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Seller: collectiblecollectiblecollectible (660) 100%, Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 333273857077 AN EXTREMELY RARE PERSONAL PHOTO ALBUM BELONGING TO HERBERT WARREN WIND - A COLLECTION OF 53 PHOTOS IN AN ALBUM. Any reflections are from cameras flash on the plastic sleeves where the photos are placed. On the inside cover of the album is written by Sid Matthew that On the occasion of the interview of Herbert Warren Wind for the historical documentary filn on "THE LIFE & TIMES OF BOBBY JONES" This Oct 19, 1994with best personal regards,Sid MatthewTallahassee Gold sticker of Library of Sidney L. Matthew below this writing Additionally a certificate of authenticity from Road to Responsibility from Rose Wind Stone --- sister and guardian of Herbert Warren Wind estate accompanies item Herbert Warren Wind, whose richly detailed prose graced the pages of The New Yorker and Sports Illustrated for 43 years and established him as the dean of American golf writers, died Monday in an assisted-living facility in Bedford, Mass. He was 88. The cause was pneumonia, said his nephew, Bill Scheft, a columnist for Sports Illustrated. Mr. Wind was a short, slender, serious man who wore a tweed jacket, shirt, tie and cap on the golf course, even in the hottest weather. A graduate of Yale with a master's degree from Cambridge, he wrote with an elegant but straightforward style that showed respect for his subject, whether it was golf, his first love, or other sports like tennis and baseball. "Every time you read him, you get a history lesson, a golf lesson and a life lesson," the professional golfer Ben Crenshaw said. Mr. Wind's narrative powers were displayed in a profile of Arnold Palmer for The Sporting Scene in The New Yorker of June 9, 1962. "Let us say he is a stroke behind, with the holes running out, as he mounts the tee to play a long par 4," Mr. Wind wrote. "The fairway is lined by some 10,000 straining spectators -- Arnold's Army, as the sportswriters have chosen to call them -- and a shrill cry goes up as he cuts loose a long drive, practically lifting himself off his feet in his effort to release every last ounce of power at the moment of impact. He moves down the fairway toward the ball in long, eager strides, a cigarette in his hand, his eyes on the distant green as he considers every aspect of his coming approach shot. They are eyes with warmth and humor in them as well as determination, for this is a mild and pleasant man. Palmer's chief attraction, for all that, is his dashing style of play. He is always attacking the course, being temperamentally incapable of paying it safe instead of shooting directly at the flag." Continue reading the main storyMr. Wind was a staff writer for The New Yorker from 1947 to 1954. He left to write for the new magazine Sports Illustrated. In 1962, he returned to The New Yorker and stayed there until he retired. His first writing in The New Yorker was a poem in 1941 and his last was a review of the 1989 United States Open tennis championship. Of the 141 articles he wrote for the magazine, 132 were for the section called The Sporting Scene. Although those reports appeared well after a competition ended, they were eagerly awaited by the participants, fans and colleagues in the news media. Mr. Wind was born Aug. 11, 1916, in Brockton, Mass., and was raised there. He started playing golf as a youngster, and his first hero was Bobby Jones, who recorded golf's first Grand Slam as an amateur in 1930. In 2001, Mr. Wind told The Boston Globe that his passion for golf stemmed from a radio program on Friday evening in his youth. "Bob Jones used to do this radio show with Grantland Rice," Mr. Wind recalled. "It was marvelous, so informative. They taught us about the game. Educators, they were." Writing in Sports Illustrated on Palmer's victory in the 1958 Masters, Mr. Wind coined the name that still stands for the treacherous stretch of the Augusta National course on the 11th, 12th and 13th holes. He recalled a jazz record he had bought in college of a spiritual called "Shoutin' in the Amen Corner" and named that part of the course Amen Corner. He wrote or edited more than a dozen golf books. In an article for Golf Digest in 1970, he wrote that golf was "the 'official' game of our era, the common ground, the shared enthusiasm, the Cloth of Gold that drew together the heroes from such separate worlds as sports, government and entertainment." In 1992, the Professional Golfers Association presented Mr. Wind with its lifetime achievement award. In 1995, the United States Golf Association gave him its annual Bob Jones Award for distinguished sportsmanship in golf. Previous winners included Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson and Babe Zaharias, but never a writer. Mr. Wind's reaction was typical: "I'm flabbergasted and feel undeserving." Mr. Wind never married. He is survived by a brother, Jack, of Brockton, Mass.; and three sisters: Martha Finger of Providence, R.I.; Gertrude Scheft of Weston, Mass.; and Rose Stone of Plymouth, Mass. The author John Updike was Mr. Wind's colleague at The New Yorker. "He really gave you a heaping measure of his love of the game," Mr. Updike said. "He was so knowing, so perceptive. He could play, too. About a decade ago, I took him to the Myopia course in Hamilton, Mass. He walked with me when I played a few holes, but I couldn't get him to hit the ball. I suspect he didn't think he could do it as well as he once did." Mr. Wind's love affair with golf and the Masters never waned. At age 84, more than 10 years removed from his last trip to the Masters, he asked another golf writer, "Tell me, is Augusta still beautiful?" HERBERT WARREN WINDMost simply put, Herbert Warren Wind is golf’s poet laureate. He not only described our game – its wondrous people and remarkable venues – with mellifluous words that did much to shape people’s opinions and attitudes, but also stirred the emotions as no other. He was that good. Educated at Yale University and later at Cambridge, Wind served overseas in the Pacific during World War II. Upon his return to the States, he joined The New Yorker magazine writing personality profiles. At the same time, he worked on what was to become his opus, and the seminal book on the history of golf in America, The Story of American Golf. Quote"In golf, as in no other sport, your principal opponent is yourself."Originally published in 1948 it is the most readable, literate and complete history of the game in America ever published. It is magnificently crafted and compels the reader to delve into its pages. (Even the chapter titles are intriguing – can you imagine not being tempted to read the chapter entitled “The Tragedy of Harry