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From the Links: Golf’s Most Memorable Moments

Nature, recreation and sports


by
Joshua Shifrin

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 360 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

A golf hall of fame, shame, and arcane. From the Links showcases golf’s greatest moments, taking us from the ancient links of Scotland in the 1800s to the sins of Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus’s youngestever Grand Slam. Whimsical tales of the game’s giants sit alongside ditties about less stellar toilers. Stories of triumph, holes-in-one, hilarious gaffes, heart-racing final rounds, trailblazing careers, monumental breakdowns and other incredible events no reader will ever forget: the moment when Jack ?The Golden Bear’ Nicklaus and Gary ?The Black Knight’ Player were attacked by killer bees; the heart-warming victory of Babe Zaharias in the 1954 US Women’s Open Championship, just one month after cancer surgery; the incredible sight of four holes-in-one on the same hole in under two hours in the 1989 US Open. Golf has a singular capacity to bring out the very best and the very worst in its many enthusiasts, with all sorts of mishaps and high jinks colouring the space between tee and green. In From the Links, Joshua Shifrin affectionately guides us through the rich tapestry of golfing history with tale after notorious, infamous and beloved golfing tale.

A golf hall of fame, shame, and arcane. From the Links showcases golf’s greatest moments, taking us from the ancient links of Scotland in the 1800s to the sins of Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus’s youngestever Grand Slam. Whimsical tales of the game’s giants sit alongside ditties about less stellar toilers. Stories of triumph, holes-in-one, hilarious gaffes, heart-racing final rounds, trailblazing careers, monumental breakdowns and other incredible events no… (more)

A golf hall of fame, shame, and arcane. From the Links showcases golf’s greatest moments, taking us from the ancient links of Scotland in the 1800s to the sins of Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus’s youngestever Grand Slam. Whimsical tales of the game’s giants sit alongside ditties about less stellar toilers. Stories of triumph, holes-in-one, hilarious gaffes, heart-racing final rounds, trailblazing careers, monumental breakdowns and other incredible events no reader will ever forget: the moment when Jack ?The Golden Bear’ Nicklaus and Gary ?The Black Knight’ Player were attacked by killer bees; the heart-warming victory of Babe Zaharias in the 1954 US Women’s Open Championship, just one month after cancer surgery; the incredible sight of four holes-in-one on the same hole in under two hours in the 1989 US Open. Golf has a singular capacity to bring out the very best and the very worst in its many enthusiasts, with all sorts of mishaps and high jinks colouring the space between tee and green. In From the Links, Joshua Shifrin affectionately guides us through the rich tapestry of golfing history with tale after notorious, infamous and beloved golfing tale.

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