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WIND, Herbert Warren | The Story of American Golf ,


Farrar, Straus & Co, 1948 

First Edition. Thick 4to. [x] + 502pp. Profusely illustrated. Green cloth, titles in gilt lettering to spine and upper board. A very good copy, without slip-case or dust-wrapper. The best book ever written on golf in America. Bert Wind (1916-2005) was the doyen of American golf writers and a close friend of his British counterpart, Bernard Darwin. He penned hundreds of articles for the “New Yorker” between 1947 and 1955, then again from 1962 to 1989, and was a writer for “Sports Illustrated” magazine. In this book there are over thirty chapters which are basically short stories about interesting topics in golf. Especially good is his analysis of early American golf legends Francis Ouimet and Walter Travis as well as the legendary Bobby Jones. Later editions were published in 1956 and 1975.