Cooper”?) Wind worked for The New Yorker, covering golf until 1956, when he joined a new upstart magazine, Sports Illustrated, to be its first golf editor. While there he termed the three-hole stretch of 11, 12 and 13 at Augusta National, Amen Corner, a phrase that quickly entered the sporting lexicon. And it was at Sports Illustrated, that he collaborated with Ben Hogan and illustrator Anthony Ravielli to create a five-part instructional series that ran in consecutive weeks entitled Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf. Such was its success that it was turned into a book, which remains the largest selling golf instruction book of all time. He rejoined The New Yorker in 1962, returning to write long, chewy and evocative (two favorite Wind descriptors) essays mostly on the Masters and the U.S. Open. He also weighed in on those things he thought important. Significantly Wind wrote books with Gene Sarazen (Thirty Years of Championship Golf) and Jack Nicklaus (The Greatest Game of All). Wind also pioneered as the original writer for Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf, arguably the finest televised golf show of all time. FACT In 1958, Wind coined the phrase ‘Amen Corner’ to describe the second shot at the 11th, all of the 12th, and the tee shot at the 13th hole at the Augusta National Golf Club, site of the annual Masters Tournament. But to truly appreciate Wind’s efforts first hand, consider the following: “Of the people I have met in sports – or out – Jones came the closest to being what we call a great man …He had incredible strength of character. As a young man, he was able to stand up to just about the best that life can offer, which is not easy, and later he stood up with equal grace to just about the worst.” –The New Yorker, April 29, 1972 But Herb Wind was more than simply the finest golf writer America has ever produced. He was a good friend and mentor to many in the game – professional and amateur alike – and gave us a sense of what is right and proper in the game. To have walked the fairways with Herb was truly a singular treat – part history lesson, part golf instruction and, if you were one of his friends, great camaraderie. If it were possible to have each member of the World Golf Hall of Fame vote on Wind’s inclusion, the vote would, in all probability, be unanimous, as Herb wrote so eloquently about virtually each member. To a person, they’d welcome him with great relish. A REFLECTIVE LOOK-BACK AT THE MASTERS CONFIRMS HISTORY'S AFFINITY FOR THE 12TH AND 13TH BY HERBERT WARREN WINDOn the afternoon before the start of the recent Masters golf tournament, a wonderfully evocative ceremony took place at the farthest reach of the Augusta National course—down in the Amen Corner where Rae's Creek intersects the 13th fairway near the tee, then parallels the front edge of the green on the short 12th and finally swirls alongside the 11th green. On that afternoon, with Bob Jones investing the occasion with his invariable flavor, two new bridges across the creek were officially dedicated: one (leading to the 12th green) to Ben Hogan, commemorating his record score of 274 in the 1953 tournament; the other (leading back to the fairway from the 13th tee) to Byron Nelson, commemorating his great burst in the 1937 Masters when, trailing Ralph Guldahl by four strokes on the last round, he played a birdie 2 on the 12th and an eagle 3 on the 13th, made up six strokes on Guldahl (who had taken a 5 and a 6 on these holes) and rolled on to victory. While Nelson's exploit is certainly the most striking illustration of what can happen at this particular bend of the course, history has had a way of affixing itself to these two holes and especially to the 13th, a 475-yard par 5 which doglegs to the left, a beautiful hole scenically and a triumph of strategic design since a first-class golfer must always choose between attempting to carry with his second shot the arm of Rae's Creek that guards the green or playing safely short on his second and settling, in most cases then, for a fairly modest par. Rebounding from his disappointment in 1937, Guldahl virtually clinched the 1939 Masters when he gambled on carrying the creek with his second and picked up an eagle for his intrepidness when his superb spoon finished four feet from the flag. In more recent years, it was on the 13th that Billy Joe Patton met his Waterloo in '54 when he caught the creek with his perhaps over-bold second and ended up with a 7; it was there the same season that Sam Snead may have won his playoff with Hogan when he birdied the hole and took a lead he never relinquished; and it was there in '55 that the eventual winner, Cary Middlecoff, nursing a very hot streak on his second round, brought it to a roaring climax by getting home in 2 and then holing a putt from the back of the green that could have been no less than 75 feet long. What a player does on the 17 other holes—or, if you will, on the 68 other holes—is always significant and often critical, but the point is that no one is pushing the facts around when he remarks that the events which take place on the 13th have an odd way of proving to be strangely conclusive in the Masters. They were this year once again. On the final round, the new champion, Arnold Palmer, the co-leader with Sam Snead at the end of the first three rounds with a total of 211, was paired with the bona fide sensation, Ken Venturi (214). The two young men were the first contenders to go out, which is important to keep in mind. Although a dozen players were grouped between 211 and 215 as the final day began, by the time Palmer and Venturi came to the 12th hole it seemed fairly certain that the winner of their duel might well turn out to be the winner of the tournament. I limit this to fairly certain for—though many of the contending dozen had ruined their chances on the first nine—Stan Leonard (215), Doug Ford (215), Fred Hawkins (214) and Bo Wininger (213) were working on the subpar rounds at that moment in the long afternoon and were very much in the picture. Arithmetically, however, Palmer was still out in front when he and Venturi prepared to play the 12th, and it looked like they would be pushing one another on to tremendous golf. Venturi had cut one stroke off of Palmer's three-stroke lead by going out in 35 and had cut a second shot off it on the 10th (where Palmer went one over). With seven holes to go, then, only one shot separated them. THE STAGE IS SET The 12th at the Augusta National, 155 yards long, can be a very delicate and dangerous affair when the pin is placed at the far right-hand corner of the green (which it was) and when there is a puffy wind to contend with (which there was). You've got to be up, over Rae's Creek—that's for sure. But you can't take