Golf Anecdotes: From The Links Of Scotland To Tiger Woods by Robert SommersGolf Anecdotes: From The Links Of Scotland To Tiger Woods by Robert Sommers

Golf Anecdotes: From The Links Of Scotland To Tiger Woods

byRobert SommersForeword byArnold Palmer

Paperback | April 13, 2004

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In the ten years since Golf Anecdotes was first published, the game and its players have changed dramatically. This new edition, now with a foreword by Arnold Palmer and a new chapter covering the latest and greatest golf stars like Annika Sorenstam and Tiger Woods, reflects those changes.Readers can enjoy a sweeping look at this royal and ancient game, in a volume that is both an informal history as well as a vivid recounting of golf's most striking incidents and personalities. Robert Sommers takes us on a grand tour that stretches from the game's dim origins in the 12th century right up to the modern PGA tour. Indeed, no other anecdote book offers this much historical depth or serves up such fascinating lore. We learn for instance that the first known golf match tookplace in 1504, between James IV of Scotland and the Earl of Bothwell. Sommers likewise paints a colorful portrait of golf in the era of the first professionals--Old Tom Morris, Allan Robertson, and Willie Park--describing the earliest rules, the equipment used, the most memorable events. Much of thebook focuses on the 20th century. Here readers will find wonderful tales of Harry Vardon and Francis Ouimet, Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen, Sam Snead and Ben Hogan, Joyce Wethered and Babe Zaharias, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Lee Trevino, Nancy Lopez and Annika Sorenstam, NickFaldo and Greg Norman, and of course, the amazing Tiger Woods. Thus the wide world of golf is presented, the first professionals and the latest stars, the double eagles and the double hits. Informative and highly entertaining, Golf Anecdotes will appeal to anyone who loves the game.
Robert Sommers is the former editor and publisher of Golf Journal, the USGA's official publication.
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Title:Golf Anecdotes: From The Links Of Scotland To Tiger WoodsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 5.39 × 7.99 × 0.79 inPublished:April 13, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195172655

ISBN - 13:9780195172652

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"A bouillabaisse of golf history, stories, one-liners, and believe-it-or-nots.... Golf Anecdotes is a pleasure to look over in the random moment.... Golfers will love it."--The Times (Trenton, NJ)