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Seve: Golf's Flawed Genius (The Updated Definitive Biography) by [Green, Robert]
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About the Author

Robert Green is the Editor in Chief of Golf International magazine. He has been the recipient of three British Sports Journalism Awards and is the author of four previous books on golf, including Trouble-Shooting, an instruction book written with Seve, with whom he also scripted an instruction video. His own golf is not of genius level, although he has inflicted himself on over 400 golf courses on five continents, bringing greenkeepers around the world to their knees. Somehow, he once won a golf writers’ tournament. He lives in Islington, North London, with his wife and several putters. Follow Robert Green on Twitter: @robrtgreen

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2733 KB
  • Print Length: 366 pages
  • Publisher: Peach Publishing (14 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A8K6IJ4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #104,207 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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As we saw so poignantly at the Ryder Cup, the spirit of Seve Ballesteros remains an invigorating force in European golf - an enduring symbol of passion, determination and defiance.
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.
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I was looking forward to reading this book but I gave up after reading about 25%
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.
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Having read every book on The King of European golf this was a book that I somehow missed. It brought back fond memories of my hero a great golfer and champion who inspired so many. Even though like other people who reviewed this book and found much of the tedious shot detail at times boring it recollected shots which I'd seen both at tournaments and on tv which I had long since forgotten.
Long may Seve's life be celebrated. A must read if you are a fan of one of the all time masters.
Highly recommended.
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It is an all too common trend in sporting biographies to tell a tale of a sportsperson who may have achieved a lot but who does not have a particularly captivating story, or to tell the tale of someone who is currently in the sporting limelight but only partway through their career. This biography, however, is about a great golfer who had a glittering career but also had a fascinating life story. It is clearly written by someone who knew Seve well and this allows the author to paint a compelling picture of him. A must have for all golf fans but I also recommend it to any readers who enjoy sports books.
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Very interesting in parts but a bit too technical golf wise (I'm not a golfer) and not enough general information on the man himself but perhaps I did not read the blurb well enough before I ordered! Only got half-way through then gave up.
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The legend that was Seve is played out warts and all in this detailed and frank biography. An excellent coverage of his early years, his jump into stardom and the lengths he went to in continuing his ultimate passion. The cruel twists of fate of a continual back injury mixed with his unswerving belief in his own supremacy bring alive the ups and downs of this legend. A great book about a true golf phenomenon.
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Seve was a hero for me and golfers all around the world when he was alive and still remains so despite dying at a young age from a brain tumor. The 2012 Ryder Cup proved what a powerful influence Seve has had on golfers and also fans of golf, and this wonderful book tells the story of his life and those amazing achievements plus his highs and lows on and off the golf course. But beyond doubt, it proves what a golfing genius Seve was - simple! An inspirational read especially for all of us who at least once in a round attempt a daring 'Seve escape' shot!!!
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