{download Best} Arnie & Jack: Palmer, Nicklaus, and Golf's Greatest RivalryAuthor Ian O' Connor – Bilb-weil.de

Surprisingly, One Of Sport S Most Contentious, Complex, And Defining Clashes Played Out Not In The Boxing Ring Or At The Line Of Scrimmage But On The Genteel Green Fairways Of The World S Finest Golf Courses Arnie And Jack Palmer And Nicklaus Their Year Duel, In Both The Clubhouse And The Boardroom, Propelled Each To The Status Of American Icon And Pushed Modern Golf To The Heights And Popularity It Enjoys Today Yet For All The Ink That Has Been Spilled On These Two Essential Golf Figures Individually, No One Has Ever Examined Their Relationship In This Way Arnie Was The Cowboy, With Rugged Good Looks, Popeye Like Forearms, A Flailing Swing, And Charm Enough To Win Fans Worldwide Jack Was Scientific, Precise, Conservative, Aloof, Even Fat And Awkward Ultimately, Nicklaus Got The Better Of Palmer On The Course, Beating Him In Major Victories, But Palmer Bested Nicklaus Almost Everywhere Else, Especially In The Hearts Of The Public And In Endorsement Dollars Palmer Was The Top Grossing Athlete For Years, Until Michael Jordan Surpassed Him With Dogged Reporting And Crisp, Colorful Storytelling, The Award Winning Sports Columnist Ian O Connor Explores This Heated Professional And Personal Battle In Fascinating, Intimate, And Revelatory Detail Drawing On Unique And Exclusive Access To Palmer And Nicklaus, And Informed By Some New Interviews, O Connor Illuminates The Two Men S Extreme Differences And Sprawling Influence Through Mini Dramas, Such As Their Little Known First Meeting On The Course At The Topsy Turvy US Open In , Their Early Involvement With Marketing And A Small Agency Called IMG, And Their Intense Competition For Golf Course Designs In Their Later Years By The End Of This Pause Resisting Narrative, Which Spans Five Remarkable Decades, We See That Each Man Wanted What The Other Had Arnold Had The Adoring Fans But Wanted The Trophies Jack Had The Trophies But Wanted The Love


5 thoughts on “Arnie & Jack: Palmer, Nicklaus, and Golf's Greatest Rivalry

  1. thomas fox thomas fox says:

    excellent


  2. AD AD says:

    The Nicklaus Palmer battles on and off the golf course have long since passed into sporting history, and the prospective reader could be tempted into thinking why go through it all again after all this time after all, we have new golfing heroes these days such as Tiger Woods and Co to admire and scrutinise To a certain extent this is true, but in the late 1950 s and early 1960 s when Palmer s star was in the ascendant, TV coverage of golf was in its infancy, and he became a seminal figure with a unique place in the sport Nicklaus s record, of course, speaks for itself, and in cold statistical terms he eclipsed Palmer by a mile.So by and large I think Ian O Connor is justified in putting their careers and relationship under the microscope once again For the casual golf reader like myself, and for anyone curious to know what they were all about, this book kills two birds with one stone.Although they weren t totally contemporaries, the two players provided a fascinating scenario in the early days for the TV watching public who hitherto hadn t seen much in the way of live golf coverage Palmer was charismatic and his go for broke attitude on the course won him many tournaments and an Army of fans Nicklaus was extremely focussed with a tough competitive edge He was the young upstart who threatened to dethrone the King The crowds who watched them do battle were fiercely partisan at least when Jack first broke through and Nicklaus had a tough job on his hands to win them over Having ten years of youth on his side, obviously his rise to the top would soon coincide with Palmer s gradual and inevitable decline By the 1970 s Arnold s halcyon days were over and Jack was into his golden era.As the years rolled by, the two got into course design and the scenes of their rivalry shifted from the course to the board room So the comparisons continued, with Palmer arguably becoming the successful in business and in his various associations The author points up the contrast between the two Nicklaus the ruthless course analyst as he always was, not lending his name until every little detail was up to his exacting standards Palmer, on the other hand, was content to delegate matters to his trusted associates while he flew the length and breadth of the country in his beloved aircraft, wheeling and dealing as he went.It still makes fascinating reading They were like chalk and cheese, but as the years mellowed their obvious differences, a tolerance developed between the two aided and abetted by their wives who were good friends and played down the various feuds and O Connor covers the delicate personal situations in diplomatic fashion.Yes, of course we have new golfing heroes, but reading this book is a reminder that Nicklaus and Palmer were central characters in the development of golf into the huge moneyspinning business it now is Things change, of course To paraphrase the remark made by the great Bobby Jones about Nicklaus, the present leading lights of golf must be playing a game with which the old warhorses are not too familiar But the old stagers legacy is still felt and appreciated.This book is not too heavy a read at 316 pages of main text, with a comprehensive appendix but only black and white illustrations, which may have been a deliberate ploy to emphasise the era in which most of the golfing battles were played out. I enjoyed it.


  3. Donald Mitchell Donald Mitchell says:

    If you want the long and short of this book, it s easy to summarize Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus loved nothing better than to one up each other Arnold wanted to win on the golf course, and Jack wanted to be popular with the fans their wives kept the rivalry from getting out of hand and they are at peace with one another now than before.If you want to read about the various times they played each other, the off course competition, slights to one another, and what bugged each one about the other, then you ll want to read every page of this detailed dual biography If you would rather read just about one or the other and their whole career in perspective, another book will undoubtedly be pleasing.I had never read anything about the backgrounds of either golfer so I learned a lot As soon as the book got into the years where I was well aware of both men, the book didn t add very much to what I knew already In fact, Mr O Connor left out material that I would have included.Because the two men are ten years apart in age, they aren t the kind of playing rivals that some of the earlier champions were who competed against each other in their prime years In the process, the astonishing rise of golf as a spectator sport isn t given as much attention as it should.But if you want to get an overview of both men, magnified by their feelings about one another, this book will serve you all right But don t expect the book to be compelling reading It s like those long winded stories you hear at the country club in the bar that are shared by the oldest member after quite a few libations.


  4. Donald Mitchell Donald Mitchell says:

    If you want the long and short of this book, it s easy to summarize Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus loved nothing better than to one up each other Arnold wanted to win on the golf course, and Jack wanted to be popular with the fans their wives kept the rivalry from getting out of hand and they are at peace with one another now than before.If you want to read about the various times they played each other, the off course competition, slights to one another, and what bugged each one about the other, then you ll want to read every page of this detailed dual biography If you would rather read just about one or the other and their whole career in perspective, another book will undoubtedly be pleasing.I had never read anything about the backgrounds of either golfer so I learned a lot As soon as the book got into the years where I was well aware of both men, the book didn t add very much to what I knew already In fact, Mr O Connor left out material that I would have included.Because the two men are ten years apart in age, they aren t the kind of playing rivals that some of the earlier champions were who competed against each other in their prime years In the process, the astonishing rise of golf as a spectator sport isn t given as much attention as it should.But if you want to get an overview of both men, magnified by their feelings about one another, this book will serve you all right But don t expect the book to be compelling reading It s like those long winded stories you hear at the country club in the bar that are shared by the oldest member after quite a few libations.


  5. Brian Thomson Brian Thomson says:

    Great read