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Draw in the Dunes: The 1969 Ryder Cup and the Finish That Shocked the World

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In 1969, the 42-year history of biennial golf matches between the United States and Great Britain reached its climax. The U.S., led by Jack Nicklaus, had dominated competitive golf for years; Great Britain, led by Tony Jacklin, was the undisputed underdog. But in spite of having lost 14 of 17 Ryder Cups in the past, the British entered the 1969 Ryder Cup as determined as ...more
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Published September 9th 2014 by Thomas Dunne Books
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Don Gorman
Aug 09, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
(1 1/2). I am a pretty hardcore golf nut. I will read most any golf book. This was hard to get through. Yes, I know it was an historical event, but the recollection should not be putting me to sleep. The fact that you totally know the outcome and its ramifications is also a cooling factor but mostly this is a somewhat tedious look at a match that just does not feel that important any more. I have read good narratives of competitions (The Match for instance) in this genre and this does not ...more
Andrew Crouch
Engaging but pretty ordinary account of the nail-biter 1969 Ryder Cup matches. The story is gripping and Sagebiel does a good job of incorporating details about seemingly mundane things like wardrobe that add a nice texture. But generally speaking it reads like most every history of major sports events, and you won't walk away from it knowing all that much more about the participants.
Budd Bailey
Let's start with the basics - the 1969 Ryder Cup basically is remembered for one moment - a putt that was never attempted.

In fact, it's probably the reason why "Draw in the Dunes," the story of that tournament, was written and published.

Funny how things sometimes work out.

That moment certainly will be mentioned this month, as the Ryder Cup competition resumes on the other side of the Atlantic. The best of the United States and the best of the Europe will square off in a team competition, You no
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Alan Livingston
This is a very good book for any golf fan, and any golf fan is particularly keen to hear more about the Ryder Cup and its history. The focus of this book is on the matches in 1969, which was full of interesting story lines, not just about the characters and incidents involved, but regarding its role as a pivotal point in the history of the Cup. This year could very well have ended the competitions.

Some like me will be entertained with memories of the times, the players, and what the Ryder Cup
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Michael Stetz
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Solid golf book. Some good stories, especially about the game that almost came to blows. No two and a half footer to force a tie for the Ryder Cup would be conceded in this day and age. That's a fact.
Mike Scott
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had never read a golf book before and found this to be very entertaining but mainly because I knew all the names from the '69 PGA Tour.
Scott
Mar 11, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recap of 1969 Ryder Cup and the concession.
Mark
Sep 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting read, a good story that I had not heard much about previously. A lot of famous golfers in this tourney!
Matthew Stetz
Dec 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Decent golf book especially if you like the Ryder Cup today. Some interesting stories.
Doug
Jun 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another well written historical golf piece by Neil Sagebiel. I hope he keeps producing works in this niche.
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