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Fairways and Greensby Dan Jenkins
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Tell me about plumbing, fine. Tell me about carpentry, terrace gardening, the timer on VCRs. Go ahead and explain cellophane. Tell me about allof these things, but don't try to tell me about golf, okay? Golf I know.--Dan Jenkins
After four decades of covering golf-notto mention playing scratch from the blues and gambling for my own money when I didn't have any, Dan Jenkins most definitely knows golf. Hemay, in fact, know the game better than anyone on the planet. Now, his latest and long awaited collection brings together his best writing on thegame, from serious pieces on timeless classics like the 1954 Masters and the 1960 Open to humorous takes on everything from the best things in golf-thebest bar is Club XIX in the Pebble Beach Lodge-to his unrequited love of golf carts. With a cast that includes everyone from Hogan, Palmer, and Nicklausto all of the lurkers and spoilers on the PGA Tour, the book is a timeless addition to great golf literature.
From the TradePaperback edition.
The latest collection of the author's best ranges from serious essays on the 1954 Masters tournament and the 1960 Open, to humorous pieces on the best bars on America's ranges and the virtues of the golf cart. Original.
Dan Jenkins is the author of several novels and nonfiction books, including Semi Tough, Dead Solid Perfect, and Rude Behavior, and writes an enduringly popular column in Golf Digest. He is the sponsor of The Dan Jenkins Goat Hills Partnership, a charity golf tournament that attracts players from around the world. He divides his time between Fort Worth, Texas, and New York City.
Table of Contents
Part one. The way it is today- dining out on corporate logos. The best things in golf — The host club — Designers and developers — "He's safely on" — Bobby Joe Grooves — What if the tour stopped tomorrow? — Tour pro seeks new line of work — Media messages — The man himself — Be happy with second place — Saving the world — The world of golf on cable TV — Things that make you hot — Golf nuts — Riding high — The luck of Calcutta Bob and Suntan Jim — Debunking the firm left side — What is this lost-ball business? — The perfect driver — Hap McWedge and the senior amateurs — The most dangerous job in golf — Part two. Order the nostalgia and tell them heavy on the Hogan. Hogan — The mother of all streaks — Old Tom — The towering inferno — The Masters its ownself — Back to Baltus Oak — Whoo-ha, Arnie! — The dream tournament — The glory game at Goat Hills — A semi-tough return to golf — Golf with the boss — "You'll not do that here, laddie" — Afterword.
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