Professional Golfers' Association Tour: A History

Professional Golfers' Association Tour: A History

by Mike Gabriel
     
 

The marquee players of the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) Tour are a perennial source of fascination for golf fans, as one charismatic player after another strived to dominate the Tour—Walter Hagen and Bobby Jones through the 1920s and 1930s, Ben Hogan and Sam Snead in the 1940s and 50s, then Arnold Palmer who propelled the sport to unprecedented

Overview

The marquee players of the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) Tour are a perennial source of fascination for golf fans, as one charismatic player after another strived to dominate the Tour—Walter Hagen and Bobby Jones through the 1920s and 1930s, Ben Hogan and Sam Snead in the 1940s and 50s, then Arnold Palmer who propelled the sport to unprecedented popularity in the 1960s before being overtaken by Jack Nicklaus. The following two decades saw the emergence of Tom Watson, Greg Norman and Tiger Woods. But over the years there have been many other fine touring professionals who helped contribute to the huge success of the PGA Tour. In this complete history of the Tour from the early 1900s to century's end, the careers of those golf pros are contrasted, with descriptions of the courses and equipment in each era, and a summation of who were the very best players irrespective of decade.

Editorial Reviews

ARBA
fascinating...chronicles the history of the Professional Golfers Association...definite 'must' purchase for a public library...a book that begs to be read from cover to cover
Choice
well referenced...highly readable
Public Library Quarterly
"golf enthusiasts will enjoy"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786408443
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/29/2001
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Mike Gabriel is director of libraries at Lower Columbia College in Longview, Washington. He has published many journal articles and monographs during his academic career, and is currently writing about the effects of stress and anxiety on athletic performance. He lives in Vancouver, Washington.

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