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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Golf legend Amy Alcott talks with twenty-seven celebrated individuals about the one thing they have in common - the game they love. With: *Jane Blalock * Bill Clinton * Ben Crenshaw * Kenny G. * Dennis Hopper * Steve Kroft * Leslie Moonves * Jim Nantz * Jack Nicholson * Lorena Ochoa * Don Ohlmeyer * Donna Orender * Dottie Pepper * Kyra Phillips * Rex Pickett * Dennis Quaid * Pam Shriver * Annika Sorenstam * Ken Venturi * Robert Wagner * Karrie Webb * Sandy Weill * Jerry Weintraub * Tom Werner * Jerry West * Jack Whitaker * John Williams