Kevin Cook, “Tommy’s Honor”
Golf history begins with Old Tom Morris. The lives of Old Tom and Young Tom come to life so clearly you can feel the breeze from the Firth of Fourth. Cook’s research and insights combine to form a wonderful book.
Mark Frost, “The Match”
After you read Frost’s “The Greatest Game Ever Played” and “The Grand Slam”, make sure you read “The Match”. Many claim this to be the greatest match in the history of golf. A wager pitted pros Hogan and Nelson against amateurs Venturi and Ward at a time when golf was changing in America.
Ian O’Conner, “Arnie and Jack”
This is one of the few books that truly examines the personal and professional relationship between the most important men in modern golf. They were rivals, friends, competitors and partners. At times they hated each other; they grew to love each other. This is the definitive book on their relationship.