Thursday, April 6, 2017

Golf Books of the Day: As Nick Faldo says, " "The course is perfection, and it asks perfection."

The Masters began today. It’s the first in a very long time without Arnold Palmer.

It’s surely one of America’s premier sporting events, and even those who wouldn’t know a mashie niblick outside an Agatha Christie novel have surely watched some of it, some years, just to see the perfection of the landscape carved out of Georgia farmland.


Henry Bemis celebrates The Masters with four classics:

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Green, Ron, Shouting At The Amen Corner: The Masters- Dispatches from the World’s Greatest Greatest Golf Tournament (A SportsMasters Book, Sports Publishing Inc., 1999, 1st ed.). ISBN 1-58382-018-3. Charlotte Observer columnist collects 45 years of Masters articles. Hardcover, unclipped dust jacket, very good condition, autographed. HBB price: $25.

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Love III, Davis, Every Shot I Take: Lessons Learned About Golf, Life, And A Father’s Love (Simon & Schuster, 1st ed., 2nd printing, 1997). ISBN 0-684-83400-6. Memoir by the popular professional golfer, inscribed on the end papers. Hardcover, octavo, 204 pp., unclipped dust jacket. Very good condition. HBB price: $24.99.

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Ouimet, Francis, A Game of Golf: A Book of Reminiscence (1932, limited ed. by The Old Golf Shop, Cincinnati, 1978, No. 57 of 250). 20 year old former caddie and unknown amateur Francis Ouimet stunned the sports world by beating the godlike Harry Vardon in the 1913 U.S. Open, making the front page of the New York Times in the process. Ouimet (1893-1967) changed the perception of golf as the game for the super-rich and became a beloved figure in golf through the decades. This very limited edition is part of an annual series reprinting of books by the honoree of the annual Memorial Tournament, started in 1976 to honor those- living and dead- who did the most to advance the sport. A very rare edition of an excellent autobiography. Green boards with gilt edging and titles, no dust jacket, very good condition. 8.75” x 5.75”, 274 pp. HBB price: $175.

Sarazen, Gene, with Herbert Warren Wind, Thirty Years of Championship Golf (1950, limited ed. by The Old Golf Shop, Cincinnati, 1979, No. 109 of 260). Sarazen (1902-99) was one of the world’s best golfers in the 1920s and ‘30s, and one of the five pro golfers to win the Grand Slam. The book recalls his remarkable career. This very limited edition is part of an annual series reprinting of books by the honoree of the annual Memorial Tournament, started in 1976 to honor those- living and dead- who did the most to advance the sport. A very rare edition of an excellent autobiography. Green boards with gilt edging and titles, no dust jacket, very good condition. 8.75” x 5.75”, 276 pp. HBB price: $75.

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