Only Golf Spoken Here: Memoirs of a Passionate Irish Golfer

Only Golf Spoken Here: Memoirs of a Passionate Irish Golfer

by Ivan Morris


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Only Golf Spoken Here: Memoirs of a Passionate Irish Golfer by Ivan Morris

Ivan Morris is a "golf nut." He lives it, eats it, and dreams it. As a low handicap golfer for almost forty years, he played in over 100 Irish. British, European, and American championships and won more than a few. Along the way -- to his great delight -- Ivan met or became friends with some of golf's best players and most unusual characters. The list includes Tiger Woods, Sam Snead, Gary Player, Christy O'Connor Sr., an Irish teammate known as "Tail Gunner" Carew, and an Irish caddie known as "The Rooney."

In Only Golf Spoken Here, Morris presents an amusing account of his memories and feelings about a game that continues to tantalize and frustrate him after a lifetime of playing it. His opinions and insights -- from a distinctive Irish viewpoint -- will no doubt make enjoyable reading for anyone with an interest in golf, Ireland, or both.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585360529
Publisher: Clock Tower Press, LLC
Publication date: 03/28/2001
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1I Have Been to Heaven15
Chapter 2Back to the Beginning29
Chapter 3An Insider's Guided Tour of Irish Golf47
Chapter 4A Personal Miscellany of Irish Golf Holes67
Chapter 5Tiger O'Woods and the Sundance Kid79
Chapter 6Payne Stewart's Irish Legacy91
Chapter 7Caddie Travels and Travails97
Chapter 8Ballybunion Golf Club107
Chapter 9Ballyclough121
Chapter 10Ballybunion versus Lahinch133
Chapter 11Doonbeg--Greg Norman's Irish Project155
Chapter 12A Memorable Day at Royal Troon161
Chapter 13Heroes and All-Time Favourites167
Chapter 14The Great John Burke185
Chapter 15Local Heroes195
Chapter 16The Irish and the U.S. Open213
Chapter 17Three Florida Crackers and a Nut215
Chapter 18The Search for the Perfect Swing229
Chapter 19Back to the Future235
Chapter 20Growing Old with Attitude241

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