First Edition of Grand Slam Golf; Inscribed by Legendary Golfer Gary Player
Grand Slam Golf.
Item Number: 95698
London: Cassel, 1966.
First British edition of this early autobiography by Gary Player. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Gus Take Care Gary Player.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Michael Dempsey. Jacket photograph by Sidney Harris.
Gary Player is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of golf. Over his career, Player accumulated nine major championships on the regular tour and six Champions Tour major championship victories, as well as three Senior British Open Championships on the European Senior Tour. At the age of 29, Player won the 1965 U.S. Open and became the only non-American to win all four majors, known as the career Grand Slam. Player became only the third golfer in history to win the Career Grand Slam, following Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen, and only Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have performed the feat since.