too much club, because the green is extremely thin and on the far side a high bank of rough rises abruptly behind the apron—and you don't want to be there either. Venturi and Palmer both hit their tee shots over the green and into the bank. Venturi's ball kicked down onto the far side of the green, presenting him with a probable 3 (which he went on to make). Palmer's ball struck low on the bank about a foot or so below the bottom rim of a bank-side trap and embedded itself. It had rained heavily during the night and early morning, and parts of the course were soggy. TABLE OF CONTENTS X April 21, 1958BUY THE COVERBROWSE THE MAGAZINEJIMMY JEMAIL'S HOTBOXTHE QUESTION: DO WOMEN ENJOY COMPETING AGAINST EACH OTHER IN SPORTS?BY JIMMY JEMAILTABLE OF CONTENTSCOLLEGE ATHLETICSTHE PRINCIPAL MEETS IN FIVE SPORTS FOR THE SPRING SEASONSNOW PATROLSNOW PATROLSKIING ACROSS THE COUNTRY: REPORTS THROUGH THE PRECEDING WEEKENDACKNOWLEDGMENTSACKNOWLEDGMENTSCOMING EVENTSCOMING EVENTS APRIL 18 TO APRIL 27RUSSIAN WRESTLERSTHE MEETING OF EAST & WESTTHE RUSSIAN WRESTLING SQUAD—THE FIRST SOVIET ATHLETES EVER TO COMPETE IN THIS COUNTRY—HAVE BEEN DISCOVERING AMERICA, AND VICE VERSABY RICHARD C. PHELANSPECTACLEOJAI'S ANNUAL EXPLOSIONA CALIFORNIA GARDEN SPOT YEARLY OPENS ITS SHELTERED, ALMOST UNDISCOVERED BEAUTY TO A CASCADE OF FUTURE DAVIS CUP STARSEVENTS & DISCOVERIESEVENTS & DISCOVERIESGIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANTWONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORTSUBJECTS OF CONTENTIONVELVET PAWS IN THE COW PALACEBRITAIN'S 'SCEPTRE' TAKES TO SEAAS THE FIRST CUP CHALLENGER IN 21 YEARS SETS SAIL, A NOTED BRITISH AUTHOR LOOKS HER OVER AND TELLS HOW SHE WAS BORNBY HUGH SOMERVILLEGOLFTHE FATEFUL CORNERA REFLECTIVE LOOK-BACK AT THE MASTERS CONFIRMS HISTORY'S AFFINITY FOR THE 12TH AND 13THBY HERBERT WARREN WINDTIP FROM THE TOPPREPARING FOR THE SHOTBY BEVERLY HANSONCARDSPOST-MORTEM ON A HEART CASEBY CHARLES GORENSPORTING LOOKBIG YEAR FOR THE TERRY BAGBY JO AHERN ZILLTRAVELFOOTLOOSE IN OJAITHIS LOVELY VALLEY IS BECOMING A FAVORED RESORT FOR A GROWING NUMBER OF PEOPLE, MOST OF WHOM WOULD LIKE TO KEEP IT A SECRETBY HORACE SUTTONCANADA GOOSETHE GREAT MIGRATORTHE WILD CALL OF THE CANADA GOOSE IN SPRINGTIME SKIES ANNOUNCES THAT THIS NOBLE BIRD IS ONCE AGAIN EN ROUTE TO HIS ACCUSTOMED HAUNTSBY JOHN O'REILLYFITNESS38 A BIG LIFT FOR YOUR LOOKSSTRETCHING THE CHEST MUSCLES AIDS BOTH POSTURE AND ATTRACTIVENESSBY BONNIE PRUDDENCONVERSATION PIECE: CUS D'AMATO: A VERY SIMPLE TIGERIN A REMARKABLY CANDID SELF-APPRAISAL, FLOYD PATTERSON'S MANAGER TELLS WHAT IT TAKES TO RISE UP AND DEFY AN EMPIREBY MARTIN KANE19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVERPAT ON THE BACKANN BEEDEPARTMENTSMEMO FROM THE PUBLISHERBY HARRY PHILLIPSA WORLDWIDE ROUNDUP OF THE SPORTS INFORMATION OF THE WEEKACCENT ON THE DEED...FOR THE RECORDFACES IN THE CROWD... ORIGINAL LAYOUTNow the drama began to unfold, and because of the unusual setting it was indeed charged with the quality of-theater: only the players, their caddies and officials are allowed beyond the roping around the 12th tee, and one could only watch the pantomime activity taking place on the distant stage of the 12th green and try to decipher what was happening. To begin with, there was an animated and protracted discussion between Palmer and a member of the tournament's rules committee, obviously on the subject as to whether or not Palmer could lift his ball without penalty. Apparently the official had decided he couldn't, for Arnold at length addressed the half-buried ball and budged it about a foot and a half with his wedge. It ended up in casual water then, so he lifted and dropped it (patently without penalty) and then chipped close to the pin on his third stroke. He missed the putt and took a 5. This, put him a stroke behind Venturi. Then the situation became really confusing. Palmer did not walk off the green and head for the 13th tee. He returned to the spot in the rough just behind the apron where his ball had been embedded and, with the member of the rules committee standing by, dropped the ball over his shoulder. It rolled down the slope a little, so he placed the ball near the pit-mark. Apparently, now, the official had not been sure of what ruling to make and Palmer was playing a provisional or alternate ball in the event it might later be decided he had a right to lift and drop without penalty. He chipped stone-dead again and this time holed the putt for a 3. Now the question was: Was Palmer's score a 3 or a 5? This question was still hanging in the air heavy and unresolved when, after both players had driven from the 13th, Palmer played the shot that, in retrospect, won the tournament for him. A bit shorter off the tee, Venturi, playing first, had elected to place his second short of the creek with an iron and to take his chances on getting down in 2 from there for his birdie. Palmer, a very strong young man who drives the ball just about as far as anyone in golf (always excepting an on-form George Bayer), was out about 250 yards on his tee shot, a much longer poke than the mere yardage would indicate, for the fairways at Augusta are extremely lush to begin with and the heavy rains had added to their slowness. In any event, Palmer was out far enough to go for the green on his second shot. Earlier in the week, after good drives on this hole, he had played his second with his two-iron. This time, while he probably could have reached with a four-wood, to make sure he carried the creek he took a three-wood, going down the shaft a half-inch or so with his grip. He settled into his stance for the slightly sidehill lie and moved into his swing, very smoothly. He came through with a really beautiful shot. It started out a shade to the right of the pin and, as it rose in its fairly low trajectory, you could see there was a helpful little bit of draw on it that was carrying it away from that twist-back in the creek that hugs the right side of the green. The ball landed comfortably over the hazard and finished hole-high, 18 feet to the left and slightly above the cup. ACT TWO, SCENE THREE Then another scene in this unusual and now contrapuntal drama took place. Bill Kerr, a member of the Augusta National Club who is very experienced in rules, although he was not serving on the rules committee this year, had been hurried down to the 13th to lend what assistance he could in clearing up the controversy over Palmer's proper score on the 12th, a terribly important factor at this stage for Palmer, for Venturi, and for everyone in contention. After Palmer had hit his second, Kerr ducked through the ropes onto the fairway, and Palmer related the facts to him. They talked it over for two or three minutes. In Kerr's unofficial opinion, Palmer had had a