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EVERY GOLF COURSE around the world has one thing in common - they are all unique. Golf provides a different experience wherever you go. No two courses are ever the same and each has their own captivating story to tell. Blessed with a rich and varied landscape, England has a prolific collection of coastal links and inland courses created by some of golf's most cherished craftsmen; Sunningdale (Park Jr. & Holt), Walton Heath (Fowler), St Enodoc (Braid), Alwoodley and Moortown (MacKenzie) to name just a few. This guide offers a golfer everything they would require to enjoy a great round of golf at the best courses England has to offer. All the information you need is right here - par scores, yardage, green-fee price indicators, booking procedure, history of each club and how best to play the course. England is where golf's greatest artists have gifted us moments to treasure for eternity. A young Ballesteros lifting the claret jug at Royal Lytham & St Annes, Bobby Jones storming to victory at Hoylake on his way to the grand slam, and who can ever forget Nicklaus and Jacklin bringing their titanic Ryder Cup battle to a close with a famous handshake at Royal Birkdale. Sharing a border with its spiritual home, England is undoubtedly golf's exquisite front garden.
Forever remembered as one of the most dramatic storylines in the history of golf, Payne Stewart's phenomenal career was bookended by a brass and colorful start and an inspired comeback with a shocking, tragic end. Written off as a pompous showman past the prime of his career, Stewart emerged from a long slump in the unforgettable season of 1999 to capture the U.S. Open and play on the victorious U.S. Ryder Cup team. He appeared to be a new man that summer: wiser, deeper, and on the verge of a new level of greatness. Then his journey to redemption ended in October, when his chartered Learjet flew aimlessly for more than a thousand miles, ran out of fuel, and fell to earth in a prairie in South Dakota. His death marked the end of an era, one made up of shotmakers who played the game with artistry, guile, finesse, and heart. Behind them were Tiger Woods, David Duval, Phil Mickelson, and other young players whose power and strength changed the PGA Tour forever. With exclusive access to Stewart's friends, family, and onetime colleagues, Kevin Robbins provides a long-overdue portrait of one of golf's greats in one of golf's greatest seasons
A bumper bag of humorous anecdotes and amusing tales from golf's best-loved personalities that proves golf is a funny old game - birdies, bunkers and all! Read hilarious stories covering everything from caddies to the clubhouse by the game's all-time great characters, including Peter Alliss, Nick Faldo, Sandy Lyle, Sam Torrance and Ian Woosnam. Enjoy the humour of legendary players such as Seve Ballesteros, Tony Jacklin, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino and Tiger Woods, as they share the funny side of playing in the Open Championship and the Ryder Cup. Laugh-out-loud at celebrity golfers Bruce Forsyth and Michael Parkinson's rib-tickling anecdotes about pro-am tournaments. THE WIT OF GOLF is a wonderful collection of jokes, stories and anecdotes, perfect for any golf fan.
There has never been a book about the inner workings of the golfbusiness, or its leading players from an insider's point of view. In the Rough reads like a novel, but it could also be required reading in a business school. This book takes the reader on a ride through the author's unusual professional career and what he discovered in the most revealing settings and scenes of the golf industry at its awkward and colorful best. Most of the events and incidents appearing here are first-hand accounts portraying a host of famous and colorful characters in both golf and the business world. The central characters in this book are Ben Hogan, one ofthe five best players of all time and a highly successful golfequipment executive; Deane Beman, a star amateur and successfulprofessional golfer who became the commissioner and inventedthe modern-day PGA Tour; and Minoru Isutani, a wealthyJapanese entrepreneur who is probably best known for having lost$350 million on the purchase and sale of Pebble Beach. Some ofthe other costars include Jack Nicklaus, Karsten Solheim (PingGolf Company), Greg Norman, and Ely Callaway; all names youhave seen etched on a wood, an iron, or a putter, among otherplaces.
For a century, Oklahoma has been at the crossroads of American golf: Bolt, Moody, Jameson, Morgan, Tway, and Coe were born there; Hagen, Hogan, Nicklaus, Woods, Lopez, and Sarazen competed there; Nelson, Zaharias, Palmer, Wright, Floyd, and Snead won there. It is hardly surprising that the U.S. Open returns to Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the year 2001, or that Golf Digest ranked Oklahoma City the fifth-friendliest golf city in the country.The Story of Golf in Oklahoma chronicles the links history of the Sooner state, from championships to courses to personalities. Previously unpublished material includes numerous color and black-and-white photographs, layouts of Oklahoma courses, and detailed appendices documenting the dates, locations, champions, and winning scores of every Oklahoma Open as well as of other prominent golf championships played in Oklahoma. The book also includes lists of winners of the Oklahoma Golf Association, the Women's Oklahoma Golf Association, the South Central PGA section, and a comprehensive player register, including biographical data, about native Oklahoman golf champions and other champions who have lived in the state. Oklahoma's golf legacy has been one of the best-kept secrets in American sports--until now. Del Lemon's Story of Golf in Oklahoma is a timely narrative that depicts our state's distinguished first century of golf, a story I believe the rest of the golf world will find interesting as well. The book is not just about Oklahomans. It also includes accounts of numerous players from other states who have won championships there. At one time or another, almost all the great American golf champions--from Walter Hagan, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, and Gene Sarazen to Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Nancy Lopez, and Tiger Woods--have been part of the tapestry that is Oklahoma golf. --Susie Maxwell Berning, winner of eleven LPGA championships, including three U.S. Opens Oklahoma Boasts: * The first player to shoot 63 in the British Open (Mark Hayes) * The first NCAA champion from west of the Mississippi (Walter Emery) * The dominant amateur player in Masters Tournament history (Charles Coe) * Some of the finest golf courses in the country, due to Oklahoma's rolling terrains and ideal turfgrass