Golf Characters by Chris Plumridge lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Stanley Paul, 1989, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: Golf is acknowledged to be a great test of character and everyone reacts differently to the challenges of the game. Golf professionals are no different from the weekend amateur in the many ways in which they cope with the fortunes and injustices that make up a round of golf. However, unlike the amateur, the professional is closely observed by thousands of spectators and often millions of television viewers. Both his elation in moments of success, and his despair when disaster strikes are noted and analysed by spectators and correspondents around the world. This constant scrutiny lays bare the character of any successful golfer, and impresses on every follower of the game an image of the man and his personality. It is this image which has been marvellously captured by John Ireland in his portfolio of GOLF CHARACTERS. Here are the most charismatic golfers of modern times: The Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus; The White Shark, Greg Norman; The Man in Black, Gary Player; the incomparable Seve Ballesteros, and many others. Here are some of the leading ladies of the game today: Nancy Lopez, Jan Stephenson, and Britains champion, Laura Davies. Here, too, are some of the best-loved heroes of the fifties and sixties; many of them still enjoying life on the Seniors Tour: Arnold Palmer, Peter Thomson, Roberto de Vicenzo, and the colourful Billy Casper.
To complement the caricatures, leading golf author Chris Plumridge has added his own pen portraits which give even deeper insight into the men and women behind the legends. Together, John Ireland and Chris Plumridge provide a unique contribution to any golfers library in a book which will undoubtedly be much sought after by golf collectors in years to come.
Introduction by: Tony Jacklin
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper snagged at the head of the spine, otherwise pleasant.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 95 pages. 13½” x 9¾”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Sport Golf category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!