The 100 Greatest Ever Golfers
Winner of the 2012 British Sports Book Award for Golf Book of the Year, The 100 Greatest Ever Golfers is a fascinating and knowledgeable history of golf told through the most talented men and women to have ever played the game.
From Old Tom Morris, via Walter Hagen and Ben Hogan, legendary figures such as Bobby Jones and Jack Nicklaus, to contemporary greats including Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, Andy Farrell recounts the lives and achievements of the sport’s leading lights through engaging text, fascinating anecdotes and insights into the development of the game across the decades.
Arranged by era and with additional sections on the greatest ever drivers, bunker players and putters, The 100 Greatest Ever Golfers is the ideal pick-up-and-dip-in book for all golfing aficionados, whatever their handicap.
Everyone's story is different and inspiring in their own way which is what makes this wonderful compilation of biographies such a treat. I could never tire of hearing the stories of our great champions so whether you are an aspiring golfer or an old-timer like me who enjoys the history of the game, I have no hestitation in recommending Andy Farrell's fascinating book. --Arnold Palmer
Hugely informative and thought-provoking --The Irish Independent
Enjoyable and informative ... Dip in and you will find characters to delight and surprise. There is a mixture of the astonishing, the unusual, the wacky and the uplifting. --Peter Dixon, The Times
Don't be put off by the list aspect - this is a cracking book. Not just 100 mini-biographies, but full of good stories and some fantastic quotes. Farrell also makes some excellent and intriguing left-field picks. Full of nuggets such as the fact that Hale Irwin won more money heading the 1997 Champions Tour money list than Tiger Woods did topping that year's PGA tour. --Dave Tindall, skysports.com
A book to argue with as well as to learn from. I recommend it wholeheartedly. --Brian Viner, Independent