Blasted Heaths and Blessed Green

Blasted Heaths and Blessed Green

(453 yards) are an extremely testing pair of two-shotters, with the latter—falling tee shot from high in the dunes to an angled fairway that doglegs smoothly right, followed by a wood up the hill to a well-bunkered bilevel green—a ...

Author: James W. Finegan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416585516

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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Every golfer alive knows that he or she has two ancestral homes: one's own, and Scotland. On her rolling shores the game of golf had its origins, and to walk the links of St. Andrews is to feel at one with the shepherd who decided one day to see how far he could whack a stone with his crook. Most serious golfers will make the pilgrimage to Scotland, to try to hit the Postage Stamp green at Troon, to trace the footsteps of Ben Hogan at Carnoustie, and to brave the challenge of the Road Hole at St. Andrews; all golfers dream of taking such a trip. For the tourist or the dreamer, there can be no better guide than James W. Finegan. A passionate advocate of the game that's played on the links between land and sea, Finegan combines a writer's eye, a historian's knowledge, and a golfer's sense of wonder and apprehension to provide an impossibly ambitious grand tour of golf's native land. In a loop of a thousand miles that begins in Edinburgh and ends across the Firth of Forth in St. Andrews, Finegan covers some sixty courses, visiting the true shrines of the game, the courses that are well known and respected, and the little-known gems you might otherwise pass right by. He shares the history of the courses, both of their creation and of the most famous matches played there; he also writes marvelously about the scenic and strategic charms to be found as you play them yourself. And he provides all the information you need to make your arrangements to do just that -- because, unlike most championship courses in the United States, the great courses of Scotland are available to the public. In addition to his delightful descriptions of the golf to be found there, Finegan gives us his recommendations for places to stay, ranging from the most modest bed-and-breakfast to the most magnificent castle hotel. He describes the pleasures to be found off the beaten track: the spectacular views from a country road, or the ancient cathedral that's worth a stop on the way to the first tee. And because all the travel within the country is done by car, he spells out the actual routes from town to town and course to course. Blasted Heaths and Blessed Greens is a book to be read, to be savored, and to be tucked away in your suitcase when you finally undertake the journey of your dreams.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Blasted Heaths And Blessed Greens

Blasted Heaths And Blessed Greens

The distances from green to tee can be long and, in a couple of cases (the 9th green to the 10th tee, the 10th green to the 11th tee) steeply uphill in the bargain. Still, one can always choose to ride, for Letham Grange has a little ...

Author: James Finegan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471109478

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

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In a loop of a thousand miles that begins in Edinburgh and ends across the Firth of Forth in St. Andrews, Finegan covers some sixty courses, visiting the true shrines of the game, the courses that are well known and respected, and the little-known gems you might otherwise pass right by. He shares the history of the courses, both of their creation and of the most famous matches played there; he also writes marvelously about the scenic and strategic charms to be found as you play them yourself. And he provides all the information you need to make your arrangements to do just that -- because, unlike most championship courses in the United States, the great courses of Scotland are available to the public. In addition to his delightful descriptions of the golf to be found there, Finegan gives us his recommendations for places to stay, ranging from the most modest bed-and-breakfast to the most magnificent castle hotel. He describes the pleasures to be found off the beaten track: the spectacular views from a country road, or the ancient cathedral that's worth a stop on the way to the first tee. And because all the travel within the country is done by car, he spells out the actual routes from town to town and course to course.
Categories: Philosophy

Sports

Sports

Blasted Heaths and Blessed Greens . New York : Simon & Schuster , 1996 . Fisher , Anne Kinsman . The Legend of Tommy Morris : A Mystical Tale of Timeless Love . San Rafael , CA : Amber - Allen Publications , 1996 . Ford , Richard .

