Winning The Open

In Winning the Open, Els' caddie Ricci Roberts absorbingly recounts the drama as it unfolded out on the weatherbeaten course, adding to a compelling and informative selection of untold stories spanning four decades, as told by the caddies ...

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Author: Norman Dabell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781780572642

Category: History

Page: 272

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Ernie Els' dramatic victory at Muirfield 2002 made it one of the most memorable British Open competitions in years and served to reaffirm how gloriously entertaining the annual quest for the coveted Auld Claret Jug is. 2000 Open winner Tiger Woods' failure to battle against the elements resulted in his unexpected early exit from the competition, finishing 10 over par for the first time since turning professional in 1996. This left him 11 strokes adrift of Els, who clinched the title after a four-man, four-hole play-off and an extra hole in sudden death against Thomas Levet. In Winning the Open, Els' caddie Ricci Roberts absorbingly recounts the drama as it unfolded out on the weatherbeaten course, adding to a compelling and informative selection of untold stories spanning four decades, as told by the caddies of previous Open champions. Roberts also discusses his long-standing career as Els' caddie, covering the triumphs of two US Open wins and the Open disappointments that preceded the latest victory. Elsewhere, we learn how Paul Lawrie decided on the shot that won the 1999 Open at Carnoustie, who provided the calming influence for 'Wild Thing' John Daly at St Andrews in 1995, and just what Greg Norman learned from his right-hand-man in 1986 which helped him lift the trophy in 1993.

Historical Dictionary of Golf

One Hand on the Claret Jug: How They Nearly Won the Open. Edinburgh:
Mainstream Publishing, 2006. ———. Winning the Open: The Caddies' Stories.
2nd ed. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing, 2001. Fay, Michael J. Golf as It Was
in the ...

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Author: Bill Mallon

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810874652

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 864

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Historical Dictionary of Golf—through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, photos, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on people, places, teams, and terminology of the game—is a comprehensive history of golf.

John Daly

... Floyd : Golf ' s Most Wanted ( Brassey ' s Inc . ) Dabell , Norman : Winning the
Open – The Caddies ' Stories from Four Decades of the Open Championship (
Mainstream Sport ) Daly , John , with John Andrisani : The Killer Swing : John
Daly ...

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Author: Gavin Newsham

Publisher: Virgin Pub

ISBN: 0753508737

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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This is the first biography of John Daly - the rookie pro who blasted unexpectedly on to the golf scene at the USPGA Championship in 1991 before succumbing to drink, gambling and personal problems. Daly is still one of the most intriguing and popular figures in golf.

Canadiana

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105011644221

Category: Canada

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The Story Teller Or Table Book of Popular Literature

Cuddle , " replied Caddy , “ I was ruined by a “ he put a peg in the hole before he
died . ... wits , for being in a passion with , and strument ; “ I'll do no such thing ; -I
won't , by turning upon , those who were hunting me . ... By Çaddy now placed a
chair immediately opposite and - bye , we'll go down stairs together , and break to
that one on which he had found Cuddle sitting open the cellar ; —it's all my own ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112088967242

Category: Fiction

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Tales of Barra Told by the Caddy John Macpherson Northbay Barra 1876 1955

I told him the story about the pipes and at that he took out a knife to cut the string
and open the parcel . “ Oh no , Captain , you are not going to do any such like , " I
said . And so I arrived in Lochaber , I had an interview with Mistress Ryan , and ...

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Author: John MacPherson

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:39000005668764

Category: Folklore

Page: 215

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How We Won the Ryder Cup

The Caddies' Stories Norman Dabell ... Not one hole was won out of the first ten
before the absorbing struggle swung Europe's way, by virtue of the bravery – and
... Dave Renwick was his usual caddie, but he wanted me on the bag. ... And his
golf was formidable, as good as I'd seen him play, as good as the last round of
the 1984 Open.' The third telling European partnership was that of Lyle and
Langer.

