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by John Feinstein

  • ISBN: 0316777889
  • Category: Sports books
  • Author: John Feinstein
  • Subcategory: Biographies
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition (April 6, 2004)
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • FB2 size: 1301 kb
  • EPUB size: 1880 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
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As author John Feinstein so candidly expressed in "Caddy for Life: The Bruce Edwards Story," golf is a a highly unpredictable sport.

As author John Feinstein so candidly expressed in "Caddy for Life: The Bruce Edwards Story," golf is a a highly unpredictable sport. Sure, there can be players that have won this or that tournament, like an Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, or a Tom Watson. Yet what those same players do TODAY can be a whole different story.

John Feinstein has an amazing talent for weaving a real life timeline that draws you into the story

John Feinstein has an amazing talent for weaving a real life timeline that draws you into the story. Read this book and couldn't ever let it go. What a sad story and how that young man fought so hard for his life and for his golfers! It will bring you to tears so many times and make you realize how much he respected the game and the players. So much so that he pushed himself beyond the limits.

Sportswriter Feinstein ("Open, The Majors") delivers another solid look at the world of golf and its many interesting personalities, and this newest is his most intimate work so fa. -"Publishers Weekly. 15 people like this topic

Sportswriter Feinstein ("Open, The Majors") delivers another solid look at the world of golf and its many interesting personalities, and this newest is his most intimate work so fa. 15 people like this topic.

Provides an inspirational portrait of legendary golf caddy Bruce Edwards, who has been a caddy for Tom Watson since 1973, as he continues the job he loves despite the growing physical limitations of Lou Gehrig's disease.

His life is chronicled in Caddy For Life: The Bruce Edwards Story. ISBN 0-316-77788-9) written by his biographer John Feinstein. At the age of 49, Edwards succumbed to ALS at his home in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. List of Caddie Hall of Fame inductees. The Globe and Mail obituary. Caddy For Life by John Feinstein.

Award-winning John Feinstein, America's favourite sportswriter, got one of. .This is a moving, dramatic and thoughtful book about a life devoted to sports.

Award-winning John Feinstein, America's favourite sportswriter, got one of golf's legendary caddies to reveal the secrets behind the most popular sport of our time. Bruce Edwards was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in January 2003, a progressive disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord, but he dominated coverage of the 2003 US Open. This is a position not usually bestowed on a caddy, but Edwards was no ordinary caddy. In 1973, after forgoing college, Edwards walked on the course behind a young Tom Watson and never looked back.

Bruce apparently had what is called bulbar ALS, as opposed to peripheral ALS. The life expectancy for peripheral ALS is longer-three to five years

No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information. Bruce apparently had what is called bulbar ALS, as opposed to peripheral ALS. The life expectancy for peripheral ALS is longer-three to five years. Bulbar ALS tends to attack the throat first, the legs later. I remember thinking, Well, at least he should be able to keep caddying for a while.

Bruce Edwards, the longtime caddie of former Masters champion Tom Watson, died Thursday .

Bruce Edwards, the longtime caddie of former Masters champion Tom Watson, died Thursday following a year-long battle against Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 49. Edwards helped make caddies an indispensable part of professional golf. Edwards brought energy and enthusiasm to what had been an overlooked part of professional golf, helping to make caddies indispensable. Edwards was among the first to walk tournament courses and gather information that today's pros can't do without: green tendencies and shot yardage.

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John Feinstein heir two children. Chris, the oldest of the four Edwards children, is, like her husband, a retired Navy veteran. After Jay and Natalie continued their drive north, Chris and her family flew into Boston on Friday night. Brian, the second son, and his wife, Laurie, had the longest trip, coming from their home in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. They had flown east on Wednesday and had.

The renowned sportswriter and best-selling author of A Good Walk Spoiled provides an inspirational portrait of legendary golf caddy Bruce Edwards, who has been a caddy for Tom Watson since 1973, as he continues the job he loves despite the growing physical limitations of Lou Gehrig's disease. 300,000 first printing.
Reviews about Caddy for Life: The Bruce Edwards Story (7):
Kifer
Just a wonderful read in many ways even if the subject takes you down some reading about a man sentenced to death at a young age. The book deceivers less on the negative though and more on the continuing to LIVE in SPITE of the illness that Bruce had. In many ways it's a message of inspiration more than anything else, to keep going and never give up. My hats off to both Bruce and Tom Watson for being the men of courage and strength they both show here and not letting this disease get them so down they give in to it. If I could be half the men of character these two showed I'd be proud of myself.
Inspirational read to me.
Zinnthi
For golf lovers and Tom Watson fans this is a touching journal of a relationship between a golfer and his caddy. While many caddies remain anonymous in their dutiesTom becomes the public face of his sidekick. A tale of courage and love.
Silverbrew
The book was a wonderful read. The Bruce Edwards in the book came alive as he revolutionized the historic role of a caddy from a sub-human employee to one of charm, intelligence, grace, kinship and rich in every relationship. The story includes the great friend Tom Watson was to Bruce and the innumerable ways Tom believed in Bruce. Some marriages do not contain the bond that Bruce and Tom had. Great golf anecdotes and memories of that time. Still wish Tom could be playing.
Tholmeena
Interesting and touching account of Bruce Edwards and Tom Watson's relationship. If you are a fan of Tom's you will become more of a fan and if you were sort of familiar with Bruce, you will learn to admire and respect him and become a fan.
Tygrafym
I just got around to reading this book, I wish I would have done it sooner. This is a very interesting and inspiring story. If you are a golf fan like I am, you will love the way Bruce described being inside the ropes. Although his life was cut short, he certainly lived it to its maximum. He did it his way. You have to admire a man with such passion. The book also shows that Tom Watson is not just a champion golfer, he is a champion in life. A true gentleman. Great Book!!
Runehammer
In the days where professional golf seems to be so much about the money, it is refreshing to read a story about another aspect of golf that is not often told. The personal side of the relationship between a player and his caddy. Not just any player - Tom Watson. Not just any caddy - Bruce Edwards. They met by chance and Watson said they would try it for a week and see how it goes. It went for 30 years and ended only because Edwards contracted ALS. This is a charming and well told story that will bring a smile to your face and a tear to your eye. It isn't all fairways and greens. It also involves a heart and a soul.
Contancia
John Feinstein has an amazing talent for weaving a real life timeline that draws you into the story. Heartfelt and inciteful, it helps you to see their life on tour including helping you to understand how Bruce Edwards and Tom Watson literally changed the role that the caddies previously had in the PGA.
Read this book and couldn't ever let it go. What a sad story and how that young man fought so hard for his life and for his golfers! It will bring you to tears so many times and make you realize how much he respected the game and the players. So much so that he pushed himself beyond the limits. Everybody loved this man and he will be remembered.

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