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There is a commonly held belief that golfers are calm and composed and never vent their feelings in public. The truth, however, indicates otherwise. There is as much passion and emotion in the seemingly genteel, ancient pursuit of golf as in any boxing title match. Classic Golf Quotes is a catalog of 2,000 of the most expressive and insightful thoughts and sayings of players and commentators, from past centuries to the present day. They define the essence of golfing, and range from frustrated anger—Seve ...

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Overview

There is a commonly held belief that golfers are calm and composed and never vent their feelings in public. The truth, however, indicates otherwise. There is as much passion and emotion in the seemingly genteel, ancient pursuit of golf as in any boxing title match. Classic Golf Quotes is a catalog of 2,000 of the most expressive and insightful thoughts and sayings of players and commentators, from past centuries to the present day. They define the essence of golfing, and range from frustrated anger—Seve Ballesteros telling his caddie, "It’s not your fault. It’s mine because I listen to you."—to self-deprecation—Bruce Crampton, finishing second for the fifth time, "I shall appear next year in my customary role as defending runner-up." This is the world of golf as seen by its leading characters who were brave—or foolish—enough to voice their thoughts in front of a camera, notebook, or tape recorder.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781905798070
  • Publisher: Anova Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

For more than 30 years, as sports correspondent for the Daily Mail, Michael McDonnell followed the world’s top golfers across the globe. His work earned him a succession of sports writing awards in Britain and the Golf Writers Hall of Fame Award and the Memorial Journalism Award in the U.S. His many books on golf include Classic Golf Quotes: Golfing History in the Words of Those Who Made It and Forgive Us Our Press Passes: The History of the Association of Golf Writers.

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