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The greatest golf stories ever told : [thirty amazing tales from the links]
Publication Information:
Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, [2001]

Physical Description:
xi, 288 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
"Thirty amazing tales from the links"--Dust cover.
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GV967 .G74 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The perfect gift for anybody who has ever swung a club or marveled at the skill of touring professionals on television, The Greatest Golf Stories Ever Told is a compulsively readable collection of some of the most entertaining and insightful reading on the subject of golf. Contributions include some well-known works from renowned writers of the genre, such as Dan Jenkins, Herbert Warren Wind, and John Updike, as well as some rare, lesser-known gems from Gary McCord, Bud Shrake, and the great F. Scott Fitzgerald. The thirty stories in this fascinating collection will lead you from tee to green, avoiding the bunkers while illustrating in vivid detail - through true and fictional tales - all the humor, drama, excitement, and emotion the game of golf is so richly steeped in.

Author Notes

Jeff Silverman, a former columnist for The Los Angeles Herald Examiner, has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and several national magazines. The editor of The First Chapbook for Foodies, The First Chapbook for Golfers, and The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told, he now lives with his family in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

Table of Contents

Jeff SilvermanGrantland RiceRon Shelton and John NorvilleStephen LeacockA. A. MilneMichael BambergerJohn P. MarquandP. G. WodehouseF. Scott FitzgeraldRing LardnerGlenna Collett VarePat Ward-ThomasAl LaneyRobert T. Jones Jr.Herbert Warren WindRick ReillyGeorge PlimptonJohn Paul NewportMark KramDon MarquisJohn LardnerGary McCordEdwin "Bud" ShrakeDan JenkinsIan FlemingPeter DobereinerAlistair CookeRube GoldbergThe Right Hon. A. Balfour, M.P.Bernard DarwinJohn Updike
Introductionp. ix
What Golf Isp. 1
The Only Two Acceptable Theoriesp. 5
The Golfomaniacp. 11
The Charm of Golfp. 15
Starkp. 19
The Way the Ball Bouncesp. 27
The Long Holep. 33
Winter Dreamsp. 49
Mr. Frisbiep. 71
Dressing the Part for Golfp. 83
Over the Wire Is Out of Boundsp. 93
September 20, 1913p. 103
The Greatest of Golfersp. 115
Back to Cherry Hillsp. 119
Day of Glory for a Golden Oldiep. 131
The Carryp. 139
They Might Be Giantsp. 143
A Good Walk Spoiledp. 155
The Rivercliff Golf Killingsp. 167
Titanic Thompsonp. 175
Big Divorces and Small Divotsp. 189
Care to Join Our Little Old Game?p. 199
Golf with the Bossp. 205
Goldfingerp. 219
The Finest Course of Allp. 241
Workers, Arise! Shout Forep. 245
Left-Handed Golf Courses: Our Greatest Needp. 251
The Humors of Golfp. 255
The Wooden Putterp. 269
The Bliss of Golfp. 281
About the Editorp. 285
Permissions Acknowledgmentsp. 286