Getting up and Down: My 60 Years in Golf

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Ken Venturi's life and his longtime career in golf have been a tale of triumph in the face of adversity. Growing up in San Francisco, he was drawn to the game for the solitude it offered, the best place for him to find himself—and his dreams. Though his often brilliant career was prematurely halted by injuries, he then emerged as the game's greatest ambassador throughout an unprecedented broadcasting career. Getting Up & Down is the story behind Venturi's captivating rise and fall—and rise again—to the top of...

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Overview

Ken Venturi's life and his longtime career in golf have been a tale of triumph in the face of adversity. Growing up in San Francisco, he was drawn to the game for the solitude it offered, the best place for him to find himself—and his dreams. Though his often brilliant career was prematurely halted by injuries, he then emerged as the game's greatest ambassador throughout an unprecedented broadcasting career. Getting Up & Down is the story behind Venturi's captivating rise and fall—and rise again—to the top of the golf world and an inside look at the many different personalities within that world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572438231
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,486,005
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Ken Venturi is a former professional golfer who won 14 PGA Tour tournaments in his career and was named the PGA Player of the Year and Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year in 1964. He was a golf commentator for CBS Sports for more than 35 years. Michael Arkush has written seven books, including Rush!, a New York Times best-selling unauthorized biography of Rush Limbaugh. He lives in Oak View, California. Jim Nantz is an acclaimed sportscaster, known mostly for his work at CBS Sports.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2004

    Ace for Ken Venturi!

    The life of Ken Venturi is so interesting in this book. He's battled so many adversities only to come out a better man for it. This book will give you hope. Venturi, the 1964 US Open champion leaves no stones unturned in this book. He goes through the book, in great detail, his experiences at the Masters, winning the 1964 US Open, as well as his life with CBS and his life off the course. If you're too young to remember Venturi's career at CBS, or his golf career (like me) do read this book. It gives great insight as to what PGA Tour life was like 40-50 years ago.

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