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Author: Norman Dabell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781780572581

Category: History

Page: 320

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The Ryder Cup battle between Europe and the USA is one of the biggest events in the golfing calendar and in 2006, the former underdogs showed they are now the dominant force in the biennial matches. It was another marvellous example of teamwork, and the caddies have played no small part in Europe overcoming the odds. The players hit the shots; their trusty caddies share the hopes, the glory and, occasionally, the misery. What was it like being beside Sam Torrance when he holed the winning putt and shed his tears on that historic moment at The Belfry in 1985? Fast forward to 2006 and a highly emotional appearance by Darren Clarke. What was it like being by his side? What was the story behind Colin Montgomerie's right-hand-man returning to his bag to help lay to rest the ghost of 1999? How do you cope when Seve Ballesteros is in full cry against the 'old enemy', especially when you are an American yourself? In 1991, a spike mark cost Europe the tournament, but what really happened behind the ropes? Who knew his man had had a vision he would beat Tiger Woods in 1997 - and saw it come true? What was it like witnessing those awful scenes at Brookline up close and personal in 1999? Who knew exactly which line to take when Paul McGinley sank his memorable winning putt in 2002? How We Won the Ryder Cup covers all the drama that has unfolded in the competition over the years and includes the action from the 2006 tournament at The K Club, County Kildare in Ireland, which saw Europe storm to a third successive victory.

Caddy for Life

Edwards continued to do the job he had dedicated more than half his life to right up to his death in April 2004, aged 49. This is a moving, dramatic and thoughtful book about a life devoted to sports.

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Author: John Feinstein

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316052047

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

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Beyond golf's polished surface there lies a world not often seen by the average fan. The caddy sees everything - the ambition, the strategy, the rivalries, the jealousies - that occurs behind the scenes. Award-winning John Feinstein, America's favourite sportswriter, got one of golf's legendary caddies to reveal the secrets behind the most popular sport of our time. Bruce Edwards was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in January 2003, a progressive disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord, but he dominated coverage of the 2003 US Open. This is a position not usually bestowed on a caddy, but Edwards was no ordinary caddy. In 1973, after forgoing college, Edwards walked on the course behind a young Tom Watson and never looked back. Watson would go on to win eight major titles with Bruce Edwards by his side. Edwards continued to do the job he had dedicated more than half his life to right up to his death in April 2004, aged 49. This is a moving, dramatic and thoughtful book about a life devoted to sports.

The Crucifix of Baden and Other Stories Original Translated and Selected

Sir Arthur patronized extensively , had “ I . can do nothing , Aunt Caddy , " taken
their places ; already many he said with ... any thing to the lustre of the her
devoted pensioners called herold name , never win fame or laurels with her
Madonna face ... and the impatient dancers began to They had learned ere this
not to grow restless awaiting his signal to be astonished at these strange , un -
open the ball .

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ISBN: NYPL:33433082514260

Category: Fiction

Page: 221

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Fourteen Clubs and the Auld Claret Jug

The Caddies' Inside Stories of Winning the British Open Norman Dabell ... at the
time that week — and you meet so many different players and caddies from
America and Australia and so on . ... I enjoy the people at the Open , the crowds .

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Author: Norman Dabell

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 0809293315

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 228

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This compelling collection of golf stories from the past 16 years of championship glory contains fascinating descriptions of how Tiger Woods, together with previous winners of the British Open, triumphed--as viewed by their closest allies, their caddies.

The Story of American Golf

There are many other chapters in the career of Gene Sarazen that read like
fiction—his first win in the United States Open, his repeat ... The Apawamis Golf
Club was practically next door, and young Sarazen gravitated to the caddie ... He
attracted some passing attention by defeating Jock Hutchison in an early round of
the 1921 P.G.A. and by winning the New Orleans Open the following winter.

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Author: Herbert Warren Wind

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504027571

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 592

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The classic history of golf in America beginning with the first clubs to arrive on the coast—from “golf’s most respected and authoritative writer” (Golf magazine). Widely regarded as the definitive account of America’s love affair with the world’s greatest game, this magisterial volume is Herbert Warren Wind’s masterpiece. From John Reid, the expatriate Scotsman who imported a set of clubs and balls from St. Andrews in 1888 and built a three-hole course on a cow pasture in Yonkers, New York, to Alan Shepard’s six-iron shot on the surface of the moon, The Story of American Golf documents the iconic moments in the sport’s first century in the United States. Wind captures legendary players, including C. B. Macdonald, Bobby Jones, Byron Nelson, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Ben Hogan, and Jack Nicklaus, in all their glory, and expertly analyzes the developments in style, equipment, and technique that created the modern game. Encyclopedic in scope and intimate in detail, The Story of American Golf is both a fitting tribute to the beautiful and fickle game that inspired a national obsession and a testament to Herbert Warren Wind’s incomparable talents as a journalist and historian.

