Victory!: Story of the 1995 Ryder Cup by Dermot Gilleece, Jock Howard, Graham Spiers & Alex Spink hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Ted Smart, 1995, Hardback in dust wrapper.
First in this edition. [First: Weidenfeld & Nicolson] Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;
From the cover: The Ryder Cup is one of the most fiercely fought contests in sport, and is certainly the highlight of the golfing calendar. The 1995 Ryder Cup was outstanding in the passion and determination with which it was played and the level to which public and media interest was engaged. Although there was little to choose between the teams at the outset, the Europeans were seen as the underdogs due to American domination of the cup since 1991. Their struggle to victory against all expectations has gained them the respect and admiration of the golfing world.
Central to the competition was the bitter, and well documented, rivalry between the opposing sides. Both teams were composed of strong individual personalities who pulled together to make two formidable forces. But, with the Americans ahead at the start of the singles contest reputedly their strongest area their victory seemed almost a foregone conclusion. It was virtually beyond belief when, in the penultimate match, Philip Walton defeated Jay Haas to consolidate the victories of his European team-mates and seize the cup.
Victory! The Story of the 1995 Ryder Cup follows the competition from minute to minute, reliving the tensions of the match and the European teams jubilation. It is illustrated with over 8 5 spectacular colour photographs of the players on and off the course, taken by the official European team photographer. Due to limited television coverage this is a unique pictorial commemoration of the event. Here is a story of true sporting determination and victory against the odds which captured the imagination of the world.
Introduction by: Bernard Gallacher
Very Good+ in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Short closed nick to the head of the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy.
96 pages. 11¾” x 9¼”.
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