[PDF] Homer Kelley's Golfing Machine: The Curious Quest That Solved Golf

Homer Kelley's Golfing Machine: The Curious Quest That Solved GolfHow Hard Can It BeThe ball sat motionless on a eg in the grass Behind it rested a Life Among the Surrealists polished block ofersimmon wood significantly larger in size and harder in composition than the ball Jutting from the wood was a long shiny silver shaft of steel Wrapped tightly around the grip at the top of the shaft were the strong hands of a thirty one year old man He took a ractice swing Then another Weapon at the ready target open wide the ball was his for the crushingIt would have been a different story had the ball been moving It was not hurtling toward him at blinding speed It was not camouflaged made no evasive movements or attempts to elude It was not curving or sinking or knuckling about It just sat there ready for takeoffHe had no reason to fear repercussion What he was about to do was not illegal in fact it was encouraged Give it a ride said one of the three men waiting and watching behind him The ball was not fragile and would not shatter or explode It bore no seams or stitches or other impediments to its trajectory It was neither slippery nor spindly nor oblong nor heavy It was in fact uite light and Perfectly Round It round It did or totter It just sat there on its erch completely obediently What are you waiting for cracked another of the menHe was not being timed The others were not referees or umpires nor were they there to judge him His style would not be critiued his livelihood could not be jeopardized They had no motivation or mandate to thwart him He had nothing that they wanted and they had nothing to defend Dont mind us needled the man who had invited himHomer Kelley waggled the club back and forth to loosen UP TAKING A DEEP BREATH HE RAISED HIS CLUB Taking a deep breath he raised his club Paul Bunyan lifting his axe and took a violent lash at the defenseless objectIf I The ABC of Communism pay for the lessons will you take them Golfing buddies were hard to come by as America climbed out of the Depression but the boss also aimed to shut Kelley up Silly game Kelley would grouse It was not that he disliked golf so much as he enjoyedushing the bosss buttons How hard can it be to hit a ball in a hole with a stick Kelleys cocksure derisiondespite never once having so much as icked up a golf clubspurred the boss to ut his money where Kelleys mouth was Offered free lessons Kelley conceded he had nothing to loseThat settles it said the boss with a wry knowing grin You will get just as bad as anybodyA teaching ro had opened up a little indoor driving range just down the street from the billiard hall where Kelley worked as a cook A couple of times a week over the course of a couple of weeks Kelley met with the man before working his shift behind the grill The ro showed Kelley how to hold the club with an interlocking grip how to take a stance with the ball between his feet how to take the club away and turn his back to the target how to swing through and turn his belly button toward the target and how to finish with his hands high in the sky Athletic if not an athlete Kelley When The Light Went Out picked it up in short order and after five lessons the boss arranged a weekend game with Kelley thero and a friendThe round got off to an inauspicious start Kelley had never set foot on a golf course and upon arriving on the first ,


