The Green Road Home: Adventures and Midadventures as a Caddie on the PGA Tour

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Today Michael Bamberger is one of the top sportswriters in the world, but twenty years ago, at the tender age of twenty-four, he reached the summit of another field—professional golf. He set no course records, made no monstrous putts, and no television cameras followed him around. But the writer received a golf education most fans only dream about: He spent six months caddying on the PGA Tour. Part sports book, part travel-adventure, The Green Road Home is the book that launched Bamberger's career. For six months...

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Today Michael Bamberger is one of the top sportswriters in the world, but twenty years ago, at the tender age of twenty-four, he reached the summit of another field—professional golf. He set no course records, made no monstrous putts, and no television cameras followed him around. But the writer received a golf education most fans only dream about: He spent six months caddying on the PGA Tour. Part sports book, part travel-adventure, The Green Road Home is the book that launched Bamberger's career. For six months he carried the bags of some of the game's finest, most promising, and most colorful characters—from legends such as Al Geiberger ("Mr. 59") and George Archer, to up-and-comers like Brad Faxon and Steve Elkington—in tournaments ranging from the Byron Nelson Classic to the British Open to the PGA Championship. The Green Road Home is an entertaining and insightful behind-the-scenes account of days and nights on the PGA Tour; a true classic of sports writing.

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Bamberger is a well-known name in golf lore. This first of his many golf-related titles chronicles the six months he spent caddying for several pros, offering a firsthand, behind-the-scenes look at the Professional Golf Association tour. This edition includes a new introduction by pro golfer Nick Prince and a new afterword by Bamberger. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809251599
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary
  • Publication date: 3/1/1987
  • Pages: 272

Meet the Author

Michael Bamberger was born in Patchogue, New York, in 1960. After college he became a reporter, first for the Vineyard Gazette (on Martha's Vineyard), later for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and since 1995 he has been a senior writer at Sports Illustrated. He is the author of three other acclaimed books on golf, including This Golfing Life, To the Linksland, and PGA Tour star Davis Love's autobiography Every Shot I Take, which he ghostwrote. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, and many anthologies, including the Best American Sportswriting annual. He lives in Philadelphia.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2002

    An Odd Perspective

    If you love golf but don't play as well as the pros, caddying for a pro is as close as you're ever going to get to this level of golf. The author put into practice a great idea - caddying for a pro golfer - , and tells the tale of his experiences with great skill and candor. No golfer should miss this book.

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