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eBook Playing Through: Straight Talk on Hard Work, Big Dreams, and Adventures with Tiger download ISBN: 006270222X
Author: Earl Woods
Publisher: William Morrow; 1st edition (May 6, 1998)
Language: English
Pages: 288
ePub: 1562 kb
Fb2: 1970 kb
Rating: 4.1
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Category: Biography
Subcategory: Ethnic and National

Dream Big, that is what Tiger Woods has been doing seen he was a little boy. Earl wanted him to be a baseball player . It is filled with Tiger's triumphs and challenges. Earl comes across as your controlling parent of an exceptional and talented player.

Dream Big, that is what Tiger Woods has been doing seen he was a little boy. Earl wanted him to be a baseball player like himself, but Tiger had other plans. Tiger wanted to be a golfer; he has been playing golf since he was around the age of three, when he was hitting balls in his garage. Then at the age of eleven he beat his dad for the first time 71 to 72. Work Hard, even though Tiger is a pro at what he does he still has to practice at his game. It is worth the read for those who are Tiger fans and collectors of books written about thim.

Playing Through book.

Woods coached Tiger exclusively until age five, then sought professional assistance from Rudy Duran and John Anselmo, both well-regarded PGA club professionals in the area. Woods has been criticized by some for putting too much pressure on Tiger.

Straight Talk on Hard Work, Big Dreams, and Adventures with Tiger.

Playing Through : Straight Talk on Hard Work, Big Dreams, and Adventures with Tiger. by Earl Woods and Fred Mitchell.

Books & Magazines. 027447) Woods, Earl, and Woods, Tiger. Playing Through: Straight Talk on Hard Work, Big Dreams and Adventures with Tiger. New York: HarperCollins, 1998.

Personal Name: Woods, Earl, 1932-. Personal Name: Woods, Tiger. Personal Name: Woods, Earl, 1932-. Personal Name: Mitchell, Fred.

He had been criticized by some for putting too much pressure on Tiger at an early age but his son remained devoted to him. Tiger Woods issued this statement on his Dad's death. My dad was my best friend and greatest role model, and I will miss him deeply

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Earl Woods Quotes - Playing Through: Straight Talk on Hard Work, Big Dreams, and Adventures with Tiger. Playing Through: Straight Talk on Hard Work, Big Dreams, and Adventures with Tiger.

Written by. Earl Woods. Manufacturer: William Morrow Release date: 6 May 1998 ISBN-10 : 006270222X ISBN-13: 9780062702227. add. Separate tags with commas, spaces are allowed. Use tags to describe a product . for a movie Themes heist, drugs, kidnapping, coming of age Genre drama, parody, sci-fi, comedy Locations paris, submarine, new york.

Part autobiography and part ultimate insider's biography of Tiger, Playing Through is Earl Woods' opportunity to have his say and pass on lessons he has learned along the wa. (more). No current Talk conversations about this book.

At the heart of Tiger Woods' accomplishments is the special bond he shares with his father, mentor and first goal coach, Earl Woods. In Playing Through, Tiger's dad shares the never-before-told story of the Woods family. Part autobiography and part ultimate insider's biography of Tiger, Playing Through is Earl Woods' opportunity to have his say and pass on lessons he has learned along the way.

For the first time, Earl faces the critics and cynics, addressing head-on the controversies and rumors that have grabbed headlines. In this brutally honest account of life with Tiger, Earl reveals how Tiger struggled to adapt to life as a pro, the racial attacks and hate mail, the painful sacrifices the family made throughout the years and the real reasons Tiger left Stanford after just two years. He also tells the untold story of what happened the night before Tiger's Masters' victory and the unique philosophy behind all of Tiger's actions, professional and personal.

Earl also shares his own stunning story. Raised by his sister after losing both of his parents by the time he was 13, he chose the military over a promising baseball career. He reveals the racial barriers that tortured him throughout his Army days, how he found his calling in the Green Berets and shocking details about his two tours of duty in Vietnam, where he met and befriended the original "Tiger," for whom his famous son is named. Woven throughout his recollections is the legacy of his mother and the lessons she imparted to him about family, faith and hard work -- all of which helped Earl to nurture and guide his son's talent.

A tribute to Tiger, to the powerful role of family and the bonds between fathers and sons and to the sport that has made so much possible for the Woods family, Earl's words will inspire all of us to work hard, dream big and "play through" life's challenges.

Comments: (3)
Hasirri
Great book, good insight on what Earl taught Tiger as he was growing up.
Doriel
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9th English
24 March 2006
"Playing Through"
In the book "Playing Through" written by Earl Woods telling how to play through life's challenges, to dream big, and to work hard.
"Playing Through means getting down to business, not letting anything get in your way, dealing with the task at hand, and accomplishing your goals." Tiger had to go through lots of racial discrimination when he first became a pro golfer. His father Earl Woods went through some of the same things when he was a young man. His father was the first African-American to play in the Big Eight Conference, Which is a Baseball League. So he also had to play through all of the racial discrimination.
Dream Big, that is what Tiger Woods has been doing seen he was a little boy. Earl wanted him to be a baseball player like himself, but Tiger had other plans. Tiger wanted to be a golfer; he has been playing golf since he was around the age of three, when he was hitting balls in his garage. Then at the age of eleven he beat his dad for the first time 71 to 72.
Work Hard, even though Tiger is a pro at what he does he still has to practice at his game. He really had to work hard at his game when he was younger or he would not be as good as he is now. Working hard also goes into playing through if he could not focus on his own game he could not play as good as he does.
Hunaya
Who was the man who was behind Tiger Woods to mold and shape him into the champion that he is today? The answer is Earl Woods, Tiger's father, friend and confidant. Playing Through is Earl Woods' own biography of what it is like to be the father of one of golf's greatest stars. One would expect a cohesive and comprehensive story about Earl's life and that of his son. Instead you are presented with a man who is uncapable of seperating himself from the persona of his son. Earl Woods spends the majority of the time speaking about his son rather than himself. How strange, since the book is supposed to be about Earl Woods. Unfortunately it ends up as a promotional text about Tiger.
Earl Woods is a man who dealt with many obstacles in his life. As a teenager he lost his parents, struggled with a career choice, dealt with the racism in the Army and a failed marriage. Then after his divorce and remarriage a child was born and Earl devotes his life to him even at the expense of his own marriage. At this juncture we hear no more about Earl. Tiger becomes the focus which is a shame since Earl's life is far more interesting.
Throughout the work Earl tends to put people on a pedestle to the point where they become unreal ( his mother, his brother-in-law, and the orignial Tiger, his friend). He is defensive about any criticism about his son and doesn't tell us much about his relationship with his other children. Earl is so emeshed in his youngest son's identity that he becomes a bore. Surely he could have told us more about himself rather than going on and on and on about Tiger.
Despite his faults Earl Woods raises some interesting questions regarding the role of the NCAA on student athletes. He intimates that the NCAA controls the athletes who make money for their schools but receive nothing in return. Earl also shows the impact that Tiger's status has made on the game. Tiger's presence has made the game more accessible to people, raised the purses, tightened security and inspired more minority children as well as their parents to take up the game. Tiger's impact is immeasurable as he continues his career.
If you can tolerate Earl's egotistical meanderings and defensive posture, the book is a good lesson in how not to make the mistakes Earl made and become a better parent. It is filled with Tiger's triumphs and challenges. Earl comes across as your controlling parent of an exceptional and talented player. It is worth the read for those who are Tiger fans and collectors of books written about thim.