A Golfer’s Life

Ballantine Books - To the legions of golf fans around the world, Palmer is a charismatic hero, the winner of sixty-one tournaments on the PGA Tour and still going strong on the Senior PGA Tour. But behind the legend, there is the private Palmer--a man of wit, loyalty, compassion, and true grit in the face of personal adversity.

Writing with the humor and candor that are as much his trademark as his unique golf swing, Palmer narrates the deeply moving story of his life both on and off the links. There has never been a golfer to rival Arnold Palmer. Now, with the help of acclaimed golf writer James Dodson, he has created one of the great sports autobiographies of our time.

A Golfer's Life - He recounts the loving relationship he shared with his father, his legendary charges to triumph and titanic disasters, his friendships and rivalries with golf greats, "Deacon" Palmer, the course superintendent and head professional at the Latrobe Country Club where young Arnie developed his game, his enduringly happy marriage with Winnie, and his valiant battle against cancer and remarkable recovery.

Arnold palmer has lived one of the great sporting lives of the twentieth century.





Final Rounds: A Father, A Son, The Golf Journey Of A Lifetime

Bantam - Final rounds is a book never to be forgotten, and the lessons a middle-aged man can still learn from his dad about life, a book about fathers and sons, long-held secrets, love, and family. Final rounds is a tribute to a very special game and the fathers and sons who make it so. So it seemed only appropriate when his father learned he had two months to live that they would set off on the golf journey of their dreams to play the most famous courses in the world.

Final rounds takes us to the historic courses of Royal Lytham and Royal Birkdale, where Hogan played peerlessly in '53, to the windswept undulations of Carnoustie, and the legendary St. Andrews, whose hallowed course reveals something of the eternal secret of the game's mysterious allure over pros and hackers alike.

Final Rounds: A Father, A Son, The Golf Journey Of A Lifetime - Throughout their poignant journey, the Dodsons humorously reminisce and reaffirm their love for each other, as the younger Dodson finds out what it means to have his father also be his best friend. James dodson always felt closest to his father while they were on the links.





The Range Bucket List: The Golf Adventure of a Lifetime

Simon & Schuster - Simon schuster. Realizing that he had yet to achieve many of his thirteen-year-old dreams, and pondering the things he’d add to the list if he wrote it today, he expanded the list into a golfing “bucket list” of the people and places he had yet to meet and see in the golf world. Andrews to revealing the real reason the masters has always been broadcast on CBS, The Range Bucket List is simultaneously an exhilarating armchair adventure and one man’s love letter to a game that has fundamentally shaped him and his life, filled with unforgettable characters, untold history, and lots of heart.

From an interesting lunch with donald Trump to rounds with John Updike and intimate conversations with Arnold Palmer, from scoring a memorable thirteen on a hole at St. In this tribute to the game he loves, Dodson takes readers on a journey around the world and into the lives of characters large and small.

The Range Bucket List: The Golf Adventure of a Lifetime - From beloved golf writer james dodson, intimate, the range bucket list is a funny, author of Final Rounds and American Triumvirate and a two-time winner of the USGA’s Herbert Warren Wind Award for best golf book of the year, nostalgic journey of self and sport in which the legendary author completes his golfing “bucket list.

Many years ago, when james dodson was thirteen years old, he wrote himself a list titled “Things to Do in Golf. It included the golfing aspirations of a young boy who had no idea where life would take him. A few years ago, now in his sixties and one of the most respected golf writers of all time, Dodson rediscovered the piece of paper in an old trunk.





Ben Hogan: An American Life

Broadway Books - He discovers an intensely honest man handicapped by self-doubt, buoyed by the determination to prove his own abilities, and unable to escape a long-buried childhood tragedy – the core of the Hogan “secret. Dodson also reveals both the legendary devotion and eventual strain in Hogan’s sixty-two-year marriage, and a Hogan rarely seen by the public: a warm, jovial man whose charitable spirit and sharp business sense enabled him to build the powerful golf equipment company bearing his name to this day.

