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The Story of American Golf Volume One: 1888-1941: The Callaway Golfer (series)
The Story of American Golf Volume One: 1888-1941: The Callaway Golfer (series)

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Manufacturer: Callaway
Publisher: Callaway
Author(s): Herbert Wind

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Product Description:
Binding: Hardcover
Brand: Brand: Callaway
EAN: 9780935112528
Feature: Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN: 0935112529
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: Callaway
Languages: Array
Manufacturer: Callaway
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 384
Publication Date: 2000-09-01
Publisher: Callaway
Studio: Callaway
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Editorial Review:
A classic of golf literature is now fully illustrated for the first time with photographs, drawings, and memorabilia.

Originally released in 1948 and revised in 1956 and 1975, Wind's work is the most graceful and thorough history ever published of professional and amateur men's and women's golf in America. From John Reid, the man who introduced the game to this country with three holes carved out of a cow pasture on his New York estate in 1888, to Francis Ouimet's memorable victory in the 1913 U.S. Open, to Bobby Jones' "impregnable quadrilateral" in 1930, to the dawn of the era of Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, and Ben Hogan, Wind covers it all: the personalities, the competition, even swing analyses. This volume introduces the game's first star players, including Bobby Jones, Glenna Collett, Gene Sarazen, and Walter Hagen. The second volume, planned for release in 2001, will continue where the first leaves off.


There's a reason Herbert Warren Wind earned the appellation "the dean of American golf writers." The only scribe ever honored by the United States Golf Association for distinguished contributions to the game, the long-time New Yorker staffer related to the royal and ancient endeavor both intimately and encyclopedically, analyzing and reporting on the players, personalities, events, highlights, lowlights, and advances in technique with a fluid mix of style and grace, insight and understanding. In the late 1940s, he compiled this monumental history of the game, from its touchdown on American shores in the 1880s to the outbreak of World War II. It remains the single most comprehensive and authoritative chronicle of golf west of the Atlantic through those formative and colorful years.

Twice updated and long out of print, The Story of American Golf now gets the literary equivalent of a well-struck mulligan. As part of an elegant new series called The Callaway Golfer, this splendid edition raids golf's photo archives--the book was text only in its earlier incarnations--to add faces to a marvelous cast of characters. C.B. MacDonald, Walter Hagen, Walter Travis, Francis Ouimet, Bobby Jones, Gene Sarazen, Glenna Collett Vare, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and Sam Snead are just a few of the heavy hitters whose stories and accomplishments Wind puts into perspective with fine detail and sophisticated analysis. A must-have for any serious student of the game, The Story of American Golf is so beckoningly attractive, it's likely to spend far more time on the coffee table inspiring dreams than on the shelf. --Jeff Silverman

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