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The Green Road Home: Adventures and Misadventures as a Caddie on the PGA Tour [Kindle Edition]

Nick Price Michael Bamberger , Nick Price
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Book Description

Today Michael Bamberger is one of the top sportswriters in the world, but twenty years ago, at the tender age of twenty-four, he reached the summit of another field—professional golf. He set no course records, made no monstrous putts, and no television cameras followed him around. But the writer received a golf education most fans only dream about: He spent six months caddying on the PGA Tour.

Part sports book, part travel-adventure, The Green Road Home is the book that launched Bamberger’s career. For six months he carried the bags of some of the game’s finest, most promising, and most colorful characters—from legends such as Al Geiberger (“Mr. 59”) and George Archer, to up-and-comers like Brad Faxon and Steve Elkington—in tournaments ranging from the Byron Nelson Classic to the British Open to the PGA Championship.

The Green Road Home is an entertaining and insightful behind-the-scenes account of days and nights on the PGA Tour; a true classic of sports writing.

Editorial Reviews


"Michael Bamberger went out on the pro golf tour as a caddie, and returned home with a bunch of funny, startling, and insightful discoveries from that world. Read his book to laugh, and to learn."

About the Author

Michael Bamberger was born in Patchogue, New York, in 1960. After college he became a reporter, first for the Vineyard Gazette (on Martha's Vineyard), later for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and since 1995 he has been a senior writer at Sports Illustrated. He is the author of three other acclaimed books on golf, including This Golfing Life, To the Linksland, and PGA Tour star Davis Love's autobiography Every Shot I Take, which he ghostwrote. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, and many anthologies, including the Best American Sportswriting annual. He lives in Philadelphia.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3191 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press (April 29, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00361GD7O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #675,581 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilton Head July 7, 2014
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The chapter that focus is on George Archer was about Michael's experience the week at our house. I'm sure every other chapter is as correct in detail as this one....thanks Michael
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dated, but a good read July 5, 2013
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I enjoyed this book in 2013, despite the events in the book taking place in 1985. I enjoyed the variety of tales from the road, and was amazed at how many great tourneys he attended as a rookie caddy. Mr. Bamberger was much more adventurous than I have ever been.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Green Road Home March 24, 2013
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Excellent writting style- good stories and insight of the tour at that time in history. Fun to read and depicts accuratly what goes on behind the scaenes at golf tournaments.
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