For more than 35 years, John ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins covered the biggest stories in golf, from Major Championships to Ryder Cups and amateur competitions. During these four decades, he wrote about all the golfing greats and covered the biggest stories of the times.
Collected together here for the first time are the very best of his articles, covering a diverse range of golfing stories, from the most memorable of the 120 major championships he covered to his writing on amateur tournaments including the Walker Cup and the Presidents’ Putter, as well as profiles and interviews of the finest players to grace the sport.
The articles are arranged month by month – giving a unique perspective on the golfing calendar, the changing seasons and stories throughout the golfing year. Perfect reading for John’s many fans, and a fascinating portrait of the game’s recent history, Hoppy on Golf is the ideal gift for any golf fanatic.
Publication Date: September, 26, 2013 (source)
About the Author
John Hopkins was the golf correspondent for the Times and the Sunday Times. Joining the Sunday Times in 1969, he covered a variety of sports before becoming golf correspondent in 1980. He joined the Times in 1993 and retired in 2010, although he continues to write for the paper. He also writes for a number of golf magazines, including Golf Today and Global Golf Post. In 2008 John has been recognised for his outstanding work in online journalism when he was awarded ‘Sports Internet Writer of the Year’ by the Sports Journalist Association. In 2013 he was awarded the lifetime achievement in journalism award by the Professional Golfers Association of America, one of only two non-Americans ever to be honoured with this title.
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