Author: Donald L. Deardorff

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313304459

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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This guide to the available literature on sports in American culture during the last two decades of the 20th century is a companion to Jack Higg's Sports: A Reference Guide (Greenwood, 1982). The types of individual or team sports included in this volume include those that are viewed as physical contests engaged in for physical, emotional, spiritual, or psychological fulfillment. With a focus on books alone, chapters review the available literature regarding sports and each concludes with a bibliography. Academic journals likely to contain articles on the topics discussed are listed at the end of each chapter. Twelve chapters discuss sports and American history, business and law, education, ethnicity and race, gender, literature, philosophy and religion, popular culture, psychology, science and technology, sociology and world history. This reference and guide to further research will appeal to scholars of popular culture and sports. An index and two appendixes are included, one listing important dates in American sports from 1980 through 2000 and one listing sports halls of fame, museums, periodicals, and websites.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Golf s Greatest Moments

Golf s Greatest Moments

JAMES W. FINEGAN CRUDEN BAY from Blasted Heaths and Blessed Greens . 1995 * THERE IS NO GRADUAL REVELATION OF THE GLORY OF CRUDEN BAY . YOU CLIMB OUT OF the car , walk over to the clubhouse on the heights , and look down .

Author: Robert Sidorsky

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 0810946319

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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Collects writings about golf, including contributions from great writers, humorists, and essayists, including Thomas Boswell and George Plimpton, as well as historic action shots, posters, paintings, and magazine covers.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Fifty More Places to Play Golf Before You Die

Fifty More Places to Play Golf Before You Die

In his fine book , Blasted Heaths and Blessed Greens , James Finnegan said this of The Machrie : Of the 35 full shots thus to be played by a low - handicap golfer , nine are likely to be blind ! Yes , it is excessive , this astounding ...

Author: Chris Santella

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang

ISBN: 1584797932

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

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Fifty More Places to Play Golf Before You Die is the sixth of Chris Santella's popular “Fifty Places” books (more than 250,000 copies in print), and the first to return to golf—the series' most popular subject. In this new book Santella interviews 50 luminaries in the golf world about their favorite courses and experiences. Experts range from seasoned touring professionals (Amy Alcott, Fred Funk) to journalists and photographers (James Dodson, Brian Morgan) to golf course architects (Robert von Hagge, Bob Harrison) to travel specialists (Gordon Dalgleish, Mike Lardner). Old Country favorites like Royal Dornoch and Machrihanish in Scotland are featured, but so are venues far off the linksters' beaten path, like Nirwana, Bali, where the course runs beside rice paddies in the shadow of ancient temples, and China's Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, where players tee off at 10,000 feet, at the base of the Himalayas. More than 40 spectacular photos capture the allure of these unforgettable golf destinations.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The 500 World s Greatest Golf Holes

The 500 World s Greatest Golf Holes

Conversely , Tom Watson ruined his chances of winning the 1984 Open by attacking the green with a 2 - iron in the final ... this hole harsh and inhuman would be understatement , " wrote Jim Finegan in Blasted Heaths and Blessed Greens .

Author: George Peper

Publisher: Artisan Publishers

ISBN: PSU:000047285361

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 464

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This book is filled with anecdotal biographies and vital statistics of the holes deemed the best in the world by Golf Magazine's editors and their panel of international experts. Readers will find out if their favorite holes made the cut by first turning to The Eighteen, representing the most respected and challenging holes-holes like the thirteenth at Augusta National. Next, they discover the top one hundred (the eleventh at St. Andrews Old Course and the fifty at Pinehurst, for example). Finally, there is an all-inclusive gazetteer of all five hundred. A special section offers the Best of the Best-lists of holes by category, such as the most scenic, longest, best in Europe, hardest-to-putt greens, and so on.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries

... which was warning for the celebration of the holy Comaccordingly done , that the wind might cease , and munion ; ” so that the ... our Blessed Saviour is uniformly called in the She comes , and famine's blasted heath looks green !

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ISBN: NYPL:33433081666236

Category: Electronic journals

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Categories: Electronic journals

Library Journal

Library Journal

1997. c.256p . per- numbers , green fees , access rules , and dimanent paper . index . ... To assist in mak- Finegan's Blasted Heaths and Blessed ing this process of change more conscious Greens ( S. & S. , 1996 ) and Donald Steel's and ...

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ISBN: IND:30000046145359

Category: Libraries

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Categories: Libraries