×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Driven: Teen Phenoms, Mad Parents, Swing Science and the Future of Golf
     

Driven: Teen Phenoms, Mad Parents, Swing Science and the Future of Golf

by Kevin Cook
 

See All Formats & Editions

An inside look at the creation of the new breed of superstar golfers

Golf keeps looking for the next phenom who will take over the game the way Tiger Woods did in the mid-nineties. But in all likelihood this young golfer will not be discovered but created in a gated three-hundred-acre complex in Florida called the David Leadbetter Golf Academy. Here

Overview

An inside look at the creation of the new breed of superstar golfers

Golf keeps looking for the next phenom who will take over the game the way Tiger Woods did in the mid-nineties. But in all likelihood this young golfer will not be discovered but created in a gated three-hundred-acre complex in Florida called the David Leadbetter Golf Academy. Here exists a fierce training ground, where ultra-high-tech cameras provide cutting-edge swing analysis and young players spend almost every waking hour on the driving range.

In Driven, award-winning journalist Kevin Cook shows how the game has evolved from a sport of paunchy men to one populated with muscular youngsters blasting tape-measure drives. A vivid snapshot of a rapidly changing game, Driven is a riveting look at the making of golf 's next generation.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Stalag Leadbetter sounds like the golf-learning inferno these kids all need-to get away from their imperious parents. Driven is not a bedtime story, but it's a must read!"
-Gary McCord, PGA Tour pro, bestselling author, and CBS golf commentator

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440631276
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/21/2008
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
240 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Kevin Cook is the author of Tommy's Honor, which won the United States Golf Association's 2007 Herbert Warren Wind Book Award. An award-winning journalist and former editor in chief of Golf Magazine, Cook has been a senior editor at Sports Illustrated, executive editor of Travel & Leisure Golf, and guest commentator on CNN and ESPN.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews