other books have all been on how to play golf and this, in spite of its autobiographical stand, is still telling the tee and fairway crowd how Snead does it and how they can do it too. Those who have followed the career of this ""natural"" golfer will be delighted with his laconic account of his beginnings, his experiences at the hotels in Virginia and West Virginia before his long hitting genius was recognized, and the many, many incidents that have crowded his progress in the game. Tales of ""down home"", of family and school, and life as a ""perkerwoods"" kid give way to those of and golf, of traveling and golfing companions, and of international appearances. He tells two of the lessons he learned- and the ways in which he learned them about his playing and his temper, about his opponents, and about people; he has a chapter on golfing hazards which are not all sand traps but include gamblers and slick betters, there are his miseries at St. Andrews and the three year jinx on his putting; and each chapter ends with his comments and tips on various aspects of the game. For golfers all over the map.