Alliss' 19th Hole: Trivial Delights from the World of Golf

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Da Capo Press, Sep 10, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 176 pages
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From the trivial to the arcane to the bizarre to the hilarious to the tragic, Alliss' 19th Hole is a compulsively readable compendium of golf facts, told in the wry voice of the man Golf Digest called the "best golf commentator ever," the legendary Peter Alliss. Marvel at the accomplishments of golfers who have won a revered place in "Alliss' Hall of Fame," shake your head in disbelief at the chaos that ensues "When Good Golfers Go Bad," and relive "The Great Battles of Golf History." Take an armchair expedition to "The World's Ten Greatest Holes," learn "Ten Essential Facts About the Hole in One," and see what happens when the green is subject to "Animal Intrusions." Informed by a deep love of the game and a whimsical eye for detail that will delight and engage anyone who shares his enthusiasm for the game, Alliss' 19th Hole is the perfect book for any duffer who can't get enough links lore.
 

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Contents

The Tiger Slam
85
Rules of Golf
86
A British Open Timeline
87
Lee Trevino
90
US Open Winners
91
The Great Triumvirate
95
Nick Faldo
96
Fatalities
97

Ben Hogan
20
Celebrity Golf
21
The Rule of Law
22
And the Code of Conduct
23
The Great Battles of Golf History 1
24
A Typical Golf Hole
25
Many Ways to Play
26
Go Annika
28
Stymied
29
Bobby Jones
30
The Missing Link
31
When Good Golfers Go Bad 1
32
When Good Golfers Go Bad 2
33
When Good Golfers Go Bad 3
34
Four Great Golf Collapses
36
The Trap
37
Rules of Engagement
38
The Worlds Ten Greatest Holes
39
Coulda Been a Contender
50
Dramatic Finishes
51
Ten Essential Facts About the Hole in One
53
What a Stupid
55
Endurance Golf 3
56
Golfs Lord Byron
57
A Potted History of the Ryder Cup
58
Beatlemania
65
Gene Sarazen
66
Your Honour Mr President
68
Long Hitter
70
Call Me Tiger
71
The Shot Heard Around the World
73
US Money List November 2004
74
The Early Days
75
The Great Leader
77
Q School
78
Plalyers Speak Out
80
Jack Nicklaus
81
Getting Better with Age
82
The Perfect Swing
84
The Great Battles of Golf History 3
98
River Deep Mountain High
99
European Tour?
100
Peter Thomson
101
Going Global
102
Sam Snead
105
Six Top Women Golfers Besides Annika
106
The Great Battles of Golf History 4
109
Lightning Strike
110
Doubl Hit
111
USPGA Tour Hobby of the Year
112
Forgetfulness
113
Seve Ballesteros
114
Golf on the Moon
115
Another Stupid
116
Playing the British Open Courses
118
Tiger Woods
122
Wodehouse on Golf
123
Long Short Hole
124
The Great Battles of Golf History 5
125
Caddie Tales
126
Women Drivers
127
As It Lies
128
The Golf Swing
129
Read All About It
132
Five Fearsome British Bunkers
134
Billy Blows It
135
Howard Hughes Golfer
136
Round in 18
138
Walter Hagen
141
Turning Japanese
142
Golfing Grips
143
Too Earlyand Too Late
144
Putting the Boot In
145
The Easiest Shot? The Fourth Putt
146
The Death of a Legend
148
Glossary
149
Index
154
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About the author (2007)

The son of British golf legend Percy Alliss, Peter Alliss is the “voice of golf” for the BBC and also a regular commentator on ABC-TV. He lives in Surrey, England.

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