How we won the Ryder Cup: The Caddies? Story

By Norman Dabell

Mainstream Publishing

£10.99

Ever had that dream where you are standing just two feet away from Paul McGinley as he sinks that putt at The Belfry? Winning the Ryder Cup has become a beautiful habit for the European team and one that any continental should savour. Well, there is quite literally no one who has been closer to all that winning, all that controversy and all those tears than the caddying population.

Former BBC Radio Five Live golf correspondent Norman Dabell has put together a riveting account of the caddies? experiences at what is undeniably one of the world?s most prestigious sporting occasions. From the green-charging at Brookline in 1999 to the spike mark that upset Langer at Kiawah Island in 1991, this book has got all the answers.

A real highlight is the personal, word-for-word accounts of the caddies in question at the beginning of each chapter. From the doyen, Pete Coleman (Bernhard Langer?s bagman for many a year) to the little-known Tim Lees (David Guildford?s man at the 1995 event), Dabell has managed to get everyone?s story.

To be honest any book that has five forewords from five victorious Ryder Cup captains has got to be on my wish list. With Darren Clarke?s Billy Foster giving the low-down on this year?s historic victory and his man?s major role, this is a truly great read.

To purchase a copy log onto Mainstream Publishing at www.mainstreampublishing.com. You can currently take advantage of a 10% reduction on the book’s price.