Best Golf Biographies Books
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1. Best Seat in the House: 18 Golden Lessons from a Father to His Son
Author: by Jack Nicklaus II
USA Today BestsellerNow available in trade paper! Jack Nicklaus II shares stories, insights, and lessons he’s learned from his father, the Golden Bear, that will delight golf fans of all ages, encourage fathers, and inspire readers to focus on what’s most important in life: family.
Best Seat in the House, written with New York Times bestselling author Don Yaeger, gives us eighteen valuable lessons that Jack Nicklaus II learned from his father, PGA champion Jack Nicklaus. Although the Golden Bear, as he is known by fans, is widely regarded as the best golfer of all time, with a record number of PGA major championships, his life and values show that true legacy lives on through your children, grandchildren, and others we are blessed to call family and friends.
For the first time, the public is given the opportunity to see what made Jack Nicklaus an off-course success, includinghow he and his wife, Barbara, fashioned fifty-plus years of marriage, understanding that they both had to give of themselves at least 95 percent of the timethe importance of having boundaries and limits that everyone in the family agrees onhow Nicklaus taught his son Jack, who worked as his caddie for several years, to value his competitors and treat them as he would hope to be treatedthe need to be connected to what we’ll leave behind: our legaciesOne June day, Jack Nicklaus II had just completed his second round in a Palm Beach County Junior Golf Association tournament and was sitting at the scorer’s table, signing his scorecard, when somebody told him his dad was on the telephone.
2. A Course Called America: Fifty States, Five Thousand Fairways, and the Search for the Great American Golf Course
Author: by Tom Coyne
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Globe-trotting golfer Tom Coyne has finally come home. And he’s ready to play all of it. After playing hundreds of courses overseas in the birthplace of golf, Coyne, the author of A Course Called Ireland and A Course Called Scotland, returns to his own birthplace and delivers a rollicking love letter to golf in the United States.
In the span of one unforgettable year, Coyne crisscrosses the country in search of its greatest golf experience, playing every course to ever host a US Open, along with more than two hundred hidden gems and heavyweights, visiting all fifty states to find a better understanding of his home country and countrymen.
Coyne’s journey begins where the US Open and US Amateur got their start, historic Newport Country Club in Rhode Island. As he travels from the oldest and most elite of links to the newest and most democratic, Coyne finagles his way onto coveted first tees (Shinnecock, Oakmont, Chicago GC) between rounds at off-the-map revelations, like ranch golf in Eastern Oregon and homemade golf in the Navajo Nation.
3. Talking to GOATs: The Moments You Remember and the Stories You Never Heard
Author: by Jim Gray
INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER! WITH A FOREWORD BY TOM BRADY As a sportscaster and sports historian, Jim’s career genuinely stands the test of time…. This book is sports history about some of the greats by one of the greats, who was taking it all in on the sidelines, in the stands or the dugout, by the eighteenth green, courtside, or in the broadcast booth.
Tom Brady, seven-time NFL Super Bowl champion GOATA riveting, insightful memoir of never-before-told stories from Jim Gray, twelve-time Emmy Award-winner, Hall of Fame sports broadcaster, and renowned interviewer that explores the author’s career and the inside stories and memorable moments of the famous legends he has covered including, Muhammad Ali, Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Michael Jordan and Mike Tyson.
In Talking to GOATs, award-winning broadcaster Jim Gray looks back at his four decades of sports reporting from the unparalleled perspective of one of the world’s most respected and skilled interviewers. A journalist who many iconic athletes have trusted to tell their stories (of both triumph and disgrace), Jim has had unprecedented access to the people, places and extraordinary events in the world of sports.
4. The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever
Author: by Mark Frost
In 1956, a casual bet between two millionaires eventually pitted two of the greatest golfers of the era – Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan – against top amateurs Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi.The year: 1956. Decades have passed since Eddie Lowery came to fame as the ten-year-old caddie to U.S.
Open Champion Francis Ouimet. Now a wealthy car dealer and avid supporter of amateur golf, Lowery has just made a bet with fellow millionaire George Coleman. Lowery claims that two of his employees, amateur golfers Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi, cannot be beaten in a best-ball match, and challenges Coleman to bring any two golfers of his choice to the course at 10 a.M.
The next day to settle the issue. Coleman accepts the challenge and shows up with his own power team: Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, the game’s greatest living professionals, with fourteen major championships between them. In Mark Frost’s peerless hands, complete with the recollections of all the participants, the story of this immortal foursome and the game they played that day-legendarily known in golf circles as the greatest private match ever played-comes to life with powerful, emotional impact and edge-of-your-seat suspense.
5. A Course Called Scotland: Searching the Home of Golf for the Secret to Its Game
Author: by Tom Coyne
Simon & Schuster
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * One of the best golf books this century. Golf Digest Tom Coyne’s A Course Called Scotland is a heartfelt and humorous celebration of his quest to play golf on every links course in Scotland, the birthplace of the game he loves.
