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Author:
Jeff Silverman,Bernard Darwin
ISBN13:
978-1585747689
ISBN:
1585747688
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Publisher:
The Lyons Press; 1st edition (April 1, 2003)
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Golf
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1347 kb
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Bernard Darwin could easily have settled into a privileged life as a respected lawyer, one who just happened to be. .Bernard Darwin was the golf game's most revered writer.

Bernard Darwin could easily have settled into a privileged life as a respected lawyer, one who just happened to be the grandson of Charles Darwin. But his conventional upbringing didn't prevent him from choosing a different path, abandoning the relative security of the legal profession to follow his first and only passion-the game of golf.

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Book Overview Jeff Silverman's compliation of Darwin stories is a must have for any library.

Bernard Darwin could easily have settled into a privileged life as a respected lawyer, one who also just happened to be the grandson of Charles Darwin. But his conventional upbringing didn't prevent him from choosing a different path, abandoning the relative security of the legal profession to follow his first and only passion - the game of golf. Jeff Silverman's compliation of Darwin stories is a must have for any library. Long one of the Game's more overlooked heroes, Darwin's legendary writing style spells out in great detail of golf's most definitive years, where the purity and passion ruled the Sport.

Bernard Richard Meirion Darwin CBE JP (7 September 1876 – 18 October 1961) a grandson of the British naturalist Charles Darwin, was a golf writer and high-standard amateur golfer. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Darwin was the son of Francis Darwin and Amy Ruck, his mother dying from a fever on 11 September, four days after his birth. He was the first grandson of Charles and Emma Darwin (see Darwin–Wedgwood family), and was brought up by them at their home, Down House.

Bernard Darwin On Golf: DIVA collection of classic essays on golf, from one of the most brilliant writers ever to cover the game.

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Ever since that fateful day several hundred years ago when a Scottish shepherd first struck a rock with a shillelagh, perhaps no single athletic pursuit has brought man more joy and frustration, more fulfillment and utter despair than the game of golf. It has been said by many that it is a microcosm of life itselfa?a beautiful game which tests the mind, body, and spirit. Contributors include P. G. Wodehouse, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bernard Darwin, Ring Lardner, Horace Hutchinson, Charles E. Van Loan, A. A. Milne, Francis Ouimet, and many more. 50 color illustrations.

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Bernard Darwin could easily have settled into a privileged life as a respected lawyer, one who also just happened to be the grandson of Charles Darwin. But his conventional upbringing didn't prevent him from choosing a different path, abandoning the relative security of the legal profession to follow his first and only passion--the game of golf. While Darwin was no slouch on the links--he was captain of his golf team at Cambridge and twice reached the semifinals of the British Amateur Championships--he achieved far greater notoriety with his pen than with his club. Starting as a weekly columnist for The Times, he was soon acknowledged as one of the finest essayists in Britain, and was the first writer ever to elevate the discussion of golf beyond a simple reportage of events. He was a regular contributor to The Times of London (always signing his columns "Our Golf Correspondent") and Country Life for almost fifty years. This collection gathers the finest of Darwin's writing, and is a celebration of a life devoted to a love of the game of golf.
  • A reason that this is Tom Wason’s Favorite book on golf. A great gift.

  • great short stories and great coverage of some great historical golf events

  • This is the greatest book on Golf I have read, and I have read many. It is not about the great players of the game, rather it is about you and I and all the ins and outs of this great game. It is a collection of articles written by Darwin (grandson of Charles Darwin)for the London Times and many British and American newspapers and periodicals. These articles begin in the early 1900's and many written as late as 1945. You will be amazed at all problems today that are exactly the same as those of 50 years ago. It is also an education on Golf Course history and design as well as golf club and golf ball evaluation. Every golfer should do himself a favor and read this book.

  • Bernard Darwin lived through, played in and wrote about the Golden Age of golf. Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen, Bob Jones, Glenna Collett, Joyce Wethered, Ben Hogan and beyond - he knew them all. He wrote about golf from the perspective of an accomplished player but all his stories are gems, whether about the immortals and the classic tournaments and matches or about the mere mortals who populate the game of golf. This is a wonderful selection of golf literature and I am indebted to Mr Darwin for creating it and to Mr Silverman for bringing it to us.

  • Some of the essays were not that interesting in terms of learing or hearing something about the game. Not a great read, but if one likes to read about playing golf in winter or in bad weather in England/Scotland, this is for them.

  • Interesting book

  • I bought this as a Christmas gift for my husband. He thinks it is very well written and is enjoying it a lot. He is an avid golfer, but was not familiar with Bernard Darwin.

  • I've long heard about the wonderful golfing essays of Bernard Darwin, the grandson of Charles Darwin, but I've never been able to find a collection. I have now. This excellent anthology covers the breadth of Darwin's long and honored career. It is filled with writing to be savored, and how fortunate we golfers are that there exists prose of such quality, heart, intelligence and wit on the game we love so much. Whether he's profiling great golfers he saw play like Bobby Jones, Frances Ouimet, and Ben Hogan, touring courses like St. Andrews, offering a strategic tip, or just weighing in on the small, seemingly insignificant things we all think about over a round -- like why can't the group ahead move faster, or when is this string of good shots I've just hit going to end -- Darwin's words are moving, funny, lyrical and insightful. I'm thrilled someone's finally put a book like this together. Having just finished the copy I bought for myself, I've purchased another three to hand out to the rest of my regular foursome before we tee off next weekend. This is a perfect addition to every golfer's library.