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USGA Book Award Winner: American Triumvirate

James Dodson won his second USGA Herbert Warren Wind Book Award for American Triumvirate.

“Snead, Nelson and Hogan set the standard for professional golf for three decades and were instrumental in defining the modern professional game,” said Robert Williams, director of the USGA Museum. “James Dodson did a masterful job not only telling the story of these three men, but also bringing an entire era of golf into sharper focus. This book is an impressive accomplishment that will undoubtedly stand the test of time.”

Beautifully written and thoroughly researched, “American Triumvirate” brings to life the colorful personalities and compelling stories of three of golf’s all-time greats: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan.

Interviews with friends, family and fellow competitors helped Dodson paint a picture of determined athletes – all remarkably born in the same year, 1912 – who would revitalize a struggling game in Depression-era America.

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Reader Comments (5)

Still waiting for something on Hogan beyond "the accident and the comeback"', 1953, 1960 and 1967. Neither Dodson or Sampson's Hogan biographies told me anything I hadn't already read in a bad Jenkins column.
03.12.2013 | Unregistered CommenterHilltop
The book was interesting, but horribly edited. Just read the chapter on golf in the 20's and count how many times he mistakes Walter Hagen's Open Championship records. And the years he won. It was like nobody read the proofs of the book.
03.12.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarry Ickes
@Hilltop -I thought Curt Sampson broke the story on young Ben witnessing the tragic event concerning his father?
03.12.2013 | Unregistered CommenterIrish Golf Nut
You might be right on that IGN....
03.12.2013 | Unregistered CommenterHilltop
Sorry and no disrespect to Dodson, I love his work, but best golf book was "King of Clubs: The Great Golf Marathon ". Not a typical golf book but incredibly written and researched by author Jim Ducibella. True story.
03.12.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPorterhouse

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