The Best Golf Stories Ever Told

The Best Golf Stories Ever Told

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Overview

Let the writers who love the game best ell you stories of the greats like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones, Gary Player, and Tiger Woods—and more personal stories of the game and its challenges and mysteries

This book is a comprehensive collection of stories, each of which captures a different facet of the game of golf. Some of the best golfers in the history of the sport as well as those who have established themselves as aficionados through their writing or commentary all offer their stories from both on and off the course. Stories include:
  • The Story of Beginning Golf by W. Proudfoot
  • The Story of the Long Hole by P.G. Wodehouse
  • The Story of Simpson and His Decision to Cake up Golf by A.A. Milne
  • The Story of Ben Hogan and the 1950 U.S. Open by David Barrett
  • The Story of the 1959 British Open by Gary Player
  • The Story Behind Tiger Woods’ Nickname by Matthew Silverman
  • And much more!

Together they articulate the passion as well as the frustrations behind one of the world’s most popular sports. The Best Golf Stories Ever Told is a book for golf fans and players alike who share a love for the game.

“What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.”
—Arnold Palmer

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620875704
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 06/01/2013
Series: Best Stories Ever Told
Pages: 568
Sales rank: 638,957
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Julie Ganz is a book editor in New York with a strong passion for both domestic and international travel.

Tripp Bowden is a former Augusta National caddy, the first full-time white caddy in the history of the elite private club. He’ s also a former collegiate golfer and alum of Augusta University and a former copywriter, first with McCann Erickson New York and later with his own company, Creative Wizards. Tripp is the author of the New York Times-praised Freddie & Me: Life Lessons from Freddie Bennett, Augusta National’ s Legendary Caddy Master, and All the Memorable Rounds: Golf Adventures and Misadventures from Augusta National to Cypress Point and Beyond. A frequent speaker at prominent golf clubs and sports venues across America and beyond, Tripp lives with his wife Fletch and children Arrie B. and Holly Mac in Augusta, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Foreword: What Makes a Great Story Great Story Great? Tripp Bowden xiii

Introduction xvii

Warmup: The Ethical and Physical Aspects of the Game Charles B. MacDonald xix

Part I Golf History

The Story behind the Rise of American Golf Roger Henry Wethered Joyce Wethered 3

The Story of the First Ten Years of the Open Ladies' Championship May Heztet 21

The Story of My Return to Golf J. Gordon McPherson 35

The Story of the Birth of the Game of Golf Garden Grant Smith 41

The Story behind the Birth of the Rivalry between Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer Matthew Silverman 51

An Intimate Story of Miss Alexa Stirling's Golf Victories H.E. Harman 59

Part II Golf Amateurs

The Story of Beginning Golf W. Proudfoot 67

The Story of My First Golf Lesson Tripp Bowden 73

The Story of the Early Days on the Links Cecil Leitch 79

The Story behind My First "Big" Match, and Other Lessons from My Youth: An Excerpt from Golf Facts for Young People Francis Ouimet 91

The Story of My First National Championship: Another Excerpt from Golf Facts for Young People Francis Ouimet 97

The Story of My Beginnings as a Golfer, from One Member of the "Great Triumvirate" Harry Vardon 105

The Story of My Life as an Amateur Golfer, from a Member of the "Great Triumvirate" James Braid 115

The Story of Children's Golf Bernard Darwin 123

Part III Major Tournaments

The Story of Ben Hogan's First Major Championship Jeff Miller 133

The Story of Ben Hogan and the 1950 U.S. Open David Barrett 137

The Story of My Open Championship Victory against My Fellow Members of the "Great Triumvirate" John Henry Taylor 153

The Story of Masters Week at Augusta National Tripp Bowden 161

The Story of Ben Hogan's Ultimate Test Jeff Miller 167

The Story of the 18 Holes at Augusta National Tripp Bowden 179

The Story of the 1897 Open Championship Garden Grant Smith 183

The Story of the 1959 British Open Gary Player 191

The Story of the 1965 U.S. Open Gary Player 195

Part IV Golf in Fiction

The Story of Archibald's Benefit P. G. Wodehouse 201

The Story of Straight Golf Anna Alice Chapin 221

The Story of the Great Challenge: An Excerpt from The Enchanted Golf Clubs Robert Marshall 235

The Story of an Exciting Finish: A Second Excerpt from The Enchanted Golf Clubs Robert Marshall 243

The Story of How the Quakers Became Reconciled to the Golfers Sarah Gunderson 247

The Story of How Rankin Plays "Golf" Miles Bantock, Ed. 251

The Story of the Long Hole P.G. Wodehouse 255

The Story of the Golf vs. Football Debate: An Excerpt from The Halfback Ralph Henry Barbour 21S

The Story of the Golf Tournament: Another Excerpt from The Halfback Ralph Henry Barbour 285

The Story of Simpson and His Decision to Take Up Golf A. A. Milne 297

The Story of Golf and Social Accounts John Kendrick Bangs 305

The Story of the Curse of Imagination Bernard Darwin 313

Part V Additional Golf Musings

If I Were a Golf Instructor Jerome Dunstan Travers 323

Stories of Proper Golf Etiquette Joseph Walter MeSpadden, Ed. 329

The Story of Luck in Golf Garden G. Smith 341

The Story behind Tiger Woods' Nickname Matthew Silverman 347

Bobby Jones and the Story behind His Golf Course David Barrett 349

The Story of How I Traded in My Shaft Harold Horsfall Hilton 355

Problems of Handicapping: The Story Bernard Darwin 357

The Story of How 1 Found "The Secret" J. Douglas Edgar 367

Stories of the Hole in One Jerome Dunstan Travers 369

The Story of the "Coat of Torture" Charles Evans 375

The Story of the Golf Course Mystery Chester K. Steele 379

Stories of Harry Vardon's Trip to America Harry Vardon 399

The Story of Little Poison Ivy Charles E. Van Loan 405

Starting the Swing-The Universal Method David Smith Hunter 433

The Story of Physique in Golf Harold H. Hilton 435

The Story of the Charm of Golf Alan Alexander Milne 445

The Story: Should Married Men Play Golf? Jerome Klapka Jerome 449

The Story of the Tragedies of the Short Putt Harry Leach 457

The Story: If You Don't Mind My Telling You Holworthy Hall 487

The Story of the Hong-Kong Medal W. G Van T. Sutphen 517

The Story of One Golf Champion's Predictions for the Future of the Game John G. Anderson 533

Sources 539

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