We Recommend for Winter Reading
With the temperatures finally beginning to drop in the northern part of the country and
another college football season in the books, you may be looking for some reading
material that revolves around golf.
Here are five enjoyable reads that will let you enjoy the comfort of your living room
and help you resist the urge to brave the cold artic winds to head for the golf simulator
or book a golf trip south to warmer climes.
One of the best
books I have ever
read, “Final Rounds”
was written by New
York Times best-
selling author, James
Dodson. A career
former editor of Golf
Magazine, Dodson is
a ‘son of the south,’
who tells his poignant story with a smooth
southern charm that will defy any reader to
put the book down.
Published in 1996, “Final Rounds” was
Dodson’s first effort at writing a novel. It led
to his being chosen to author Arnold Palmer’s
autobiographical, “A Golfer’s Life,” and the
only authorized biography of Ben Hogan,
“Ben Hogan, An American Life.” Both which
eventually led to his best seller, “American
Triumvirate,” the story of the intertwined
lives of Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan and Sam
Snead, all born in 1913.
“Final Rounds” takes the reader on a journey
with Dodson and his ailing father on one last
golf trip to Scotland, where his father had
served in the U.S. Air Corps during World
War II. Keep the tissues handy, you will not
have a dry eye at the end.
authored several books
centered on golf andhis current book, “The Story of Golf in 50 Holes,” is certainlyone
of his best. Dear was a
in England and has
been a contributing
golf writer for several
large golf publications.
The book breaks down fifty of the best golf
holes in the world and relates true stories
unique to that particular hole. Whether the
hole is best known for its tournament play,
unusual construction characteristics, unique
design or its historical significance, each
hole is explored in detail for the reader’s
Dear presents an easy read loaded with
enough information to whet any Golfaholic’s
appetite for golf knowledge.
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