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Caddie Confidential

Author : Greg Martin
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"Nobody knows the game of golf like a caddie. The caddie sees it all: the unrelenting dreams, jaw-dropping victories, and soul crushing defeats. They rarely receive credit when things go right and frequently take the blame when things go wrong, yet they are the invisible backbone of the game. Behind every missed cut there is a guy pulling clubs for his pro" -- inside cover.

Trials and Triumphs of Golf s Greatest Champions

Author : Lyle Slovick
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Golf can be a vexing and cruel game, and teaches us much about ourselves. It has been described as “a contest calling for courage, skill, strategy and self-control. It is a test of temper, a trial of honor, a revealer of character.” In the end, as with most of life, success hinges on the character and spirit we possess. But how would our tempers be tested if we suffered a career-threatening injury from a near-fatal car accident, as Ben Hogan did in the prime of his life? How would our honor be preserved if we faced constant derision and racism both on and off the golf course, as Charlie Sifford encountered his entire career? How would our character be revealed if cancer robbed us of the ability to play the game we loved, as it did to Babe Didrikson Zaharias? Would we give in to self pity, or persevere and keep going? In Trials and Triumphs of Golf’s Greatest Champions: A Legacy of Hope, Lyle Slovick has pulled together the inspirational stories of six golfers and a caddy whose strength of character sustained them against the physical and emotional trials that threatened both their careers and lives. In an era when many athletes have lost their luster as role models, the people in this book—Harry Vardon, Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Charlie Sifford, Ken Venturi, and Bruce Edwards—offer lessons in perseverance, dignity, humility, and faith. Slovick tells each of their stories with rich detail, including the childhoods that shaped their characters, their rise in the world of professional golf, the crises they faced in their lives, their struggles to keep doing what they loved, and their refusal to give up. They had their flaws, to be sure. But when faced with a true test of will, all showed a strength that inspired those around them. The first book to gather the stories of these golfers into a single volume, Trials and Triumphs of Golf’s Greatest Champions offers a unique blend of characters who shared the same love for a game that gave them the courage and fortitude they needed to face whatever life threw their way. This book will not only interest golfers and fans of the game, it will also inspire those who have suffered their own personal setbacks and show them they are not alone in their trials.

Q School Confidential

Author : David Gould
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In 1999, the PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament---known to many as Q School---found itself sitting on 35 years of unique history. Q School Confidential chronicles this tournament's deep, dense story of heartbreak, black humor, back-room politics and magnificent golf under dire circumstances. Using the 1998 PGA TOUR Qualifying School finals as his backdrop, golf writer David Gould recounts for the first time ever the history of the pro tour's annual qualifier, with revealing anecdotes about raw rookies, aging veterans and every dreamer in between. The vintage stories in the Q School's near and distant past tell of emotional and physical breakdown---and courage, as well---under pressure: Jim Carter's self-confessed "choke stories" of 1990 and 1992; Mark McCumber's recurring lost-scorecard nightmare; Peter Jacobsen's ordeal with a cheater on the Mexican border; Jim McLean's bizarre arrest on the qualifier's eve; and Mac O'Grady's violent celebration of his long-awaited Q School success. The players captured in these pages turn white with panic, vomit their breakfast, sleep in their cars, practice on interstate ranges, lose golf shoes, forget contact lenses and make fateful decisions based on faulty information. Sifting back through several eras, Gould explains the innocent aims of the first Q Schools and uncovers the tournament's pivotal role in the momentous split-up of the PGA and the PGA TOUR. He examines the difficult question of how professional golf should go about bringing in new players and letting former players regain their privileges. In the voices of forgotten or never-known tour pros from the 1970s, he narrates the frustrating "rabbit era" that Q School helped create, and revisits the infamous "breakaway Q School" of 1968. In notes that accompany this book's exclusive year-by-year scoring records, the author picks out hidden turning points, bits of trivia and strange coincidences in the lives of tour players past and present. These profiles and snapshots of the earliest Q School survivors and the most recent graduates, as well, are woven together in a warm, engaging and insightful narrative. Q School Confidential, sometimes bleak, sometimes triumphant, provides the first and only inside look at a cruel and unusual tournament that many consider golf's toughest test of all.

