Orville (Sarge) Moody, winner of the 1969 U.S. Open and PGA Player of the Year in his ""rabbit"" (rookie) season, promises a...

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GOLF HOW/ BY ORVILLE WHO?

Orville (Sarge) Moody, winner of the 1969 U.S. Open and PGA Player of the Year in his ""rabbit"" (rookie) season, promises a ""tim"" book, ""a few laughs and some time-tested principles that if applied correctly will help you get the ball in the hole sooner."" The laughs are mainly at Orville's expense as he makes the pro tour scene, like the time he thought a cummerbund was a necktie (we learn that he's a ""real Okie"" who prefers Holiday Inns, likes Billy Casper's style, etc.). The principles take the form of commands (he's an ex-sergeant of 14 years) or Orville's Orders, numerous ""plain language"" hints to Sunday swingers, e.g., ""Order 2119: Create a mental image of the ball rolling along the intended line and finally falling into the hole."" There must be a worse book on golf but you would be hard put to name it. Orville does confess, however, that ""No one ever learned to play golf by reading a book."" This is his best advice. Take it, then head straight for the 19th hole where most of this seems to have come from.

Pub Date: Dec. 1, 1971

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Hawthorn

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1, 1971