Story of Golf

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Traces the development of the game of golf from its modern-day origins in fifteenth-century Scotland, highlighting key players, courses and tournaments.

Traces the development of the game of golf from its modern-day origins in fifteenth-century Scotland, highlighting key players, courses and tournaments.

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Overview

Traces the development of the game of golf from its modern-day origins in fifteenth-century Scotland, highlighting key players, courses and tournaments.

Traces the development of the game of golf from its modern-day origins in fifteenth-century Scotland, highlighting key players, courses and tournaments.

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Children's Literature - Scott S. Floyd
Golf evolved from a Roman game using sticks and feather-stuffed leather balls. The French, Dutch, and English put their own spin on the game, but we remember the Scots as the creators. Back in 1457, Parliament attempted to ban the popular sport because it was taking up military practice time. Fortunately for golfers around the world, the law was useless and the sport's popularity spread. When golf came to the United States in the late 1800's, problems arose from having no guidelines. Eventually the Unites States Golf Association was formed and the rules soon followed, standardizing the sport abroad. With the help of golfers such as Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen, Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Nancy Lopez, and a host of others, golf has won many fans and participants worldwide. This is the "sport for a lifetime." History, prominent golf figures, award-winning courses, hints and tips, as well as a very useful glossary are all encompassed in this book. Everyone from the veteran golfer to the beginning duffer will find this book a unique sporting treasure. Excellent detail and unique personal stories keep you reading from cover to cover.
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-A history of golf that includes memorable moments and outstanding players. The first section gives interesting background but includes terminology that is not defined. Carefully crafted chapters on 18 superstars give insights into their personalities, their accomplishments, and their contributions to both the game and other players. Bobby Jones, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Tiger Woods, Babe Zaharias, and Nancy Lopez are among those included. The second part of the book describes courses, their architecture, caddies, swings, clubs, putting, and the popularity of the game. While readers wanting to know more about this sport will find the book valuable, the text does assume some background knowledge.-Janice C. Hayes, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreeboro
Horn Book
A new entry in the author's fine series that has previously addressed baseball, football, and the Olympics, The Story of Golf provides a comprehensive look at the history, key players (both male and female), locales, logistics, and lingo of the game; this is not a "how to play" text. Anderson employs a skillful interweaving of anecdotes with straight narrative throughout the book; the result is highly readable and engaging, with broad age appeal. The book features plenty of photo-graphs, both vintage and current, produced in evenly grayed tones that achieve a consistent appearance throughout but render some of the shots slightly darker than optimum. The beginning golfer will learn good background; the player who's already hooked on the game will meet some new heroes; both will be inspired.
NY Times Book Review
A sports columnist fo rThe Times explains the charms of a game that looks so easy but turns out to be so difficult. Part 1, the history of the game, is told through the lives of great players. The second part examines golf courses and equipment, and tells why the handicap system of scoring extends the lifetime appeal of the sport.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688157975
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/1998
  • Pages: 192
  • Age range: 10 years
  • Product dimensions: 7.29 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.49 (d)

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