Yorkshire Stories Re told

... 1807 , Perigo had handed to Mary Bateman , “ One goose , 2 pairs of men ' s
shoes , a goose pie , a tea caddy , several shirts ... Perigo now ripped open the
bed - tick and found that the bags contained nothing but waste paper and
farthings .

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Author: James Burnley

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590185694

Category: Yorkshire (England)

Page: 316

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The Perfidy of Captain Slyboots and Other Tales

I only hope Mrs. Grampus was not so imprudent as to run downstairs , open the
door , hurry down the steep steps , cross ... Such things would never do in a well -
ordered community , you know ; besides , Caddy Grampus would have " nipped ...

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Author: George Augustus Sala

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:39000004436478

Category:

Page: 219

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Best Sports Stories

But I remember when I won the Masters in ' 61 , I won it on the 17th hole . ... The
birdie gave him a two - shot lead , and he and Eddie McCoy , his 32 - year - old
caddy , climbed the final obstacle , the hill to the 18th green , where Gary 2 ...
Wednesday he ' ll tee off in the Spanish Open . The following week it will be in
Japan .

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Author: Irving T. Marsh

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105027565758

Category: Sports

Page:

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The Portrayal of the Female Character in the Newbery Award Books

Tom saved Caddie but she caught a bad cold that kept her in bed for a week and
home from school for several weeks . Caddie exhibited ... She rushed home, red
and disheveled, and flung open the dining room door. It was a company supper ...

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Author: Anna Elizabeth Weller

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000006097277

Category: Children's literature

Page: 350

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The Caddie Who Knew Ben Hogan

Many of you may have seen the famous photo taken by Life photographer Hy
Peskin of Hogan hitting the 1-iron onto eighteen at Merion at the 1950 U.S. Open,
the major he won only months after the automobile accident. This story about ...

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Author: John Coyne

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466806481

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Returning as an honored guest to the exclusive country club where he worked in his youth, Jack Handley remembers the summer of '46 when he caddied for Ben Hogan in the last Chicago Open. Now a respected historian, Jack recounts to the assembled sons and daughters of members he once knew the dramatic match between the mysterious and charismatic Hogan and the young club pro he idealized. The Caddie Who Knew Ben Hogan is filled with dazzling descriptions of hole-by-hole match play drama, and laced with anecdotes from that golden age of sports. This bittersweet novel of friendship, lost love, and great golf is told through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy whose life is forever changed by one of the greatest players of the game.

Moment of Glory

How does one moment of glory affect the unsung underdog for years to follow? In Moment of Glory, John Feinstein returns to the unlikely year of 2003 and chronicles the personal and professional struggles of these four players.

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Author: John Feinstein

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316053112

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

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After winning 6 of the 12 Majors from 2000 to 2002, Tiger Woods struggled in 2003. Four unknown golf players--Mike Weir, Jim Furyk, Ben Curtis, and Shaun Micheel--would seize the day, rising to become champions in his wake. Mike Weir--considered a good golfer but not a great one--triumphed in The Masters, becoming the first Canadian to win a Major. Jim Furyk emerged victorious in the U.S. Open. In the British Open, Ben Curtis became the only player since Francis Ouimet in 1913 to prevail on his first time out, and Shaun Micheel came from nowhere to prevail at the PGA Championship. How does one moment of glory affect the unsung underdog for years to follow? In Moment of Glory, John Feinstein returns to the unlikely year of 2003 and chronicles the personal and professional struggles of these four players. With great affection for the underdog and extraordinary access to the players, he then looked to the 2008 season, giving readers an insider's look into how winning (and losing) major championships changes players' lives.