Playing Through by Jim Moriarty
Modern Golf's Most Iconic Players and Moments

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Synopsis

The game of golf has been witness to dramatic change since the early 1980s. Technology has relegated polished wooden drivers and wound balls covered with balata to the dustbin of history. The world’s great courses have been stretched unfathomable lengths to counter the game’s modern champions and the distances they hit the ball. In the end, though, it still comes down to the players.
 
Jim Moriarty has focused his attention on the glory, sacrifice, success, and despair of these champions. In Playing Through, he captures the essence of this most recent, most transformative chapter in golf’s long history. He writes of the last great rivalry: Jack Nicklaus versus Tom Watson; the rise of the European juggernaut with Seve Ballesteros and Nick Faldo; the Ryder Cup spectacles of 1999 and 2012 and the romance of team golf; the tragic loss of Payne Stewart and Ballesteros, both gone too soon; the emergence of the Australians, South Africans, South Americans, and Pacific Rim players in the Presidents Cup; and the man who ruled golf, Tiger Woods.
 
Golf may have changed in the last thirty-five years, but Moriarty’s words show that no matter how far the ball flies, it still pits players against themselves, the elements, and their opponents to remain the game we all know and love.
 
 

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Published October 1, 2016 by University of Nebraska Press. 288 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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Geoff Shackelford

Rusty Miller reports on Jack Nicklaus's feelings about the Woods Masters ruling (right call) and the Tianlang Guan slow play penalty (not so right).

Apr 25 2013 | Read Full Review of Playing Through: Modern Golf'...

Geoff Shackelford

Matt Ginella and I discussed on Morning Drive the approach to a Scotland golf trip, and while we didn't agree on who to trust with the details (tour operator vs Google), I'm pretty confident he would endorse the idea of shipping your clubs.While it's an added expense (up to $500 if the journey is...

Jul 28 2015 | Read Full Review of Playing Through: Modern Golf'...

Geoff Shackelford

I'm busy penning some observations about the scene after the golf, which certainly was different than any I've seen.

Aug 14 2016 | Read Full Review of Playing Through: Modern Golf'...

Geoff Shackelford

Sean Zak at Golf.com backed up his case that Steven Bowditch made an extraordinarily large amount of money (Nearly $500k) given some historically poor play on the PGA Tour.

Oct 27 2016 | Read Full Review of Playing Through: Modern Golf'...

Geoff Shackelford

That's the question Ed Sherman asks for Golf World and while I think the golf media as a whole has managed to mask the issue pretty well, readers must be starting to notice just how much less in depth coverage is available.

Mar 29 2017 | Read Full Review of Playing Through: Modern Golf'...

Geoff Shackelford

No apology for the intermittent golf coverage #FarmersInsuranceOpen #pgatour.

Jan 29 2017 | Read Full Review of Playing Through: Modern Golf'...

Geoff Shackelford

Looks like the PGA Tour's Joan Alexander attached the wrong Henry Hughes statement on Michelle Wie's John Deere WD due to heat stroke:.

Jul 14 2006 | Read Full Review of Playing Through: Modern Golf'...

Geoff Shackelford

To be honest, it made me sick.”The LPGA said she breached USGA Rule 20-7c and Rule 16-1b.

Apr 03 2017 | Read Full Review of Playing Through: Modern Golf'...

Geoff Shackelford

To be honest, it made me sick.”The LPGA said she breached USGA Rule 20-7c and Rule 16-1b.

Apr 03 2017 | Read Full Review of Playing Through: Modern Golf'...

Geoff Shackelford

Brace for impact: Seve The Movie has (at least temporarily) bumped Tin Cup from Golf Channel's prime time.

Mar 07 2017 | Read Full Review of Playing Through: Modern Golf'...

Geoff Shackelford

Thanks to Dave who forwarded this insider's view of a board meeting at Missouri's Sikeston Country Club.

Apr 14 2009 | Read Full Review of Playing Through: Modern Golf'...

Geoff Shackelford

Number of courses shorter: 3 Number of courses the same: 4 Number of courses +1 - +50 yards: 7 Number of courses +51 - +100: 7 Number of courses +100 - +200: 5 Number of courses +201 - +300: 5 Number of courses +301 - +400: 2 Number of courses more than 500: 1.

Jun 01 2005 | Read Full Review of Playing Through: Modern Golf'...

Geoff Shackelford

Included are two VERY interesting looking features by Ron Whitten: "Can you buy your way onto our list” looks at the cost of courses and another titled “Is Tom Fazio good for the game,” with a sub header that says: Golf's leading designer is beloved by many, yet his courses have lifted expectati...

Apr 12 2005 | Read Full Review of Playing Through: Modern Golf'...

Geoff Shackelford

My Golf Spy has done the testing of the new Kirkland-branded ball sold at Costco (and sold out already), and gives the ball a 10/10 score, suggesting it is comparable to Titleist's ProV1.

Nov 09 2016 | Read Full Review of Playing Through: Modern Golf'...

Geoff Shackelford

As we have arrived at week one of Olympic golf in Rio, a few final course and Games-related content pieces are worth a look.John Clarke of the New York Times wrote last month about the Zeon Zoysia making its international debut this week.

Aug 08 2016 | Read Full Review of Playing Through: Modern Golf'...

Geoff Shackelford

He’s been a great contributor to golf from the European side, and I’m delighted to have him inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.” -Jack Nicklaus These five Inductees will bring the total number of World Golf Hall of Fame Members to 155.

Oct 18 2016 | Read Full Review of Playing Through: Modern Golf'...

Geoff Shackelford

Q: The reviews still seem very much in your voice, could you give us a sense of how this part of putting the reviews worked?TD: I started by sending my own draft reviews of each course I'd seen to the others, and letting them add their own comments on what I'd written, as well as writing their ow...

Nov 03 2015 | Read Full Review of Playing Through: Modern Golf'...
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