right to lift—it would still have to be officially decided. As Palmer headed for the green, shouts broke out all along the line as the grapevine communicated the news to the thousands clustered along the hillside that Palmer had been given (however unofficially at this point) a 3 and not a 5. Palmer is a very resolute customer. From the beginning, believing himself to be entitled to lift on the 12th, he had argued his opinion forcefully but not to the point where he had allowed it to upset him. He had hit his great second on the 13th with no particular show of bellicosity but perhaps with a visible pinch more of his always formidable determination. On the green, he proceeded to cap the absorbing crescendo of excitement by holing his 18-footer for an eagle 3. Venturi, having pitched eight feet from the cup on his third, made a very gallant effort to hole for his birdie—and did. However, instead of being a stroke ahead as had appeared to be his position on the 13th tee, he was now two strokes behind with five holes to play. On the 14th—both players talked the rules question over on the tee with Bob Jones—Venturi fell another shot behind when he three-putted. On the 15th hole Palmer and Venturi were officially notified that Palmer's score on the 12th was a 3. Down the stretch both of them wobbled a bit. Venturi three-putted both the 15th and 16th, though he finished with a fine birdie on the 18th for a 72 and a four-round total of 286. Palmer went 1 over par on the short 16th and three-putted the 18th for a 73 and a total of 284. Palmer's somewhat loose finish ultimately presented two of his pursuers, Fred Hawkins and Doug Ford, playing together, incidentally, with a chance to tie if either could birdie the 18th. Hawkins, who had come sprinting down the stretch like Silky Sullivan with birdies on the 15th and 17th, missed the 16-footer he had to get on the home green. Ford, the defending champion, missed from 12 feet. Ford had previously failed to hole a five-foot putt for a birdie on the 17th, but his best chance, ironically, had come back on the portentous 13th. Nine feet from the cup in 2, the man who is perhaps the finest clutch putter in golf had taken three to get down on the breaking surface of this fast, subtly contoured green. Ford's first putt was running dead for the cup when, a foot from the hole, it slid a hair off the line to the left. The putt he was left with coming back couldn't have been over 16 inches. It broke like a whip, caught only a corner, stayed out. The rules of golf are very touchy and troublous things to administer, and my own feeling on the subject is that if a man is notified he has been appointed to serve on the rules committee for a certain tournament he should instantly remember that he must attend an important business meeting in Khartoum and tender his exquisite regrets to the tournament committee. Granting the difficulty of the job, it was nonetheless unfortunate that the member of the rules committee working the 12th hole sector didn't know his job well enough to make an immediate and proper decision on the buried ball. In truth, as rules go, it wasn't a really tough one or an involved one. Because of the soggy condition of parts of the course after the heavy rains, the tournament committee had invoked for the final day of play a local rule permitting the players to lift, clean, and drop without penalty any ball which became embedded "through the green" in its own pit-mark. (You will find this explained under "Local Rules" on page 58 of the 1958 USGA Rules Book.) Since the term "through the green" takes in all parts of the course except the tees, greens, sand traps, and water hazards, it clearly applied to the rough in which Palmer's ball pitched and stuck. One possible explanation of the indecisiveness of the official who was handling the 12th was the fact that the ball was embedded only a foot or so below the bankside trap and, since some of the sand had been washed out of the traps by the rains, he may have been uncertain whether or not the area in question was rough or part of the hazard. However, the ball clearly lay below the well-defined outline of the trap. All in all, it was unfortunate that the rules question arose at such a crucial juncture of the tournament, and it was extremely fortunate that the confusion which developed did not untowardly affect the play of the contenders or the ultimate winning and losing of the tournament. Herbert Warren Wind (August 11, 1916 – May 30, 2005) was an American sports writer noted for his writings on golf. Contents1Early years2Life and career3Selected books3.1Articles4ReferencesEarly yearsBorn in Brockton, Massachusetts, Wind began golf at age seven at the Thorny Lea Golf Club in Brockton, and played whenever he could. He graduated from Yale University, where he contributed to campus humor magazine The Yale Record.[1] He earned a master's degree in English Literature from the University of Cambridge. At Cambridge, Wind became friends with the noted British golf writer Bernard Darwin, a grandson of Charles Darwin. Wind was a low handicapper who played golf well enough to compete in the 1950 British Amateur Championship, and maintained a lifelong interest in the sport. Life and careerWind began writing for The New Yorker in 1941, covered golf and sometimes other sports for that weekly magazine from 1947 until 1953, and again from 1960 until his retirement in 1990. From 1954 to 1960, he covered golf and sometimes other sports for Sports Illustrated magazine. Although associated with golf, Wind wrote articles on a wide range of sports including tennis, basketball, and football. In 1958, Wind coined the phrase 'Amen Corner' to describe the second shot at the 11th, all of the 12th, and the tee shot at the 13th hole at the Augusta National Golf Club, site of the annual Masters Tournament.