First Edition of Gene Sarazen's Thirty Years of Championship Golf; Inscribed by Him
Thirty Years of Championship Golf: The Life and Times of Gene Sarazen.
Sarazen, Gene with Herbert Warren Wind.$1,200.00
Item Number: 53022
New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc, 1950.
First edition of Sarazen’s classic autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Foreword by Robert T. Jones, Jr. Inscribed by the author opposite the title page, “To Dick Garlington My best wishes from his friend Gene Sarazen.” The recipient Dick Garlington was a golfer and a close friend of Sarazen and Bobby Jones, who along with Jones was the visionary for Atlanta’s famed Peachtree Golf Club. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed by Sarazen.
Thirty Years of Championship Golf is the story of one of the USA's most enduring golfers. More than a sports autobiography, it includes Sarazen's thoughts about golf technique, his golfing contemporaries, his family and friends. Born in New York state, Sarazen was the son of a Italian immigrant family who began his career as a caddie and went on to win the American Open (twice), the British Open, the PGA Championships (three times) and the Masters.