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If you've ever despaired about slow play on the golf course - and what golfer hasn't? - this is a book that you owe it to yourself to read. The Art of Fast Play will show you how to turn that despair into a plan of action - and how you can do your part to solve golf's most frustrating problem. Many golfers have resigned themselves to rounds that are five, even six hours long, but author Sam Dunn is an optimist. He believes that every golfer can learn to be faster. Dunn describes dozens of familiar situations in which golfers fritter away precious seconds - and those seconds, as they pile up, are the real culprits. Slow play is golf's version of death by cuts. No slogan - Play fast! Keep up the pace! - is of much use. What is useful, however, is the clear, specific advice that Dunn provides for managing these situations. It's not rocket science. Yet it is surprising how many golfers, as they try to adhere to golf's complicated etiquette, are simply unaware of how their behavior can slow down the pace of play and affect everyone else on the course. Dunn isn't a scold; he's a teacher. But he doesn't tiptoe around the question of individual responsibility. He knows that the problem of slow play isn't going to be solved from on high by the USGA or the PGA. It will be solved only when golfers, each and every one of them, accept their responsibility and decide to do something about it.
Sam Dunn is an architect and builder living in Massachusetts and Washington, DC. He has been playing golf, not so well, but nevertheless at a good pace, for forty years. This is his first book.