Bernard Darwin could easily have settled into a privileged life as a respected lawyer, one who just happened to be the grandson of Charles Darwin.But his conventional upbringing didn't prevent him from choosing a different path, abandoning the relative security of the legal profession to follow his first and only passion-the game of golf. While Darwin was no slouch on the links-he was captain of his golf team at Cambridge and twice reached the semifinals of the British Amateur Championships-he achieved far greater notoriety with his pen than with his club.Starting as a weekly columnist, and then a regular contributor, for The Times of London, he was soon acknowledged as one of the finest essayists in Britain (always signing his columns "Our Golf Correspondent"). He also contributed to Country Life for almost fifty years. Bernard was the first writer ever to elevate the discussion of golf beyond a simple reportage of events.This collection gathers the finest of Darwin's writing, and is a celebration of a life devoted to a love for the game of golf.Bernard Darwin was the golf game's most revered writer. He was a prominent authority on Charles Dickens and was the editor of The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Bobby Jones' miraculous feat of being the only golfer to capture the Grand Slam comes the most detailed and complete examinations ever on that magical 1930 season. Offering fans and historians every perspective of that Grand Slam season, Lewis delves into the key figures who helped mold Jones' game and mystique, as well as the locations of the rounds and the lasting impression the 'gentleman golfer' left on the game he loved so much.
In every life, there are roads taken and untaken, choices made and dreams abandoned. And then there's golf. As a teenager, Tom Cox dreamed of sporting immortality. For four years he devoted himself to the game he loved. And then, one day, he walked away. But as he got older, those dreams kept coming back. Perhaps it was turning thirty, perhaps it was winning his local club's scratch championship, perhaps it was having his first hole in one, but he decided it was time to start again, to live the dream for real. So he switched off his computer, grabbed his checked trousers and headed for the golf course. To turn pro. There are two ways of becoming a full-time professional sportsman. The first and most favoured approach goes something like this: be born gifted; take up your chosen game early; practise incredibly hard; let nothing stand in your way. The second is more controversial. Just turn up. As long as you're wearing the right socks, you should be OK.
Wat hebben Colf en Golf gemeenschappelijk? En wat doet dat Kolf in de titel? Maak kennis met het boeiende erfgoed van je favoriete stok- met balspel en geniet van de bijzondere illustraties. Het ideale cadeauboekje voor elke liefhebber van Kolf of Golf. Illustraties in full color. Tweetalig,EnglishWhat do Colf and Golf have in common? And why does the game of Kolf appear in the title? Meet the fascinating heritage of your favourite stick and ball game and enjoy the exceptional illustrations. The perfect gift for any Golf enthusiast. Illustrations in full color. Bilingual.
Op 11 februari 1914 beklonken vier golfclubs afspraken die hadden geleid tot de oprichting van het Nederlandsche Golf Comité. De Haagsche, de Doornsche, de Hilversumsche en de Kennemer besloten tot oprichting van het NGC om zaken als handicaps en de organisatie van kampioenschappen en interlands te regelen. De vroege geschiedenis van golf in Nederland valt samen met een periode waarin sportbeoefening voor het eerst werd gezien als een gezonde en nuttige manier van vrijetijdsbesteding. Voordien werd sport in nederland nog gezien als tijd die niet nuttig werd besteed. In de eerste vijftig jaar van golf in Nederland zouden verspreid over ons land slechts zestien golfclubs een blijvend bestaan vinden, waarvan enkele al met een achttien holes baan. Minder dan drieduizend golfers speelden in deze tijd golf. Honderd jaar na de oprichting van het NGC - de naam werd in 1972 in NGF veranderd - heeft golf een niet onbelangrijke plaats in het Nederlandse sportlandschap veroverd. Hoe de vroege clubs en hun leden gezamenlijk de grondslag gingen vormen voor wat nu een sport is voor 375 duizend liefhebbers, is een verhaal dat in het jubileumjaar van de NGF vermelding verdient. dit boekje wil de lezer deelgenoot maken van de eerste decennia en de beslommeringen die daarmee gepaard gingen.
