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American triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and the modern age of golf

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In this celebration of three legendary champions on the centennial of their births in 1912, one of the most accomplished and successful writers about the game explains the circumstances that made each of them so singularly brilliant and how they, in turn, saved not only the professional tour but modern golf itself, thus making possible the subsequent popularity of players from Arnold Palmer to Tiger Woods. During the Depression--after the exploits of Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen and Bobby Jones (winning the Grand Slam as an amateur in 1930) had faded in the public's imagination--golf's popularity fell year after year, and as a spectator sport it was on the verge of extinction. This was the unhappy prospect facing two dirt-poor boys from Texas and another from Virginia who had dedicated themselves to the game yet could look forward only to eking out a subsistence living along with millions of other Americans. But then lightning struck, and from the late thirties into the fifties these three men were so thoroughly dominant--each setting a host of records--that they transformed both how the game was played and how society regarded it. Sports fans in general are well aware of Hogan and Nelson and Snead, but even the most devoted golfers will learn a great many new things about them here. Their hundredth birthdays will be commemorated throughout 2012--Nelson born in February, Snead in May, and Hogan in August--but as this comprehensive and compelling account vividly demonstrates, they were, and will always remain, a triumvirate for the ages.From the Hardcover edition.

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In this celebration of three legendary champions on the centennial of their births in 1912, one of the most accomplished and successful writers about the game explains the circumstances that made each of them so singularly brilliant and how they, in turn, saved not only the professional tour but modern golf itself, thus making possible the subsequent popularity of players from Arnold Palmer to Tiger Woods.

During the Depression--after the exploits of Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen and Bobby Jones (winning the Grand Slam as an amateur in 1930) had faded in the public's imagination--golf's popularity fell year after year, and as a spectator sport it was on the verge of extinction. This was the unhappy prospect facing two dirt-poor boys from Texas and another from Virginia who had dedicated themselves to the game yet could look forward only to eking out a subsistence living along with millions of other Americans. But then lightning struck, and from the late thirties into the fifties these three men were so thoroughly dominant--each setting a host of records--that they transformed both how the game was played and how society regarded it.

Sports fans in general are well aware of Hogan and Nelson and Snead, but even the most devoted golfers will learn a great many new things about them here. Their hundredth birthdays will be commemorated throughout 2012--Nelson born in February, Snead in May, and Hogan in August--but as this comprehensive and compelling account vividly demonstrates, they were, and will always remain, a triumvirate for the ages.

From the Hardcover edition.

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subject_facetGolf -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Golfers -- United States -- Biography
Hogan, Ben, -- 1912-1997
Nelson, Byron, -- 1912-2006
Snead, Sam, -- 1912-2002
title_displayAmerican triumvirate : Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and the modern age of golf
title_fullAmerican Triumvirate Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and the Modern Age of Golf
American triumvirate : Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and the modern age of golf / James Dodson
title_shortAmerican triumvirate
title_subSam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and the modern age of golf
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Golf
Golfers
History
Hogan, Ben
Nelson, Byron
Nonfiction
Snead, Sam
Sports & Recreations