Seven Days in Augusta

Seven Days in Augusta
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Author: Mark Cannizzaro
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781641255950
Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: Triumph Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Masters is unquestionably the crown jewel of golf's major tournaments, not only for the transcendent performances it has inspired over the years, but for the incomparable sights and sounds of Augusta National and its environs, each distinct element contributing to the storied, rarefied atmosphere which draws tens of thousands to Georgia each spring. Seven Days in Augusta spans everything from the par-3 contest, to Amen Corner, to Butler Cabin. Mark Cannizzaro goes behind the scenes of the exclusive competition, covering wide-ranging topics including green jacket rituals, tales from The Crow's Nest atop the clubhouse, the extreme lengths some fans have gone to acquire tickets, and what goes on outside the gates during Masters week. Also featuring some of the most memorable and dramatic moments from the tournament's history, this is an essential, expansive look at golf's favorite event.

Seven Days in Augusta

Seven Days in Augusta
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Author: Mark Cannizzaro
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1629378763
Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: Triumph Books (IL)

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Masters is unquestionably the crown jewel of golf's major tournaments, not only for the transcendent performances it has inspired over the years, but for the incomparable sights and sounds of Augusta National and its environs, each distinct element contributing to the storied, rarefied atmosphere which draws tens of thousands to Georgia each spring. Seven Days in Augusta spans everything from the par-3 contest, to Amen Corner, to Butler Cabin. Mark Cannizzaro goes behind the scenes of the exclusive competition, covering wide-ranging topics including green jacket rituals, tales from The Crow's Nest atop the clubhouse, the extreme lengths some fans have gone to acquire tickets, and what goes on outside the gates during Masters week. Also featuring some of the most memorable and dramatic moments from the tournament's history, this is an essential, expansive look at golf's favorite event.

Seven Days in Augusta

Seven Days in Augusta
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Author: Mark Cannizzaro,Phil Mickelson
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781641253833
Release: 2020-03-10
Editor: Triumph Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Masters is unquestionably the crown jewel of golf's major tournaments, not only for the transcendent performances it has inspired over the years, but for the incomparable sights and sounds of Augusta National and its environs, each distinct element contributing to the storied, rarefied atmosphere which draws tens of thousands to Georgia each spring. Seven Days in Augusta is a celebration of what makes the Masters singular and iconic, from the par-3 contest to Amen Corner to Butler Cabin. Mark Cannizzaro goes behind the scenes of the exclusive competition, covering wide-ranging topics including green jacket rituals, tales from The Crow's Nest atop the clubhouse, the extreme lengths some fans have gone to to acquire tickets, and what goes on outside the gates during Masters week. Also featuring some of the most memorable and dramatic moments from the tournament's history, this is an essential, expansive look at golf's favorite event.

Freddie Me

Freddie   Me
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Author: Tripp Bowden
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781626367661
Release: 2009-04-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Though he was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, home of fabled Augusta National and The Masters, as a child Tripp Bowden was too young and too removed from the game of golf to realize what Augusta National really was, what it meant to his town and the world and the sport; its history, nostalgia, prestige and secrecy. All the ten year old Bowden knew about golf was that it was a stupid game that took up too much of his father’s time, and that he’d much rather kick around a soccer ball or stay home and read a book. But all that changed once Bowden’s father, a renowned local doctor, introduced him to one of his patients, Freddie Bennett, the legendary Augusta National caddie master. Though Bowden was a white child of considerable privilege and Bennett was an older black gentleman of more modest means, the two formed an unusual bond. It was Bennett who introduced Bowden to the game of golf, a sport that would one day earn him a Division 1 golf scholarship and lead him to the final stage of a British Open qualifier. But it was the lessons Bennett taught the young Bowden off the course that had their profoundest impact on his life. Through Freddie and his particular brand of homespun wisdom, the author learned invaluable lessons about personal responsibility, hard work, and respect for others regardless of age, race or religion. He also learned that there’s much more to life than just playing golf. Like the bestsellers Tuesdays With Morrie and Seasons of Life before it, Freddie & Me is a heartwarming tale of two unlikely friends and their uncommon bond forged through sport.

