On a fateful day in 1964, Alistair Cooke was dragged into Van Cortland Park in New York City to play his first game of golf.
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On a fateful day in 1964, Alistair Cooke was dragged into Van Cortland Park in New York City to play his first game of golf.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611453768
  • Publisher: Arcade Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Pages: 204
  • Sales rank: 655,155
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Alistair Cooke hosted PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre for twenty-two years and was known internationally for his weekly BBC broadcast “Letter from America.” He died in 2004.

Jerry Tarde is the chairman and editor-in-chief of Golf Digest, and has been for twenty-five years, and the chairman and editorial director of Golf Digest Publications. He lives in New York City.

Jack Nicklaus is a professional American golfer famous for winning eighteen career major championships over twenty-four years. He is also known as “The Golden Bear,” and competed in his last tournament in 2005. He lives in North Palm Beach, Florida.

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Table of Contents

Foreword   Jack Nicklaus     vii
Editor's Note     ix
History of the Scottish Torture (1973)     1
Fun and Games at Blackpool (1972)     7
Goodbye, Mr President, Hi There, Arnie! (1968)     13
Bobby Jones - The Gentleman from Georgia (1999)     19
The Missing Aristotle Papers on Golf (1967)     31
Robert Tyre Jones Jr, What Won the Grand Slam? (2000)     35
The Written Record (1980)     40
Pottermanship (1968)     44
Walter Hagen 1892-1969 (1969)     47
Make Way for the Senior Golfer (1971)     50
A Perfect Day for Golf (1968)     55
Snow, Cholera, Lions, and Other Distractions (1975)     58
Marching Orders (1993)     67
Workers, Arise! Shout 'Fore!' (1974)     70
The Inauguration of President Grant (1990)     75
Player's Puritan Victory (1965)     82
The Battle of Wentworth (1966)     85
Nicklaus: Twenty-two Years at Hard Labour (1972)     95
The Heat On for Arnie & Co. (1968)     107
The American Tour Progress Report (1978)     110
The Curtis Cup (1974)     113
Letter to the Editor, New York Times (unpublished (2002))     120
The Masters: An American Festival (1975)     121
Movers and Shakers of the Earth (1976)     130
Saying Farewell to a Departed Friend (1983)     136
Golf: The American Conquest (1985)     140
No One Like Henry (1979)     149
Mark McCormack (2003)     153
The Sporty Month (2001)     158
Codes of Conduct (1998)     163
Prescription for a Pessimist (2001)     168
Ghosts in the Mist (1995)     172
The Letters of Al Cooke, by Jerry Tarde     181
Sources     184
Index     189
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