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Classic Golf Stories: 26 Incredible Tales from the Links [NOOK Book]

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Ever since that fateful day several hundred years ago when a Scottish shepherd first struck a rock with a shillelagh, perhaps no single athletic pursuit has brought man more joy and frustration, more fulfillment and utter despair than the game of golf. It has been said by many that it is a microcosm of life itself?a beautiful game which tests the mind, body, and spirit. As a testament to that, there has been no shortage of inspired writing on the topic, as golf has long caught the interest and imagination of some...
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Classic Golf Stories: 26 Incredible Tales from the Links

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Overview

Ever since that fateful day several hundred years ago when a Scottish shepherd first struck a rock with a shillelagh, perhaps no single athletic pursuit has brought man more joy and frustration, more fulfillment and utter despair than the game of golf. It has been said by many that it is a microcosm of life itself—a beautiful game which tests the mind, body, and spirit. As a testament to that, there has been no shortage of inspired writing on the topic, as golf has long caught the interest and imagination of some of the world’s finest and most celebrated writers. Contributors include P. G. Wodehouse, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bernard Darwin, Ring Lardner, Horace Hutchinson, Charles E. Van Loan, A. A. Milne, Francis Ouimet, and many more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781626366527
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/7/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,195,627
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Jeff Silverman, a former columnist for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, has written for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and several national magazines including, most recently, Sports Illustrated. He teaches a course on the literature of sports at Villanova University and lives in West Chester, PA.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

The Praise and Origin of Golf Sir W.G. Simpson 5

The Mystery of Golf Arnold Haultain 14

The Chicken; or, My First Introduction to the Ancient Game of Golf (A Trifle after The Raven') S. F. Outwood 19

Miss Carrington's Professional M. Gertrude Cundill 25

An Inland Voyage A. A. Milne 42

A Method of Play J. H. Taylor 47

Even Threes Owen Johnson 53

Good Resolutions Bernard Darwin 77

The Humorous Side of Golf A. W. Tillinghast 86

A Novel Golfing Match A. Niblick 91

A One-Ball Match Gerald Batchelor 98

Dormie One Holworthy Hall 104

Mathematics for Golfers Stephen Leacock 125

The Science of Golf Anonymous 131

Hit the Ball: A Valuable Lesson of What Concentration Really Means Eddie Loos 135

A Lesson in Golf Anonymous 142

A Mixed Threesome P. G. Wodehouse 149

Mr. Dooley on Golf Finley Peter Dunne 168

A Caddy's Diary Ring Lardner 173

How I Began to Play Golf Francis Ouimet 192

Shush!!! An Authority on Athaletics Makes a Suggestion Ring Lardner 199

Etiquette and Behaviour Horace Hutchinson 204

Golf for Duffers Sir Henry Rider Haggard 224

Gentlemen, You Can't Go Through! Charles E. Van Loan 232

Aberdovey Bernard Darwin 259

Winter Dreams F. Scott Fitzgerlad 268

About the Editor 295

Sources 297

Acknowledgements 299

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