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The Kings of Swing: Behind the Scenes with South Africas Golfing Greats Craig Urquhart

The Kings of Swing: Behind the Scenes with South Africas Golfing Greats

Craig Urquhart

Published March 15th 2014
ISBN : 9781770226326
Paperback
318 pages
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 About the Book 

This is the intimate and extraordinary story of a group of South African golfers who have won numerous Major championships. Their victories were achieved despite decades of sporting isolation and, during the post-apartheid era, in the shadow ofMoreThis is the intimate and extraordinary story of a group of South African golfers who have won numerous Major championships. Their victories were achieved despite decades of sporting isolation and, during the post-apartheid era, in the shadow of possibly the greatest athlete of all time. It is a story of the power of the mind and the power of the body in this, the most fickle of all sports. It is a story of dramatic highs and lows, of desperate poverty and fabulous wealth. An essential read for all golf lovers.This is a story of plane, train and car crashes, psychosurgery, a lightning strike, a broken beer bottle, a caddie named Squeeky, a misplaced marker, a beautiful autistic boy and a scandal that ensnared the country s most famous sportsman and led to the resignation of a prime minister. Welcome to a rare glimpse into the extraordinary lives of South Africa s top golfers The book is based on interviews with the golfers, their family members, coaches and sports psychologists, among others, as well as extensive research.