Firsts, Facts, Feats, and Failures in the World of Golf

Overview

The Rules of Golf defines the game as: "playing a ball witha club from the teeing ground into the hole by a stroke orsuccessive strokes in accordance with the Rules." Sounds simpleenough. What could happen?

In Firsts, Facts, Feats, and Failures in the World ofGolf, renowned golf historian and lifetime player Ken Jankeentertains you with all the wildest and most devastating storiesthat are as much a part of the game as the course itself. Ken'sentertaining stories cover such ...

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Overview

The Rules of Golf defines the game as: "playing a ball witha club from the teeing ground into the hole by a stroke orsuccessive strokes in accordance with the Rules." Sounds simpleenough. What could happen?

In Firsts, Facts, Feats, and Failures in the World ofGolf, renowned golf historian and lifetime player Ken Jankeentertains you with all the wildest and most devastating storiesthat are as much a part of the game as the course itself. Ken'sentertaining stories cover such groundbreaking firsts as AllanRobertson, considered the first golf professional (the skinsgolfers won't be surprised how he made his money); to suchnuts-and-bolts facts as no official golf ball in the world can besmaller than 1.68" nor be heavier than 1.62 ounces; to suchastonishing feats as Tiger Woods setting eighteen records and tyingsix others on his way to winning the 1997 Masters; to suchheartbreaking failures as Robert Clark conceding a hole after along, unsuccessful search for his ball to later find it was in thecup from a hole-in-one shot!

Firsts, Facts, Feats, and Failures in the World of Golfis a brilliant collection of stories about some of golf's memorablemoments. Every fan of the game will pore over the amusing yarns ofthe record-breaking feats and failures of the pros as well as thepersonal triumphs and tragedies of everyday golfers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471965596
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/15/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,360,139
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 9.59 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Ken Janke was first introduced to the game of golf by his father. His love of the game grew as he played competitively through college and gained experience working as a caddy. A golf historian and writer, Ken is also the author of Golf Is a Funny Game . . . But It Wasn't Meant to Be.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Chapter 1. Firsts.

Chapter 2. Facts.

Chapter 3. Feats.

Chapter 4. Failures.

Bibliography.

Index.

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