One Magical Sunday

One Magical Sunday
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Author: Phil Mickelson,Donald T. Phillips
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780759514232
Release: 2005-03-01
Editor: Grand Central Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For years Phil Mickelson symbolized the classic runnerup in the golf world, always placing near the top of every tournament, always near the top of the money list, but never reaching the pinnacle of winning one of the Majors. Then finally, on one magical Sunday, Phil's dream came true as he sank an 18-foot putt on the 18th hole to win the 2004 Masters. Mickelson leapt into the air in total celebration--and an entire nation of golfing fans leapt in joy with him. ONE MAGICAL SUNDAY journeys hole-by-hole with Phil on that fateful day, weaving the story of his life into the game--from his introduction to golf at the age of three to starting a family and pro golf career.

The Masters

The Masters
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Author: David Sowell
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781597973281
Release: 2007
Editor: Potomac Books, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Revered as the most prestigious tournament in golf, the Masters commands international attention, even among nongolfers. The first edition of The Masters: A Hole-by-Hole History of America's Golf Classic took the unique approach of tackling Augusta National hole by hole. Each hole had its own chapter, with colorful stories on the greatest shots, biggest disasters, and amazing events that took place on each. David Sowell returns to Augusta now with the second edition of The Masters, adding more history and updating each hole with additional stories of greatness and tales of woe. He addresses Tiger's continued dominance as well as how Phil Mickelson finally got over his majors hump in a major way. Sowell also discusses the changes that have been made to the course in an effort to make it more difficult and shows how those changes have affected play. The legends of the Masters are in full force in this unique and lively look at America's golf classic. From Bobby Jones and Gene Sarazen to Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus to Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, all the greatest Masters moments of the greatest golfers are here in one book. The Masters: A Hole-by-Hole History of America's Golf Classic, Second Edition provides a rich historical view of the course where success breeds legends and where failure can haunt even the most brilliant golfer's career.

Men on the Bag

Men on the Bag
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Author: Ward Clayton
Pages: 248
ISBN: 1587263149
Release: 2006-02-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The caddies of the Augusta National Golf Club are some of the game's most colorful characters. Their stories are intertwined with one of the world's most respected private clubs, its elite membership, and golf's greatest champions. The caddies witnessed every great moment, both private and public, at Augusta National, from Gene Sarazen's ?shot heard ?round the world? to Nicklaus's winning a record six Masters. Then in 1983, things changed forever when ?Tour caddies? were allowed at the Masters for the first time. Memories of a better day live on as Ward Clayton documents a history as compelling as the game itself. Men on the Bag delivers a story never-before-told with passion and candor.

Ike Golf and Augusta

Ike  Golf  and Augusta
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Author: David Sowell
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0615739466
Release: 2012-12-05
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

St. Andrews wanted him. The Augusta National had him. The USGA and the PGA fawned over him. Bobby Jones was one of his closest friends. He played often with Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan. Arnold Palmer became like a son to him. Robert Trent Jones built a special mini-course for his use. Even his biggest adversary, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, began construction on a course for him to tee it up in the Soviet Union. Dwight Eisenhower's path to golf's Hall of Fame and, one could make the case, his journey to the Oval Office as well, all began in the clubhouse of a French country club during the Battle of the Bulge when he first encountered an Augusta National member. While president, Ike plays over 900 rounds of golf, a number that would have been much higher had a heart attack, stroke, and stomach surgery not slowed him down. Ike, Golf, and Augusta provides an insightful and entertaining look at Ike's passion for golf and his association with Augusta National Golf Club and a small group of ultra-powerful Augusta members he called "the gang." It also details how his golf became intertwined with the significant events of his presidency including the McCarthy Hearings, Sputnik, the Little Rock desegregation crisis, and the U-2 incident, just to name a few. Pending

