American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, by James Dodson

By James Dodson

During this social gathering of 3 mythical champions at the centennial in their births in 1912, some of the most finished and winning writers concerning the online game explains the conditions that made each one of them so singularly tremendous and the way they, in flip, stored not just the pro journey yet glossy golfing itself, therefore 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 light within the public’s imagination—golf’s reputation fell yr after 12 months, and as a spectator game 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 possibly glance ahead in simple terms to eking out a subsistence residing in addition to hundreds of thousands of alternative americans. yet then lightning struck, and from the overdue thirties into the fifties those 3 males have been so completely dominant—each surroundings a bunch of records—that they remodeled either how the sport used to be performed and the way society looked it.
activities enthusiasts generally are good conscious of Hogan and Nelson and Snead, yet even the main committed golfers will examine an exceptional many new issues approximately them the following. Their hundredth birthdays should be venerated all through 2012—Nelson born in February, Snead in may well, and Hogan in August—but as this entire and compelling account vividly demonstrates, they have been, and may continuously stay, a triumvirate for the a long time.

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