Hogan captured a record-tying four U. S. In 1949, valerie, at the peak of his career, hogan’s mystique was reinforced by a catastrophic automobile accident in which he and his wife, were nearly killed after being hit head-on by a Greyhound bus. In this first-ever family-authorized biography, renowned author James Dodson expertly and emotionally reconstructs Hogan’s complicated life.

Ben Hogan: An American Life - Opens, won five of six major tournaments in a single season, and inspired future generations of professional golfers from Palmer to Norman to Woods. Yet for all his brilliance, Ben Hogan was an enigma. One man is often credited with shaping the landscape of modern golf. As hogan grew into a giant on the pro tour, the combination of his cool outward demeanor and invincible, laser-guided accuracy on the golf course froze formidable opponents in their tracks.

Open, and the british Open something that’s never been repeated.





A Life Well Played: My Stories Commemorative Edition

St. Martin's Press - He was a champion at each turn, and it was an honor not just knowing him and competing against him for nearly 60 years, but also being his friend. Jack nicklaus, golfers and non-golfers alike, from the forewordThis book is Palmer’s parting gift to the world -- a treasure trove of entertaining anecdotes and timeless wisdom that readers, will celebrate and cherish.

In a life well played, palmer takes stock of the many experiences of his life, bringing new details and insights to some familiar stories and sharing new ones. This book is for arnie's army and all golf fans but it is more than just a golf book; Palmer had tremendous success off the course as well and is most notable for his exemplary sportsmanship and business success, while always giving back to the fans who made it all possible.

A Life Well Played: My Stories Commemorative Edition - In fact, palmer is considered by many to be the most important professional golfer in history, an American icon. Simon schuster. The commemorative edition of the instant new york Times bestseller--now with a foreword by Jack Nicklaus!"A wonderful compilation that reflects who he was as a person, as a golfer, and as someone who believed in giving back.

No one has won more fans around the world and no player has had a bigger impact on the sport of golf than Arnold Palmer. Perfect for men and women of all ages, success in business, sharing personal stories of his career on the course, his final book offers advice and guidance, and the great relationships that gave meaning to his life.

Gracious, fair, life, "arnie" was the gold standard of how to conduct yourself in your career, and a true gentleman, and relationships.





The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever

Hachette Books - In 1956, a casual bet between two millionaires eventually pitted two of the greatest golfers of the era-Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan-against top amateurs Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi. In mark frost's peerless hands, complete with the recollections of all the participants, the story of this immortal foursome and the game they played that day-legendarily known in golf circles as the greatest private match ever played-comes to life with powerful, emotional impact and edge-of-your-seat suspense.

The year: 1956. Open champion Francis Ouimet. The next day to settle the issue. Now a wealthy car dealer and avid supporter of amateur golf, Lowery has just made a bet with fellow millionaire George Coleman. Lowery claims that two of his employees, cannot be beaten in a best-ball match, amateur golfers Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi, and challenges Coleman to bring any two golfers of his choice to the course at 10 a.

The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever - M. Coleman accepts the challenge and shows up with his own power team: Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, the game's greatest living professionals, with fourteen major championships between them. Four decades have passed since Eddie Lowery came to fame as the ten-year-old caddie to U. S. Simon schuster.





The Dewsweepers: Seasons of Golf and Friendship

Dutton Adult - Simon schuster. Great product! The author introduces the "dewsweepers, " a dedicated group of golfers who tee offf every weekend morning at an old club in upstate New York, while he searches for the simple joys of the game.





American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and the Modern Age of Golf

Vintage - With compelling detail and pure passion, James Dodson recounts the singular brilliance of three golf titans and how they saved the professional tour and created the game as we know it today. This was the unhappy prospect facing sam snead, and Ben Hogan –two dirt-poor boys from Texas and another from Virginia, Byron Nelson, who had dedicated themselves to the sport.

Great product! Paving the way for the subsequent popularity of players from Arnold Palmer to Tiger Woods, they were, and will always remain, a triumvirate for the ages. But then lightning struck, and from the late thirties into the fifties these three men were so thoroughly dominant that they transformed both how the game was played and how society regarded it.

