GOLF LEGENDS: Players, Holes, Life On The Tours
Hardback Book with Dust Jacket
Written by Angus G. Garber III
Over 125 pages with MANY black & white and color photos
Copyright © 1988 by Michael Friedman Publishing Group, Inc. |
" Golf has fascinated and frustrated players and fans for ages. Although it may
seem subdued and refined, the true sports fan knows that under the veneer of golf's
highly stylized etiquette beats a heart of passion. It has moved players to tears,
and even brought Arnold Palmer to his knees among the dogwood and azaleas at
Augusta. Tommy Bolt used to throw clubs farther than he hit some shots. "Golf,"
said Lee Trevino, "can make you crazy." And now with GOLF LEGENDS, fans everywhere
can read about the glorious gallery of golf's finest athletes and the infuriating
courses they love to hate. "
" Section One features insightful profiles of the game's most powerful personalities,
like Walter Hagen, Bobby Jones, and Byron Nelson, who once won a record 11 straight
tournaments. Relive the days of Slammin' Sammy Snead, Ben Hogan, and the first
female golf superstar, Babe Didrikson Zaharias. GOLF LEGENDS also chronicles the rise
of Arnold Palmer and "Arnie's Army," the vast crowd that followed the superstar, and
the latter-day stars, including Jack Nicklaus, Nancy Lopez, and others. "
" Section Two introduces the world's toughest eighteen holes, picked by the players
themselves. Tour the treacherous seventeenth at St. Andrews in Scotland, the dangerous
fourth hole at Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey, the impossible, water-surrounded
seventeenth hole at Florida's Tournament Players Club, and others. "
" Section Three features a behind-the-scenes look at the PGA. Like other professional
sports, golf also enjoys its share of characters, and the most interesting are profiled
here. The popular Senior Tour is also examined, as well as the LPGA and its greatest
players. The book concludes with an irreverent chronology of offbeat trivia, enough
statistics to satisfy the most demanding fan, and much more. "
Chapter One: The Players
Chapter Two: The Best Eighteen Holes
Chapter Three: The Tours: The PGA, The LPGA, and The Senior PGA Tour
Chronology, Statistics, and Index "
The book is in good condition except the last page was torn and taped.
The dust jacket has some wrinkles and was also torn and taped.
There are a few small spots on two pages.