- Taschenbuch: 496 Seiten
- Verlag: Sphere; Auflage: New Ed (11. Juli 1996)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0751517240
- ISBN-13: 978-0751517248
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13 x 3,3 x 19,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 25 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 1.564.829 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
A Good Walk Spoiled: Days and Nights on the PGA Tour (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 11. Juli 1996
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In John Feinstien's A Good Walk Spoiled: Days and Nights on the PGA Tour, someone asks Faldo, after his final round in the PGA, if his failure to win a major last year was a problem with his putter.
"The problem, " Faldo said, "was with the puttee."
If you've ever shanked a two footer, or taken a divot out of the green, you'll know something of what he was talking about, but for a fully textured understanding of this most cerebral of games, John Feinstein's best-selling account of the 1994 US PGA Tour is essential reading.
Feinstein sets himself the task of appreciating the game through an understanding of the man attached to the club shaft, and his studies of John Daly and Nick Faldo, in particular, are wonderfully observed and rendered.
Daly, and the drink, drugs and violence with which he was living, had a deep and lasting impact on the professional game in 1994 and beyond. He made excellence and achievement at golf look brutal and ugly, and the American public, who like to see a little blood and sweat for their money, loved it. The genteel narcissism that had been the spirit of the tour for so long dissolved in his wake.
Faldo, silent, brooding and an obsessive deconstructor of golf swings and mindsets, cuts a very different figure and Feinstein's book is one of the most complete studies of this extraordinary sportsman ever written. For Faldo and Daly, more than most, the golf course became a public arena for a personal struggle. Each round of golf was a journey into inner space.
Fortunately, there are lots of amusing and revealing anecdotes to accompany the psychological analysis and we are largely spared ramblings of the "humanity-in-every- bunker-shot" kind.
Feinstein's succinct style reflects this commitment to clarity, making this a readable and definitive work on the subject of man's pursuit of the small, round ball. --Alex Hankin
The golf book of the season...his dissection of the pressures of life where the cost oe one fluffed shot can be counted in tens of thousands of dollars will provide a salutary check to the dreams of a legion of club golfers. SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Feinstein is a brilliant reporter, a remorseless digger for information with a gift for establishing affinities with golfers reputedly reluctant to bare their souls ... There is an excellent profile of Tom Watson, which pumps blood into that enigmatic figure, and no better observation of Nick Faldo's obsession with the game has ever been written ... The professional golf circuit is now a manic, driven circus and Feinstein, without plunging into tabloid mire, has captured it in a sweeping canvas ... A stunning documentary on the modern professional game Ian Wooldride in THE GUARDIAN Excellent. DAILY TELEGRAPH A sparkling account... If you only read one sports book a year, this is the one. THE ECONOMIST Worthy of a place in the front rank of sports books ... So thorough that you can almost see the golfer's spike marks on each page THE TIMES Highly recommended SUNDAY TIMES Feinstein gets right inside the mindset, capturing the insularity, the comradeship and the little barbs of bitterness. The catty relationship between the superstars of golf and the workaday professionals who make up the supporting cast on the tour provided splendid material ... A wonderful portrait of a professional sport and a swathe of American society IRISH TIMESAlle Produktbeschreibungen
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Mr. Feinstein makes it feel as if your with the players and part of them. The candid comments allow us to see the human side of these great athletes, their hopes and dreams, their sorrows and tragedies. I have read the book twice, and quoted it to others so often I can't remember.
In fact, I loaned this book out so many times to other golfers, I have lost track of the last "borrower". All of those who have borrowed it, bought there own copy to enjoy themselves -- again! Thats when I get my copy back. What more can be said?
If you want to give a wonderful gift to your golfer, or just someone interested in the game....this is it. Thank you Mr. Feinstein...A wonderful piece of work, and destined to be a golf classic
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The author missed a tremendous opportunity to write a masterpiece. The access to players, inside information and details of the PGA Tour was very impressive. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 13. Juli 2000 von Jerry T. Black
This book will make you understand the pressures of the tour. It makes the reader "feel" like he/she is the one going through the paces. All in all, an excellent book.Am 20. Februar 2000 veröffentlicht
This book offers great insight about the PGA Tour and the mini-tour players. Well written and a joy to read and re-read. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 4. Februar 2000 veröffentlicht
I have trouble sympathizing with the reader who complained of this book's length. Though it is true that you can't judge a book by its cover, you certainly can tell how thick it... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 12. Dezember 1999 von Kevin Moore
I could have done with a bit less. I am into golf, but with nearly 500 pages, this was a bit tiring in the end.Veröffentlicht am 8. November 1999 von Amazon Customer
This book is OK for golf fans, and the best parts are the behind-the-scenes lives of pro golfers. The endless paragraphs on scoring and strokes become tedious about one third down... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 2. September 1999 veröffentlicht
Brilliant book. If you thought you knew what golf is all about, forget it. It is a kind of mystery, and Feinstein makes you feel every shot made by the stars on your body.Am 5. August 1999 veröffentlicht
This book is a wonderful look into the thoughts of people who often seem so unreal to the casual viewer or fan. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 21. Juni 1999 veröffentlicht