The Grumpy Golfer's Handbook

by Ivor Grump

The Real World

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Grumpy golfers are not displaying ill temper through being bad at the game, oh no, this is everyone else’s fault, bad courses, bad competition, stupid rules, people on the green, people in the club house, the golf shop, tourists, dogs and people that can actually play golf rather well. “Ivor Grump” details all the many, many problems that can cause a golfer to ruin their game. In my (limited) experience it appears that 99.9% of all golfers are grumpy so can see this one hitting the Christmas jackpot!


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The perfect gift for frustrated and grumpy golfers! All golfing life - from golf club car parks to the 19th hole - is ruthlessly exposed to the famous Grump wit.  Following in the curmudgeonly footsteps of One Grump or Two and The Grumpy Driver’s Handbook, The Grumpy Golfer's Handbook is a compilation of all things miserable about playing golf. All the evils of golf are included: the slice, the hook, the snap-hook, the shank, the first tee duff and the yips. There are also sections on annoying hazards, such as lakes, streams, trees, deep bunkers, green keepers, dog walkers and bringing along the girlfriend.

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The Grumpy Golfer's Handbook Synopsis

 Mark Twain famously said, golf is a good walk spoiled but actually it's a lot worse than that. Golf can be a good life spoiled after you become enraged with the behaviour of a Stableford competitor and bury a sand wedge in a place where it's impossible to get relief. All the evils of golf are included: the slice, the hook, the snap-hook, the shank, the first tee duff and the yips. There are also sections on annoying hazards, such as lakes, streams, trees, deep bunkers, greenkeepers, dog walkers and bringing along the girlfriend. There are the usual tirades against a variety of golf-themed items: clubhouses, two-tier driving ranges, golf gloves, ladies tees, pitch and putt, the 1-iron, geriatric fourballs, golf magazines, scorecard pencils, Peter Allis, links courses, bizarre putters, metal drivers and winter rules. All in all, a great book for grumps.

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ISBN: 9781906032975
Publication date: 02/08/2010
Publisher: Portico an imprint of Anova Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781906032975
Publication date: 2nd August 2010
Author: Ivor Grump
Publisher: Portico an imprint of Anova Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 176 pages
Genres: The Real World,
Categories: Humour, Golf,

About Ivor Grump

Ivor Grump has been attempting golf since the tender age of 14. He was the Worcestershire Golf Club’s junior champion in 1976 and it’s been downhill all the way ever since. His nadir was losing 13 golf balls at Royal Sandwich and failing to complete the course. Grump is one of the founding members of the PGA (Professional Grumps Association).

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