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Legendary Lessons

More Than One Hundred Golf Teachings from Walter Hagen, Bobby Jones, Grantland Rice, Harry Vardon, and More

Claudia Mazzucco (Editor)

Hardcover

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Description

Modern golf as it is practiced all over the world developed in the last thirty years. And yet, the legendary Walter Hagen, and some of his friends, would deliver an unexpected message to the busy, stressed, and often tech-oriented golfing audience: how to play your best golf with logic and imagination.

Though Hagen never published a book on the subject of golf instruction, he did teach and write about golf at numerous times throughout his life. The selections in Legendary Lessons bring together Hagen’s musings on the mental approach to golf with those of several highly gifted golfing champions and distinguished chroniclers of the 1920s—including Bernard Darwin, Harold Hilton, Bobby Jones, Joyce and Roger Wethered, Ernest Jones, Alex Morrison, Henry Longhurst, Francis Ouimet, Grantland Rice, Gene Sarazen, Harry Vardon, O. B. Keeler, and several others—to identify the patterns involved in the method of a sportsman.

This book explores golf as a performing art in the light of the champions’ experience as it began to develop and evolve throughout the 20th century.

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Praise For Legendary Lessons: More Than One Hundred Golf Teachings from Walter Hagen, Bobby Jones, Grantland Rice, Harry Vardon, and More

"If you consider yourself a student of the game and instruction, I heartily recommend Legendary Lessons as a most interesting addition to your library!"
-Bob Fagan, The A Position

"If you consider yourself a student of the game and instruction, I heartily recommend Legendary Lessons as a most interesting addition to your library!"
-Bob Fagan, The A Position

Skyhorse, 9781634503426, 244pp.

Publication Date: February 9, 2016



About the Author

Claudia Mazzucco received the PGA Award from the PGA of Argentina in 2005 for her contribution to the Argentine Pro-Golf. Throughout her career as a journalist, she wrote for almost every golfing magazine published in Buenos Aires between 1990 and 2013 (over fifteen golfing publications), and for Golf (Madrid), in 2006–07. With Max Adler she wrote the story of how golf saved her from severe autism, which was featured in Golf Digest, in July 2013. Mazzucco resides in Hartford, Connecticut.