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A triumph of a book on 'Slammin Sam'
on 24 September 2012
I had just finished reading James Dodson's biography on Ben Hogan and was looking for something on other pro golfers of his era when I happened upon this book on Sam Snead and his golfing career. 'The Education of a Golfer' by Snead and Scott Carter was a little different. For a start it's an autobiography, written in the 'Blue Ridge' language of the hillbilly boy who became the most prolific professional tournament winner in the history of the game. At first and being English, I found the style interesting but a little quaint, but hold on! Within a couple of chapters I was completely drawn in. This little book is so full of inspiration, instruction, anecdotes and down right hilarious stories that to have missed it would have been a great loss. If you are interested in Golf, buy it, you will not regret. Oh! and by the way, have a few tissues handy; not to cry into because he was so damned good and you missed seeing him play, but to wipe away the tears of laughter, especially when Sam recounts his tales on gamesmanship and betting. This book is an absolute 'GEM'. A must read for all Golfers young and old.