Jack Grout: A Legacy in Golf


For those interested in the colorful early days of professional golf the story of Jack Grout and golf begins in 1918 and takes the reader all the way to the 1980s and the making of today’s modern golf tour.

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Readers will be delighted with stories of Jacks relationships with golfing legends like Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Raymond Floyd, Jack Nicklaus and many others. They get an inside look at Jacks life as a caddie, touring pro and teaching professional and as a man who played and taught the game as a true pro. This book includes an index.

Jack Grout: A Legacy in Golf tells the remarkable story of a middle-class Oklahoman who discovered  golf at the age of eight, was teaching it to others by age fifteen, and who would travel the ragtag early PGA Tour in drafty automobiles with men who became legends of the game: Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Sam Snead, Gene Sarazen and many others. Those tough days on the Tour led Jack Grout to a series of club-professional jobs, and, eventually, into the orbit of a husky ten-year-old redhead named Jackie Nicklaus – the youngster who, under Grout’s tutelage for thirty-nine years, became golf’s greatest champion, the mighty Golden Bear.

Jack Grout: A Legacy in Golf is about the evolution of American golf from country club-based to one of its most popular activities, and of a man who forged a solid career as a playing professional, then a truly brilliant one as teacher of not only Jack Nicklaus, but also Raymond Floyd, David Graham, Lanny Wadkins, Olin Browne and other great champions. But it is not just a golf book. As Jack Nicklaus has noted, this is a book for golfers and non-golfers alike. It is the warm, eventful and often-funny story of a quiet and humble family man who succeeded at every level in a profession that demands tremendous self-focus and intense competitiveness. And who did so while managing, always, to be just “a really good guy.”

”Jack Grout was my unconditional friend for nearly four decades, serving as both my golf instructor and, after the premature death of my father in 1970, as a second father to me. Jack gave a great deal of himself to me as my only golf teacher from the day I first attended one of his junior golf classes at Scioto Country Club, right up through my final major championship victory in the 1986 Masters.” ~ Jack Nicklaus, golf’s all-time leading major-championship winner

“This book is a reminder of why the great players and teachers are just that…GREAT!” ~ Dottie Pepper, NBC golf analyst and seventeen-time LPGA tournament winner

Author: Dick Grout
EAN/ISBN-13 Code 9781935628187
Published 15/10/2012
Your Price $24.95
Format: Hardcover Size: 6 x 9 Pages: 288

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Weight 1.28 lbs


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