Monday, December 9, 2013

Classic Book, Classic Golfers

I'm currently reading a book about the 1970 Masters golf tournament. It was written by one of my favorite sports journalists, Dick Schapp.
It chronicles a week in a major tournament. It reads like a Who's Who of Golf....Miller Barber, Gay Brewer, Bob Charles, Frank Beard, Bob Goalby, Charles Coody, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Billy Casper, George Archer and of course the big three. That would be Jack, Gary and Arnie.
It's a very interesting read. For some reason, Bert Yancey is a major topic of the book. He didn't win.
I saw most of these guys play at the Raley's Senior Gold Rush in the mid 90's at Rancho Murrieta Country Club.
Its a great time capsule of a simple time in golf and the world.
It will have a permanent spot on my bookshelf.

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