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THE ULTIMATE GOLF BOOK

McGrath, Charles

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ISBN 10: 061814546X / ISBN 13: 9780618145461
Published by Houghton Mifflin, 2002
Condition: As New Hardcover
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McGrath, Charles. THE ULTIMATE GOLF BOOK. NY: Houghton Mifflin, c2002. first printing. 258pp. index, illus. b/w, color. 4to. As new hardcover with d/w. Bookseller Inventory # 54806

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Title: THE ULTIMATE GOLF BOOK

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: 1st Edition

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Ever since the Dark Ages, when a few Scots ambled over the dunes with their het kolvin sticks, slapping a ball around in something akin to golf, no sport has more universally or irreversibly awed its players and fans. THE ULTIMATE GOLF BOOK captures the world’s ultimate sporting passion as it has never been captured before, with a lively, authoritative history, stunning illustrations, and perhaps the finest collection of original writing on the sport ever assembled between two covers.
Putting a fresh, contemporary spin on the centuries-old story of golf, Sports Illustrated’s colorful senior writer John Garrity has written a delightful, loose-limbed riff of a history that travels the globe and the links, covering the key personalities, events, advances in technique and technology, proliferation of interest, and curious mystery of this international obsession. Complementing the history are twenty personal essays from a diverse group of literary low-handicappers, musing on everything from the Age of Tiger, to the woes of the lowly club pro, to the charm of playing golf in the dead of winter, to giving up the game altogether. All of this plays out against the dramatic backdrop of more than 300 photographs and illustrations, many rare and historic, many commissioned especially for this volume, which is truly one of a kind.
From the tee to the green, the clubhouse to the nuthouse, THE ULTIMATE GOLF BOOK is a must-have for any serious student of the game.

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Charles McGrath is the editor of the New York Times Book Review. Formerly a writer and editor for The New Yorker, McGrath edited Books of the Century: A Hundred Years of Authors, Ideas, and Literature and frequently contributes to the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and other publications.

David McCormick is a literary agent and former editor at The New Yorker and Texas Monthly.

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