Seven Days in Utopia

Seven Days in Utopia
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Author: David L. Cook
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780310336198
Release: 2011-08-16
Editor: Zondervan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREstarring Robert Duvall and Lucas BlackThis book is about influence and inspiration and a deeper, more profound way of looking at life. The story is based on thousands of athletes who author and performance psychologist Dr. David Cook has counseled, and the great mentors and teachers from whom he has learned. Told through the lives of two characters—an eccentric rancher with a passion for teaching truth, and a young golf professional at the end of his rope looking to escape the pressures of the game—they represent each one of us in our various stages of growth. And through them we are reminded that, in life, we must be willing to coach and be coached.Life is never the same once you’ve been to Utopia.“Read it. Devour it. Keep it as a reference book. You’ll be glad you did. Golf’s Sacred Journey is a remarkable and encouraging story with an entirely different approach on how to succeed in your golf game.”—Zig Ziglar, leading motivational expert and bestselling author“This book is full of wisdom that will enhance your game and I believe it just may change your life.”—David Robinson, NBA MVP, 1992 Olympic Gold Medalist, Two Time World Champion

Seven Days in Augusta

Seven Days in Augusta
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Author: Mark Cannizzaro
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1641253843
Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Second Life of Tiger Woods

The Second Life of Tiger Woods
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Author: Michael Bamberger
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781982122843
Release: 2021-03-23
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Written by a New York Times bestselling author and reporter who “knows the world of professional golf…like few others” (The Wall Street Journal) comes “the most insightful and evenhanded book written yet about one of the signature athletes of the last twenty-five years” (Booklist, starred review) detailing Tiger Woods’s remarkable comeback and his journey back into winner’s circle. Tiger Woods’s long descent into a personal and professional hell reached bottom in the early hours of Memorial Day in 2017. Woods’s DUI arrest that night came on the heels of a desperate spinal surgery, just weeks after he told close friends he might never play tournament golf again. His mug shot and alarming arrest video were painful to look at and, for Woods, a deep humiliation. The former paragon of discipline now found himself hopelessly lost and out of control, exposed for all the world to see. That episode could have marked the beginning of Tiger’s end. It proved to be the opposite. Instead of sinking beneath the public disgrace of drug abuse and the private despair of a battered and ailing body, Woods embarked on the long road to redeeming himself. In The Second Life of Tiger Woods, Michael Bamberger, who has covered Woods since the golfer was an amateur, draws upon his deep network of sources inside locker rooms, caddie yards, clubhouses, fitness trailers, and back offices to tell the true and inspiring story of the legend’s return. Packed with new information and graced by insight, Bamberger’s story reveals how this iconic athlete clawed his way back to the top. This is a “gripping” (Kirkus Reviews) and intimate portrait of a man who has spent his life in front of the camera but has done his best to make sure he was never really known. Here is Tiger, barefoot, in handcuffs, showing a police officer a witty and self-deprecating side of himself that the public never sees. Here is Tiger on the verge of tears with his children at the British Open. Here is Tiger trying to express his gratitude to his mother at a ceremony at the Rose Garden. In these pages, Tiger is funny, cold, generous, self-absorbed, inspiring—and real. The Second Life of Tiger Woods is not only the saga of an exceptional man but also a celebration of second chances. Bamberger’s bracingly honest book is about what Tiger Woods did, and about what any of us can do, when we face our demons head-on.

Augusta Gone

Augusta  Gone
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Author: Martha Tod Dudman
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780743217224
Release: 2001-04-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"I'm not telling you where I am. Don't try to find me." Remember Go Ask Alice? Augusta, Gone is the memoir Alice's mother never wrote. A single parent, Martha Tod Dudman is sure she is giving her two children the perfect life, sheltering them from the wild tumult of her own youth. But when Augusta turns fifteen, things start to happen: first the cigarette, then the blue pipe and the little bag Augusta says is aspirin. Just talking to her is like sticking your hand in the garbage disposal. Martha doesn't know if she's confronting adolescent behavior, craziness, her own failures as a parent -- or all three. Augusta, Gone is the story of a girl who is doing everything to hurt herself and a mother who would try anything to save her. It is a sorrowful tale, but not a tragic one. Though the book charts a harrowing course through the troubled waters of adolescence, hope -- that mother and daughter will be reunited and will learn to love one another again -- steers them toward a shore of forgiveness and redemption. Written with darkly seductive grace, Augusta, Gone conjures the dangerous thrill of being drawn into the heart of a whirling vortex. This daring book will be admired for its lyricism, applauded for its courage, and remembered for its power. It demands to be read from start to finish, in one breathless sitting.

