Golf's Greatest Moments: An Illustrated History by the Game's Finest Writers

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The charm of golf is simply this, explains A. A. Milne in one of the delightful selections from Golf's Greatest Moments: It is the best game in the world at which to be bad.... The joy of driving a ball straight after a week of slicing, the joy of putting a mashie shot dead.... Every stroke we bad players make we make in hope. It is never so bad but it might have been worse; it is never so bad but we are confident of doing better next time. And if the next stroke is good, what happiness fills our soul.This ...
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The charm of golf is simply this, explains A. A. Milne in one of the delightful selections from Golf's Greatest Moments: It is the best game in the world at which to be bad.... The joy of driving a ball straight after a week of slicing, the joy of putting a mashie shot dead.... Every stroke we bad players make we make in hope. It is never so bad but it might have been worse; it is never so bad but we are confident of doing better next time. And if the next stroke is good, what happiness fills our soul.This lavishly illustrated anthology of great golf writing, by outstanding sports writers, humorists, and essayists who have fallen under the spell of golf's many charms, covers every aspect of the game. Dave Anderson, Thomas Boswell, Dan Jenkins, Jack Nicklaus, Frank Pennink, Jim Murray, Ogden Nash, George Plimpton, Rick Reilly, Red Smith, and John Updike are just a sampling of the authors whose inspiring, dramatic, amusing takes on the game can be found here. Historic action shots, paintings, posters, magazine covers, and many beautiful course photographs bring the selections to visual life. The only book of its kind, Golf's Greatest Moments provides a plentiful supply of anecdotes for good dinner table or 19th-hole conversation for sports-loving readers and golfers at every level.

Author Bio: Robert Sidorsky has written about golf for the New York Times since 1993. He is a regular contributor to Links magazine and has also written for Turnstile's Golf & Travel, The Met Golfer, Golf for Women, The Boston Phoenix, and Hamptons Magazine. He lives in New York City.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780810946316
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/20/2003
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 9.75 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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