Golf was Alistair Cooke's greatest sporting passion. Although he took to it late in his life as a mild form of exercise and called it 'a method of self-torture, disguised as a game', he was hooked, reveled in its companionship and loved every moment on a golf course. This book collects the best of Cooke's writings about the great game, which display all the incomparable wit, the unexpected insights, the mischievous charm, the elegance and enchantment which made him famous for over sixty years as a broadcaster.
Whether he is writing about the pleasures of a round in the snow, how the `senior golfer' secretly disguises their creaky swing, Arnold Palmer playing in 102-degree heat in San Antonio, dapper Gary Player winning the US Open at Creve Coeur, Missouri, or jack Nicklaus playing - and winning - almost anywhere (not to mention a surprising but persistent tendresse for Raquel Welch), Alistair Cooke on his favourite sport is a rare and constant pleasure.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 12 / 2008
- 128 x 198mm