The King of Swings: Johnny Goodman, the Last Amateur to Beat the Pros at Their Own Game
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The King of Swings: Johnny Goodman, the Last Amateur to Beat the Pros at Their Own Game

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An orphan turned caddy born near the Omaha stockyards, Johnny Goodman was considered too small, too foreign, and too poor to play the country club game. But he swore he would prove everyone wrong, and before a nation’s riveted gaze this self-taught kid from the wrong side of the tracks beat the legendary Bobby Jones in the 1929 U.S.
Amateur at a little-known California cour...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published April 6th 2007 by Mariner Books (first published June 5th 2006)
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May 09, 2008 Turi rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: golf
If you haven't noticed, I try to keep up on new golf books that are published. I think the only one I've read recently, though, was Dream Golf, about Bandon Dunes. Saw this one on the New Book shelf at the Downtown Reno Library last week: The King of Swings: Johnny Goodman, The Last Amateur To Beat the Pros at Their Own Game. Liked it so much that I went out and bought the paperback for my father-in-law. (I'm 100% certain that he doesn't read this blog, so no-one ruin my suprise, eh?) Anyway, it...more
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