This deluxe edition showcased the champions and championships that defined golf in America in this fully illustrated masterpiece with rare, historic photographs.
Originally published in 1948 and revised in 1956 and 1975, Herbert Warren Wind’s work was the most graceful and thorough history ever published of professional and amateur men’s and women’s golf in America. From John Reid, the man who introduced the game to this country with three holes carved out of a cow pasture on his New York estate in 1888, to Bobby
Jones’s “impregnable quadrilateral” in 1930, to Sam Snead’s tragic collapse in the 1939 U.S. Open, Wind covered it all: the personalities, the competition, even swing analyses. Rich in illustrations and photographs (many never before published) Volume One covered the emergence of the first star players, including Bobby Jones, Gene Sarazen, Glenna Collett, and Walter Hagen.
Herbert Warren Wind, a longtime staff writer for The New Yorker, has also served as golf editor for Sports Illustrated. In 1995,Wind received the Bob Jones Award, given by the United States Golf Association, for his distinguished contribution to the game of golf.
8 x 11, 384 pages
230 black-and-white photographs & illustrations