Drawn to Death

Author : Malcolm Hamer
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Chris Ludlow is troubled by various problems, not least those relating to his girlfriend, Jane, and her unstable ex-husband. In search of a publisher for the memoirs of Derek Headlam, a renowned and prolific art faker, Chris secures a contract. Within days the publisher is murdered, and Chris and his brother, Max, are warned at the point of a gun to abandon the project. Are Headlam’s former partners in a scheme to sell his fakes into the art market covering their tracks? One of them is the mysterious ‘D’, ex-British Secret Service, and, like Headlam, a past associate of the traitor, Anthony Blunt. Meanwhile, Chris is helping his journalist friend, Toby Greenslade, to investigate the use of illegal drugs in golf, and golf pro, Jack Mason to expose an illegal betting scam in the game. Faced with threats of extreme violence from various quarters, Chris, with the invaluable help of Max, sets about resolving all these problems. Praise for the previous five Chris Ludlow thrillers: ‘Imaginative. . . the plot is water-tight’ Sunday Times ‘Unusual, fast-moving, perceptive’ Daily Mail ‘Goes at a gallop from fairway to green’ Irish Independent

The Caddie Who Knew Ben Hogan

Author : John Coyne
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Returning as an honored guest to the exclusive country club where he worked in his youth, Jack Handley remembers the summer of '46 when he caddied for Ben Hogan in the last Chicago Open. Now a respected historian, Jack recounts to the assembled sons and daughters of members he once knew the dramatic match between the mysterious and charismatic Hogan and the young club pro he idealized. The Caddie Who Knew Ben Hogan is filled with dazzling descriptions of hole-by-hole match play drama, and laced with anecdotes from that golden age of sports. This bittersweet novel of friendship, lost love, and great golf is told through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy whose life is forever changed by one of the greatest players of the game.

The Caddie Was a Reindeer

Author : Steve Rushin
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Steve Rushin, a four-time finalist for the National Magazine Award, has been hailed as one of the best sportswriters in America. In The Caddie Was a Reindeer he circumnavigates the globe in pursuit of extreme recreation. In the Arctic Circle, he meets ice golfers. In Minnesota, he watches the National Amputee Golf Tournament, where one participant tells him, “I literally have one foot in the grave.” Along the way, Rushin meets fellow travelers like Joe Cahn, a professional tailgater who confesses aboard the RV in which he lives: “It’s wonderful to see America from your bathroom.” And even Rushin has logged fewer miles in pursuit of extreme recreation than Rich Rodriguez, a marathon roller-coaster rider who makes endless loops for entire summers on coasters around the world. The Caddie Was a Reindeer is a ride to everywhere: to south London (where Rushin downs pints with the King of Darts), to the Champs-Elysees (where the author indulges in “excessive nightclubbing” with World Cup soccer stars), and to Japan (where Rushin eats soba noodles with the world champion of competitive eating). Enlightening, hilarious, and unexpectedly heartwarming, this collection is not a body of work: it’s a body of play.

A Caddie of St Andrews

Author : Gilbert Watson
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Illustrated Sporting Dramatic News

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Harlem Confidential

Author : Cole Riley
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Released after serving ten years in prison, old school pimp and thug Roy "Cootie" Hodges, aka "The Baron," while renewing old friendships, enters the city's corrupt underworld to rescue the daughter he lost many years ago with the help of a young pimp named Silky. Original.

Women Confidential

Author : Lee Mortimer
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L A Confidential

Author : James Ellroy
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Six prisoners are beaten senseless in their cells by cops crazed on alcohol. For the three L.A.P.D. detectives involved, it will expose the guilty secrets on which they have built their corrupt and violent careers.

New York Confidential 2000

Author : Camille Labro
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New York Confidential presents a carefully selected list of the most hip, chic, unusual and avant-garde addresses in the Big Apple.

Golfdom

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Financial Aids for Higher Education Catalog

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Golf Business

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Corporate Counsel s Guide to Unfair Competition

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A National Catalog of Financial Aids for Students Entering College

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A National Catalog of Scholarships and Other Financial Aids for Students Entering College

Author : Oreon! Keeslar
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Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

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The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

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