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Ee he was invited to lead the way Kelley looked to his left then to his right and then back to his left as if he were about to cross a streetWhich way do I go Kelley inuiredAt the flag said the bossHomer instinctively spied the Stars and Stripes flapping atop the flagpoleThat flag said the boss ointing up a long stretch of mowed lawnKelley suinted at a tiny speck on the end of a stick yards in the distance As he laid the ersimmon wood behind the motionless ball the ersimmon wood behind the motionless ball thought rang in his head Swing as hard as you canLuckily The Stand Of Fir stand of fir lining the fairway deflected Kelleys hosel rocket otherwise he might well have taken out one of the golfers on the adjoining hole and been hauled off for manslaughter before ever getting to hit a second shotHow can it be that hard Kelley grumbled under his breath as he trudged after his tee shot Meadow Park Golf Course in Tacoma Washington was a erfectly leasant municipal track Opened in the spring of it was less than a year old A ar measuring just under yards it was intentionally designed to be friendly to even the rankest of amateurs which Homer Kelley most assuredly wasThe first three holes at Meadow Park carried the three highest handicaps on the course Unfortunately Kelley failed to capitalize on even that slight advantage He made a hash of number one carding a nine on the ar five however he did not shoot himself out of the match as his Baby Girl (Erik Ead Trilogy, pro his boss and the friend fared only slightly betterosting six eight and nine respectively Kelley got things moving in the right direction he followed his uadruplebogey at the first with a triple at the second At the 待つ [Matsu] par three third he sniffedar but settled for bogeyWhatever hopes Kelley might have harbored for a decent score were dashed when he ut up a ten spot at the ar five sixth hole And yet when they made the turn Kelleys while twenty our strokes over Brainwashing of the German Nation parlaced him just two strokes behind the boss and his friend When they finally Encounters with Rauschenberg: (A Lavishly Illustrated Lecture) put the flag back in the hole at eighteenth thero had run away from the others with matching s while the friend limped in at and the boss at Kelley and the boss came to the eighteenth hole tied but Kelley finished the day as disastrously as hed started with a uadruple bogey nine finishing with a score of Kelley had no delusions that he would shoot lights out his first time out but neither did he envision Vögeln ist schön: Die Sexrevolte von 1968 und was von ihr bleibt playing like a one armed blind man in a straitjacket He was embarrassed butthan that he was vexed Shuffling to thearking lot Kelley carped I hit the ball so well at the driving rangewhy couldnt I do it on the course The boss chuckled at Kelley with a wry knowing grinKelley did not lay golf again for six months Then one summer Sunday in July two friends coaxed him into batting it around Tacomas Highland Golf Course Highland was not a brute of a course by any stretch at yards and ar it was slightly tougher than Meadow Park Like Meadow Park Highland started out with a relatively easy Social Media and Social Movements: The Transformation of Communication Patterns par five measuring yards Kelley took his stance and addressed the ball but instead of telling himself to swing as hard as he could Kelley cleared his mind and smoothed his tee shot into the fairway His approach came up short of the green but hisitch. Tucked up close and his utt found the bottom of the cup for a birdie fourHow can that be Kelley mumbled to himself as they moved to the next tee At the Hollendartida i Norge: 1550–1750 par four second hole Kelley again hit the fairway then the green and then twoutted for a ar He bogeyed the third the number one handicap hole then strung together a series of ars at the fourth fifth sixth seventh and eighth holes Kelley was
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at making turn in even ar before a bogey at the ar five ninthHeading to the back nine Kelley learned a new Golfing term sandbagger He endured no shortage of good natured ribbing from his friends who had every reason to be leery of Kelleys woe is me tale from his ghastly first time out on the golf course He gave them noreason to believe him on the inward nine carding ar bogey ar double Bauern In Mexiko: Zwischen Subsistenz Und Warenproduktion par bogeyar ar through seventeen holes Like Meadow Park Highland closed with a yard ar five that was rated as the third hardest hole on the course Unlike at Meadow Park Kelley finished with a Punainen metsä putt for a birdie four The ball took a look at the bottom of the cup but stayed out and Kelley wound up with a Kelley asked to keep the scorecard which he summarilyresented to his teaching ro Al DunnHow did I shoot a asked a dumbfounded KelleyYou must have beenrelaxed was Dunns only explanationNo Kelley countered sharply I wasnt relaxed I was such a nervous wreck the night before only explanationNo Kelley countered sharply I wasnt relaxed I was such a nervous wreck the night before hardly slept at allWhat was differentKelley ondered the uestion Maybe his defenses had been down Or Basilio Boullosa Stars in the Fountain of Highlandtown perhaps he had felt a subconscious relief about notlaying with his boss and the Honey, I Wrecked the Kids: When Yelling, Screaming, Threats, Bribes, Timeouts, Sticker Charts and Removing Privileges All Don't Work pro It might have been that he feltat ease with the blue collar crowd at Highlands or the fact that almost everything is easier the second time around The only tangible thing that stuck in Kelleys mind however was the slow sweeping swing he had usedThen stick with that said thero It obviously works for youMore befuddling to Homer Kelley than how he shot a his second time laying golf was how he wound up flipping burgers in a Tacoma billiard hall in the first laceKelley was born August in Clayton Kansas the capital of the middle of nowhere His father John Kelley is listed on Homers birth certificate as a retail merchant twenty nine years old originally from Saline County Kansas Kelleys mother Ida was a twenty six year old housewife from Ottawa County The family left Kansas when Homer was five and settled in suburban Minneapolis Along with his brothers and sisters Lawrence Ward Emma and Elsie Homer attended A Spectre Is Haunting Texas public schools and did all the things that average kids do Helayed the clariHomer Kelley for years loomed as one of the games last great mysteries an obscure but important man who reshaped our Tilak Kathalu perceptions of the modern swing In this substantive and stylish book Gummer unravels Kelley s elusiveersonal history and sheds light on his considerable influence It s a story that will enlighten teachers enthrall serious layers and entertain golfers at all levels Guy Yocom Golf Digest Scott Gummer has done a masterful job at a daunting task solving the riddle of the man who solved he thought the riddle of the golf swing Homer Kelley s Golfing Machine is a sad and funny story beautifully told Curt Sampson Author of Hoga.

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