From The Links

Author: Joshua Shifrin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762790288
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It’s a golf hall of fame, shame, and arcane. Collected in this handsome volume are more than one hundred of golf’s greatest moments—from the famous to the long forgotten—from the links of Scotland in the 1800s to the 1938 U.S. Open, the 1954 US Women’s Open to the 2010 Masters, and even to the little known Martini Invitational in 1971… and starring the giants of the game down to the struggling pros and amateurs. Told in a whimsical fashion, these are stories of triumph, amazing holes-in-one and other feats, hilarious gaffes, classic matchups, heart-racing final rounds, trailblazing careers, monumental breakdowns, and other incredible events no reader will ever forget. There’s the story of Jack “The Golden Bear” Nicklaus and Gary “The Black Knight” Player being attacked by killer bees on a course in South Africa in 1966; the 1954 US Women’s Open Championship won by the pioneering Babe Zaharias just one month after cancer surgery; four holes-in-one, on the same hole, in the 1989 US Open at Oak Hill Country Club, in under two hours; and much, much more.

Golf S Greatest Moments

Author: Robert Sidorsky
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810946316
Size: 16.71 MB
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Collects writings about golf, including contributions from great writers, humorists, and essayists, including Thomas Boswell and George Plimpton, as well as historic action shots, posters, paintings, and magazine covers.

My Greatest Shot

Author: Ron Cherney
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060562781
Size: 75.92 MB
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A collection of letters from such golf personalities as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Tiger Woods features reminiscences about their most memorable and defining golfing moments, in a volume complemented by player background information, quotes, and personal anecdotes.

Playing Through

Author: Jim Moriarty
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803295456
Size: 52.77 MB
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The game of golf has been witness to dramatic change since the early 1980s. Technology has relegated polished wooden drivers and wound balls covered with balata to the dustbin of history. The world's great courses have been stretched unfathomable lengths to counter the game's modern champions and the distances they hit the ball. In the end, though, it still comes down to the players. Jim Moriarty has focused his attention on the glory, sacrifice, success, and despair of these champions. In Playing Through, he captures the essence of this most recent, most transformative chapter in golf's long history. He writes of the last great rivalry: Jack Nicklaus versus Tom Watson; the rise of the European juggernaut with Seve Ballesteros and Nick Faldo; the Ryder Cup spectacles of 1999 and 2012 and the romance of team golf; the tragic loss of Payne Stewart and Ballesteros, both gone too soon; the emergence of the Australians, South Africans, South Americans, and Pacific Rim players in the Presidents ∪ and the man who ruled golf, Tiger Woods. Golf may have changed in the last thirty-five years, but Moriarty's words show that no matter how far the ball flies, it still pits players against themselves, the elements, and their opponents to remain the game we all know and love.

Golfer S Ebook Gift Set

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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493017039
Size: 56.74 MB
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Looking for that perfect gift for the golfer who has everything? How about the gift of history? This three-volume set contains bestselling collections from golf’s greatest moments, collected and told by professional sports journalists. From The Links goes deep into golf’s history to cull funny moments from the time the sport started in Scotland up through the 2010 Masters. In 1986 Masters, Augusta-based journalist John Boyette tells the story of one of the Golden Bear’s greatest comebacks. And Golf’s All-Time Firsts, Mosts, Leasts, and a Few Nevers will give you plenty of trivia, anecdotes, and green-related humor for the next time you’re on the links. Fore!

Golf Links

Author: Charles D. Burgess
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476627363
Size: 53.24 MB
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 This book tells the story of the Scottish golf professionals who came to America in 1888 and struggled to earn a living and the respect of the wealthy amateur golf establishment and the United States Golf Association who controlled the sport. Charles “Chay” Burgess—founder of the New England PGA, teacher of three American national champions, and the savior of the Ryder cup—learned the game on ancient seaside links and competed against British greats. His arrival in the U.S. dramatically influenced the growth of golf and the reconciliation of differences between amateurs and professionals. In 1913, the American Francis Ouimet—a working-class unknown under Burgess’ tutelage—won the U.S. Open against British celebrities Ted Ray and Harry Vardon. His triumph brought the game to mainstream America.

Dingers

Author: Joshua Shifrin
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 161321832X
Size: 44.56 MB
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From splitters to spitters; from a frozen rope to the suicide squeeze; from extra innings to no hitters, baseball is truly a great game. But nothing hypes up a crowd like a home run, a round tripper, a big bomb . . . the long ball! Hitting the ball out of the park is one of the greatest feats in baseball, and doing so in the clutch can make an average player a hero overnight. In Dingers, authors Joshua Shifrin and Tom Shea break down the 101 most memorable home runs in baseball history, telling their stories and how they affected the game of baseball. Whether it’s “The Shot Heard ’Round the World” or Hank Aaron’s 715th blast, readers will get an inside scoop on some of the most famous moments that now live in baseball lore. Whether you were there when Reggie Jackson hit three-straight home runs in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series, watched Joe Carter’s 1993 World Series-winning home run live, or have seen highlights from Bill Mazeroski’s memorable shot in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series, Dingers is for baseball fans young and old. Relive the moments you cherish to the ones you’ve only heard tales about. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

A Course Called Ireland

Author: Tom Coyne
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592404247
Size: 71.73 MB
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Traces the author's walking tour of Ireland in search of an ultimate golfing experience, describing his experiences with his father and the country that formed his love for the game, his encounters with an array of challenging natural obstacles, and his investigation into his Irish heritage. 30,000 first printing.