Driven by Kevin Cook
Teen Phenoms, Mad Parents, Swing Science and the Future of Golf

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An inside look at the creation of the new breed of superstar golfers

Golf keeps looking for the next phenom who will take over the game the way Tiger Woods did in the mid-nineties. But in all likelihood this young golfer will not be discovered but created in a gated three-hundred-acre complex in Florida called the David Leadbetter Golf Academy. Here exists a fierce training ground, where ultra-high-tech cameras provide cutting-edge swing analysis and young players spend almost every waking hour on the driving range.

In Driven, award-winning journalist Kevin Cook shows how the game has evolved from a sport of paunchy men to one populated with muscular youngsters blasting tape-measure drives. A vivid snapshot of a rapidly changing game, Driven is a riveting look at the making of golf 's next generation.


About Kevin Cook

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KEVIN COOK is the author of The Last Headbangers, Titanic Thompson, and Tommy's Honor. The former editor in chief of Golf Magazine, he has written for Sports Illustrated, GQ, Playboy, Details, Men's Journal, and many other magazines, and has appeared on ESPN, CNN, and FOX TV. He lives in New York City.
Published August 21, 2008 by Gotham Books. 252 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Kevin Cook is the author of three books, but it was his most recent work titled, Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything that brought his work to my attention.

Mar 07 2011 | Read Full Review of Driven: Teen Phenoms, Mad Par...


Golfers, do you want to get to know well-known golf instructor David Leadbetter a little more intimately?

Oct 30 2008 | Read Full Review of Driven: Teen Phenoms, Mad Par...

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