Seven Days

Seven Days
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Author: Eve Ainsworth
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781407154121
Release: 2015-02-05
Editor: Scholastic Fiction

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Life is hard for Jess. School should be a safe place but at the moment it's everything Jess dreads, and it's made even more difficult by the threatening presence of Kez. Kez lives in a nicer part of town but her life isn't any sweeter. The only place she finds comfort is knowing she is better off than Jess - or so she thinks.

The Making of the Masters

The Making of the Masters
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Author: David Owen
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780684867519
Release: 2003-03-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A history of the prestigious Masters Golf Tournament draws on the archives of the Augusta National Golf Club to trace the evolution of the event.

The Story of the Augusta National Golf Club

The Story of the Augusta National Golf Club
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Author: Clifford Roberts
Pages: 255
ISBN: 038511544X
Release: 1976
Editor: Unknown

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The Other Half of Augusta Hope

The Other Half of Augusta Hope
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Author: Joanna Glen
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0008314195
Release: 2019-12-26
Editor: Borough Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is a story for anyone who has ever felt like they don't belong. 'I really enjoyed this book ... great observational comic gems within a fast moving story full of the reality of despair and hope in everyone's lives' MIRANDA HART 'Keep the tissues close' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING 'A beautifully written debut novel with unforgettable characters and an irresistible message of redemption and belonging' RED magazine 'This gem of a novel entertains and moves in equal measure' DAILY MAIL 'Heartening and hopeful' JESS KIDD, author of Things in Jars 'Mesmerizingly beautiful' SARAH HAYWOOD, author of The Cactus 'An extraordinary masterpiece' ANSTEY HARRIS, author of The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton 'Gutsy, endearing and entertaining' DEBORAH ORR 'Absolutely brilliant' GAVIN EXTENCE, author of The Universe Versus Alex Woods _____________________________________________________________ Augusta Hope has never felt like she fits in. At six, she's memorising the dictionary. At seven, she's correcting her teachers. At eight, she spins the globe and picks her favourite country on the sound of its name: Burundi. And now that she's an adult, Augusta has no interest in the goings-on of the small town where she lives with her parents and her beloved twin sister, Julia. When an unspeakable tragedy upends everything in Augusta's life, she's propelled headfirst into the unknown. She's determined to find where she belongs - but what if her true home, and heart, are half a world away? _____________________________________________________________ AUGUSTA MAY NOT FEEL LIKE SHE FITS IN, BUT READERS HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH HER... 'What a brilliant, brave, clever book' Maddy P 'A beautiful tale of family, of loss, of the awkward relationships we build with those we love the most...a must read!' Amelia D 'A powerful novel about fitting in, loss, & the people you really have connections with' Siobhan D 'The story made me laugh & cry in equal measure, and now it's finished I'm at a slight loss as what to read next' Laura W

