Ian Poulter is one of golf's most charismatic figures, with an appeal extending way beyond his sport. Here he tells his inspirational story, from his early rejection as an Spurs youth player, right through to his match-winning contributions to successive European Ryder Cup Triumphs.
Poulter went from an Assistant Professional staffing the club shop to a global superstar, turning pro when he still had a handicap of 4 but the drive and self-belief to make it to the top. His infectious optimism, will power and flair have ensured he remains one of the biggest names on the tour.
As well as insights into the crucial moments in his career, and the life of a professional golfer, he talks about his passions outside the game, including his own riotous brand of clothing. Just as Poulter's appearance on the scene came as a refreshing antidote to a sport that was staid and stuffy, so his own book is as forthright and passionate as Poults himself.
©2014 Ian Poulter (P)2014 WF Howes Ltd
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"Not for me"
The narrator didn't quite fit, and I felt that the accent was forced, perhaps a different voice.
Boredom - I wasn't overly inspired. I didn't know much about Ian beforehand, but thought that listening could help with my own performance. It just didn't fit. I think for avid golfers and fans of the sport would be the main target market.
"Great book - Terrible voices"
Loved the book as it was a great insight into what makes Ian Poulter tick. Absolute golfing hero! I nearly had to turn the audio book off though as the voices and accents of other people in the book were so bad. I would have been better if the narrator just kept to his own voice (also questionable) rather than the worst impersonations ever. Phil Mickelson and Rory Mc do not sound like that.....why even try.
Top tip - read the book, don't listen to it.
"A must listen."
Jury was out for me on poults but I'm converted. As a spurs fan that hurts!
Well read (with the exception of the impersonations of other players which were AWFUL). Poulter is an interesting character and it was interesting to hear of the effect the death of his cousin had on him at such a young age. He seems to have good self awareness and a great work ethic. I certainly warmed to the human behind the character.
Enjoyed the story. Would have been better if Poulter had narrated himself, but you eventually get convinced that the narrator is him !
What a great rags to riches story. Amazing what can be achieved with the right drive and sheer hard work. I loved hearing Poult's experience of the Miracle of Medinah, without doubt the most amazing piece of sport I have ever witnessed.
As a golfer I wanted to like this more. But to be honest I got bored half way and gave up. The narrator is fine. It's just the story.
"All it lacked was Ian as the Narrator"
Great story, but I wish Ian took the time to narrate. I assume that some of the problems he mentions in his story prevented him. Good news is, the narrator sounded so much like him, I soon forgot it wasnt him. Highly recommended!
great story glad to hear honest opinions on other golfers and to hear his side of some stories
An interesting but unspectacular listen for a few reasons:
He really did come from nothing - that part of Stevenage at that time in particular was hard🙀
You have to admire the confidence and self belief which have got him so far - even if the flip side may be irritating in equal measure for some people...⛳️
He bloody loves the Ryder cup!🏆🏆
Think he will make a fantastic tv pundit one day...
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