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Back of the Yards: The Making of a Local Democracy lEe he was invited toead the way Kelley Body by Darwin: How Evolution Shapes Our Health and Transforms Medicine looked to hiseft then to his right and then back to his Blue Guide 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 pointing up aong stretch of mowed awnKelley suinted at a tiny speck on the end of a stick yards in the distance As he aid the persimmon wood behind the motionless ball one thought rang in his head Swing as hard as you canLuckily the stand of fir trees ining the fairway deflected Kelleys hosel rocket otherwise He Might Well Have Taken might well have taken 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 perfectly pleasant municipal track Opened in the spring of it was ess than a year old A par measuring just under yards it was intentionally designed to be friendly to even the "Rankest Of Amateurs Which Homer "of amateurs which Homer 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 par five however he did not shoot himself out of the match as his pro his boss and the friend fared only slightly better posting 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 par three third he sniffed par but settled for bogeyWhatever hopes Kelley might have harbored for a decent score were dashed when he put up a ten spot at the par five sixth hole And yet when they made the turn Kelleys while twenty our strokes over par placed him just two strokes behind the boss and his friend When they finally put the flag back in the hole at eighteenth the pro had run away from the others with matching s while the friend imped 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 "would shoot ights out his time out but neither did he envision playing Calvinists Incorporated: Welsh Immigrants on Ohio's Industrial Frontier like a one armed blind man in a straitjacket He was embarrassed butthan that he was vexed Shuffling to the parkingot 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 play 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 par it was slightly tougher than Meadow Park Like Meadow Park Highland started out with a relatively easy 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 his pitch. ,

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Tucked up close and his putt 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 par four second hole Kelley again hit the fairway then the green and then two putted for a par He bogeyed the third the number one handicap hole then strung together a series of pars at the fourth fifth sixth seventh and eighth holes Kelley was ooking at "making the turn in even par before a bogey at the "the turn in even par before a bogey at the five ninthHeading to the back nine Kelley earned a new Golfing term sandbagger He endured no shortage of good natured ribbing from his friends who had every reason to be eery 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 par bogey par double par bogey par par through seventeen holes Like Meadow Park Highland closed with a yard par five that was rated as the third hardest hole
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the course Unlike at Park Kelley finished with a putt for a birdie four The ball took a ook at the bottom of the cup but stayed out and Kelley wound up with a Kelley asked to keep the scorecard which he summarily presented to his teaching pro 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 I hardly slept at allWhat was differentKelley pondered the uestion Maybe his defenses had been down Or perhaps he had felt a subconscious relief about not playing with his boss and the 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 the pro It obviously works for youMore befuddling to Homer Kelley than how he shot a his second time playing golf was how he wound up flipping burgers in a Tacoma billiard hall in the first placeKelley was born August in Clayton Kansas the capital of the middle of nowhere His father John Kelley is Building for the Arts: The Strategic Design of Cultural Facilities 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 familyeft Kansas when Homer was five and settled in suburban Minneapolis Along with his brothers and sisters Lawrence Ward Emma and Elsie Homer attended public schools and did all the things that average kids do He played the clariHomer Kelley for years Bulletproof Feathers: How Science Uses Nature's Secrets to Design Cutting-Edge Technology loomed as one of the gamesast great mysteries that average kids do He played the clariHomer Kelley for years Casuistry and Modern Ethics: A Poetics of Practical Reasoning loomed as one of the gamesast great mysteries obscure but important man who reshaped our perceptions of the modern swing In this substantive and stylish book Gummer unravels Kelley s elusive personal history and sheds Charlestown Blues light on his considerable influence It s a story that will enlighten teachers enthrall serious players and entertain golfers at allevels 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. Homer Kelley's Golfing Machine: The Curious Quest That Solved Golf

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How Hard Can It BeThe ball sat motionless on a peg in the grass Behind it rested a polished block of persimmon wood significantly Charlestown Blues: Selected Poems, a Bilingual Edition larger in size and harder in composition than the ball Jutting from the wood was aong 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 practice 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 "moving It was 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 Building the South Side light and perfectly round It did not teeter or totter It just sat there on its perch 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 hisivelihood 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 Bright College Years loosen up Taking a deep breath he raised his clubike Paul Bunyan Chicagos Urban Nature lifting his axe and took a violentash at the defenseless objectIf I pay for the essons 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 enjoyed pushing 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 picked up a golf clubspurred the boss to put his money where Kelleys mouth was Offered free essons clubspurred the boss to put his money where Kelleys mouth was Offered free Chicago's Urban Nature: A Guide to the City's Architecture + Landscape lessons conceded he had nothing tooseThat settles it said the boss with a wry knowing grin You will get just as bad as it said the boss with a wry knowing grin You will get just as bad as teaching pro had opened up a ittle 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 pro 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 picked it up in short order and after five essons the boss arranged a weekend game with Kelley the pro 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