This Golfing Life

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Atlantic Monthly Press, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 264 pages
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"Michael Bamberger has led a lucky golfing life: caddying on the PGA Tour, falling under the spell of a golf master in Scotland, and hanging out with Arnold Palmer at the Masters. For the past two decades, he's been writing about the game for newspapers, in books, and, since the start of the Tiger era, as a senior writer for Sports Illustrated." "This Golfing Life is the story of Bamberger's golf journey, from a young man trying to find a home in golf to a middle-aged man whose best friendships, and best times, come out of the game. It brings together Bamberger's celebrated and intimate reporting on Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Annika Sorenstam, and Michelle Wie, and portrays the behind-the-ropes golf people who give the game its texture: the caddie-yard lifers, golf bums, iconoclastic architects, powerful TV executives, swing gurus, desperate parents, eager rookies, and wistful veterans. They're all here, culled from the best of the author's work over the past twenty years. Bamberger has rewritten these stories and woven them, and his own golf experiences, into one single, seamless, and exhilarating narrative. It will remind golfers why they fell in love with the game in the first place, and alert nongolfers to what they are missing."--BOOK JACKET.

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About the author (2005)

Michael Bamberger has been involved in development evaluation for fifty years. Beginning in Latin America where he worked in urban community development and evaluation for over a decade, he became interested in the coping strategies of low-income communities, how they were affected by and how they influenced development efforts. Most evaluation research fails to capture these survival strategies, frequently underestimating the resilience of these communities particularly women and female-headed households. During 20 years with the World Bank he worked as monitoring and evaluation advisor for the Urban Development Department, evaluation training coordinator with the Economic Development Department and Senior Sociologist in the Gender and Development Department. After retiring from the Bank in 2001 he has worked as a development evaluation consultant with more than 10 UN agencies as well as development banks, bilateral development agencies, NGOs and foundations. Since 2001 he has been on the faculty of the International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET). Recent publications include: (with Jim Rugh and Linda Mabry) RealWorld Evaluation: Working under budget, time, data and political constraints (2012 second edition); (with Marco Segone) How to design and manage equity focused evaluations (2011); Engendering Monitoring and Evaluation ( 2013 ); (with Linda Raftree) Emerging opportunities: Monitoring and evaluation in a tech-enabled world (2014); (with Marco Segone and Shravanti Reddy) How to integrate gender equality and social equity in national evaluation policies and systems (2014).

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