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A GOOD WALK SPOILED is John Feinstein's acclaimed behind-the-scenes account of an unusually turbulent year in the punishingly competitiev world of ...Show synopsisA GOOD WALK SPOILED is John Feinstein's acclaimed behind-the-scenes account of an unusually turbulent year in the punishingly competitiev world of the US professional golf circuit. Beginning with the tense US victory in the 1993 Ryder Cup, this book tells the story of an unusually turbulent year on the PGA tour. It also provides portraits of leading golfers such as Nick Price, Tom Watson and Greg Norman, and of rising stars such as Paul Azinger. The author, a leading American sports journalist and radio commentator, discusses the players' private lives and examines the pressures of a high-profile sport with virtually no off-season, the intense competition to stay on the money list , and the psychological dangers in a game in which a player's true opponent is always himself.Hide synopsis
Description:New. Little, Brown and Company 1996 1 Edition, later Printing...New. Little, Brown and Company 1996 1 Edition, later Printing Editorial Reviews Review: On those magnificent days on which your drives split the fairway down the middle and your wedge shots leave you putting for birdie, you think: "I wonder if I could do this for a living." After all, guys in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s, guys no one heard of until recently, are making planeloads of money on the various golf tours (and buying private planes to take them from one big-money tournament to the next). A Good Walk Spoiled is a bit of a reality check. John Feinstein chronicles the struggles of the top golfers in the game, as well as those trying to get onto the PGA Tour. These are gifted players who've devoted their lives to the game, and on any given day they could just flat out stink. A Good Walk Spoiled is a completely engaging from first page to last, a wonderfully observed and masterfully told story of pain and profit in the world's most frustrating sport. From Following the events of one year on the PGA tour, sportswriter Feinstein tells of the nerve-racking pressures and successess of professional golf. 1996.
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If you've ever dreamed of playing golf on the PGA Tour, or perhaps wondered what it's like to do so, this is the book that will allow you to do so vicariously. John Feinstien got as close as anyone "outside" the ropes will ever get while he toured with some of the best. He shares with us the glory, ...
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