Byron Nelson

Byron Nelson : Story of Golf's Finest Gentleman and the Greatest Winning Streak in History

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A lavishly illustrated, magnificently produced celebration of Byron Nelson, who was recently honored with the PGA's Lifetime Achievement Award--from The American Golfer, Inc., creators of the hugely successful book "The Hogan Mystique." Byron Nelson, now 84 years old and living in Roanoke, Texas, set one of the most extraordinary records in sports history. In 1945 he won 18 tournaments, including 11 in a row. His record still stands today. Credited with developing the modern swing and recognized as one of the finest putters of all time, golf's true "gentleman" is a much-admired hero in the golfing world. Yet, little has been written about him and his remarkable techniques. Until now. "Byron Nelson" presents the full story of Nelson's life and career, chronicling his path from his days as a caddie for Ben Hogan in Fort Worth, Texas, through the 54 PGA events he won as a professional golfer. With a foreword by Ben Crenshaw and essays by renowned sportswriters Dave Anderson, Nick Seitz, and Dan Jenkins and golfer Tom Watson, as well as analysis by Ken Venturi, and stats by Sal Johnson, "Byron Nelson" pays tribute to Nelson's lasting impact on the game.Printed in Italy in six colors throughout and featuring elegant black-and-white photographs and a special eight-page double gatefold, "Byron Nelson" is the perfect gift for anybody who loves golf and appreciates the history of the game.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 285.2 x 365.5 x 20.6mm | 1,965.7g
  • American Golfer,U.S.
  • Connecticut, United States
  • English
  • colour & b/w photos
  • 0767900103
  • 9780767900102
  • 1,796,549

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Byron Nelson was the top player in the game for several years during and immediately after World War Il. In 1945, he won 18 tour events, 11 of them in a row. These records were never equalled on tour before and, as the years go by, look nearly impossible to equal in future. He then retired at the age of 34. But, Nelson was much more than just a golfer. He was a pioneer in the golf business, helping develop both the golf shoes and umbrellas that we enjoy today, an astute club pro, a fine teacher, one of the first golf analysts on network television and the mentor of many, many young golf hopefuls, including Ken Venturi and Tom Watson. In words and pictures, Byron Nelson, The Story of Golf's Finest Gentleman and the Greatest Winning Streak in History tells the incredible story of Byron Nelson. We are indeed fortunate to be able to enlist the aid of some of the finest players and writers on the golf scene today - Ben Crenshaw, the two-time Masters winner and noted golf historian, Dave Anderson, the Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for The New York Times, Tom Watson, the five-time British Open champion, Nick Seitz, the Editor-in-Chief of Golf Digest, Dan Jenkins, the witty long-time columnist for Sports Illustrated and Golf Digest, and Ken Venturi, CBS television golf analyst and 1964 U.S. Open champion. In addition, statistician Sal Johnson of Golfweek magazine has compiled and brought up to date Byron's complete record.show more

Flap copy

A lavishly illustrated, magnificently produced celebration of Byron Nelson, who was recently honored with the PGA's Lifetime Achievement Award--from The American Golfer, Inc., creators of the hugely successful book The Hogan Mystique. Byron Nelson, now 84 years old and living in Roanoke, Texas, set one of the most extraordinary records in sports history. In 1945 he won 18 tournaments, including 11 in a row. His record still stands today. Credited with developing the modern swing and recognized as one of the finest putters of all time, golf's true "gentleman" is a much-admired hero in the golfing world. Yet, little has been written about him and his remarkable techniques. Until now. Byron Nelson presents the full story of Nelson's life and career, chronicling his path from his days as a caddie for Ben Hogan in Fort Worth, Texas, through the 54 PGA events he won as a professional golfer. With a foreword by Ben Crenshaw and essays by renowned sportswriters Dave Anderson, Nick Seitz, and Dan Jenkins and golfer Tom Watson, as well as analysis by Ken Venturi, and stats by Sal Johnson, Byron Nelson pays tribute to Nelson's lasting impact on the game. Printed in Italy in six colors throughout and featuring elegant black-and-white photographs and a special eight-page double gatefold, Byron Nelson is the perfect gift for anybody who loves golf and appreciates the history of the game.show more

About Martin Davis

Martin Davis created Sports Marketing Group, the largest publisher of specialty golf magazines in the country. He is a past president of the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association, a member of the Golf Collectors Society, and a premier golf historian. He lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.show more