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

By James Dodson

With compelling aspect and natural ardour, James Dodson recounts the singular brilliance of 3 golfing titans and the way they stored the pro travel and created the sport as we all know it today.
During the melancholy golfing used to be in trouble. As a spectator game it used to be at the verge of extinction. This used to be the sorrowful prospect dealing with Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, and Ben Hogan –two dirt-poor boys from Texas and one other from Virginia, who had devoted 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 reworked either how the sport was once performed and the way society looked it. Paving the way in which for the following acclaim for avid gamers from Arnold Palmer to Tiger Woods, they have been, and may continuously stay, a triumvirate for the ages.

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