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

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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 ...

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

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620878200
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 11/13/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 698,366
  • File size: 2 MB

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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Table of Contents

Foreword Sandra Palmer vii

Chapter 1 One Final Hurrah 1

Chapter 2 Events of 1912 13

Chapter 3 Rookie Caddies 29

Chapter 4 Turning Heads 35

Chapter 5 Turning Pro 42

Chapter 6 Taste of Victory 52

Chapter 7 Triumph and Tribulation 60

Chapter 8 Spring Mill Marathon 68

Chapter 9 Brackenridge Battle 77

Chapter 10 Carolina Conquests 88

Chapter 11 Leonard's Golf Gala 101

Chapter 12 Augusta Duel 108

Chapter 13 Manhattan Merriment 117

Chapter 14 Domination in Dallas 121

Chapter 15 Familiar Finish Line 129

Chapter 16 King of Colonial 144

Chapter 17 Major Breakthrough 151

Chapter 18 Change of Plans 155

Chapter 19 Difference of Opinion 164

Chapter 20 Ultimate Test 171

Chapter 21 Unparalleled Encore 183

Chapter 22 Final Bow 199

Chapter 23 Hail and Farewell 207

Chapter 24 Loss and Legacy 221

Chapter 25 Play Continues 225

Chapter 26 Building a Monument 230

Chapter 27 Past Meets Present 239

Chapter 28 For the Kids 246

Chapter 29 Happy Days Return 250

Bibliography 258

Acknowledgments 263

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