Berry Benson s Civil War Book

Berry Benson s Civil War Book
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Author: Berry Benson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780820342252
Release: 2011-07-01
Editor: University of Georgia Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Confederate scout and sharpshooter Berry Greenwood Benson witnessed the first shot fired on Fort Sumter, retreated with Lee's Army to its surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, and missed little of the action in between. This memoir of his service is a remarkable narrative, filled with the minutiae of the soldier's life and paced by a continual succession of battlefield anecdotes. Three main stories emerge from Benson's account: his reconnaissance exploits, his experiences in battle, and his escape from prison. Though not yet eighteen years old when he left his home in Augusta, Georgia, to join the army, Benson was soon singled out for the abilities that would serve him well as a scout. Not only was he a crack shot, a natural leader, and a fierce Southern partisan, but he had a kind of restless energy and curiosity, loved to take risks, and was an instant and infallible judge of human nature. His recollections of scouting take readers within arm's reach of Union trenches and encampments. Benson recalls that while eavesdropping he never failed to be shocked by the Yankees' foul language; he had never heard that kind of talk in a Confederate camp! Benson's descriptions of the many battles in which he fought--including Cold Harbor, The Seven Days, Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Petersburg--convey the desperation of a full frontal charge and the blind panic of a disorganized retreat. Yet in these accounts, Benson's own demeanor under fire is manifest in the coolly measured tone he employs. A natural writer, Benson captures the dark absurdities of war in such descriptions as those of hardened veterans delighting in the new shoes and other equipment they found on corpse-littered battlefields. His clothing often torn by bullets, Benson was also badly bruised a number of times by spent rounds. At one point, in May 1863, he was wounded seriously enough in the leg to be hospitalized, but he returned to the field before full recuperation. Benson was captured behind enemy lines in May 1864 while on a scouting mission for General Lee. Confined to Point Lookout Prison in Maryland, he escaped after only two days and swam the Potomac to get back into Virginia. Recaptured near Washington, D.C., he was briefly held in Old Capitol Prison, then sent to Elmira Prison in New York. There he joined a group of ten men who made the only successful tunnel escape in Elmira's history. After nearly six months in captivity or on the run, he rejoined his unit in Virginia. Even at Appomattox, Benson refused to surrender but stole off with his brother to North Carolina, where they planned to join General Johnston. Finding the roads choked with Union forces and surrendered Confederates, the brothers ultimately bore their unsurrendered rifles home to Augusta. Berry Benson first wrote his memoirs for his family and friends. Completed in 1878, they drew on his--and partially on his brother's--wartime diaries, as well as on letters that both brothers had written to family members during the war. The memoirs were first published in book form in 1962 but have long been unavailable. This edition, with a new foreword by the noted Civil War historian Herman Hattaway, will introduce this compelling story to a new generation of readers.

Enter the Fire

Enter the Fire
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Author: A. Prophet
Pages: 276
ISBN: 1605638358
Release: 2008-11
Editor: Publishamerica Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Eric Bennett is a loving father and loyal husband. He's a true philanthropist and community leader. He's also a drug kingpin and ruthless killer! However, for the sake of his family he's decided to retire from his lifelong career of criminal pursuits, but the enemies that he's accumulated over the years will not be as accommodating to his plans. With the most powerful family in the Italian Mafia plotting his assassination; an ultra-violent Jamaican drug gang at war with his organization and complicating his intentions to retire; and Ghostface, an even more sinister and mysterious foe, hunting him down, seeking to destroy himA[a¬A]it may be too late. Enter the pages of this seven-day adventure as we peer into the lives of some of the most compelling and complex personalities ever to grace the pages of a novel. With witty dialogue, ingenious narration from the character's point of view, and nail-biting, heart-stopping action throughout, Enter the Fire: Seven Days in the Life is guaranteed to take you on a wild, seven-day roller-coaster ride through the lives of the underworld's shadiest and most intriguing personalities.

The Masters

The Masters
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Author: Curt Sampson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780375753374
Release: 1999
Editor: Villard Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A revelatory history of the most prestigious tournament in golf highlights the wins and losses of the contest's famous names and illuminates the local politics, racism, finances, and publicity involved in its six and a half decades. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Making the Masters

Making the Masters
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Author: David Barrett
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781620873045
Release: 2012-03-21
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Contested the second weekend in April each year since 1934, the Masters is the world’s most prestigious golf tournament and most-watched tournament on television. Tickets are in such demand that even the waiting list is closed, and players value the title above all others. In Making the Masters, award-winning golf writer David Barrett focuses his attention on how the Masters was conceived, how it got off the ground in 1934, and how it fully established itself in 1935. The key figure in the tournament’s creation and success was Bobby Jones, who was a living legend after winning the Grand Slam in 1930 and immediately retiring at the age of twenty-eight. He went on to found Augusta National and sought a high-profile tournament for his new course. But nearly as important was Clifford Roberts, a banker friend of Jones who not only embraced Jones’s vision but became his right-hand man in working to bring that vision to reality. Barrett explores how Jones and Roberts built the Masters from scratch, creating a golf institution embellished by the often surprising details of what that entailed as they were trying to establish a golf club and golf tournament in tough economic times. It also vividly chronicles the events of the 1934 and 1935 Masters, with Gene Sarazen’s spectacular victory in 1935 providing the climax. Set against the backdrop of golf, and America, in the 1930s, the book provides an informative and entertaining read for fans of the Masters and students of golf history.