The Story of Golf in Fifty Holes
"The latest golf book from Dear (Every Golf Question You Ever Wanted Answered) meets the formidable challenge of trying to tell the 600-year history of golf.... a Masters-level celebration of the game."
-- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
The people and events that shaped golf's 600-year history.
The Story of Golf in Fifty Holes explores the 600-year history of the "game of honor." It reveals the excitement and despair, the challenges overcome and the sweet victories, the sportsmanship and the stars bursting onto the scene. It also describes the developments in course design, like the first manmade water hazard, and the first central fairways bunkers.
In 50 chapters, the book describes the holes, their contribution to golf course architecture, their importance to the careers of specific players, and their place in the overall story of golf.
The book also features:
- "Design and Layout" illustrations of the 50 holes
- The year, course, location and map, distance and par for each hole
- Color and archival photographs of the players and tournament events
- Sidebars with additional stories of interest.
The 50 stories cover the globe and generations of players, including:
- 5th North Berwick, the original Redan hole
- 18th Glen Abbey, where Tiger Woods had what many call the greatest shot ever hit
- 12th Atlantic Country Club, where the term "birdie" was first used
- 18th Royal Birkdale, home to "the concession."
For golfers and fans alike, The Story of Golf in Fifty Holes is an exciting treat they will return to again and again.
About this Author
Tony Dear, a former British PGA apprentice professional and member of the University of Liverpool golf team, is now an award-winning freelance golf writer. He contributes to numerous golf publications on both sides of the Atlantic, including Golf World, The Open Championship magazine and Links. He has also written for the Guardian, Dallas Morning News, San Diego Union-Tribune and National Post, and is a former golf correspondent of the New York Sun. He currently lives in Bellingham, Washington.
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