The Greatest Golf Stories Ever Told: Thirty Amazing Tales from the Links

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The perfect gift for anybody who has ever swung a club or marveled at the skill of touring professionals on television, The Greatest Golf Stories Ever Told is a compulsively readable collection of some of the most entertaining and insightful reading on the subject of golf.
Contributions include some well-known works from renowned writers of the genre, such as Dan Jenkins, Herbert Warren Wind, and John Updike, as well as some rare, lesser-known gems from Gary McCord, Bud Shrake,...
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Overview


The perfect gift for anybody who has ever swung a club or marveled at the skill of touring professionals on television, The Greatest Golf Stories Ever Told is a compulsively readable collection of some of the most entertaining and insightful reading on the subject of golf.
Contributions include some well-known works from renowned writers of the genre, such as Dan Jenkins, Herbert Warren Wind, and John Updike, as well as some rare, lesser-known gems from Gary McCord, Bud Shrake, and the great F. Scott Fitzgerald. The thirty stories in this fascinating collection will lead you from tee to green, avoiding the bunkers while illustrating in vivid detail - through true and fictional tales - all the humor, drama, excitement, and emotion the game of golf is so richly steeped in.
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"Every once in a while, a book publisher comes up with a great concept for a series of books that deserve more than superficial recognition. Such a series is "The Greatest (fill in the blank) Stories Ever Told", anthologies that should win places on many bedside tables. On the long winter nights that lie ahead, such stories make great reading." --The Lexington County Chronicle
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592280889
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Series: Greatest Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 937,726
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author


Jeff Silverman, a former columnist for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, has written for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and several national magazines. He is also editor of The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told, Lardner on Baseball, The Greatest Golf Stories Ever Told, Classic Golf Stories, Bernard Darwin on Golf, and The Greatest Boxing Stories Ever Told.
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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
What Golf Is 1
The Only Two Acceptable Theories 5
The Golfomaniac 11
The Charm of Golf 15
Stark 19
The Way the Ball Bounces 27
The Long Hole 33
Winter Dreams 49
Mr. Frisbie 71
Dressing the Part for Golf 83
Over the Wire Is Out of Bounds 93
September 20, 1913 103
The Greatest of Golfers 115
Back to Cherry Hills 119
Day of Glory for a Golden Oldie 131
The Carry 139
They Might Be Giants 143
A Good Walk Spoiled 155
The Rivercliff Golf Killings 167
Titanic Thompson 175
Big Divorces and Small Divots 189
Care to Join Our Little Old Game? 199
Golf with the Boss 205
Goldfinger 219
The Finest Course of All 241
Workers, Arise! Shout Fore 245
Left-Handed Golf Courses: Our Greatest Need 251
The Humors of Golf 255
The Wooden Putter 269
The Bliss of Golf 281
About the Editor 285
Permissions Acknowledgments 286
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