By Robert Green
A golf legend with 5 significant championships to his credits, Severiano Ballesteros used to be one of many game’s nice heroes – charismatic, fascinating, fiery, unpredictable. His premature demise in may well 2011, after a protracted fight with melanoma, left his game bereft.
Over the process Seve’s profession, no different golfing author loved such ordinary touch with him as Robert eco-friendly – conferences, interviews, conversations and food jointly, all of which resulted in a video and a golfing guideline publication. This ebook attracts at the fabric and insights collected in the course of these collaborative years to seize the ‘real Seve’. It describes his family members and upbringing in Spain and recollects his nice on-course triumphs – now not least his huge, immense position within the revival of the fortunes of the Ryder Cup, which because of him is this present day one of many world’s nice physical games – in addition to his calamities. Dramatically and insightfully, eco-friendly recollects the nice wins within the Open and the Masters, and likewise these titles that excruciatingly slipped from Seve’s snatch.
The ebook additionally examines Seve’s darker aspect: his debatable and intensely public spats with officialdom and his occasionally tempestuous deepest lifestyles, together with his divorce from Carmen, the daughter of 1 of Spain’s wealthiest males and mom of his 3 kids, to whom he used to be married for 17 years. or even after his demise, his legacy couldn't leisure.
Above all, notwithstanding, it's Seve the golfer who takes centre level, leading to a portrait that does complete justice to its vibrant and mercurial topic. it's a tale so one can enthral all those that watched and prominent this golf icon all through his extraordinary occupation.
‘I investigate their eyes, shake their hand, pat their again, and need them success, yet I’m pondering, “I’m going to bury you.”’ Seve Ballesteros
'Encyclopaedic perception, framed inside a compelling narrative – the definitive account of a carrying icon.' Stephen Evans, BAFTA award-winner and manufacturer of the impending movie of Seve's existence