18 Holes with Bing: Golf, Life, and Lessons from Dad by Nathaniel Crosby, John Strege

By Nathaniel Crosby, John Strege

During this love letter to his father, former expert golfer Nathaniel Crosby stocks thoughts of Bing Crosby at the golfing path, and the teachings he taught him concerning the online game and approximately lifestyles. With a Foreword via Jack Nicklaus.
"Bing Crosby used to be a good ambassador for our online game, in addition to a superb man," hails longtime pal and golfing companion, Jack Nicklaus. The loved singer and megastar used to be additionally a rare instructor who instilled an abiding ardour and mastery of the sport in his youngest son, Nathaniel. successful the U.S. novice at nineteen, Nathaniel went directly to compete in high-level expert tournaments for his complete life.
In 18 Holes with Bing, Nathaniel introduces us to the Bing Crosby he and his relations knew—not the loved singer who performed golfing, yet a golfer who sang to pay his kingdom membership dues. Nathaniel stocks specific tales approximately this American icon golf, operating, and fidgeting with one of the most well-known humans in history—royalty, titans of undefined, stars of level and reveal, and champions of the fairway, together with Bob wish, Dwight Eisenhower, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, and Louis Armstrong. on the book's middle is an intimate account of a father and a son—how a mutual love of golfing shaped an outstanding emotional bond.
Full of anecdotes, vignettes, and memories of Bing's time at the path, the tournaments he created and later backed, and the consistent encouragement he confirmed his son, 18 Holes with Bing honors this celebrated golfer, entertainer, and father, and illuminates his existence as by no means sooner than.

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The temperature holds still at twenty degrees, while in the luxury of meditation, I sink but don’t quite disappear into the selflessness of observation, always structured in the realm of comparison, language. Of course, I spoke to the bird I’d wrapped in a hand towel and brought indoors to recover. What was the window but the hard separation between her world and mine, the transparent sophistry that wounds only those who mistake it for the open world it resembles, who do not see solidity that hangs, vertical, within the atrium of air.

But it was surprising to read stories so old—an epic from another millennium, telling of an age two centuries, at least, before the poem’s composition. Surprising and difficult. Despite my urge to render them as drunken Sigma Nus or Phi Gammas, it’s an alien world the poem presents, with symbols and nuances as foreign as the language that is really—though evolved and unrecognizable—our own. cold meditations | 39 Or is it? This time, I reexamine the notion of Grendel and his mother as “monsters,” textually confined and contained by the concept of hell, of evil, of Cain who killed his own brother.

The roadways are clear, but the short grass near the cemetery pokes through a tough crust that doesn’t seem to even register my weight. I pass through a quick, hillside sequence of woods—cedar, then oak, then, after the last slide toward the riparian bottomland, cottonwood and sycamore. In some sunny spots the snow is so hard I don’t even leave tracks, and the moment I stop moving the cold leans heavily against my skin. At one point, the creek’s opaque edges give way to a transparent surface I want to test, but don’t dare.

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