New Edition Out Now: The Bluffer's Guide to Golf

Adam Ruck updates the original guide to the game of golf.

'All you need to know to survive a dinner date with a golfer.'

 - Tim Dickson, EDITOR OF GOLF QUARTERLY

Never again confuse a mashie with a spoon, a brassie with a birdie, or stroke play with a scratch. Bask in the admiration of your fellow golfers as you pronounce confidently on the precise interpretation of the  Rules of Golf , and always give the firm impression that you can never be caught short on the subject of sprinkler-head relief.

The guide coaches readers on how to become all-round bluffers, with tips on how to hint at a rich golfing past as both player and spectator. There are also chapters covering what to say when invited to play (in order to keep dazzling reputations intact), the must-know golfing greats, and a few useful rants.

A 5-million-copy bestselling series, The Bluffer's Guides® have been helping people out of sticky situations for over four decades. Now relaunched, they're back – and not just in paperback. E-books are available from all major online bookstores. Bluffer's mission is to eradicate social embarrassment from this world, and (with the help of their witty experts) they're well on their way to doing just that. 

The Sunday Telegraph  described the original series as containing 'an amazing amount of solid fact disguised as frivolous observation' and  Daily Mail  hailed the guides as providing a 'means to apparent instant erudition without actually having to know or study anything.'

The latest release from Bluffer's is a new edition of  Peter Gammond 's original  Bluffer's Guide to Golf,  which has undergone a facelift at the hands of  Jim Shannon , the new series illustrator, and  Adam Ruck , a newcomer to the Bluffer's stable of great writers.

'Very funny. In fact, almost funny enough to eat…' 

 - Marco Pierre White, CELEBRITY CHEF (AND ONE-TIME CADDY TO THE LATE, 'GREAT' DON REVIE, FORMER ENGLAND FOOTBALL MANAGER)

Many years ago, Adam Ruck took up golf at an advanced age, got his handicap down in no time, and now spends his time trying to get it up. His great-grandfather is often credited with bringing golf to Wales, and Adam has inherited his enthusiasm. Talent took a different route down the generations. Shaky though many aspects of his game are, he chooses his opponents carefully, holes the occasional putt, wins the occasional match, and would prefer not to be known as a loser or a duffer or a snatcher of defeat from the jaws of victory, though he has been called all of these things. He has teenage children, and takes golf holidays on the pretext of writing for The Daily Telegraph.

FOR PRESS ENQUIRIES

Emma Smith | 0207 042 0228 | esmith@bluffers.com

Review copies available on request.

E-book available for Kindle and iPad at Amazon.co.uk and iBookstore (RRP £4.99). Print edition now available at Waterstones and other retailers (RRP £6.99).

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A 5-million-copy bestselling series, The Bluffer’s Guides® have been helping people out of sticky situations for over four decades. Now relaunched, they’re back – and not just in paperback. The Bluffer's brand now encompasses a website (publishing mini Bluffer's Guides as editorial features), an app, and a weekly newsletter. Bluffer’s mission is to eradicate social embarrassment from this world, and (with the help of their witty experts) they’re well on their way to doing just that.

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Never again confuse a mashie with a spoon, a brassie with a birdie, or stroke play with a scratch.
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Many years ago, Adam Ruck took up golf at an advanced age, got his handicap down in no time, and now spends his time trying to get it up.
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The guide coaches readers on how to become all-round bluffers, with tips on how to hint at a rich golfing past as both player and spectator.
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Very funny. In fact, almost funny enough to eat…
Marco Pierre White, celebrity chef (and one-time caddy to the late, 'great' Don Revie, former England football manager
All you need to know to survive a dinner date with a golfer.
Tim Dickson, Editor of Golf Quarterly
If I'd read the Bluffer's Guide before my Ryder Cup match against Tiger Woods, I might have won before the 16th.
Costantino Rocca