From wooden shafts and balls stuffed with feathers to clubs made of space age materials, the ancient game of golf has undergone a remarkable transformation in six centuries. Read about great champions from "Old Tom" Morris to Tiger Woods and learn how a simple Scottish game has become one of the world's most popular sports.
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"The six short chapters of this well-researched and well-organized history are dotted with good-quality, informative black-and-white photographs and reproductions. This book is...appealing in content and format...and should be a boon to anyone interested in the sport, where it came from, and where it is going."
-- School Library Journal (July 2001) (School Library Journal 20010701)
"These titles in the History of Sports series are bound to be popular, even with reluctant readers, for reports and recreational reading. Each book explores how and when the sport started as recreation and as competition, the development of rules and equipment, the roles of athletes and spectators, the top medalists through the years, and what's happening now in the US and abroad. The series design is readable, with clear type, black-and-white action photos, and useful sidebars."
-- Booklist (September 2002) (Booklist 20020901)
"Stewart examines the origins and philosophy of this sport, traces the evolution of its rules and game strategy, and highlights some outstanding players. The relevant sidebars are a plus, and include discussions of racism in the sport...Extensive notes and charts of awards and statistics are appended along with a list of further reading."
-- School Library Journal (June 2001) (School Library Journal 20010601)
Grade 4-8-The six short chapters of this well-researched and well-organized history are dotted with good-quality, informative black-and-white photographs and reproductions. Origins of the game, the development of the rules, strategies, memorable moments, and colorful personalities add to this lively account. Sidebars include the first rules set down by the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, golf-course etiquette, the invention of the wedge, feathering, dimpled balls, people, tours, and famous courses. This book is far more appealing in content and format than Dave Anderson's The Story of Golf (Morrow, 1998) and should be a boon to anyone interested in the sport, where it came from, and where it is going.
Janice C. Hayes, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro
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Descripción Lucent Books, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M1560067446