[[ download books ]] Open: Inside the Ropes at Bethpage BlackAuthor John Feinstein – Bilb-weil.de

Tiger Woods Has Called The US Open The Most Difficult National Championship With Open, John Feinstein Goes Behind The Scenes To Tell For The First Time The Full Story Of How The US Open Championship Came Into Being How A Public Course Was Transformed Into One Of The Most Difficult And Surprising In The Tournament S History, And How The Greatest Golfers In The World Rose To Its Almost Insurmountable Challenges The US Open At Bethpage Black, In Bethpage, New York, Was The First Time In History That Golf S Greatest Championship Has Been Help At A True Public Golf Course Open Is The Full Drama Of That Championship, From The Moment That Officials First Considered Holding It There Until The Last Putt Rolled In At Dusk On Sunday Along The Way John Feinstein Reveals The Full Glory Of Golf As It S Never Been Explored Before He Digs Deep To Find Out What It Really Takes To Make Golf S Most Famous Event Worthy Of The Champions Who Compete In It He Tells The Remarkable Story Of The Artisans Who Transformed The Black From A Downtrodden And Rough Around The Edges Public Course To One That Top Pros Hailed As Unbelievable And The Toughest Par I Ve Ever Played In My Life He Also Tracks The Drama Of The Masters Who Battled For The Supremacy At The Black Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia, Nick Faldo, Phil Mickelson, Jeff Maggert To Show How True Champions Respond To The Toughest Conditions

6 thoughts on “Open: Inside the Ropes at Bethpage Black

  1. NeilShaefer NeilShaefer says:

    Regardless of what sport he is covering Feinstein s books are always a good read and this is no exception A fascinating into preparing for a major golf tournament made all the interesting by the choice of venue.

  2. ben sargent ben sargent says:

    Wow Loved this book The detail is incredible By the end of the book I really felt like I d be helping to organised the 2002 open as well Fabulous

  3. 14th-century.se Customer 14th-century.se Customer says:

    Anyone who likes Golf at any level will enjoy reading this book and understanding what goes on in the background of a major Tournament.

  4. Donald Mitchell Donald Mitchell says:

    If someone told you that you could read a book about what it was like to escort the President of the United States through catering tunnels in hotels, would you want to read it I wouldn t.Open is seriously flawed by providing me with much information than I ever wanted to know about the USGA, biographies of its staff members, and little incidents of limited relevance to the 2002 U.S Open at Bethpage Black, the brilliantly rehabilitated course on Long Island Two thirds of this book could have been eliminated without taking away anything I wanted to learn about the staging of the Open.On the other hand, the book is detailed and will probably be very popular among those who know those who are described in the book or have played Bethpage Black If you fall into either category, this is definitely a five star book.Emblematic of the book s fundamental problem is that it fails to have a single illustration of an entire hole on the course It would have been interesting to see what the hole layouts and conditions were before and after the USGA paid for the fix up.Of the many little anecdotes in the book, I liked the ones about the qualifying rounds the best My interest is mostly in playing golf and developing great golf courses, and this book could have used of a focus on both subjects.After you finish enjoying the book, I suggest that you visit Bethpage Black and take a look for yourself If you don t mind getting up early in the morning, perhaps you can even play a round there.Despite not liking the book very much, I would like to compliment the USGA for its new focus on bringing the Open to courses where ordinary golfers with average incomes can pay That s a fine contribution to the game and to us all.

  5. M. COOK M. COOK says:

    Having read A good walk spoiled twice I knew this would be extremely readable and this prevented me from abandoning it completely most of the book was about the organisers the players had relatively little mention except Tiger I groaned every time a new USGA official was introduced as this inevitably involved next reading their life story What was goood was the coverage of how a public course was selected and brought up to US open standard Made me want to visit when the open returns to Bethpage in 2009 The stories about the slim hopes of the regional qualifying players were also well done A couple of little digs at the Open and European players were unnecessary.

  6. D C D C says:

    If you ve read feinstein before then you ll know his style and this is of the same If this is your first venture then a good walk spoiled would be a better starting point If you re interested in golf s administrators and golf politics as much as the players, then this is the book for you.