Play It As It Lies: Thelwell's Golfing Manual - Norman ThelwellMethuen, 1987, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.
Later Printing. From the cover: “Since Thelwell produced his first volume about riding thirty years ago, there are few people in the horse world who will make a move without consulting one or other of his books on the subject. It is the same with gardeners, anglers, motoring and sailing enthusiasts, house hunters, dog and cat fanciers and even those who face the frightening challenge of bringing up their children. What is his secret?
Unlike many authorities, Thelwell likes to have a bit of a crack at things himself before producing the definitive book on any subject and Play It As It Lies is no exception to this rule. Not only has he frequently watched golf on TV but has borrowed a half set of clubs and tried them out on a nine-hole course near his home.
Play It As It Lies is his long-awaited vade mecum on the game of golf. In this hard-hitting volume he exposes the real truth behind the facade; the rigorous rules and etiquette to which participants are subjected; the true meaning behind the jargon; and the way the cult can insinuate itself into the office, the garden and even into the home. He reveals details of how ladies sometimes behave on golf courses and supplies a chapter on natural history for those who, like himself, spend most of their golfing time in the woods. His ‘useful tips’ alone will make the book discussed in hushed whispers wherever golfers gather together.
Play It As It Lies is a must for non-golfers and golfers alike.”