Golf's Forgotten Legends: & Unforgettable Controversies

Golf's Forgotten Legends: & Unforgettable Controversies

by Jeff Gold


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His father didn’t want him playing golf, he was stricken with tuberculosis at 33, and he used a golf swing pros would never teach today. Yet he is renowned for being the world’s first superstar golfer and greatest of his time.

He was America’s first golf hero, yet most American golfers know very little about him. At 19 he won the U.S. National Open and did it again the following year. However, he was ruthlessly maligned by Golf Magazine and the film “The Greatest Game Ever Played.
He was arguably the most talented golfer in the history of the game, gaining prominence from the 1930s to 1950s. He was the first golfer in history to be blackballed by the PGA Tour for being too good. The greatest players came to him for instruction, including Ben Hogan.

This golf pro threw away a U.S. Open Championship after she finished the tournament with the winning score. Read the story of her innocent mistake and what she could have done to reclaim her title.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781630473037
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 04/07/2015
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jeff Gold is the ghostwriter of numerous books, several of them literary masterpieces, but due to the confidential nature of his ghostwriting agreements, the titles must remain secret. However, with Golf’s Forgotten Legends, we can actually tell you that Jeff Gold definitely did write this amazing book and he views it as, unquestionably, his greatest literary achievement.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Harry Vardon—Leader of the Great Triumvirate
Chapter 2 James Braid—Second member of the Great Triumvirate but in Vardon’s shadow
Chapter 3 J.H. Taylor—Third member of the Great Triumvirate 14 also in Vardon’s shadow
Chapter 4 Willie Anderson—Great talent, short life
Chapter 5 Johnny McDermott—America’s first golf hero
Chapter 6 Tommy Armour—The Silver Scot
Chapter 7 Bobby Locke—Blackballed by the PGA Tour
Chapter 8 Cary Middlecoff—Perhaps best forgotten or is that a bit harsh?
Chapter 9 Peter Thomson—Greatest Aussie golfer
Chapter 10 Billy Casper—Mr. Unflappable got snubbed he should have been in the Big Four
Chapter 11 Seve Ballesteros Sota—Amazing talent, misnomered “hack”
Chapter 12 Johnny Miller—Yes, he played golf too
Chapter 13 Introducing the greatest golfer ever—Count Yogi
Chapter 14 Ed “Porky” Oliver—1940 U.S. Open, Legendary pro golf disqualifications and other blunders
Chapter 15 Legendary controversies and scandals
Chapter 16 Circumventing USGA’s anchored putting ban for 2016
Chapter 17 The joys of living and playing golf in Minnesota
Appendix Action steps for golfers
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