[2] That nickname, which is derived from a 1935 song that Wind had heard while a student at Yale, "Shoutin' in that Amen Corner" written by Andy Razaf, which was recorded by the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, vocal by Mildred Bailey (Brunswick label No. 6655). Wind covered more than 30 Masters tournaments. His first book was The Story of American Golf, which first appeared in 1948, and was updated and re-issued twice, the most recent in 1975. This book was the most comprehensive history of American golf to that juncture. Along with Ben Hogan, Wind co-authored Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf in 1957. This book has become one of the all-time classics of golf instruction, and has been re-issued many times. He was a co-author of the 1976 book The World Atlas of Golf, a popular survey of the world's top golf courses, which has been re-issued since in several revised editions. In 1983 with the help of Robert Macdonald, Herbert Warren Wind co-founded and curated the Classics of Golf Library—a collection of the world's greatest golf literature.Under the guidance of Wind, the Classics of Golf Library was created to preserve and make available the works of the leading authors of early and modern golf literature. Wind and Macdonald reprinted these classic golf books and added Forewords and Afterwords to provide insight and perspective to the great literary works. Sixty-nine books make up the Classics of Golf Library today, which is featured in the USGA Museum. In 1992, the PGA of America honored Wind with its lifetime achievement award. The United States Golf Association presented Wind with the Bob Jones Award, its highest award, in 1995, the centennial of the USGA. He is the only writer to receive the award. In 2006, the United States Golf Association renamed its annual Book Award in his honor. Wind was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2008 in the Lifetime Achievement category.[3] Wind died in Bedford, Massachusetts at age 88. Selected booksWind wrote or edited a number of books in addition to his numerous articles for magazines. His The Story of American Golf is considered a seminal work on the subject. The Complete Golfer, by Herbert Warren Wind, New York, Simon & Schuster, 1954.Game, Set, and Match: the Tennis Boom of the 1960s and 70s, by Herbert Warren Wind, New York, E.P. Dutton, 1979, ISBN 0-525-11140-9.The Gilded Age of SportGreat Stories from the World of Sport, co-editor with Peter SchwedThe Greatest Game of All with Jack NicklausHerbert Warren Wind's Golf Book, by Herbert Warren Wind, New York, Simon & Schuster, 1971, ISBN 0-671-20808-X.Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf, by Ben Hogan and Herbert Warren Wind, 1957, ISBN 0-434-98105-2.On the Tour with Harry SpraguePlaying ThroughThe Realm of Sport, editorThe Story of American Golf, by Herbert Warren Wind, Classics of Golf, 1948 (1st ed.) and 1975 (3rd ed.), ISBN 0-394-49020-7.Thirty Years of Championship Golf with Gene SarazenTips from the Top, editorFollowing Through, by Herbert Warren Wind, New York, Ticknor & Fields, 1985, ISBN 0-89919-398-6.The Encyclopedia of Golf, by Donald Steel and Peter Ryde American Advisory Editor: Herbert Warren Wind, New York, The Viking Press New York, 1975, ISBN 0-670-29401-2.The World of P.G. Wodehouse, by Herbert Warren Wind, Praeger, 1972, ISBN 0-09-145670-3.ArticlesWind, Herbert Warren (October 13, 1986). "The Sporting Scene: Mainly about Chris Evert Lloyd". The New Yorker. 62 (34): 117–145. olf has been blessed with a host of respected writers. Bernard Darwin, James Finegan, Dan Jenkins. Scribes that any sport would covet. Yet only one is considered godfather of golf literature: Herbert Warren Wind. Wind began covering golf for The New Yorker in 1941, and over the next five decades, described the game with an avant-garde style that has since been imitated, but never duplicated. During that span, he also worked for Sports Illustrated and contributed to Golf Digest, his contributions making such an impact that Wind became the first writer to win the USGA's coveted Bob Jones Award, and was selected to the World Golf Hall of Fame posthumously in 2008.August marks the 100th anniversary of Wind's birth, and his influence on the game remains evident. To introduce Wind to another generation, Open Road Media is releasing seven of his books digitally, the first time the writer's work has been made available on eBook platforms.WATCH NOWTHE $10 MILLION REASON TO ROOT FOR THE GOLDEN KNIGHTS But those foreign to Wind may wonder: What, exactly, makes him so memorable? Here are six features and facts that shaped the legacy of Herbert Warren Wind: He co-wrote Ben Hogan's Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf For the unacquainted, one of the two books -- the other Harvey Penick's Little Red Book -- that are the foundation of modern golf instruction.While Hogan was the mastermind behind the book, it was Wind that made the information and tutorials absorbable for the common man. Along with illustrator Anthony Ravielli, the trio created the go-to guide on all matters of the swing. Wind wasn't blindly transcribing Hogan's dictation; in his own right, Wind was a phenomenal golfer, playing at the highest levels of amateur competition. He avoided overblown prose Golf writers are guilty of waxing poetic about the sport. Though true today, some of the sport's early writings were especially stuffy. This tone partly fed into golf's exclusive, colorless stigma. Certainly of high society -- he graduated from Yale with a master's from Cambridge -- Wind delivered worldly, astute views in layman's terms. His passion and respect for the game was clear; when Wind discussed Augusta National or Hogan, each word felt like a genuflection. However, unlike his colleagues, you didn't need a thesaurus or graduate degree to appreciate Wind's writings. All that was required was curiosity. He coined "Amen Corner" Getty ImagesAUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 06: A general view of the 12th hole and the 11th green during the second round of the 2012 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2012 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images) During his coverage of the 1958 Masters, Wind was searching for an "appropriate name for that far corner of the course where the critical action had taken place -- some colorful tag like those that Grantland Rice and his contemporaries loved to devise: the Four Horsemen, the Manassa Mauler, the House that Ruth Built, the Georgia Peach, and so on." Wind, a lover of jazz, recalled an old tune titled 'Shouting in the Amen Corner.'" Hence, Wind's Sports Illustrated article opened with, "On the afternoon before the start of the recent Masters golf tournament, a wonderfully evocative ceremony took place at the farthest reach of the Augusta National course -- down in the Amen Corner where Rae's Creek intersects the 13th fairway near the tee, then parallels the front edge of the green on the short 12th and finally swirls alongside the 11th green..." and the name stuck.Wind's nephew, writer Bill Scheft, told the New York Times that Wind "was relentlessly embarrassed by his own acclaim, the fact that this was the thing that he was known for.” Wind himself admitted as much, writing in Golf Digest about the time two writers asked him how Amen Corner got its name."I found it exceedingly awkward to tell them that I thought that I had given that famous stretch of course its appellation." He worked at his own pace No one ever accused Wind of hastily moving through a piece. The man would slave over his sentences, knowing each was important to the tale. Alas, this didn't jive with targets