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Posted May 21, 2010
After reading "Forbidden Fairways", it was great to read in detail about Mr. Owens' life. I'll never complain again about aches and pains as I walk 18 holes of golf.
It was especially good to read about the personal happenings in Mr. Owens' life, it makes one only imagine the difficulties in trying to make a living as a young black man and especially making a living playing golf.
If you like biographies of those who have overcome great odds in life, this is the book for you. Though he was handicapped as the result of a war injury, Charlie Owens managed to overcome poverty, injuries and racial tensions to play on the PGA Tour at a time not long after the PGA dropped their "Caucasions Only" rule.<BR/><BR/>Charlie Owens literally beat the best of the best as the title describes and then went on to play excellent golf on the Senior Tour. But this isn't just a golf book. It's a strong human drama filled with emotion about a man who wouldn't quit. Some of the narrative was written in Charlie's own voice mixed with that of one of his sisters and a third person narrative.<BR/><BR/>If you enjoy uplifting biographies (true stories) then this will make your day.<BR/><BR/><BR/>Enjoy!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I really enjoyed this book - It's an exciting story of an average man who experiences love, adversity and success - all the elements of a great read! Keeps you wanting to learn more about Charlie's life and times - about his personal life as well as his legendary golf experience. Also has a great motivational message - gives you much to think about for your own life.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.