"STILL THE BEST SPORT OF THEM ALL": FIRST EDITION OF THE LESSONS I’VE LEARNED, BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY SAM SNEAD
SNEAD, Sam. The Lessons I've Learned. Better Golf the Sam Snead Way. New York, London: Macmillan, Collier Macmillan, (1989). Quarto, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $300.
First edition of "Slammin' Sam's" insights into his legendary career and the secrets behind a trademark golf swing that helped win him a record 81 PGA Tour events, inscribed by him, "To 'C—' Sam Snead."
Known as "Slammin' Sam," golf legend Sam Snead, whose career spanned nearly five decades, "used golf's smoothest swing to win a record 81 PGA Tour events and about 70 other tournaments… Snead became famous for his talent, his straw hat and a backwoods philosophy honed during the Depression" (New York Times). In The Lessons I've Learned, Snead recalls the highlights of his career and the players he's known as he offers his plain-spoken guide to golf fundamentals, such as advising his readers to "grip a club with the same pressure you'd use to hold a little bird in your hand… Golf," he concludes, "is still the best sport of them all." Co-authored with Don Wade, noted sports journalist and a senior editor at Golf Digest. Containing numerous color and black-and-white illustrations. Early bookseller ticket to rear dust jacket panel.
A fine copy.