Caddy for Life - John Feinstein

Caddy for Life

By John Feinstein

  • Release Date: 2008-08-21
  • Genre: Golf
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 25 Ratings

Description

Beyond golf's polished surface there lies a world not often seen by the average fan. The caddy sees everything - the ambition, the strategy, the rivalries, the jealousies - that occurs behind the scenes. Award-winning John Feinstein, America's favourite sportswriter, got one of golf's legendary caddies to reveal the secrets behind the most popular sport of our time. Bruce Edwards was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in January 2003, a progressive disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord, but he dominated coverage of the 2003 US Open. This is a position not usually bestowed on a caddy, but Edwards was no ordinary caddy. In 1973, after forgoing college, Edwards walked on the course behind a young Tom Watson and never looked back. Watson would go on to win eight major titles with Bruce Edwards by his side. Edwards continued to do the job he had dedicated more than half his life to right up to his death in April 2004, aged 49. This is a moving, dramatic and thoughtful book about a life devoted to sports.

Reviews

  • Incredible

    5
    By Bluebird416
    I NEVER cry and could not stop myself. Tried to read it on a break at work and had to put it down because everyone kept asking me if something was wrong
  • Caddy for life

    5
    By GolfingRotarian
    Phenomenal book! Extremely touching story that is very well written. Grabs your attention and doesn't let go. A real page turner.
  • Wonderful book. Very touching.

    5
    By Kevbobev
    I loved reading about the unique relationship of caddy-golfer. Goi read.