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Download e-book for kindle: American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, by James Dodson

By James Dodson

ISBN-10: 0307272494

ISBN-13: 9780307272492

During this occasion of 3 mythical champions at the centennial in their births in 1912, essentially the most finished and profitable writers in regards to the video game explains the situations that made each one of them so singularly terrific and the way they, in flip, kept not just the pro travel yet glossy golfing itself, hence making attainable the next approval for gamers from Arnold Palmer to Tiger Woods.
throughout the Depression—after the exploits of Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen and Bobby Jones (winning the Grand Slam as an beginner in 1930) had light within the public’s imagination—golf’s recognition fell 12 months after yr, and as a spectator activity it was once at the verge of extinction. This was once the sad prospect dealing with dirt-poor boys from Texas and one other from Virginia who had committed themselves to the sport but may possibly glance ahead simply to eking out a subsistence residing in addition to thousands of different americans. yet then lightning struck, and from the past due thirties into the fifties those 3 males have been so completely dominant—each surroundings a number of records—that they reworked either how the sport was once performed and the way society seemed it.
activities fanatics commonly are good conscious of Hogan and Nelson and Snead, yet even the main dedicated golfers will examine a very good many new issues approximately them right here. Their hundredth birthdays may be honored all through 2012—Nelson born in February, Snead in may perhaps, and Hogan in August—but as this entire and compelling account vividly demonstrates, they have been, and may regularly stay, a triumvirate for the a long time.

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