Essays & Criticism

“Learning to Play” article series on

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Christopher X. Shade had never picked up a golf club in his life before Spring 2009, when he and his wife signed up for lessons at Chelsea Piers, a multi-tiered driving range in Manhattan. He wrote about their attempts to learn the game in a series of articles on

Learning to Play Golf #1: A Fan takes his first golf lesson at Chelsea Piers

Learning to Play Golf #2: Getting a Grip on a New Sport

Learning to Play Golf #3: Swinging through injuries and dismal weather

Learning to Play Golf #4: A falling leaf swing

Learning to Play Golf #5: The golf bug

Learning to Play Golf #6: Learning in the wrong direction

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