Lydia Ko: Portrait of a teen golfing sensation

Lydia Ko: Portrait of a teen golfing sensation

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The secrets behind the golf world's most successful young star. Lydia Ko's ascendency to the top of the women's golf world has been stunning. The youngest woman to win a golf major - and then the youngest player of either sex to go on and win two - Lydia Ko continues to amaze the world with her golfing feats. She became the number 1 women's player at just 17 and has cemented her dominance of the game by never finishing far from the top of the leaderboard. This book reflects on the unique influences that shaped Lydia Ko into such a stunningly good golfer, from her move to New Zealand from Korea at the age of six, to her parents' nurturing approach and the young coach that instilled in Ko a fun-loving attitude that still sets her apart today. Written by sports journalist and devoted golf fan Michael Donaldson, this respectful portrait unlocks the secrets of one of the golf world's hottest talents.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 154 x 233 x 18mm | 324g
  • Penguin Group (NZ)
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • English
  • 0143574299
  • 9780143574293
  • 725,332

About Michael Donaldson

Born in Palmerston North in 1963, Michael Donaldson has been a journalist for over 25 years. A former sports editor at the Sunday Star-Times, he has also worked as a sports journalist for the Otago Daily Times, The Press, the New Zealand Press Association and Australian Associated Press. Michael has written extensively about golf in New Zealand and Australia, including covering events such as the Australian Open and President's Cup. He once caddied in an Australasian PGA Tour event. Michael is the author of three books, Country Courses, Beer Nation- The Art and Heart of Kiwi Beer, and The Big Book of Home Brew. In 2015 he wrote the bestselling memoir of high-profile golf caddy Steve Williams, Steve Williams- Out of the Rough. Michael, now a full-time freelance writer and author, is a member of the Titirangi Golf Club in Auckland where he plays off a handicap of 17.
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