Shooting for Tiger

How Golf's Obsessed New Generation Is Transforming a Country Club Sport

Author: William Echikson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 078674149X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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While many parents encourage their children to become the next Einstein or Yo-Yo Ma, some push their kids to become the next Tiger Woods. No longer does an elite, elderly set dominate golf. A new class of driven teenaged players is transforming the game, and a series of high-profile, professionally- run tournaments determine which of these teens have a shot at reaching the top levels. In Shooting for Tiger, William Echikson takes us inside a spirited season of the American Junior Golf Association's elite tournaments. From the fairways, Echikson unveils a fascinating sub culture: kids who have foregone traditional childhoods, families determined to produce champions, and rigorous golf academies devoted to training the world's top prospects. Vividly told, Shooting for Tiger examines the real costs of professionalizing young players and offers an unforgettable portrait of athletic obsession.

Historical Dictionary of Golf

Author: Bill Mallon,Randon Jerris

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810874657

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 864

View: 8827


Historical Dictionary of Golf—through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, photos, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on people, places, teams, and terminology of the game—is a comprehensive history of golf.