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And Then Jack Said to Arnie...
     

And Then Jack Said to Arnie...

by Don Wade, Paul Szep (Illustrator)
 

Reading this book is like being in the locker room with the greatest players and storytellers in golf history, observed Lee Trevino, one of the subjects of this lively collection of golf anecdotes. Others include Bing Crosby, Jack Lemmon, Willie Nelson, and presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy.

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Reading this book is like being in the locker room with the greatest players and storytellers in golf history, observed Lee Trevino, one of the subjects of this lively collection of golf anecdotes. Others include Bing Crosby, Jack Lemmon, Willie Nelson, and presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This dull compendium of ``links'' tales may appeal to zealots of the game but is unlikely to captivate anyone else. Golf Digest editor Wade offers a brief encomium to each famous golfer who plays a starring role in the anecdotes that follow; virtually every person is deemed kind, considerate, gentlemanly, etc., while a very few curmudgeons are excused on the grounds of perfectionism. Only a handful of the stories about these paragons are amusing--most concern especially good or bad shots, miraculous recoveries from inevitable defeats, difficult holes which have exacted a toll on even the best golfers. There is also a flat-footed foreword by Lee Trevino, whose legendary sparkle as a golfer deserts him as a writer. (Apr.)
Library Journal
Golf Digest editor Wade's compilation of golf tales blends poignant, humorous, intriguing, and eye-opening stories about the people and places of the game. Giving credence to the many eclectic, well-written stories with his first-person narrative, Wade provides an interesting and insightful view of the game. Events he has witnessed or accounts related to him directly include stories about golfers Lee Trevino, Jack Nicklaus, and Tom Weiskopf, as well as country singer Willie Nelson and the venerable St. Andrews' golf course. To say this is a collection of the ``greatest'' golf stories is unjustifiable. However, many of these are great stories and well worth reading. For most sports collections.-- Martin J. Hudacs, Solanco H.S., Quarryville, Pa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762419081
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
05/04/2004
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
2.94(w) x 3.78(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author

Don Wade, a former senior editor at Golf Digest magazine and author of And Then Jack Said to Arnie, has been covering professional golf since the 1970s. He has also worked as a feature reporter for CBS Sports and NBC Sports as a golf analyst for the USA Network. His writing has appeared in a variety of publications including the New York Times and the Boston Globe.

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