The Lost Masters: Grace and Disgrace in '68



✯ The Lost Masters: Grace and Disgrace in '68 Books ✴ Author Curt Sampson – E17streets4all.co.uk An account of the controversial Masters Tournament recounts how Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus were surpassed by three little known players, including Argentinian Roberto DeVincenzo, whose win was d An account Masters: Grace MOBI · of the controversialMasters Tournament recounts how Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus were surpassed by three little known players, including Argentinian Roberto DeVincenzo, whose win was disqualified on a scoring technicality.The Lost Masters: Grace and Disgrace in '68

Curt Sampson, Masters: Grace MOBI · golf professional turned golf writer, came to golf the old fashioned way as a caddie He looped for his father for a few years on summer Saturday s, then turned pro, in a manner of speaking, at age , as one of the scores of disheveled boys and men in the caddie pen at Lake Forest Country Club in Hudson, Ohio His golf game developed from sneaking on LFCC at twilight, an occasionally nerve wracking exercise because the greens keeper intimated a readiness to call the cops on trespassers Sampson never caught progressed as a player The Lost Epub / and as an employee, scoring a job as starter cart maintenance boy at age at Boston Hills CC, a public course, also in Hudson His high water mark as a young golfer was a win in the Mid American Junior in Sampson attended Kent State University on a golf scholarship and managed a municipal course for two years following graduation, worked a coupleas an assistant pro at clubs in South Carolina and Tennessee, then bummed around as a touring pro in Canada, New Zealand, and FloridaIn November , Sampson began to write full time, mostly about the Lost Masters: Grace PDF/EPUB » game of his father, golf Texas Golf Legends, his first book, was collaboration with Santa Fe based artist Paul Milosevich Researching TGL gained Sampson introductions with people he has written about many times since Hogan, Nelson, Crenshaw, Trevino, and a few dozen others His next book The Eternal Summer, a recreation of golf s summer of , when Hogan, Palmer, and Nicklaus battled is still selling years after its debut, a rarity in the publishing world Sampson s biography of the enigmatic William Ben Hogan struck a chord Both Hogan and his next book, The Masters, appeared on the New York Times bestseller lists Subsequent books and scores of magazine articles cemented Sampson s reputation as readable and sometimes controversial writer with an eye for humor and the telling detail.

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  • Hardcover
  • 251 pages
  • The Lost Masters: Grace and Disgrace in '68
  • Curt Sampson
  • English
  • 06 June 2019
  • 0743470028

10 thoughts on “The Lost Masters: Grace and Disgrace in '68

  1. says:

    I have mixed feelings about this book It s a good story no doubt and certainly an interesting chapter in the history of The Masters notice the timing of when I read the book , but I felt the narrative had a bit of a slant to it throughout At times it read like a feature article in a magazine, as if it was transposed directly from an issue of Golf Digest, and at other times it felt like an opinion piece attacking the administration that presided over the tournament in 1968 Perhaps that s what I have mixed feelings about this book It s a good story no doubt and certainly an interesting chapter in the history of The Masters notice the timing of when I read the book , but I felt the narrative had a bit of a slant to it throughout At times it read like a feature article in a magazine, as if it was transposed directly from an issue of Golf Digest, and at other times it felt like an opinion piece attacking the administration that presided over the tournament in 1968 Perhaps that s what the author meant to portray to keep the reader involved, almost like reading a modern historical account and a news article written a week after the tournament at the same time Regardless, the author did provide a lot of colorful stories about the characters involved and gave a true telling of the story, if not impartial

  2. says:

    1968 had a lot of things happening even by mid April when this tournament begins Vietnam is escalating, LBJ just dropped out of the Presidential race and MLK was just killed This tourney should have been an escape from that craziness Unfortunatley it is marred by controversy This is an interesting look at this tourney in the context of the times it was played in and the characters involved in the mixed up ending Golf is truly a game about sportsmanship and this book illustrates that.

  3. says:

    Possibly my favourite Sampson novel An engaging story about how one small mistake can go on to define your whole career, golf is just like that Sampson describes golf shots and tournament play like no other

  4. says:

    loved it

  5. says:

    Interesting read in the description of the characters at the outset of the book, one would think that the situation would have reversed.

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