The Leaderboard: Conversations on Golf and Life
Golf legend Amy Alcott talks with twenty-seven celebrated individuals about the one thing they have in common—the game they love.
In this entertaining and fascinating collection of candid conversations, Amy Alcott offers a rare look at the personal lives and experiences—both on and off the golf course—of prominent entertainers, athletes, political leaders, and other influential figures. A fierce love of the game connects them all, but their varied anecdotes show how this magical sport has touched each of their lives in unique ways.
Some highlights: Bill Clinton reveals why Hillary encouraged him to start playing again in his late twenties; Jack Nicholson explains how he began to play golf in his forties and became good enough to shoot a sixty-five; and Ben Crenshaw reminisces about his close relationship with Harvey Penick and about winning the 1995 Masters just days after serving as a pallbearer at Penick’s funeral.
At times poignant, illuminating, and laugh-out-loud funny, The Leaderboard is sure to inspire and capture the imaginations of golf fans everywhere.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wkelly42 - LibraryThing
I've always been a fan of Amy Alcott anyway, so when I saw she'd written a book I knew I had to read it. The Leaderboard does not disappoint. Alcott doesn't write about her own life, or her own career ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - karieh - LibraryThing
I am not quite sure why I expected this book to be hysterically funny. Maybe because, along with fishing, in golf there tend to be quite a few “the one that got away” stories that can be pretty ... Read full review
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