Bad Lies

A Field Guide to Lost Balls, Missing Links, and Other Golf Mishaps


Foreword by Gary McCord

By Charles Lindsay

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In Bad Lies, golf’s wittiest observer, photographer Charles Lindsay, celebrates the hazards and pitfalls of the game. Lindsay stakes out the diabolic border territories that encroach on golf courses — moon-crater bunkers, waist-high fescue grass, murky lake bottoms — to capture the unbelievable my-ball-went-where? moments that make the game so infuriating and so addictive for so many.

This hilarious follow-up to Lindsay’s popular Lost Balls features inspired and gorgeous color photographs, plus larger-than-life pictures of some of the world’s rarest — and oddest — golf balls. Texts include a foreword by outspoken golf commentator Gary McCord, definitions of the game’s offbeat terminology, and a meditation on the golf ball and the immortal soul.


On Sale
May 15, 2010
Page Count
128 pages

Charles Lindsay

About the Author

Charles Lindsay has made a career of photographing the intersection of nature and culture. Whether living with a rain-forest tribe, exploring the world of fly-fishing, or turning the game of golf on its head, Lindsay has focused on our complex relationship to the natural world.

He is the author of Lost Balls: Great Holes, Tough Shots, and Bad Lies; Upstream: Fly-Fishing in the American West; Turtle Islands: Balinese Ritual and the Green Turtle; and Mentawai Shaman: Keeper of the Rain Forest. Between journeys he resides in New York City; Sun Valley, Idaho; and in the northern Catskills.

Gary McCord is a professional golfer and golf analyst for CBS Sports. He is the author of Just a Range Ball in a Box of Titleists and the bestselling Golf for Dummies. Sporting his signature handlebar mustache, McCord played himself in the 1996 movie Tin Cup, starring Kevin Costner. He lives in Arizona.

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