dates. Wind left Sports Illustrated because he couldn't abide by the magazine's deadlines.To be fair to SI, very few publications could bestow enough time in the mind of Wind: He would often take a month to construct a recap of a single tournament. He was beloved by the players Ben CrenshawSteve Munday/Getty ImagesToday, the rapport between media and players, while not necessarily adversarial, is far from loving. Yet, to hear players of yesteryear discuss Wind is to hear an apostle speak of its leader. “I remember when I won in 1984,” Ben Crenshaw once told to the New York Times, when he won the green jacket. “Herb waited till the very end of my press conference. He came up to me and he just said, ‘Ben, congratulations. It’s a great victory for golf.'" Crenshaw told the paper it's one of his most treasured memories.And he's not alone in that assessment. "Herb Wind is devoted to golf. He is a fine, sensitive writer on the game whose work ranges from essays of the most accurately appreciative kind to some of the finest golf reporting I have ever read," said Bobby Jones. "His work is truly monumental." Byron Nelson endorsed this claiming, writing a letter to Wind that "I wish that I could be as nice as you said I was. I do try to carry through on things that I promise to do.” Even non-golfers took notice. Basketball Hall of Famer John Havlicek, in response to a profile Wind did on the Celtics' star, told Wind "I feel as though the article was one of the best that has been written about me, and I sincerely appreciate it." He always wore the same outfit It could be rain, shine, flurries or fiery temperatures; Wind's ensemble -- a cap, tie and tweed jacket -- was constant. Though some make fashion choices part of their persona, Wind's clothes paid reverence to his profession. Fitting, because when he passed in 2005, "professional" was the ubiquitous refrain. Wind wrote about golf, and did it better than anyone ever has. Emory University's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) has acquired the research collection of Sidney L. Matthew, the leading living historian of golf legend Bobby Jones. The collection is processed and available for researcher use. Matthew, a Tallahassee, Fla., attorney, has written or edited 10 books, produced an hour-long documentary, and written magazine articles about Bobby Jones for Golf, Golf Digest, Links, British Golf Monthly and British Golf World. The collection represents 25 years of research. He conducted much of his research using MARBL's Bobby Jones collection, which was first placed with the library (known then as Special Collections) in 1967. Jones (1902-1971), an Atlanta native, is considered the greatest amateur golfer in history. He won the Grand Slam of golf in 1930 and co-founded the Augusta National Golf Club in 1931, where he played his first Masters Tournament in 1934. The Sidney L. Matthew Bobby Jones collection and research files is a large one – more than 86 boxes – and consist of photographs, newspapers, magazines, scrapbooks, correspondence, memorabilia and video recordings, as well as the research files Matthew used for his articles and biographies about Jones. “Sidney Matthew built this collection to do research for his articles, his books and his talks,” says Randy Gue, curator of MARBL's modern political and historical collections. “People will be fascinated to see the work that he did. To call him tenacious and dogged in his research is an understatement.” Upcoming events are planned around the material, including a conversation in May with Matthew and Gue and a major exhibition of Bobby Jones material from both the Bobby Jones and Sidney Matthew collections in January 2015. Collection highlightsHighlights of the Matthew research collection include: Interviews that Matthew conducted with Jones' friends, colleagues and competitors, such as Watts Gunn, Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead, Charlie Yates and Robert Trent Jones, for his documentary, “The Life and Times of Bobby Jones.” Matthew was able to use just a fraction of the interviews for his one-hour documentary, but his collection includes the entire tapes. “The public has never seen these interviews,” Gue says. “I think that's the real research core of the collection that people haven't seen before and can't get anywhere else.” Nearly 500 original newspapers with articles about Bobby Jones' life and career. “Jones was active during the Golden Age of sports reporting,” Gue says. “These newspapers capture Jones' story in the voice of the people at the time as it was happening. It's one of the ways Jones' legend spread.” A collection of Bobby Jones' writings from 1927 to 1935, when Jones wrote regular newspaper columns such as “Bobby Jones Says,” “My Theories of Golf” and “Secrets of the Master.” The columns were distilled into a book titled “Bobby Jones on Golf,” first published in 1966. A scrapbook that belonged to journalist and Jones friend O.B. Keeler, containing news clippings and cruise menus from Keeler's trips overseas with Bobby Jones and the Walker Cup teams. An original score card from a doubles match at East Lake Country Club with Bobby Jones, Dot Kirby, Charley Yates and Joyce Wethered. The card is autographed and includes some notations by the players in the margins. (American Kirby and Wethered of England were two of the most acclaimed female golfers of the time.) Jones' connection to Emory UniversityJones attended Emory's law school but did not graduate, because he passed the bar after just a few semesters. But the relationship with Emory continues; MARBL holds the collections of Bobby Jones and Sidney Matthew, as well as the papers of Atlanta Constitution publisher Ralph McGill and Coca-Cola executive Robert W. Woodruff, both friends of Jones. Emory University Archives in MARBL contains materials related to the university's legal ethics lecture series, named for Jones, and the annual Bobby Jones Scholarship program at Emory, which Woodruff helped establish, Gue says. “We have this really rich collection of materials dealing with Jones the golfer, and Jones the man. That's a great connection for the university where Jones attended law school,” Gue says. “We not only have these materials tied to Mr. Jones' past, but we also have a living relationship that continues.” The value of access to MARBL's collectionsMatthew says he placed his papers with Emory because he wants scholars and researchers to experience the same access to his research files that he enjoyed with MARBL's Bobby Jones collection. “MARBL has helped me immeasurably over the last 25 years, and the staff is committed to sharing the information about Bobby Jones with as many people as possible,” Matthew says. “It's wonderful to have an archive available that curious people