The Education of a Golfer by Sam Snead with All Stump 1962 First Printing Simon and Shuster

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When you open "The Education of a Golfer," you're not just reading—you're stepping onto the practice range with Sam Snead, feeling the sun on your face and the turf under your feet. Published in 1962 by Simon and Schuster, this first printing hardcover is an intimate look into the life and lessons of one of golf's greatest legends.

Key Features:

The hardcover binding feels like the grip of a vintage putter—solid, reliable, and designed for precision. It's a tactile promise of countless rounds of intellectual enjoyment.

As you navigate through the chapters, you can almost sense the focus in Snead's eyes, hear the rustle of the wind through the trees, and feel the satisfaction of a perfectly executed swing. The book covers Snead's journey from humble beginnings to golf stardom, offering invaluable lessons along the way.

Sam Snead, in collaboration with Al Stump, offers more than just a memoir; he offers a masterclass in the game of golf. At a time when the world was on the brink of the Space Age, Snead kept his feet firmly on the green, capturing the essence of the sport.

This book is a compilation of Snead's wisdom, gathered from years on the tour and interactions with other golf legends. It's a collective legacy, a treasure trove of golfing knowledge.

Whether you're a budding golfer, a seasoned pro, or a collector of sports memorabilia, this book is a hole-in-one. It's the perfect companion for a day at the course or an evening in your personal library.

The layout, the typeface, and even the aging of the pages transport you back to 1962. Each element contributes to an immersive experience that transcends time.


  • Title: The Education of a Golfer
  • Publication Date: 1962
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Format: Hardcover with dust jacket,  First Printing
  • Pages: 248
  • Dimensions: 10x7x1
  • Language: English
  • Library of Congress Number: 62-9601
  • Condition:Dust jacket is in poor shape, inscription on indside page as shown in the photos.

A Final Word:

This book is more than a guide; it's an intimate conversation with a golf legend. From the tactile hardcover to the wisdom-rich pages, every aspect of this book is a curated experience. It's not just a part of history; it's a part of your golf journey the moment you open it.

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