American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and the Modern Age of Golf - Simon schuster. As a spectator sport it was on the verge of extinction. During the Depression golf was in crisis.





A Son of the Game

Algonquin Books - Dodson's bestselling memoir final rounds began in pinehurst twenty-five years ago, and now A Son of the Game completes the circle as it follows his journey of discovery back to where his love of the game began--a love that he hopes to make a family legacy. Simon schuster. Great product! . But once there, the curative power of the sandhills region not only helps him find a new career working for the local paper but also reignites his flagging passion for the game of golf.

This wise memoir about finding new meaning through an old sport is filled with anecdotes about the history of the game and of Pinehurst, the home of American golf, where many larger-than-life legends played some of their greatest rounds. When acclaimed golf writer james dodson leaves his home in Maine to revisit Pinehurst, North Carolina, where his father first taught him the game that would shape his life and career, he’s at a point where he has lost direction.

A Son of the Game - And, perhaps more significantly, it inspires him to try to pass along to his teenage son the same sense of joy and contentment he has found in the game, and to recall the many colorful and lifelong friends he has met on the links.





Men in Green

Simon & Schuster - Simon Schuster. But he also chronicles the legendary figures known only to insiders, who nevertheless have left an indelible mark on the sport. Was golf better back in the day? Men in Green weaves a history of the modern game that is personal, inviting, touching, and new. Michael bamberger, tom watson, curtis strange, who has covered the game for twenty years at Sports Illustrated, Jack Nicklaus, shows us the big names as we’ve never seen them before: Arnold Palmer, Fred Couples—and the late Ken Venturi.

. Simon schuster. What they all share is a game that courses through their collective veins like a drug. All these figures, from the marquee names to the unknowns, have changed the game. There’s a club pro, a teaching pro, an old black Southern caddie. This meditation on aging and a celebration of the game is “a nostalgic visit and reminiscence with those who fashioned golf history…and should be cherished” Golf Digest.

Men in Green - Great product! The instant new york times bestseller from acclaimed sports illustrated writer Michael Bamberger—a warm, and “maybe the best golf book I’ve ever read” Bill Reynolds, nostalgic, intimately reported account of golf’s greatest generation, The Providence Journal. With “exceptional insight into some of america’s greatest players over the last half-century” The Philadelphia Inquirer, from the household names to the private legends, Men in Green is to golf what Roger Kahn’s The Boys of Summer was to baseball: a big-hearted account of the sport’s greats, those behind-the-curtain giants who never made the headlines.

There’s a tournament director in his seventies, a TV director in his eighties, and a USGA executive in his nineties.





The Range Bucket List: The Golf Adventure of a Lifetime

Simon & Schuster - Beloved, shares his funny, award-winning golf writer James Dodson, intimate, author of Final Rounds and American Triumvirate, nostalgic journey of self and sport in his golfing “bucket list. Many years ago, when james dodson was thirteen years old, he wrote a list titled “Things to Do in Golf. It included the golfing aspirations of a young boy who had no idea where life would take him.

Realizing that he had yet to achieve many of his thirteen-year-old dreams, and pondering the things he’d add to the list if he wrote it today, he expanded the list into a golfing “bucket list” of the people and places he had yet to meet and see in the golf world. A few years ago, now in his sixties and one of the most respected golf writers of all time, Dodson rediscovered the piece of paper in an old trunk.

The Range Bucket List: The Golf Adventure of a Lifetime - Simon schuster. Andrews to revealing the real reason the masters has always been broadcast on CBS, filled with unforgettable characters, untold history, The Range Bucket List is simultaneously an exhilarating armchair adventure and one man’s love letter to a game that has fundamentally shaped him and his life, and lots of heart.

From an interesting lunch with donald Trump to rounds with John Updike and intimate conversations with Arnold Palmer, from scoring a memorable thirteen on a hole at St. Great product! Simon Schuster. In this tribute to the game he loves, Dodson takes readers on a journey around the world and into the lives of characters large and small.