Grown at Glen Garden: Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, and the Little Texas Golf Course that Propelled Them to Stardom

Grown at Glen Garden: Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, and the Little Texas Golf Course that Propelled Them to Stardom

by Jeff Miller
     
 

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In Grown at Glen Garden, the early friendship of Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson is shown, from their caddying days at Glen Garden Country Club to their chummy rivalry at the Masters decades later. With a peek at their family backgrounds, the story shows both the hardships and joys of growing up and learning to golf in Fort Worth, Texas, in the 1920s.

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In Grown at Glen Garden, the early friendship of Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson is shown, from their caddying days at Glen Garden Country Club to their chummy rivalry at the Masters decades later. With a peek at their family backgrounds, the story shows both the hardships and joys of growing up and learning to golf in Fort Worth, Texas, in the 1920s.

The two golf pros were not alike in personality; Hogan was always a quiet and private person, whereas Nelson had a reputation for being very friendly and open. Hogan and Nelson grew close due to their shared passion for golf, their later professional careers, and the friendship between their wives, Valerie Hogan and Louise Nelson. Today, Hogan leaves behind a legacy as the greatest known ball striker and the second player to win all four of the major golf championships, and Byron Nelson is known for his gentlemanly conduct (leading to the nickname “Lord Byron”) and an unbeaten eleven-tournament streak with eighteen total wins in 1945.

Follow these golfing stars from their early days in the sport to their successful pro careers, and meet the people behind the legends.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616088415
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2012
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,298,881
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Miller is a freelance journalist. He has been a sports journalist in the Dallas area since 1987. He has done work for USA Today, ESPN.com, and The Dallas Morning News. He has published four sports books, most recently Dallas Cowboys: Yesterday and Today.

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