can investigate and research. There are just so many different angles people can take away from the material.” Sidney L. Matthew is an expert on the life and career of Bobby Jones. Matthew is the author of “Life and Times of Bobby Jones” and “The Wit and Wisdom of Bobby Jones.” He recalls the importance of Jones’ first major championship in 1923, the U.S. Open at Inwood Country Club in New York.Bobby Jones was about ready to fold his tents on competitive golf. Imagine that. He had played in numerous major championships for seven years and never could win. He was crushed in 1922 when he should have won and Gene Sarazen outlasted him. He was ready to quit. When they were getting back on the train to go home, Jones sat down next to O.B. Keeler, the Atlanta writer, and said, “I think I’m done.” Keeler told him, “I believe you’re the greatest player who ever lived, and once you get that conviction through your thick skull, you’ll win a lot of them.” I think that pep talk kept him playing in ’23 at Inwood. Another reason was the wonderful relationship that New York had with East Lake. Alex Smith immigrated from Carnoustie to be the pro at Nassau Country Club (in Long Island) and then came to East Lake. Alex brought Jimmy Maiden to Nassau and then he came to East Lake. Then he brought Stewart Maiden to Nassau and then he came to East Lake. (Note: Jones learned the game from Stewart Maiden.) So there were great relationships that had been established. That week at Inwood, Bob was playing “Old Man Par.” The last hole at Inwood is a lagoon hole. It has a ditch running in front of it, so you’ve got to carry the water. All he had to do to win was make par. He had made a six on the last hole and when he came into the clubhouse he was disappointed. Somebody said he would still probably be the winner, and he said he didn’t feel like a winner … he felt like a dog. Bobby Cruickshank, who was a very underrated player, wound up tied with Jones and they had an 18-hole playoff the next day. They were tied when they came to the 18th hole, and Cruikshank hit it in the bunker. Now Jones had a choice. He could either lay up and play safe and make a par or go for it and risk hitting it in the water. He hit a 2 iron to about eight feet and made it. That was the monkey off his back. I think if he doesn’t win, he would have probably gone to law school and become a lawyer. Instead that was the win that launched the seven fat years. Imagine if he had quit? MATTHEW, SIDNEY L. Secrets of the Master: The Best of Bobby Jones. Chelsea,Michigan: Sleeping Bear Press, 1996. Pp. xv, 145. Illustrations. $22.00 cb.Sidney L. Matthew is a trial lawyer in Tallahassee, Florida, and a golfaficionado extraordinaire. He is especially enamored of the life and career ofRobert T. Jones. Indeed, it is probably no exaggeration to describe him as a BobbyJones groupie. Prior to these two books, he wrote The History of Bobby Jones Clubs(1992). In 1996, he produced a film on Jones, narrated by Sean Connery andshown on CBS television prior to the Masters tournament that year. (Mattheweven caddied for his friend and client Kenny Knox during the 55th Masters.)These two books, then, are labors of love and, unfortunately, uncriticalpanegyrics to Jones and his memory. Life and Times is a sumptuous coffee tablebook, lavishly illustrated and beautifully presented. The text, however, is amishmash of Matthew’s narrative and captions under photographs, along with asubstantial number of quotations from Jones’s own writing and that of journalistswho followed his career. The first half provides a basic chronological account ofJones’s life from his birth in 1902 through his remarkable “Grand Slam” victoriesin 1930, when he won the British Open and Amateur and the U.S. Open andAmateur tournaments. The second half combines some chronological chapters—Jones during World War II, for example—with a topical one like “Bobby Jones’sGreatest Shots.” What the book focuses on, finally, is the ephemeral trivia ofJones’s game: shots missed and, more often, shots made.Secrets of the Master is a collection of Jones’s newspaper columns from the1920s. It is very much a “how-to” compendium with advice to players on improvingtheir golf games. Topics range from technical ones like “Judging the Slope andSpeed of Long Putts” to more metaphysical chapters like “Controlling theEmotions.” Occasionally, a column of historical interest appears, as when Jonesdescribes the beauties of the Old Course at St. Andrews. There is no controllingorganizational pattern in the arrangement of these columns, as the editor leapsfrom Jones’s discussion of slow play to a brief biographical sketch of golf coursearchitect Alister MacKenzie, then on to getting “In and Out of Trouble.”In both books, Bobby Jones comes across as a paragon of golfing skill, folksywisdom, and high moral character. There is scarcely a hint of criticism in Life andTimes. Even Jones’s most glaring temper tantrum, when he stormed off the courseduring the 1921 British Open, becomes the occasion for virtue. As Matthewinterprets the incident, this “withdrawal . . . perhaps formed the basis for hisresolve never again to breach the highest ethics of sportsmanship” (Life and Times,p. 121). Jones becomes a kind of living saint in Matthew’s eyes, representing themythic virtues of nineteenth-century Victorian culture—modesty, self-control,natural honesty, In a paradigmatic anecdote (which Matthew relates twice indifferent sections of book), Jones assessed himself a penalty stroke in a tournament,even though U.S. Golf Association officials told him he had not in fact sinned!“When praised for his honesty, Jones responded, ‘You just as well praise me fornot breaking into banks. There is only one way to play this game”’ (Life andTimes, p. 75).In this hermetically sealed universe of male virtue, women appear only asoccasional spectators in photographs and as helpmeets in marriage. No blackfaces at all adorn these pages, not even as caddies. And caddies are probably themajor working stiffs in Matthew’s vision of Jones’s world. But this is hardlysurprising, since golf was almost exclusively a well-to-do white male preservewhen Bobby Jones played. It would have been nice if Matthew had at leastconfronted this fact.These two books will make wonderful gifts for lovers of golf and denizens ofBobby Jones’s gallery of fans. But for the serious student of sports, they addvirtually nothing to the work done by golf historians like Herbert Warren Wind.As a sometimes golfer myself, I must confess that the major insight I got fromthis reading was some sage practical counsel from the master: “I have seen numbersof mediocre players who were able to obtain fine results by exercising a bit ofrestraint” (Secrets of the Muster, p. 9). I can’t wait for spring to arrive so I can tryout this bit of Victorian advice. Fore!