For much of his adult life, bestselling author Tom Coyne has been chasing a golf ball around the globe. When he was in college, studying abroad in London, he entered the lottery for a prized tee time in Scotland, grabbing his clubs and jumping the train to St. Andrews as his friends partied in Amsterdam; later, he golfed the entirety of Ireland’s coastline, chased pros through the mini-tours, and attended grueling Qualifying Schools in Australia, Canada, and Latin America.
Yet, as he watched the greats compete, he felt something was missing. Then one day a friend suggested he attempt to play every links course in Scotland and qualify for the greatest championship in golf. The result is A Course Called Scotland, a fast-moving, insightful, often funny travelogue encompassing the width of much of the British Isles (GolfWeek), including St. Andrews, Turnberry, Dornoch, Prestwick, Troon, and Carnoustie.
6. How I Play Golf
Author: by Tiger Woods
For the first time, champion Tiger Woods reveals the five secrets to his amazing success – a combination of physical, metaphysical and psychological practices he uses daily to keep his game in top shape.
7. A Life Well Played: My Stories (Commemorative Edition)
Author: by Arnold Palmer
St. Martin's Press
The commemorative edition of the instant New York Times bestseller-now with a foreword by Jack Nicklaus!”A wonderful compilation that reflects who he was as a person, as a golfer, and as someone who believed in giving back. He was a champion at each turn, and it was an honor not just knowing him and competing against him for nearly 60 years, but also being his friend.” Jack Nicklaus, from the forewordThis book is Palmer’s parting gift to the world – a treasure trove of entertaining anecdotes and timeless wisdom that readers, golfers and non-golfers alike, will celebrate and cherish.
No one has won more fans around the world and no player has had a bigger impact on the sport of golf than Arnold Palmer. In fact, Palmer is considered by many to be the most important professional golfer in history, an American icon.
In A Life Well Played, Palmer takes stock of the many experiences of his life, bringing new details and insights to some familiar stories and sharing new ones. This book is for Arnie’s Army and all golf fans but it is more than just a golf book; Palmer had tremendous success off the course as well and is most notable for his exemplary sportsmanship and business success, while always giving back to the fans who made it all possible.
8. Dream Golf: The Making of Bandon Dunes, Revised and Expanded
Author: by Stephen Goodwin
“Mike Keiser followed his instincts to build courses that speak to golf as a rugged adventure. Steve Goodwin’s spirited book will speak to the golfing soul in you.” Lorne Rubenstein, columnist for The Globe and Mail (Canada) and author of A Season in Dornoch On a wild, windblown bluff high above the Pacific sits one of America’s premier golfing destinations, Bandon Dunes.
Golf enthusiast Mike Keiser had the dream of building this British-style “links” course on a stretch of Oregon’s rugged coast, and Dream Golf is the first all-inclusive account of how he turned his passion into a reality. Now, in this updated and expanded edition, golf writer Stephen Goodwin revisits Bandon Dunes and introduces readers to Keiser’s latest effort there, a new course named Old Macdonald that will present golfers with a more rugged, untamed version of the game.
This “new” approach to the sport is, in fact, a return to the game’s origins, with a very deep bow to Charles Blair Macdonald (1856 1939), the father of American golf course architecture and one of the founders of the U.S.Golf Association.
9. Tiger Woods
Author: by Jeff Benedict
Simon & Schuster
The inspiration for the HBO documentary from Academy Awardwinning producer Alex Gibney. The #1 New York Times bestseller based on years of reporting and interviews with more than 250 people from every corner of Tiger Woods’s lifethis comprehensive, propulsiveand unsparing (The New Yorker) biography is an ambitious 360-degree portrait of golf’s most scrutinized figurebrimming with revealing details (Golf Digest).
In 2009, Tiger Woods was the most famous athlete on the planet, a transcendent star of almost unfathomable fame and fortune living what appeared to be the perfect life. But it turned out he had been living a double life for yearsone that exploded in the aftermath of a Thanksgiving night crash that exposed his serial infidelity and sent his personal and professional lives over a cliff.
In this searing biography of golf’s most blazing talent (GOLF magazine), Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian dig deep behind the headlines to produce a richly reported answer to the question that has mystified millions of sports fans for nearly a decade: who is Tiger Woods, really?
10. It's Not My Fault: 150 Hilarious Excuses Every Tennis Player Should Know
Author: by Joshua Shifrin
Skyhorse (April 17, 2018)
With laugh-out-loud cartoons, a hilarious book of tennis humor, a perfect gift for your double’s partner or your most tenacious adversary.A perfect gift. In It’s Not My Fault, author Joshua Shifrin helps tennis players make sense of their most monumental losses on the court.
