By Wendy Williams

A NEW book has been launched to help the world ‘discover the person, not the celebrity’ of golf legend Seve Ballesteros.

‘18 holes with Seve’ takes the reader through 18 chapters of memories by those who knew the former world number one who died last year.

“It is not a book about golf,” insisted writer Guillermo Salmeron.

“Through the memories of his friends I want you to discover the real man.

“I hope it will help people get to know him better and that you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.”

Those offering up their memories include bullfighter Enrique Ponce and golfers Jose Maria Olazabal and Antonio Garrido.

The book also has a foreword or ‘19th hole’ written by the golfer and good friend of Ballesteros, Miguel Angel Jimenez.

Part of the proceeds of the book will go to the Seve Ballesteros Foundation.

“It is not mine but by and for Seve. I would not be here if he has not died,” added journalist Salmeron, describing Seve as a ‘revolutionary.’

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