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Caddy for Life: The Bruce Edwards Story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2014

    Caddy For Life

    I've read close to a hundred Nook Books. However, this is my first review. This is simply a story about friendship and courage. Yes, the game of golf serves as a background. Even if you are not a fan of the sport, if you have a soul you will love the book. Read this, you won't regret it.

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  • Posted December 31, 2010

    One of the best books I have read!

    Most guys my age grew up with Arnold, Jack, Lee, and Tom. John Feinstein's story CADDY FOR LIFE gives you a perspective of Tom's Watson's career thru the eyes of a regular guy: Bruce Edwards. Besides being one of the first "professional caddies" Bruce Edwards has a charm, work ethic, and easy demeanor that makes him very likable which Feinstein does a good job of describing. This story does not get old as I have re-read it three times and also have it on tape so I can listen to it on trips. The story makes you laugh with Tom and Bruce and sometimes cry as they deal with Bruce's ALS which he deals with with maturity, class and humor. This story is well written and you won't be disappointed! There is not a time I see the Philadelphia Eagles on TV that I don't think of Bruce Edwards! Nice job Mr. Feinstein. Keep writing more golf stories!!!

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  • Posted August 26, 2009

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    I grew up watching Watson in his dominant days, and caddies weren't very well known then. But there was always this same guy on Tom's bag. And when I went to my first tournament in person, it was clear how close they were in how they interacted with each other and the gallery as they walked the course. Was shocked and a little sad when Bruce ended up on Greg Norman's bag, but this book gives us that story and how that eventually didn't go so well.

    This book is a great read, very inspirational and heartbreaking at the same time. It's not just for golfers, but true golf fans will eat it up. Tom & Bruce were clearly lucky to have each other in their lives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2008


    I've been in the game of golf for a number of years now, but this book is readable to even the person who hasn't the slightest clue about golf. Great work by the author. I can't sing enough praises about the book, which eventually got me to shed a few tears

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2007

    A MUST READ!!!!!

    Summary:¿Caddy For Life¿ is a story about Bruce Edwards and Tom Watson. Tom is a professional golfer and Bruce Edwards is his caddy (or his assistant if you don¿t know what a caddy is). This wonderful biography starts out explaining the early life of Bruce Edwards and what life is like for a beginning caddy. It is a very in depth look at what it¿s like to be a professional golfer and a professional caddy. Bruce gets a great opportunity one day to work with a new up and coming golfer named Tom Watson. Tom likes the work that Bruce does and asks him to keep caddying for him. They begin to develop a great relationship, not just on the golf course, but off, too. Tom begins to become one of the top golfers on the tour. Bruce is still his caddy and is making good money because of all of Tom¿s wins. He builds a huge house and gets married. This is where his life begins to take a downward turn. Multiple things will happen that will are not good things. His house catches on fire and burns down, his wife files for a divorce, and while all this is happening he is told that he has cancer. For most people this would slow them down, but for Bruce it didn¿t. He had to change some of his daily activities. He also would skip some events so he could rest, even though he really didn¿t want to do this. Tom felt very bad and this story of Tom and his caddy became one of the greatest in golf ever. Learn what happens and learn the outcome of this great story made even better by John Feinstein. Critique:This is one of the best books that I have ever read, and the best book about golf that I have ever read. It is great to get such an in depth look at what it is like to be on the PGA tour. It is just great. John Feinstein is the best author for books about golf. He has written so many great ones and this is one of the best. This is such a great story I would suggest it to anyone no matter if they play golf or if they don¿t. There is some golf terminology that you might need to know, but you can pick it up if you don¿t know it yet. The book has a little excess information and I don¿t think it was necessary for that information but that doesn¿t even come close to all the good things in this book. IT IS A MUST READ!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2005

    The Importance of the Caddy and Friendship

    I loved this book. It describes how the caddy assists the Pro golfer. But most of all the important chemistry and bond that is forged. Tom Watson is a great human being, and now I know Bruce Edwards is too. He followed his dream, despite what his family thought. He lived a rich life, the way he wanted, and made many friends along the way. I respect him for this and am sadden for his family.

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