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Good Bounces & Bad Lies: The Autobiography of Ben Wright by Ben Wright (1999)


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Signed by Author! First Edition. 

John Bentley-Wright had no idea what life had in store for him when he was given a hickory-shafted mashie for his tenth birthday. That day his love affair with the game of golf began, and it would be golf that would love him in return. With his silky British accent and a gift for painting a scene with words, Ben Wright traveled the world covering the game he adores and chronicled the most intimate and spectacular moments in golf. For over forty-five years, Ben Wright has been the voice of the golfing world, beginning his career as a sportswriter for the Daily Dispatch in Manchester, England in 1954. In the years following you would find his columns in a variety of publications - from The Financial Times in London, where he became its first ever golf correspondent, to Sports Illustrated. Good Bounces & Bad Lies covers the peaks and valleys of Wright's brilliant and often controversial career in the media. From his breakthrough interview in 1954 with British Open champion Peter Thomson, to his own 1995 interview that derailed his career at CBS. Fascinating memories from going AWOL from the British Army in 1953 to see Hogan play at Carnoustie, to the many intimate conversations with the great writers and players from over four decades of the sport. His articulate prose and ability to tell a tale are unrivaled, as his wit and intellect fill these pages. It has been said that Wright has lived the lives of six men -- Good Bounces & Bad Lies is proof that he has.