The Best Golf Biographies
The Best Golf Biographies is a short golf blog post that looks at my favourite biographies of golfing legends.
I know that, in the past, I have written a golf book blog, but this one concentrates on Biographies & Autobiographies.
A list of my Top Ten Biographies/Autobiographies
Peter Alliss – My Life
From a successful career as a Player to the Commentator who became known as ‘The voice of golf’ and everything in between. This book is crammed full of stories. Sharing his private life and his life in the limelight. This is a book that is hard to put down.
Tony Jacklin – My Autobiography
Nicknamed the Godfather of the modern game, Tony Jacklin change the Ryder Cup forever. He beat the U.S. team on their own soil and created a European domination of the trophy. Since then, the momentum has been on our side of the pond.
Sandy Lyle – To the fairway born
Most commonly known as being the first British player to win The Masters, Sandy is a legend in his own time. Sadly, during the peak of his career his swing and confidence suffered and he has battled ever since. A gritty story of a British hero.
Seve – The official autobiography
An absolute genius of the game. This book tells the story of one of the biggest legends in golf. From his upbringing in Spain to his 94 victories and his Ryder Cup years. This book has some lovely stories from a real people’s champion.
Bobby Jones – Golf is my game
This book is a nightmare… you always have to read on. As anyone who knows me will know that Bobby Jones was and still is my hero. Great stories, in his own words, of how he played some of his tournament rounds. An absolute golfing gentleman.
Nick Faldo – Life Swings The Autobiography
This is a must for all of you Faldo fans out there. A fantastic book, full of stories about how difficult he was as a champion. He has made a lot of enemies over the years but his talent still speaks for itself. His Major & Ryder Cup success is still unbeaten.
Darren Clarke – An Open Book My Autobiography
This is a fantastic book that highlights the life of the charismatic Irishman. All the main events in Darren’s life including the death of his wife Heather, his Ryder Cup success and his emotional final round that led to his Claret Jug victory in The Open.
Woosie – My autobiography
An amazing collection of memories including the extra club fiasco and his life on tour with his caddie, Wobbly. Not forgetting his Ryder Cup experiences and his courageous victory at The Masters. This book is packed with lovely stories, a great read.
Colin Montgomerie – The Real Monty
I still find it amazing how Monty stayed at the number 1 spot for seven consecutive years. That to one side, The Real Monty is quite an entertaining book full of his ups and downs on the golf course to his Ryder Cup years and everything inbetween.
Sam Torrance – The Autobiography
A great book full of wonderful stories of Golf’s ‘Mr nice guy’. Sam really is Ryder Cup’s Winning Hero. I love this book but it is very Ryder Cup orientated. Still a good read that is tough to put down.
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