Golfing Greats Two Top Pros by Guernesy Van Riper, Jr. 1975 Garrard Publishing Co.

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When you open "Golfing Greats: Two Top Pros," you're not just reading—you're stepping onto the first tee with some of golf's most iconic figures. Published in 1975 by Garrard Publishing Co., this hardcover volume is a captivating look into the lives and careers of two top professional golfers, as seen through the keen eyes of Guernsey Van Riper, Jr.

Key Features:

The hardcover binding feels like the textured grip of a top-of-the-line golf club—solid, reliable, and designed for performance. It's a tactile promise of countless rounds of intellectual exploration.

As you leaf through the pages, you can almost sense the tension in the air before a crucial putt, hear the gallery's collective gasp, and feel the elation of a birdie on a challenging hole. The book delves into the careers, techniques, and personal lives of two top pros, offering a comprehensive view of the sport.

Guernsey Van Riper, Jr. brings more than just a narrative; he brings a deep understanding of the game. In the mid-'70s, a period of intense competition and emerging talent, he captured the essence of what makes a golfer great.

This book is a compilation of interviews, statistics, and anecdotes gathered from years of following the tour and interacting with golf legends. It's a collective tribute to the sport and its stars.

Whether you're a golf enthusiast, a sports historian, or a collector of vintage books, this volume is a hole-in-one. It's the perfect companion for a weekend at the course or an evening of research.

The layout, the typeface, and even the texture of the pages transport you back to 1975. Each element contributes to an immersive experience that transcends time.


  • Title: Golfing Greats: Two Top Pros
  • Publication Date: 1975
  • Publisher: Garrard Publishing Co.
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 0-8116-6669-7
  • Pages: 95
  • Dimensions: 9x7x1
  • Language: English
  • Condition: good vintage condition, as shown in the photos.

A Final Word:

This book is more than a biography; it's an intimate look into the world of professional golf. From the tactile hardcover to the detail-rich pages, every aspect of this book is a curated experience. It's not just a part of history; it becomes a part of your golf journey the moment you open it.

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