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The Long and the Short of It

The Long and the Short of It

Andy North with Burton Rocks

St. Martin's Griffin


Andy North is a two-time United States Open champion, current player on the Senior PGA Tour, and a commentator for ESPN. In this book, Andy offers golfing fans a treasure chest of anecdotes and shares his insight and wisdom into the game of golf. Andy first talks about the pioneers of the game and shares memories of his time with the likes of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Gary Player, and many others. He shares the heartwarming story of his life growing up in Wisconsin and his rise to success on the PGA Tour.

He offers advice on how to better understand and play golf. This book has both the drills and games you can play with your children to make golf fun and the games that you as an amateur golfer should play to improve your own game.

Finally, Andy talks about the changes facing golf in the coming years and shares his experiences working with his friends at ESPN.

The drama, the excitement, and the suspense of professional golf are all captured in this book. Golfers of all ages will enjoy Andy North's unique perspective on golf.

Praise for The Long and the Short of It

“If golf mimics life, then Andy North hits every type of shot with every club in the bag.” —ESPN's Chris Berman, from the Foreword

“All of us in the public eye are role models to children, but Andy is truly a wonderful role model. He's a good man, a champion golfer....Young people can read this book for themselves and they will see just how good a golfer and person he really is.” —Byron Nelson

“It is a smorgasbord of golf.” —Wisconsin State Journal

“One of the sport's quiet men reveals a down-home sense of humor in this amiable take on professional golf at its highest level. A pleasing stroll with an agreeable companion.” —Kirkus

“In a combination memoir and golf instructional, North emerges as a thoughtful man.” —Booklist

Reviews from Goodreads

Andy North with Burton Rocks

Andy North is a three-time All-American at the University of Florida and one of a select group to win two United States Opens on the PGA Tour. A member of the 1985 Ryder Cup team, Andy joined the Senior PGA Tour in 2000. An analyst for ESPN, Andy endorses Calloway Golf and promotes the game tirelessly. He and his wife Susan live in Madison, Wisconsin. They have two daughters, Nichole and Andrea.

Burton Rocks is a 1997 graduate of Hofstra University School of Law.

Andy North

Burton Rocks

St. Martin's Griffin

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