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A Major Obsession, by Kenny ReidA Major Obsession
Kenny Reid / Birlinn Golf Books

Kenny Reid is not a famous golfer, and this is not another golf biography.

This is the story of a man who considers himself to be one of golf’s biggest fans – and after the golfing odyssey upon which this book is based he certainly has the air miles to prove it.

Reid has followed golf’s majors for more than 30 years. Through the glow of his television screen – and occasionally from the edge of the green – he has observed the modern greats of the game play their way into the record books and cement their place in golfing lore.

But armchair support was just not enough. Reid wanted to live the dream of all golf enthusiasts, and so in 2009 he embarked on a year-long pilgrimage: a ‘fanslam’ of each of the game’s four majors championships. A Major Obsession (rarely has a book carried such an apt title) chronicles Reid’s expedition, first to Augusta National for the Masters, then to Bethpage Black for a rowdy US Open, back home to Turnberry for the Open Championship and finally across the pond one last time to Hazeltine for the US PGA.

Original, quirky and brilliantly insightful, this fan’s-eye account of the glamourous world of major championship golf at some of the world’s finest venues makes for easy reading. So sit back and enjoy a very personal account of how the majors of ’09 were won and lost.

Guide: £12.99 paperback - ISBN: 978-1-84158-859-9

May 2010

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