Popular novelist Dan Jenkins is well known in the golf world for his column in Golf Digest. A modern classic among 20th-century sports novels, Dead Solid Perfect is Jenkins' hilarious send-up of professional golfers and the often ludicrous reality of life on the tour.
Drie mannen, één vrouw. Een golfwedstrijd en geldbeheer. Dat zijn de ingrediënten van Drive. Een roman over vooroordelen, over rivaliteit, over normen en waarden, over grote inzichten en .... over golf! De karakters zijn stereotype en de verschillen tussen de flightgenoten kunnen niet groter zijn. De onderhuidse spanningen worden steeds meer voelbaar. Het dreigt uit de hand te lopen bij de negende hole, maar dan verschijnt er een onvoorziene gast op de baan. Daarna is niets meer hetzelfde.Hier de productbeschrijving
Leaving legend and lore apart the many medieval facts and records go back much further in time than anything produced on the subject in Scotland. The book is also unique in that it includes a chapter on relations between Holland and Scotland, a much neglected field in golf history. The and third edition have been augmented by a chapter on the earliest golf in the United States and by such historic facts as have been found since the first edition was published.
Golfen met je Ogen Dicht' beschrijft het verhaal van Birdy Mulligan, de schuilnaam van een man die (illegaal) voor geld speelt, maar die begonnen is als iedereen. Zoekend naar de juiste methode en heel veel verloren balletjes komt hij terecht bij een goeroe die hem de ware aard van golf laat zien. Op puur fysische wijze toont hij aan hoe je kunt leren golfen als een pro in één dag. Birdy Mulligan heeft het gedaan en openbaart nu hoe iedereen dit kan. Vergeet de analyse van de swing, geniet van dit boek en speel als een pro.
Herman "Hank" Fins-Winston was a pro golfer destined for greatness. Now he lives in a condominium on the thirteenth fairway of one of heaven's glorious courses – a fact he finds surprising and amusing, since for one reason or another, a fair percentage of golfers never make it to paradise. Hank is having the time of his afterlife until he's summoned one idyllic morning to play a round with the Almighty. It seems that God is having some trouble with His game. As they play the heavenly courses, both in paradise and back on earth, Hank comes to realize that what began as a golf lesson has become a spiritual journey.
The Ryder Cup is one of the most thrilling spectacles in sport - an intensely dramatic contest founded on fierce rivalry, with a glorious history of nail-biting drama and truly unforgettable team performances. Won by a record-equalling margin, the 2006 Ryder Cup at Ireland's K Club was, for the European Team, one of the most glorious of all. A key member of the team both in 2006 and over the last decade, no-one knows the Ryder Cup better than Darren Clarke. In Heroes All, Darren delivers an enthralling, deeply personal account of how the Ryder Cup was won, affording the reader an unprecedented behind-the-scenes glimpse of the ultimate golf tournament.
Ben Hogan vs. Sam Snead On DVD It was a rare privilege and a splendid experience to see Ben Hogan and Sam Snead in head-to-head competition, however that's what occurred at the Houston Country Club in 1964. For the first time in over 40 years, watching these titans of the game is now possible for golf fans with the video release of the classic Shells Wonderful World of Golf match between Ben Hogan and Sam Snead. Wonderful World of Golf- Hogan vs. Snead DVD features: Originally aired February 21, 1965 The match was an exhibition of perfection and a display of brilliance Many believe that the 18 holes Hogan played during this match was one of the greatest rounds of his life
The stories in 'Jenkins at the Majors' remain as vivid and thrilling as were the days in which he wrote them, including: * Ben Hogan besting Sam SNead in an epic battle in the 1953 U.S. Open at Oakmont * The legendary 1960 U.S. Open at Cherry Hills, where three eras clashed as Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan, and Jack Nicklaus battled it out in the final round.
Peter Alliss introduces each of his selections and illustrates their genius with fascinating archive footage, some of it never seen before on dvd. with such a cast of legends, This programme has immense appeal to golf fans everywhere.
