Franklin

American triumvirate : Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and the modern age of golf / James Dodson.

Author/Creator:
Dodson, James.
Publication:
New York : Alfred. A. Knopf, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
378 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Golfers -- United States -- Biography.
Golf -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Nelson, Byron, 1912-2006.
Snead, Sam, 1912-2002.
Hogan, Ben, 1912-1997.
Summary:
A celebration of three legendary golfers describes how the sport deteriorated into virtual non-existence before the trio revitalized its popularity by setting records while transforming how the game was played and regarded.
Contents:
Ode to Billy Joe
Year of wonders
The power of three
The Golden Age
The Christmas match
The university of golf
Sam versus the world
Breakthrough and heartbreak
Redemption
The war within
Mr. Golf
An unexpected Open
Then there were two
Hollywood comeback
Immortality
Last hurrahs
Endings and beginnings.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [371]-375).
ISBN:
9780307272492 (hbk.) :
0307272494 (hbk.)
OCLC:
761334724