Friday, June 5

6 Golf Books Featured by Christian Science Monitor

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR featured six golf books in an article by Ross Atkin, including my own Draw in the Dunes: The 1969 Ryder Cup and the Finish That Shocked the World, which published last September and includes a foreword by Jack Nicklaus and Tony Jacklin.

[6 golf books: Swing into spring with these new titles]

Second on the list and wedged between Men in Green by Michael Bamberger and Unplayable Lies by Dan Jenkins, Draw in the Dunes is described this way:
Today golf's Ryder Cup team competition pits an American against a European squad, but in 1969 it was the US vs. Great Britain in what had become a lopsided rivalry. The Americans had won 14 of 17 previous meetings and were expected to dominate when the biennial event was held at Royal Birkdale in the UK. But "Draw in the Dunes" chronicles a gripping drama that ensued, in which Tony Jacklin and his British mates ferociously battled Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, and their compatriots. Seventeen of 32 matches over three days were decided on the final hole and the overall outcome was a shocking tie that involved one of the sport’s most memorable acts of sportsmanship.
There is also a brief excerpt of Draw in the Dunes.

The other three titles that round out the six are Golf's Forgotten Legends & Unforgettable Controversies, Ben Hogan: The Myths Everyone Knows, the Man No One Knew and The Golf Book.

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