[[ download pdf ]] Playing Through: Modern Golf's Most Iconic Players and MomentsAuthor Jim Moriarty – Bilb-weil.de

Purchased as a gift, did not read or open I m sure it s fine. Golf can be both a beautiful and cruel game at the same time Whether it is the joy of seeing Tom Watson s chip into the 17th hole at the US Open in 1982 or the questionable behavior of players and fans after the United States won the 1999 Ryder Cup, one cannot dispute the unique stories that are created from the sport Jim Moriarty captures these emotions and in this collection of twelve essays of the sport.Covering the time period from the early 1980 s to the present, Moriarty writes on a wide range of topics In addition to Watson and that historic Ryder Cup victory, he writes about the humanity of the game by describing the path taken to greatness by some of the game s biggest names Phil Mickelson, John Daly, the late Payne Stewart, Juli Inkster and Tiger Woods However, the topics that one would expect when writing about those golfers are not what he covers For example, the essay on Inkster concentrates on her reflections on many of the greats in women s gold such as Kathy Whitworth and Judy Rankin Stewart s chapter is as much about his struggles with attention deficit disorder as much as his championships Woods even gets a fresh look, which is mighty difficult considering his professional and personal life has been scrutinized by many.All of this would not be possible without the fresh writing by Moriarty Having written on the sport for over 30 years, he takes that experience and his observations and crafts them together to bring together a collection of essays that any golf fan or player will enjoy Blessed with a talent for excellent storytelling, the reader will feel like he or she has personally known the players covered in the book for many years The book is a treat to read and is one that can be pulled off the shelf later and still be as fresh as that ball that just fell into the cup. interesting and well written The Game Of Golf Has Been Witness To Dramatic Change Since The Early S Technology Has Relegated Polished Wooden Drivers And Wound Balls Covered With Balata To The Dustbin Of History The World S Great Courses Have Been Stretched Unfathomable Lengths To Counter The Game S Modern Champions And The Distances They Hit The Ball In The End, Though, It Still Comes Down To The Players Jim Moriarty Has Focused His Attention On The Glory, Sacrifice, Success, And Despair Of These Champions In Playing Through, He Captures The Essence Of This Most Recent, Most Transformative Chapter In Golf S Long History He Writes Of The Last Great Rivalry Jack Nicklaus Versus Tom Watson The Rise Of The European Juggernaut With Seve Ballesteros And Nick Faldo The Ryder Cup Spectacles Of And And The Romance Of Team Golf The Tragic Loss Of Payne Stewart And Ballesteros, Both Gone Too Soon The Emergence Of The Australians, South Africans, South Americans, And Pacific Rim Players In The Presidents Cup And The Man Who Ruled Golf, Tiger Woods Golf May Have Changed In The Last Years, But Moriarty S Words Show That No Matter How Far The Ball Flies, It Still Pits Players Against Themselves, The Elements, And Their Opponents To Remain The Game We All Know And Love The Book Is Published By University Of Nebraska Press