The Complete Encyclopedia of Golf: Second Edition

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This updated edition of a tremendously successful title has built-in appeal for every golf fan. With features on and results of all the great tournaments and the famous team competitions (the Ryder Cup and its amateur counterpart, the Walker Cup), an A-Z of all the greatest players to have played the game, and a directory of the world's greatest courses, this is an authoritative reference to a sport that holds a vast national television audience spellbound 49 of 52 weeks of the ...
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Overview

This updated edition of a tremendously successful title has built-in appeal for every golf fan. With features on and results of all the great tournaments and the famous team competitions (the Ryder Cup and its amateur counterpart, the Walker Cup), an A-Z of all the greatest players to have played the game, and a directory of the world's greatest courses, this is an authoritative reference to a sport that holds a vast national television audience spellbound 49 of 52 weeks of the year.
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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: 9781847326560
  • Publisher: Carlton Books
  • Publication date: 10/5/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 988,301
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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