The Complete Encyclopedia of Golf

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An authoritative and extensive record of this challenging game, The Complete Encyclopedia of Golf answers every question ever had about golf. From the origins of the game and the most important tournaments to the marquee players, it's all here and supported by more than 300 stunning photographs.

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Overview

An authoritative and extensive record of this challenging game, The Complete Encyclopedia of Golf answers every question ever had about golf. From the origins of the game and the most important tournaments to the marquee players, it's all here and supported by more than 300 stunning photographs.

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The title of this book is a bit presumptuous. It implies that nothing has been left out-clearly a tall order for any compendium on golf. One does not have to look too hard to think of omissions: the list of clubs omits the cleek; the list of golfers omits Moe Norman; the list of courses omits Troon (a venue in the rota for the British Open Championship). A modern encyclopedia might also include a top-ten list of instructors and swing theories, club and component manufacturer, and long drive championships. It is also interesting that Barrett, a former sports editor for the Daily Telegraph, uses the American nomenclature "British Open" as opposed to the British "The Open Championship." Even so, his encyclopedia covers substantial territory while also containing a significant number of color photographs (about 300) that highlight and nicely complement the text. Bottom Line As in any encyclopedia, this information will date quickly, especially given annual tournament schedules. Its flaws notwithstanding, this work will be of interest to most general collections. An alternative is Malcolm Campbell's The New Encyclopedia of Golf.-Steven Silkunas, North Wales, PA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572437739
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,094,071
  • Product dimensions: 10.12 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Ted Barrett is a freelance golf writer who regularly contributes to Golf Weekly and the Telegraph.

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