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by Rick Reilly

eBook Who's Your Caddy? : My Misadventures Carrying the Bag ePub
Author: Rick Reilly
Language: English
ISBN: 0224069837
ISBN13: 978-0224069830
Publisher: Vintage Uk; 1St Edition edition (August 31, 2003)
Pages: 256
Category: Golf
Subcategory: Outdoors
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 437
Formats: mobi lit azw doc
ePub file: 1843 kb
Fb2 file: 1705 kb

Who's Your Caddy? book.

Who's Your Caddy? book. So when, Rick Reilly, America's most celebrated sportswriter decided he wanted to write a book about golf he put down his pen, picked up the phone, and hired himself out to the great, near great and the reprobates of golf. The results were amazing - John Daly, Tom Lehman, Donald Trump, Deepak Chopra, a blind player, David Duval, a couple of high-rolling hustlers in Vegas and even Jack Nicklaus himself, put their doubts behind them and hand over the bag.

Who's Your Caddy? My Misadventures Carrying the Ba.

Who's Your Caddy? My Misadventures Carrying the Bag. Rick Reilly.

Sports, Hobbies & Games. He lives in Denver, Colorado, with his three children and a putter he’s not currently speaking to. by Rick Reilly.

In Who’s Your Caddy?, Reilly chronicles his experiences in the same inimitable style that makes his back-page . You might not think the story of a man carrying Tommy Aaron’s golf bag for 18 holes could make you laugh out loud, but you’d be wrong.

In Who’s Your Caddy?, Reilly chronicles his experiences in the same inimitable style that makes his back-page column for Sports Illustrated a must-read for more than twenty million people every week. Who’s Your Caddy? is funny enough to coax a chuckle out of Vijay Singh. A great way to read about the game-and its people, too.

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In "Who's Your Caddy?, Reilly chronicles his experiences in the same . Rick Reilly has been voted National Sportswriter of the Year eleven times.

In "Who's Your Caddy?, Reilly chronicles his experiences in the same inimitable style that makes his back-page column for" Sports Illustrated a must-read for more than twenty million people every week. Formerly a writer for Sports Illustrated and ESPN. com, he continues to deliver his opinion essays and features on ESPN SportsCenter. He is also the author of eleven books, several of which have been New York Times bestsellers.

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Fantastic new book from Sports Illustrated's most respected journalist, charting one man's experience caddying for the great, near great and reprobates of golf. For "caddy" read confessor, punch-bag, psychotherapist, life-coach, general dogsbody, friend. It's all in a day's work for the men who carry the bag. And if you want to get behind the Pringle sweaters and PR there's no better place to be. Who knows a golfer best? Who's with them every minute of every round, hears their every word, witnesses their despair and triumph? Who knows if, when and how they cheat? The caddy, of course. So when, Rick Reilly, America's most celebrated sportswriter decided he wanted to write a book about golf he put down his pen, picked up the phone, and hired himself out to the great, near great and the reprobates of golf. The results were amazing - John Daly, Tom Lehman, Donald Trump, Deepak Chopra, a blind player, David Duval, a couple of high-rolling hustlers in Vegas and even Jack Nicklaus himself, put their doubts behind them and hand over the bag. In the resulting account Reilly chronicles his experiences in the same inimitable style that makes his back-page column for Sports Illustrated a must-read for more than twenty million people every week. Combining a wicked with with an expert's eye Who's Your Caddy? gives us an insight into what makes the game of golf so great. So if you can't get to the course, your short game is in tatters and Big Bertha can no longer deliver on her promises, give yourself a break and sit down and read what it's like for the rest of the world's population of golfers. In Who's Your Caddy? you'll find out - you're not alone..
Brazil
I was really pleased with Reilly's effort here. After initially hearing the author shilling the book on Jim Rome back when it was first released on hardcover, I never had much of an inclination to read it. I've found the bits of Reilly's work that I've read in SI often too sentimental and too snarky.