—Masters week begins Monday at Augusta National and you can bet your blooming azaleas that nostalgia will flow as freely as Rae's Creek in the place where the legend of Bobby Jones still thrives. Actually, it's getting even bigger, 25 years after his death. Jones' reputation as the greatest golfer in history is enhanced by two new projects, "The Life and Times of Bobby Jones" that will be broadcast today on CBS-TV and Sid Matthew's best-selling book of the same name, upon which the television show was based. Sean Connery narrates the CBS broadcast that seems to jump off the screen--like one of Jones' tee shots produced by his famous driver nicknamed Jeanie Deans. Rare footage of Jones never before shown on television includes film of Jones rising out of his wheelchair at a ceremony to receive citizenship of St. Andrews in 1958. Benjamin Franklin in 1759 was the only other to be so honored. Golf historians will get a kick out of the famous Jones swing as it is captured in slow motion while Tchaikovsky's music from "The Nutcracker" is heard. Matthew, a trial lawyer from Tallahassee, Fla., is a noted golf historian. He said the greening of Bob Jones is ongoing. "He is one of the few whose persona has outgrown the legend," Matthew said. "Churchill was one of the few others that way." Jones designed Augusta National with famed architect Alister MacKenzie in 1932. Two years later, he invited some of his friends to play a friendly golf tournament at the club. The event became the Masters. Jones never won that tournament, but he won just about everything else. He won 13 of the 27 major tournaments in which he played and won 23 of the 52 events he entered in his career. He won the so-called Grand Slam in 1930 with victories in the British Open, the British Amateur, the U.S. Open and the U.S. Amateur. The 297-page book was published by Sleeping Bear Press, which caused a stir last year with its release of "The Spirit of St. Andrews," a previously lost document penned by MacKenzie. Matthew worked on his book for 15 years and came away with an even greater appreciation of Jones. "He had his priorities," Matthew said. "Family first, then his profession, the law. Then his other pursuits. Lastly, it was golf. "Jones really was a hero after 5 o'clock. The old-fashioned hero, the same guy on the field of play as the one after the bell rings at 5 o'clock. He didn't change. He didn't go home and beat his wife, kick the dog, act like a miserable human being. "He was not lopsided toward genius in one part of his life and then deficient in other areas of his personality. We could use somebody like him right now." * Big three: How's this for a trio? Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods will play a Masters practice round together Wednesday at Augusta National. * Get the tailor: For what it's worth, Golf Digest picked Phil Mickelson as the favorite to win the Masters. Following Mickelson, in order, Golf Digest listed Ernie Els, Greg Norman, Corey Pavin, Fred Couples, Nick Faldo, Steve Elkington, Nick Price, Davis Love III and John Daly. * Money news: Copying the successful season-ending championship on the PGA Tour, the LPGA will begin playing its version of the event in November. The first LPGA Tour Championship is scheduled for Nov. 21-24 at the Sheraton Desert Inn in Las Vegas. Prize money is $700,000, which means that as far as money goes, the LPGA has some traveling to do to match the PGA Tour's season-ending tournament purse of $3 million. * A Legend in the moving? It has been in the desert for only two years, but the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf may be on the move again, possibly in 1998. Gibby Gilbert, a member of the Senior PGA Tour's players advisory council, said PGA West was too tough a course, early tee times to accommodate television were wrong and the crowds were small. "Hopefully, it will move as soon as next year," Gilbert said. Liberty Mutual has a five-year agreement with KSL, which owns PGA West, to stage the event, but both parties can terminate the agreement after each event. * Let Jack Parr in: Ready for the Celebrity Golf Hall of Fame? It's coming to Ballymeade Country Club in North Falmouth, Mass., on Cape Cod. The first entries in the Hall are John F. Kennedy, Bob Hope, Katherine Hepburn, Sammy Davis Jr., Kirk Douglas and Clint Eastwood. The six will be inducted July 13 as part of a celebrity golf tournament at Ballymeade. The event benefits the Christopher Reeve and Travis Roy Foundations. HE MAN: Bobby Jones was an amateur golfer, and much more, who made golf history by winning the 1930 Grand Slam, the Impregnable Quadralateral... The U.S. Open, The British Open, The U.S. Amateur and The British Amateur. He won 13 of the 27 major championships he entered. Bobby Jones retired at the tender age of 28 — the most dominant player of his generation. Major Championships: Professional: 7 - U.S. Open: 1923, 1926, 1929, 1930 - British Open: 1926, 1927, 1930. Amateur: 6 - U.S. Amateur: 1924, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1930 - British Amateur: 1930. Awards and Honors: Member, World Golf Hall of Fame, Named to 5 U.S. Walker Cup teams, Captain, U.S. Walker Cup team, 1928, 1930. Co-founder, Augusta National Golf Club. USGA's annual award for sportsmanship is named the Bobby Jones Award. THE BOOK: This book is the result of over fifteen years of research to produce the definitive photographic biography of one of the greatest, golfers of all time. With over 260 digitally enhanced photographs, over 80 never before published, and 32 pages in full color- including painted portraits. This book has been greeted with amazement as to how all of this material was found and put into one book. The book sparkles with its stories of Jones as told by Grantland Rice and others. It's a must for any golfer who wants to learn about a great man, gentleman, and golfer... one of the best ever! Bobby Jones will stand forever unique in the world of golf, and perhaps even unique in the world of sport. He remained an amateur throughout his amazing career and found himself on the pinnacle of all golf achievements-The Grand Slam-a feat not duplicated by any other golfer to this day. This accomplishment might have constituted a seat to rest on for the ordinary man but, for Bobby, it merely served as a springboard to launch a myriad of other extraordinary achievements and experiences. Throughout his life, Jones remained the consummate gentleman, observed by his contemporaries to be comprised of equal proportions of courtesy, consideration, humanity, and humor. Player: HERBERT WARREN WIND, Product: PHOTO ALBUM, Size: 8 1/4 X 10 1/2 IN

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