This won't improve your golf score by one stroke but it may aid in harrying opponents. Sixteen years back Beck published 73 Years in a Sand Trap which was a bestseller. Since then he seems to have snipped out every wild golfing anecdote published in the States. Many a completely uncelebrated golfer around the country will now find himself immortalized in Beck's new collection. His nineteen chapters (the nineteenth covers post-game activities in the clubhouse) are each magnetized to stories about the history of golf, golf equipment, golf clubs tournaments, TV coverage, difficult courses, weird shots from palm trees, through freight trains and balls that landed in odd spots such as a cow's ear. This probably is a must book for golfers; general readers will find it diverting bedstand entertainment. Beck is not 89 years old but somewhere in his sixties.