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The hilarious, heartwarming and - unbelievably - true story of Maurice Flitcroft, the World's Worst Golfer."I have been insulted, abused, pelted with stones, held up to ridicule, manhandled by police, prosecuted, fined, threatened with violence, and finally physically assaulted. In spite of it all I shall try to succeed as a professional golfer, because that is what I haveThe hilarious, heartwarming and - unbelievably - true story of Maurice Flitcroft, the World's Worst Golfer."I have been insulted, abused, pelted with stones, held up to ridicule, manhandled by police, prosecuted, fined, threatened with violence, and finally physically assaulted. In spite of it all I shall try to succeed as a professional golfer, because that is what I have chosen to do, and no amount of sabre rattling is going to stop me"When 46-year-old crane driver and former comedy stunt-diver Maurice Flitcroft chanced his way into the Open - having never before played a round of golf in his life - he ran up a record-worst score of 121. The sport's ruling classes went nuclear, and banned him sine die.Maurice didn't take it lying down. In a hilarious game of cat-and-mouse with The Man, he entered tournaments again - and again, and again - using increasingly ludicrous pseudonyms such as Gene Pacecki, Arnold Palmtree and Count Manfred von Hoffmanstel (more often than not disguised by a Zapata moustache soaked in food dye).In doing so, he sent the authorities into apoplexy, and won the hearts of hackers from Muirfield to Michigan, becoming arguably the most popular - but certainly the bravest - sporting underdog the world has ever known....

Title : The Phantom of the Open: The Story of Maurice Flitcroft, the World's Worst Golfer
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ISBN : 9780224083164
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 384 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Phantom of the Open: The Story of Maurice Flitcroft, the World's Worst Golfer Reviews

  • Dale Nixon
    2019-01-07 12:46

    I read this after reading a couple of excellent pieces about Flitcroft in The Guardian. It's a great story, but I didn't get much more out of the book than I got out of the articles.