'American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and the Modern Age of Golf'
On Friday, July 6, 2012 author Jim Dodson, will speak about his latest work, 'American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and the Modern Age of Golf' , at a luncheon at 11 a.m. July 6 at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club.
Tickets to the luncheon are $25 each and can be purchased by calling (843) 235-9000.
Dodson who has written numerous books and won many writing awards in his distinguished career will lead a discussion about the book and its subjects and also dedicate time for a book-signing session. Books will be available for sale at both Pawleys Plantation and nearby Litchfield Books at 10 percent off the retail price of $28.95.
Coincidentally, Hogan, Nelson and Snead were all born in 1912, and over a five-year period at the height of their careers they won 65 percent of the tournaments played.
“This was an exciting project and one that captured my heart from start to finish,” said Dodson. “These three golfers blazed the trail in so many ways so that we all can enjoy the wonderful game we have today. They changed the way golf was perceived in this country and around the world forever.”
American Triumvirateoffers a look at personal and professional lives of these three iconic figures as well as the role they played in setting the stage for the game’s greats to come. Dodson was a writer and editor for GOLF Magazine for nearly 20 years, author of authorized biographies on Hogan and Arnold Palmer and his honors include the Donald Ross Award and the Herbert Warren Wind Award from the U.S. Golf Association.
Read a review of Dodson's latest over at The New York Times.