Know Why I Swallowed the Fly: My fly fishing rookie season and femme d'adventure: Travel tales from inner Montana to outer Magnolia. She also writes "The Great Outdoors" column for millionaire magazine and publishes regularly in Esquire, Forbes and Travel & Leisure Golf.
Hardcover, 225 pages, May 2000.
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