A new book on Severiano Ballesteros

It’s been 10 years that one of the most charismatic golfers left us. Severiano Ballesteros made us dream. From his golf debut as a kid, to his magical shot or his attitude on the course. To refresh our memories about this golfer who left too early, David Cannon a Getty Images photographer also friend with the Spaniard, compiled a brand new book on Seve.

Their relationship started only 2 months before Seve’s victory at the Open at Royal Birkdale. At that time, Seve’s English was at its beginnings but he was able to send the ball at 300 yards.

My biggest aspiration for the book is that it captures not only the life and
times of Seve, but his unique charisma and spirit…his pride and passion,

David Cannon

In fact, the book cover resumes its victorious pose on the 18th green just after winning his second Open at St Andrews.

The legacy and a family celebration.

In addition to David’s photos, other photographers illustrate Seve’s 95 victories.
The book opens with a thank you letter from Javier Ballesteros. By the way, the family have provided a large number of photographs which will be reproduced here for the first time.

Words of Legends

With a foreword by Martin Slumbers and Keith Pelley, each chapter opens with an essay by Robert Green, author of 2 books on Seve. Finally, the book concludes with the words of Nick Faldo who describes his great rival, but also a testimony from Jose Maria Olazàbal who pays homage to his very special friend.

Available only in English, the book is published by Vision Sports Publishing, a specialist sports publisher, and will be available in 2 versions. The classic version will be on sale on the dedicated site for £ 35 (approx. € 41.11). For die-hard enthusiasts, there is a Collector’s version for £ 95 (approx. € 111) which contains a framed photo signed by the author, all in a faux leather box.

As the book is shipped from Great Britain, it may be subject to other import taxes.

Seve, His Life Through the Lens will be available on May 7, 2021.

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