Men in Green

Men in Green

Book - 2015
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"Was golf better (to use one of Tiger's favorite phrases) back in the day? In [this book], Michael Bamberger, who fell for the game as a teenager in its wild Sansabelt-and-persimmon 1970s heyday, goes on a quest to try to find out. The result is a candid, nostalgic, intimate portrait of golf's greatest generation--then and now"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster : Sports Illustrated Books, 2015.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781476743820
Characteristics: 260 pages : map ; 24 cm


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Jan 27, 2019

This is one of the better books of its type that I have read. It centers around the author and his friend, a former tour player, who traveled around the country interviewing people on his list of golf legends. Nine of the Legends were well-known tournament players and nine were what he called secret legends, caddies and other background notables.
Micky Wright was the only female on the list, and was the only one he did not actually get to sit down with, although she did talk with him on the phone and via email.

Of course no one book can go into much depth trying to cover 18 people's memory of a bygone era, nevertheless, I found this a very enjoyable read, and would recommend it to any seasoned golfer.

dwightdavis May 17, 2015

I just finished this book and it was underwhelming. Much of the story centered on the author and his golfing friend Mike instead of the subjects of the book. If you are interested in details about Jack and Arnie you will be disappointed. Jack was not featured in the book until the end and only a few details surface. Arnie gets better treatment. Overall the book is a fast read as you find yourself skimming the material because few details of note surface.


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