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‘Wise Words for Golfers’ by Dale Concannon

By: Dr. John Wagner


Now for a good book. This is a nice compendium of golf sayings that have been gathered up for over 125 years. This is a fun-to-read book. Read a page or do several.

It contains lots of neat insights and thoughts on our favorite game. No matter where you open the book, it’s a good read. Presented with a logical layout and categorized by chapters, Concannon’s effort is a great choice for the home library.

Do yourself a favor and consider this book as a gift for a golfing friend.

‘Wise Words for Golfers’ by Dale Concannon, Thomas Dunne Press & St. Martins Press, 2000, $22.95 (hardcover), ISBN O-312-27525-0

Dr. John Wagner has been a Seattle dentist for 37 years. He’s been published in several dental journals as well as had several articles appear in the turf magazine for Pacific Northwest golf course superintendents. John has served as a guest lecturer at the University of Washington Business School for several years and as a guest lecturer for several dental societies. Dr. Wagner is the co-designer (with Steve Shea of the Berger Partnership) of a golf course in Japan that cost over $120 million and was built by Wadsworth Golf Construction. He’s a Past President of the Washington State Golf Association and the current President of the Pacific Coast Golf Association. John is currently a Member of the USGA Green Section and a Director of the WSGA.