Chi Chi's Golf Games You Gotta Play

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Human Kinetics, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 243 pages
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From great golf games to invaluable tips from one of the greatest golfers ever, Chi Chi Rodriguez scores a hole in one in Chi Chi's Golf Games You Gotta Play. Designed to break the monotony of “hit it, chase it, find it, count-‘em-up golf,” Golf Games You Gotta Playprovides unique insights to improve your shotmaking abilities and bring a whole new level of enjoyment to every hole that you play—no matter what your handicap.

Chi Chi is one of the most popular figures in sports. With 8 PGA wins and 22 Senior PGA titles, he's a distinguished member of the Golf Hall of Fame. John Anderson is one of ESPN's rising stars and a regular Sportscenter cohost. Together, in Golf Games You Gotta Play, the two combine their love for golf and singular sense of humor in a book that will help you develop your skills and possibly pad your pocket with friendly wager ideas.

From the classics to Bus Driver, Tombstone, Blind Nine, and Rabbit, Chi Chi covers countless ways you can make each shot count, no matter what your handicap. You'll find performance tips for stroke and match play and ways to add competitive situations to any playing combination from singles to foursomes. High-Low-Total, Best Ball/Aggregate— any way you add the scores, it all adds up to fun in this incredible book.

Along with the fun, Chi Chi covers the essential skills of the game: posture, ball position, body alignment, and more. You won't just learn the various grips for the club; you'll know which golfer uses which style to drive the ball for the distance. Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods are just a few of the legends you'll encounter on this inside look at the game.

Chi Chi Rodriguez is synonymous with two things: good fun and great golf. And you'll find both in this fun and fascinating book. With instructions for each game, an emphasis on improving skills, and the wit and wisdom of one of golf's living legends, there's simply no other conclusion—Golf Games You Gotta Playis a must-buy for any golfer.

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About the author (2003)

One of the most popular players in the history of golf, Chi Chi Rodriguezhas more than 40 years of experience as a professional golfer. He has 30 official career victories on the PGA and Senior PGA Tours and has won countless games against all competition.

Known best for his charm as an entertainer, Rodriguez is a member of the Senior PGA Tour and is a World Golf Hall of Fame inductee. Rodriguez is also the founder and chairman of the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation in Clearwater, Florida. The Foundation uses golf to encourage inner-city youths to succeed in life.

Through his golf career and his humanitarian work, Rodriguez has amassed countless awards including the Ambassador of Golf Award from the Akron Golf Charities, the Salvation Army Gold Crest Award, the Hispanic Achievement Award, the Civilian Meritorious Service Medal, and an honorary doctor of human letters degree from Georgetown College. Rodriguez lives in Dorado, Puerto Rico.

John Andersonserves as co-anchor of ESPN SportsCenter. He joined ESPN in June 1999 as an ESPNEWS anchor after spending nine years as a sports anchor for local stations in Tulsa and Phoenix.

Anderson won the Outstanding Sports Feature Reporting Award in 1994 and 1995 presented by the Oklahoma chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 1997, he received the Associated Press television award in Arizona for outstanding performance in broadcast journalism.

Anderson earned his journalism degree from the University of Missouri. He lives in Southington, Connecticut.

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