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Seve: Golf's Flawed Genius (The Updated Definitive Biography) Kindle Edition
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Robert Green's book succeeds admirably as both a celebration and a rigorous examination of the elusive Spanish phenomenon who helped transform golf on so many levels over his tumultuous and controversial career.
As a British golf magazine editor since the 1980s, the author enjoyed regular access to Seve for exclusive articles and instruction shoots and at functions beyond the standard tournament press conferences. The resulting anecdotes that spice this compelling account provide a fly-on-the-wall insight often lacking in so many cut-and-paste biogs.
Similarly essential are the first-hand contributions from an A-list cast of characters including Nick Faldo, José Maria Olazabal and David Leadbetter, as well as assorted big-shot tour executives and family members.
While Green is clearly a huge fan, it doesn't prevent him - as the title confirms - from chasing the demons that formed the flip-side to his subject's on-course genius, charm and tenacity.
Beyond the thorough, fluent and balanced biog of a sporting legend, it's an absorbing tale of the radical rebranding of golf since the 1970s, and the pivotal influence of the central character who remained so passionate and defiant til his own untimely end.
It seemed to focus on details of the various shots played on various courses. I was hoping to hear more about the personality of Seve.
When you have played golf and you return to the clubhouse some golfers will tell you a stroke by stroke analysis of their round. If you enjoy hearing this you will enjoy reading this book. If not wait for another biography.
I anticipated that it would contain details of the thoughts of other professional golfers about Seve but it only touches on this. With the amount that I read it covers virtually nothing about his private life or his personal experiences. It may cover this in the latter stages but unfortunately I decided to give up as it just seemed to give great detail of a shot by shot description on various courses. It does not follow a chronological description of this great golfer but simply seem to covers his golf shots. I tried to skip a few pages but again it was concentrating on the detail of the shots that he played in various competitions.
If this is want you want to read then buy this book. It is well written but I found it boring. I can understand that some people will find it fascinating as they will want a shot by shot analysis but I found it very dull and slightly repetitive,
I was personally very disappointed as it was not the type of book that I expected.
Long may Seve's life be celebrated. A must read if you are a fan of one of the all time masters.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent read takes you back takes you back to those wonderful days when he was still around and playing like a magicianPublished 2 months ago by Spookyspills
Stunning book that encapsulates the great man warts and all. Truly the most charismatic and talented golfer the world has ever seen.Published 22 months ago by emma smyth
Banal stuff, nothing new, cobbled together in book form.
Not worth even at the cheap price.