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Arnie, Seve, and a Fleck of Golf History: Heroes, Underdogs, Courses, and Championships

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In a long, award-winning career writing about golf, Bill Fields has sought out the most interesting stories—not just those featuring big winners and losers, but the ones that get at the very character of the game. Collected here, his pieces offer an intriguing portrait of golf over the past century. The legends are here in vivid profiles of such familiar figures as Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Mickey Wright, and Tiger Woods. But so are lesser-known golfers like John Schlee, Billy ...

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Overview

In a long, award-winning career writing about golf, Bill Fields has sought out the most interesting stories—not just those featuring big winners and losers, but the ones that get at the very character of the game. Collected here, his pieces offer an intriguing portrait of golf over the past century. The legends are here in vivid profiles of such familiar figures as Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Mickey Wright, and Tiger Woods. But so are lesser-known golfers like John Schlee, Billy Joe Patton, and Bert Yancey, whose tales are no less compelling.

The book is filled with colorful moments and perceptive observations about golf greats ranging from the first American-born U.S. Open champion, Johnny McDermott, to Seve Ballesteros, the Spaniard who led Europe’s resurgence in the game in the late twentieth century. Fields gives us golf writing at its finest, capturing the game’s larger dramas and finer details, its personalities and its enduring appeal.

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Editorial Reviews

examiner.com - Gary McCormick
"Arnie, Seve, and a Fleck of Golf History is a must-read for anyone with an interest in the history of the people and events of the game of golf.."—Gary McCormick, examiner.com
AETHLON - Lisa Timpf

"An entertaining and informative read."—Lisa Timpf, AETHLON
Al Barkow
“Bill Fields’s writing on golf has always been firmly rooted in a deep understanding and appreciation of the game’s history. It’s what makes his work not only memorable but valuable.”—Al Barkow, author of Gettin’ to the Dance Floor: An Oral History of American Golf
James Dodson
“Bill Fields is the modern poet laureate of golf. . . . This is a book to dwell over and savor.”—James Dodson, author of American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan and the Modern Age of Golf
Roland Merullo
“Bill Fields is simply one of our finest living golf writers.”—Roland Merullo, author of Golfing with God and Passion for Golf


 

Dan Jenkins

“Nobody knows the game of golf and many of the quaint people who have inhabited it better than Bill Fields, and I’ve never read anyone who gets them down on paper better than he does. You’ll enjoy this book more than a string of birdies if you care anything at all about the sport.”—Dan Jenkins, author of Dead Solid Perfect and Jenkins at the Majors

 

Tom Callahan

“Bill Fields’s field isn’t golf; it’s people. With a reporter’s instinct and a writer’s empathy, he specializes in stories only he can see. Don’t read him unless you’re ready to laugh and cry. Both.”—Tom Callahan, author of Johnny U

 

Curt Sampson

“If Bill Fields is writing it, I want to read it. The clarity and quality of his golf prose is exceptional. It’s solid reporting—with flair.”—Curt Sampson, author of Hogan and The Lost Masters
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803248809
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2014
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 132,280
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

A senior editor at Golf World magazine, Bill Fields is a four-time winner of the Golf Writers Association of America’s annual writing contest. His work has also appeared in Golf Digest, the New York Times, and The Best American Sports Writing.

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  • Posted July 3, 2014

    This anthology is a wonderful choice for anyone interested in th

    This anthology is a wonderful choice for anyone interested in the game of golf.
    Included are pieces on great players, great moments and great courses. The thread that stitches them together is the perceptive yet straightforward writing that is the hallmark of Bill Fields.
    A great addition to any golfer's library or an excellent gift for the golfer in your life.

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