An urgent cry for help brings Poirot to France. But he arrives too late to save his client, whose brutally stabbed body now lies face downwards in a shallow grave on a golf course. But why is the dead man wearing an overcoat that is too big for him? And who was the impassioned love-letter in the pcket for? Before Poirot can answer these questions, the case is turned upside down by the discovery of a second, identically murdered corpse...
John Feinstein's career is a sports fan's dream-a lifetime of encounters with the great figures in sports, not just on the field, but in the locker room and behind the scenes with legends like Bob Knight, Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and John McEnroe. Since his days as a young Washington Post journalist, Feinstein has written twenty-eight books and countless magazine articles and newspaper columns, covering college basketball, golf, tennis, baseball, and very nearly every sport in between. He has told us of victory and defeat, of athletes and coaches we love--and love to hate. But some of his best stories have been left untold, until now. One on One is an incredible portal into the sports we love-from the box scores and the pageantry of game night and into the hard work and intensity that turn players and coaches into legends.
Een film over de passie voor golf. Die kun je alleen maken als je zelf veel hebt met de sport. Dat zit wel goed bij de broers Louter. In de film worden golfers die verslingerd zijn aan de sport geportretteerd: topgolfers zoals Joost Luiten en Christel Boeljon, ex-topsporters als Ronald Koeman en Ruud Gullit. Maar ook greenkeeper Vincent van De Hoge Kleij en de Nigeriaanse professional Chris, die gratis golfles geeft in de Bijlmer, komen aan het woord. Of Jasper, 12 jaar oud, die door zijn grootouders mee werd genomen naar de golfbaan. Rory McIlroy is zijn voorbeeld. Ook spelers die op recreatief niveau graag over de baan lopen komen in beeld. De film is gemaakt door Jan en Gerard Louter, in samenwerking met de NGF en haar partners KLM, Deloitte en ABN Amro.
De officiele geschiedenis van het golfparadijs van The Monterey Peninsula, door de hele wereld bekend als 'Pebble Beach'. Hotelling maakte een samenstelling van winnaars en bijna winnaars van meer dan 400 toernooien, sinds 1897 toen golf in dit gebied is gekomen. Van U.S. Open kampioen Willie Smith in 1899 tot Tiger Woods is bijna elke grote golfer beschreven - mannen en vrouwen - die op Pebble Beach speelden. Een prachtig vormgegeven boek, vol met historische foto's over de spelers en de banen van Pebble Beach.
Seve, the movie is de verfilming van het levensverhaal en de carrière van de Spaanse professionele golfer Severiano 'Seve' Ballesteros. De film laat zien hoe Seve uitgroeide van een jonge jongen –die leerde golfen op de stranden van zijn geboorteland Spanje met een gebroken ijzer 3- tot de wereldwijde nummer één en leidende figuur in de golfsport. Gelardeerd met unieke, nooit eerder vertoonde archiefbeelden, volgt het verhaal Seve als hij elke hindernis in zijn reis naar succes overwint, tot aan de strijd tegen zijn ziekte die hij helaas niet overwon.. “An absorbing film about Spain's sporting legend Seve Ballesteros, the son of a shepherd who became the greatest golfer in the world." Henry Fitzherbert: Daily Express "...it is hard to watch the final scenes of the film without a golf-ball-sized lump in your throat." Geoffrey Macnab: The Independent
It is the tournament that separates champions from mortals. It is the starting point for the careers of future legends and can be the final stop on the down escalator for fading stars. The annual PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament is one of the most grueling competitions in any sport. Every fall, veterans and talented hopefuls sweat through six rounds of hell at Q school, as the tournament is universally known, to get a shot at the PGA Tour, vying for the 30 slots available. The grim reality: If you don't make it through Q school, you're not on the PGA tour. You're out. And those who make it to the six day finals are the lucky ones: hundreds more players fail to get through the equally grueling first two stages of the event. John Feinstein tells the story of the players who compete for these coveted positions in the 2005 Q school as only he can. With arresting accounts from the players, established winners, rising stars, the defeated, and the endlessly hopeful, America's favorite sportswriter unearths the inside story behind the PGA Tour's brutal all or nothing competition.
