Books by Turk Pipkin



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"It begins like Great Expectations, with a character named Pip. But The Old Man and the Tee is no work of fiction. It's Turk Pipkin's story about how the death of his father, Pip, inspired him to shave ten strokes off his handicap in one year and become "the kind of golfer his father would have been proud of." On that premise, Pipkin braids a moving, humourous narrative that takes him from Callaway's fitting center, to the practice range with David Leadbetter and Dave Pelz, to Scotland, Mexico and Pebble Beach. Ben Crenshaw helps with putting, and Willie Nelson offers quirky perspective. With wit and reflection, Pipkin's quest shows us the magic in his life, both on and off the course."

Colorado Avid Golfer

Fast Greens: Review | Buy it

"Endowed with a vivid sense of time and place… the characters are wonderfully drawn and the dialogue is sharp and colorful."

New York Times Book Review

When Angels Sing: Review | Excerpt | Buy it

Destined to become a holiday classic. An inspiring tale of Christmas spirit lost and found. This small, unassuming little book is one of the precious few guaranteed to wring a tear from even the Grinch himself. It is spectacular."


 Harry Anderson’s ‘Games You Can’t Lose’: Description | Buy it
Written with magician/actor/con man Harry Anderson ("NightCourt"/"Dave’s World")

This gambler’s guidebook is a fun read and great source of reliable information. If you’re one of the 100,000 people who bought the original Pocket Books version, check out the latest edition from Burford Books.

Be a Clown! The Complete Guide to Instant Clowning: Description | Buy it

That’s right, clowning. The book even comes with a red rubber nose.

Barton Springs Eternal

Out of Print, almost impossible to find, and the definitive coffee table guide to Austin’s natural treasure, Barton Springs. With a Forward by James Michener; Afterward by John Graves and essays by Ann Richards, Robert Redford and many others.

Born of the River

A companion volume to Barton Springs Eternal about the Colorado River of Texas.

All materials copyright, Turk Pipkin, unless otherwise noted.