Gene Sarazen and Shell's Wonderful World of Golf

Gene Sarazen and Shell's Wonderful World of Golf Cover

Gene Sarazen and Shell's Wonderful World of Golf

By Al Barkow; Mary Ann Sarazen; Byron Nelson (Foreword by)

Clock Tower Press, Hardcover, 9781932202052, 159pp.

Publication Date: October 29, 2003

Behind-the-scenes story of this ground-breaking golf show from the birth of televised sports, as witnessed by the show's writer, Barkow, and host Sarazen's daughter. Includes 50 historical photos and 15 private letters to the legendary golfer Bobby Jones.

About the Author
Al Barkow has been the editor-in-chief of "Golf" and "Golf Illustrated" magazines, chief writer on the original "Shell's Wonderful World of Golf" television series, and writer of countless articles on the game for such publications as "Sports Illustrated", "Golf Digest", "The New York Times", "Golf Monthly" (UK), "Golf World", and "Travel & Leisure". He has co-authored numerous golf instructional books with professionals that include Ken Venturi, Billy Casper, and Dave Stockton. He has written previous histories of golf, including "Golf's Golden Grind: the History of the Tour and Gettin' to the Dance Floor: an Oral History of American Golf", which in 1986 won the first annual United States Golf Association International Golf Book of the Year award. Barkow also appeared for some ten years as a television commentator for "Inside the PGA Tour" and the Senior PGA Tour programs seen on ESPN. A native of Chicago, he was a member of the Western Illinois University golf team that won the NAIA national championship in 1959 and also competed in the US Amateur Championship in 1971 as well as other national and regional golf competitions. He currently lives in Clifton, New Jersey.