Originally drawn to the game by his father, Carl Hiaasen wisely quit golfing in 1973. But some ambitions refuse to die, and as the years–and memories of shanked 7-irons faded, it dawned on Carl that there might be one thing in life he could do better in middle age than he could as a youth. So gradually he ventured back to the dreaded driving range, this time as the father of a five-year-old son–and also as a grandfather. “What possesses a man to return in midlife to a game at which he’d never excelled in his prime, and which in fact had dealt him mostly failure, angst and exasperation? Here’s why I did it: I’m one sick bastard.” And thus we have Carl’s foray into a world of baffling titanium technology, high-priced golf gurus, bizarre infomercial gimmicks and the mind-bending phenomenon of Tiger Woods; a maddening universe of hooks and slices where Carl ultimately–and foolishly–agrees to compete in a country-club tournament against players who can actually hit the ball. “That’s the secret of the sport’s infernal seduction,” he writes. “It surrenders just enough good shots to let you talk yourself out of quitting.” Hiaasen’s chronicle of his shaky return to this bedeviling pastime and the ensuing demolition of his self-esteem–culminating with the savage 45-hole tournament–will have you rolling with laughter. Yet the bittersweet memories of playing with his own father and the glow he feels when watching his own young son belt the ball down the fairway will also touch your heart. Forget Tiger, Phil and Ernie. If you want to understand the true lure of golf, turn to Carl Hiaasen, who offers an extraordinary audiobook for the ordinary hacker.
The story is set in San Diego, London and New York, as well as in ancient and modern Scotland. The game of golf blends with mystery and suspense surrounding an obsession so strong by some to own this valuable antique feathery golf ball that they'll commit murder to satisfy it. A sub-plot involves an attempt by a gambling interest to fix the British Open when the leading player's caddie is abducted to force his withdrawal.
In the wake of the stock market crash and the dawn of the Great Depression, a ray of light emerged from the world of sports in the summer of 1930. Bobby Jones, a 28-year-old amateur golfer, mounted a campaign against the record books. In four months, he conquered the British Amateur Championship, the British Open, the United States Open, and finally the United States Amateur Championship, an achievement so extraordinary that writers dubbed it the Grand Slam. No one has ever repeated it. Mark Frost uses a wealth of original research to provide an unprecedented intimate portrait of golf great Bobby Jones. In the tradition of The Greatest Game Ever Played, The Grand Slam blends social history with sports biography, captivating the imagination and engaging the reader. The Grand Slam is a biography not to be missed. "...Frost identifies what makes Jones continually interesting and startlingly contemporary." -Sports Illustrated "If you thought you knew the story of Bobby Jones and the Grand Slam, then think again..." -Scottish Golf Magazine
Before 1913, golf had been a minority sport in the US. A British import, it was a game dominated by its creators, and none more so than Harry Vardon, multiple Open champion and 'King of Clubs'. Twenty-three years his junior, Francis Ouimet had developed a love for the game despite his father's fierce disapproval. His part in the 1913 US Open was meant to be as a spectator, but after a strong performance at the National Amateur Championships the powers that be insisted he compete. Amateur versus Professional. Novice versus master. Local boy versus all-conquering hero. Britain versus America. No one gave Ouimet a chance. But as the tournament went on, and his galleries got bigger, people began to think the unthinkable... "An extraordinary book... [with] passages that were so convincing they made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up" -The Times "Book of the year... a wonderful achievement... if you know someone who loves golf, good writing and a great story, please buy it for them. If you don't, treat yourself" -Scottish Golf "A thrilling, drawn-out contest... brilliantly told by Mark Frost. What makes this book special is the way it marries social history with sporting biography... Frost produces vivid, often moving portraits of the two protagonists" -Sunday Telegraph "A brilliant story, brilliantly told... a truly outstanding piece of sports writing" -Sunday Tribune "One of the best golf books ever written" -Travel and Leisure Golf