Golf's All-Time Firsts, Mosts, Leasts, and a Few Nevers

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Taylor Trade Publications, 2012 - Reference - 173 pages
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Here is the ultimate golf reference book, meant to feed golfers’ insatiable hunger for the statistics and trivia of their game. This book answers such burning questions as who broke the most clubs during a single temper tantrum (Lefty Stackhouse, fourteen) and the rationale behind eighteen holes (it was completely arbitrary). From the sublime to the ridiculous, these fun facts will thoroughly entertain from tee to green.
  

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User Review  - csayban - LibraryThing

2 stars Golf as a sport has been around for hundreds of years, but in the last two hundred, it has taken on a majesty as the sport of gentlemen. It is a sport that can be engaged in for a lifetime by ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bgem - LibraryThing

The closest I have come to playing golf is at the mini-golf course and online, but ere is no denying I am fascinated with the game so I had to get my hands on this book. Author Al Barklow introduced ... Read full review

Contents

introduction
1
THE US OPEN US AMATEUR ETC
3
Chapter 2 the masters
25
Chapter 3 the pga championship
37
Chapter 4 the ryder cup
47
Chapter 5 the british open and amateur
51
Chapter 6 the pga tour
61
Chapter 7 senior pga tour
83
Chapter 9 college golf
121
Chapter 10 womens golf
125
Chapter 11 equipment
135
Chapter 12 media the arts etc
153
Chapter 13 ethnics
159
Chapter 14 nevers
165
abbreviations
169
readers personal firsts mosts leasts nevers
171

Chapter 8 miscellaneous
87

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About the author (2012)

Al Barkow is a veteran golf journalist and author of over a dozen books on the sport. The 2005 recipient of the PGA's Lifetime Achievement Award, he lives in Albany, California.

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