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The Love of Golf David B. Barrett

The Love of Golf

David B. Barrett

Published June 1st 2007
ISBN : 9781412719902
Hardcover
319 pages
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The Love of Golf is your one-stop source for intriguing information and lively anecdotes about this game, its history, its greatest players, and its best courses. Golfs superstars-Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and more-come toMoreThe Love of Golf is your one-stop source for intriguing information and lively anecdotes about this game, its history, its greatest players, and its best courses. Golfs superstars-Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and more-come to life, and so do golfs greatest moments, from Gene Sarazens double eagle at the 1935 Masters to John Dalys out-of-nowhere victory at the 1991 PGA Championship. Its all mixed in with some of the funniest quotes and most amusing incidents about the great pastime of golf. Each chapter provides a wealth of facts and fun as you explore player and course profiles, great moments, quotes, anecdotes, and lists. Starting with the games legends-Sam Snead and others, courses such as St. Andrews-the focus moves to the lighter side of golf, where youll meet Lee Trevino, also known as Supermex, and Roger Maltbie, who once lost a winners check worth $40,000 at a restaurant, and many others.Youll discover golfs great turning points, including the launching of the television age thanks to the charisma of Arnold Palmer. Golfs top surprises are here as well, starting with 20-year-old Francis Ouimet upsetting a couple of English greats at the 1913 U.S. Open. But we dont leave out the modern era, which includes dynamic players such as Nancy Lopez and Greg Norman and bold new courses including the TPC at Sawgrass.If youre not already a golf lover, you will be after you browse through this book. The Love of Golf will spark your fervor for the game.