Peter Alliss' Golf Heroes Hardcover – 10 Oct 2002
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'A treasure trove of anecdotes and personal observations on a myriad cast of characters ... read it and enjoy.' -- Daily Telegraph
'It's a treat to listen to Alliss in full flow. He really is good value.' -- Golf Weekly
'This fine looking tome could be the perfect Christmas gift for golfing dads or mums.' -- Scotland on Sunday
About the Author
Before becoming a broadcaster, Peter Alliss was a professional golfer like his famous father. During a long and distinguished career he won 23 tournaments including three British PGA championships and the Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese Opens. He also represented Great Britain eight times in the Ryder Cup. Alliss has been integrally involved with the structure of golf in the UK, presiding over both the Women's PGA and the British Greenkeepers' Association and serving as Captain of the PGA. He has also designed more than 60 fine and challenging courses around the world. He is an accomplished author of more than 20 books and writes regularly for Golf World magazine.
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The book contains lots of nice photos, many of which I'd not seen before. My favourite is Walter Hagen and Bobby Jones shaking hands at the 1929 British Open.
Highlights of the book are Peter Alliss' own experiences of meeting the players, for example he caddied for Bobby Jones as a youngster when the great man visited England. Some of his opinions of the players are a bit hard and I think he's given some of them a bit of a hard time, e.g. Tony Jacklin. He also doesn't cover the players prior to the likes of Bobby Jones or Walter Hagen so if you're looking for information about James Braid or Harry Vardon you'll need to go elsewhere.
My main feeling when I finished the book was that there wasn't enough information about many of the players. I wanted to find out more. Not a real criticism though as the book is a good introduction to most of the great players and I really enjoyed receiving it as a Christman present.