In Preferred Lies, veteran golf journalist Charles Happell and player and course architect Mike Clayton take you inside the ropes, drawing on their decades of experience in the game - from boarding Greg Norman's yacht after his disastrous loss at the US Masters, to caddying at the Olympic Games when golf featured for the first time in over one hundred years.
They are joined by a host of contributors: Steve Williams shares the secrets of Augusta that Norman, Scott and Tiger Woods relied on when he caddied for them at the US Masters; Peter Thomson pays homage to St Andrews, the game's spiritual home and the course where he won one of his five British Opens; Scottish golf writer John Huggan chats with his old mate, one-of-a-kind commentator Peter Alliss; comedian and amateur golfer Rob Sitch, an avowed disciple of Dr Bob Rotella, discusses the psychology of golf; and more.
From Ben Hogan to Karrie Webb, Magnolia Lane to the Road Hole, the evolution of the golf ball to the playing etiquette of Japan, this is a full round of golf stories from those who know the game best.
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In 32 years as a journalist, Charles Happell has covered many of the world's leading sports events, including the Italia90 World Cup, Sydney Olympics and US Masters golf. At Melbourne's Age newspaper, he wrote about golf and covered 10 majors, including five Masters, before being appointed the paper's Sports Editor in 2002. He later became Crikey's sports columnist and has authored two best-selling books as well as a short biography of Australian golfer Karrie Webb. Michael Clayton is Australia's Mr Golf - a student of the game, as well as historian, course architect, former touring pro and journalist. There are few more knowledgeable commentators on the sport. Mike played on the Australasian Tour for 26 years, winning seven times, and also competed on the European Tour for 18 years, winning the 1984 Timex Open. For many years he wrote a golf column in The Sunday Age. He is now a course architect, partnering with 2006 U.S. Open champion Geoff Oglivy to create a design company, based in Melbourne.
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