By James Dodson
During this social gathering of 3 mythical champions at the centennial in their births in 1912, probably the most finished and winning writers concerning the online game explains the conditions that made each one of them so singularly terrific and the way they, in flip, kept not just the pro journey yet sleek golfing itself, hence making attainable the following 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 novice in 1930) had pale within the public’s imagination—golf’s acceptance fell yr after yr, and as a spectator recreation it was once at the verge of extinction. This used to be the sorrowful prospect dealing with dirt-poor boys from Texas and one other from Virginia who had committed themselves to the sport but may perhaps glance ahead basically to eking out a subsistence residing besides 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 environment a number of records—that they remodeled either how the sport used to be performed and the way society seemed it.
activities enthusiasts quite often are good conscious of Hogan and Nelson and Snead, yet even the main committed golfers will research an excellent many new issues approximately them the following. Their hundredth birthdays may be honored all through 2012—Nelson born in February, Snead in may possibly, and Hogan in August—but as this accomplished and compelling account vividly demonstrates, they have been, and may consistently stay, a triumvirate for the a long time.
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American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and the Modern Age of Golf by James Dodson