The next time a player goes down in defeat, he or she can always explain the woeful loss with “My opponent was a pusher … I can’t play against pushers.” Or after a bad shot, tennis gurus might try to get out of dodge by uttering, “There was a leaf on the court and I couldn’t concentrate.”Shifrin has crafted 150 funnybut all-too-realexcuses for pros and amateurs alike.
Examples include:My opponent’s grunting is distracting. My strings are too tight. I have tennis elbow. These tennis balls are too slow.Any many more! Whether you want to motivate your friends or family who have just started playing or eradicate embarrassing mistakes in your own game, It’s Not My Fault is hilarious off-the-court fun.
11. Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner
Author: by Dean Karnazes
In one of his most ambitious physical efforts to date, Dean Karnazes attempted to run 50 marathons, in 50 states, in 50 days to raise awareness of youth obesity and urge Americans of all fitness levels to “take that next step.””UltraMarathon Man: 50 Marathons – 50 States – 50 Days”, a Journeyfilm documentary, follows Dean’s incredible step-by-step journey across the country.
Ultrarunning legend Dean Karnazes has run 262 miles-the equivalent of ten marathons-without rest. He has run over mountains, across Death Valley, and to the South Pole-and is probably the first person to eat an entire pizza while running. With an insight, candor, and humor rarely seen in sports memoirs (and written without the aid of a ghostwriter or cowriter), Ultramarathon Man has inspired tens of thousands of people-nonrunners and runners alike-to push themselves beyond their comfort zones and be reminded of “what it feels like to be truly alive,” says Sam Fussell, author of Muscle.
Ultramarathon Man answers the questions Karnazes is continually asked: – Why do you do it?How do you do it?Are you insane? And in the new paperback edition, Karnazes answers the two questions he was most asked on his book tour: – What, exactly, do you eat?
12. The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron
Author: by Howard Bryant
April 30, 2010
This definitive biography of Henry (Hank) Aaronone of baseball’s immortal figuresis a revelatory portrait of a complicated, private man who through sports became an enduring American icon. Beautifully written and culturally important. The Washington Post The epic baseball tale of the second half of the 20th century.
Atlanta Journal Constitution After his retirement in 1976, Aaron’s reputation only grew in magnitude. But his influence extended beyond statistics. Based on meticulous research and extensive interviews The Last Hero reveals how Aaron navigated the upheavals of his timefighting against racism while at the same time benefiting from racial progressand how he achieved his goal of continuing Jackie Robinson’s mission to obtain full equality for African Americans, both in baseball and society, while he lived uncomfortably in the public eye.
13. The Open Question: Ben Hogan and Golf's Most Enduring Controversy
Author: by Peter May
Golfing legend Ben Hogan went to his grave believing he had won a record five US Open titles. The USGA says otherwise, and the controversy has endured for over 75 years. In 1942, the United States Golf Association (USGA) cancelled its four golf tournaments for the duration of World War II.
But then it did something different in only that yearit sponsored the Hale-America National Open on the same weekend as the cancelled US Open. The great Ben Hogan won that tournament and went to his grave believing he had therefore won a record five US Open titles.
In The Open Question, Peter May turns his attention to this controversial, colorful Hale-America National Open of 1942. While providing an in-depth look at the tournament itself, May champions Hogan’s claim to five US Open titles and debunks some questionable assertions that the tournament was not worthy of a US Open.
Set against the backdrop of World War II, May also tells the stories of other professional golfers in the tournament and the impact of the war on all their lives. The USGA has never recognized the Hale-America Tournament as an official US Open and remains firm in its stance.
14. Paper Tiger: An Obsessed Golfer's Quest to Play with the Pros
Author: by Tom Coyne
Avery (May 3, 2007)
“Think country-club clinic meets Navy Seals training. I will pay any price, bear any burden, leave my home to follow the seasons, build my own swing studio in the basement, construct a practice green in my backyard…. Everything the big boys have access to, I want double.” Like most amateur golfers, Tom Coyne had often wondered whether the pros won because they were more talented or because they were more obsessed.
Overweight and burdened by a 14 handicap, he decided to find out for himself what it takes to play like a pro. Charting his journey, which included hiring top golf gurus such as Dr. Jim SuttiePaper Tiger takes readers from the Michelob tournament (a win for Tom) to the Australian Tourwhere forty-mile-per-hour winds and a driving rain scare off his Japanese partners.
With each chapter, he tracks his weight alongside his handicap, pursuing his dream with a reckless abandon that comes to involve hardcore diets, pricey technology, even psychologists. With echoes of Dead Solid Perfect and Who’s Your Caddy? Tom brings his uniquely edgy, deeply human perspective to a game that can simultaneously bring out the best and the worst in everyone who tries to master it.