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Pebble Beach: Golf And the Forgotten Men Hardcover – October 30, 2005


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Pebble Beach: Golf and the Forgotten Men chronicles both the historical and at times hysterical moments of those who have been on the bag at one of golf’s greatest destinations.

Since world-famous Pebble Beach Golf Links opened its fairways in 1919, the caddies of Pebble Beach have been there. For generations, caddies at Pebble Beach Golf Links have hauled iron and wood for the world’s elite golfers. Their familiarity with the fairways and greens remains a precious amenity for all who play the celebrated links. Through the years, the Pebble Beach caddies have become as much as a part of the tradition and history of golf as the course itself, having witnessed, among other things, the opening of the famed golf course, the early days of the Crosby Clambake, the dreaded introduction of golf carts, and four U.S. Opens (1972, 1982, 1992, 2000).

If you look up caddie in the dictionary, you will find the word defined as one who "is hired to assist a golfer, especially one to carry golf clubs."

At Pebble Beach, however, the caddie’s role gives the term a new meaning. More than anything, the Pebble Beach caddies have course knowledge—knowledge that, in a sense, makes them the Albert Einsteins of the golf course. Like Pebble Beach Golf Links itself, the stories behind the caddies of Pebble Beach seem endless.

About the Author

Jerry Stewart, a California native and graduate of Long Beach State University, has been a correspondent for the Monterey County Herald since 1998. During this time, he has written about golf, football, and local prep and college sports. In 2000, he was a contributing writer for The Major: 7 Days at Golf's Greatest Championship.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 194 pages
  • Publisher: Sports Media Group (October 30, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587262614
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587262616
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,803 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bill Englander on November 8, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Jerry Stewart has written an interesting, fun, easy-to-read history of the "Forgotten Men", the caddies of Pebble Beach Golf Links.

I've enjoyed Jerry's well-written, informative articles in The Monterey County Herald for years and was eager to read his first full-length book. The stories of the colorful caddies, the famous folks they assisted and Pebble Beach are very enjoyable. It's easy to think of a caddy as someone who simply carries golf clubs, but, as you will see, at Pebble Beach the role of the caddy is so much more! Also, there are many photographs in the book to bring the people to life.

Everyone from scratch golfers to par 3'ers (like me) to non-golfers will enjoy the stories Jerry tells.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Julie Kirk on February 24, 2006
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I gave this to my son to read before he played Pebble Beach a couple of weeks ago. While playing, the caddies talked to him about stories of the famous and infamous reported in the book. It made the experience even more fabulous. He gave the book -- and the Pebble experience -- rave reviews.
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Pebble Beach: Golf And The Forgotten Men by Jerry Stewart is an engaging and entertaining reminder for the yesteryears of Pebble beach. As history pours out of every page with diligent remembrance of what is one the most beautiful golf courses in the world. Pebble Beach will move its readers and bring a sense of nostalgia to all. Author and golfing fan Jerry Stewart includes many fitting anecdotes drawn from the history of Pebble Beach, adding a rightful laugh here and there. Pebble Beach is a strong recommendation for all golfers, and is sure to delight its readers.
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Fascinating and captivating. The view of the great Pebble Beach course and of those who play it is enjoyable reading all the way through.
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A well-written and enjoyable book with plenty of interesting history and insight about Pebble Beach and those who have experienced it. Perspectives from caddies, pro golfers, and celebrities keep the stories exciting and make for a great read. Terrific anecdotes and cool photographs make this a must for any golf library.
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