In the meantime I have picked up a fairly serious interest in golf, and when I stumbled across the book again, I thought I would pick it up. "Who's Your Caddy?" won me over and proved that I had been haboring a number of misconceptions.

First, you needn't be a golfer to enjoy the work. There are some moments where Reilly sinks into golf-speak of the kind that I think every weekend player grows tired of by about the second tee when you're out playing with that clown from work or the brother-in-law who's sporting a [...] putter, [...] irons, and a $1 million ego because he's a 4 handicapper. But, the book mostly takes a trip around the course that is accessible to golf novices. Especially when Reilly joins amateurs like Donald Trump (I've always wanted to find a way to plausibly refer to Trump as an amaetur) and Deepak Chopra for a round, the story moves quickly and humorously.

Reilly even convinced me that he isn't the guy I would have thought he had to be after reading his SI work. Like the [...], naked under his raincoat, Reilly can't seem to help himself from unleashing overweight sarcastic sidebars. These inhibit the best parts of the story, but with a self-depricating twist that ususally leaves him as his own target, these diversions actually contained some redeeming moments.

Finally, he does descend into melodrama (the typical golf schlock type stuff, i.e. golf is the great game that challenges your will and quickens your mind and personifies American freedom), but only very rarely, and that restraint rescues the book from what might have become the nonfiction take on Bagger Vance.

Other reviews are right on target, this is not the kind of Updike, Heinz, etc. sports writing that actually captures the humanity and value of sports on paper - its silliness. But, on a summer afternoon when you'd rather save the $250 in greens fees and lost balls, this book should do the trick.
Ndav
First and foremost, this book is funny! As many other reviewers have mentioned, Reilly is a hilarious writer, and this book is great for relaxation or entertainment. Each chapter basically contains an account of the author's experiences caddying for various famous people. Of course, a considerable number are professional golfers (both male and female), but quite a few are famous for other crafts and instead play golf recreationally.

What I found most interesting about this book is the insight he provides in the inner world of golf. We find out information about the professional tours that you really can't pick up from the television or newspaper. This book gives you an idea of what it's like to actually be around professional golfers and the world they live in. The conceit of being a caddy is used to great effect since the caddy is the closest person to a player when he or she is on the course.

Most golfers would thoroughly enjoy this book, but Reilly writes in an approachable and eminently readable fashion, so it's likely a great many non-golfers would find this book a fun read. If you have even a passing interest in the world of golf, get this book!
Small Black
I'm not a golfer, I bought this for my husband who is. However we did have this lying around one day so I picked it up and started reading. I really enjoyed the chapters for people that I recognized but I'm sure I lost some of the inside jokes had I known who some of the other people were. All in all though I found it a good read the whole way through.
Kanal
Not a fan of golf really but I found this book to be very interesting and funny. If you have someone in your life who is a golf fan - get this for them - it's a good read.
Delagamand
Rick Reilly is a talented humorist and that shows through in his profiles of various golfers who he got to know by carrying their golf bags. If you are looking for a pleasant diversion (and not after great insights into the human condition), this book is for you.
Hugighma
On the day when Tom Watson lost the Brittish Open in extra holes and a weekend when Tiger missed his second cut of his career - it is obvious to all that golf is not fair.

Thus, this peek into the lives of professional golfers is fascinating. Golf is hard, very hard - and we know caddying is hard too - just not as hard - but this revealing book shows how tough it can be and how rewarding. Some of it reads like Greek tragedy - just shake that guy and tell him to stop that and do it THIS WAY...some is typical - ok billionaire guy, so your girl friend has real [...]...

All in all it is a rare and sort of uncensored look into the real world of golf - a great read for those rainy days when you cannot get a tee time.
SlingFire
I love Rick Reilly's crisp writing, sense of humor, use of analogies, and great stories. All are found in this book!!
Gave it as a retirement gift so far no complaints........
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