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Author: Martin Davis
ISBN: 0767900103
Subcategory: Biographies
Pages 152 pages
Publisher American Geological Institute; 1st edition (April 25, 1998)
Language English
Category: Sport books
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 978
ePUB size: 1734 kb
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eBook Byron Nelson download

by Martin Davis

A lavishly illustrated, magnificently produced celebration of Byron Nelson, who was recently honored with the PGA's Lifetime Achievement Award--from The American Golfer, Inc., creators of the hugely successful book "The Hogan Mystique."

Byron Nelson, now 84 years old and living in Roanoke, Texas, set one of the most extraordinary records in sports history. In 1945 he won 18 tournaments, including 11 in a row. His record still stands today. Credited with developing the modern swing and recognized as one of the finest putters of all time, golf's true "gentleman" is a much-admired hero in the golfing world. Yet, little has been written about him and his remarkable techniques. Until now.

"Byron Nelson" presents the full story of Nelson's life and career, chronicling his path from his days as a caddie for Ben Hogan in Fort Worth, Texas, through the 54 PGA events he won as a professional golfer. With a foreword by Ben Crenshaw and essays by renowned sportswriters Dave Anderson, Nick Seitz, and Dan Jenkins and golfer Tom Watson, as well as analysis by Ken Venturi, and stats by Sal Johnson, "Byron Nelson" pays tribute to Nelson's lasting impact on the game.

Printed in Italy in six colors throughout and featuring elegant black-and-white photographs and a special eight-page double gatefold, "Byron Nelson" is the perfect gift for anybody who loves golf and appreciates the history of the game.

Wonderful book full of rare photos and good stories.
Every student of the game knows that perhaps the greatest achievement in the sport was Byron Nelson's 11-tournament winning streak in 1945. You can justifiably argue about Bobby Jones's Grand Slam, but Nelson's accomplishment that year ranks first if for no other reason than it will never be equaled. Martin Davis wrote and published an excellent account of Nelson's career centered on that spectacular year. It's Byron Nelson: The Story of Golf's Finest Gentleman and The Greatest Winning Streak in History.

The coffee-table sized volume is lavishly illustrated with classic photos of Nelson and the other greats of the day. It also includes a foreword by Ben Crenshaw and essays by Dave Anderson, Tom Watson, Nick Seitz, and Dan Jenkins. There's also a gatefold with an analysis of the fabulous Nelson swing by Ken Venturi.

What I found especially worthwhile about the book is the emphasis Davis places not just on the streak, but on the entire wonderful season of 1945. Often lost in the accolades of the eleven-tournament stretch is the fact that Nelson actually won 18 of the 30 official PGA Tour events he entered that year--and his worst finish in the other 12 was ninth place! Along the way, Nelson compiled a scoring average of 68.33--a record that stood for more than fifty years.

This may not be the definitive biography of Byron Nelson, but it's a volume that every student of golf history should have in his/her library.