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Gene Sarazen and Shell's Wonderful World of Golf

Overview

“The Show gave the game of golf a very attractive exposure—the travelogues alone were worth the price of admission—that went a long way toward promoting, and changing the image of the game into what is now a major sport in this country, and the world.”
—Golf Legend Byron Nelson

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Overview

“The Show gave the game of golf a very attractive exposure—the travelogues alone were worth the price of admission—that went a long way toward promoting, and changing the image of the game into what is now a major sport in this country, and the world.”
—Golf Legend Byron Nelson

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932202052
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/28/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 159
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Ann Sarazen, the daughter of Gene Sarazen, oversees the Gene and Mary Sarazen Foundation, and is on the board of the Gene and Mary Sarazen Scholarship Fund at Siena College, in Loudonville, New York. She lives in Florida during the winter and in New Hampshire during the summer.

Al Barkow has been writing on golf for over 40 years. He was the golf writer and associate producer of the original Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf television program; editor-in-chief of Golf and Golf Illustrated magazines; author of numerous books on golf, including Golf’s Golden Grind: the History of the Tour, Getting’ to the Dance Floor: an Oral History of American Golf (1986 USGA International Book Award winner), The Golden Era of Golf, and most recently, That’s Golf, a compilation of his writings. He has published articles in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Sports Illustrated, Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, and The Wall Street Journal. Barkow also appeared for many years as a commentator on Inside the PGA Tour and The Senior PGA Tour television shows. He resides in Albany, California.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

Introduction.

Chapter 1. An Idea Gets a Life.

Chapter 2. Show Time!

Chapter 3. The Matches.

Chapter 4. Letters to Bob.

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