By James Dodson
With compelling element and natural ardour, James Dodson recounts the singular brilliance of 3 golfing titans and the way they kept the pro travel and created the sport as we all know it today.
During the melancholy golfing was once in difficulty. As a spectator recreation it used to be at the verge of extinction. This was once the sad prospect dealing with Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, and Ben Hogan –two dirt-poor boys from Texas and one other from Virginia, who had committed themselves to the game. yet then lightning struck, and from the overdue thirties into the fifties those 3 males have been so completely dominant that they remodeled either how the sport was once performed and the way society appeared it. Paving the best way for the following approval for avid gamers from Arnold Palmer to Tiger Woods, they have been, and should continually stay, a triumvirate for the ages.
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Amy had grown up listening to her uncle’s stories of his famous clients. And Amy had inadvertently played the role of doting admirer. But that wasn’t who she was. Amy wasn’t into the glitz, glamour and fame celebrity brought. She exhaled a stream of air, annoyed at herself for giving Roper any thought at all. She forced herself to focus to the holiday decorations that lingered from Christmas and the pretty silver balls hanging from the ceiling. A professionally decorated tree sat in the corner twinkling with lights that were sure to be taken down soon after the first of the year.
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American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and the Modern Age of Golf by James Dodson