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Sampson, Harold A.

Published by Privately published, Burlingame, CA, 1950
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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8vo. (23 cm.) [2]3-95p. Foreword by Walter Hagen, Herb Graffis, Ed Dudley and Horton Smith. Profusely illustrated with 46 black and white captioned photos and numerous drawings. Green cloth with letters stamped in darker green on the cover (no lettering on the spine). Very minor wear to extremities, cloth clean, cover letters bright, gift inscription on front free endpaper, all illustrations fine, else near fine with no internal markings. No dust jacket (probably as issued). American born Harold A. Sampson was a leading golf pro and architect of golf courses on the west coast of the U.S. Early in his career he was Golf Pro at Del Monte Golf Course, which opened iin 1897 and is considered to be the oldest golf course in continuous operation west of the Mississippi. Sampson was the first Golf Pro at Pebble Beach Golf Course (1919) and went on to become the head Pro at Burlingame Country Club and coached the Stanford golf team from there. He was involved in the design of several golf courses in California--Feather River (Blairsden), Middle Lake (Woodbridge) and Wawona Golf Course in Yosemite--and redesigned part of the San Francisco Golf Course to accommodate a new freeway. Sampson also won honors for his championship playing: medalist in the first formal NCPGA match play championship during qualifying rounds held in 1922 and winner also in 1923, 1926 and 1927. He also wrote at least two instructional books on golf: Primer of Gold Instruction (1932) and Golf Instructions Simplified (1950 and reprinted several times). The great Walter Hagen said of Sampson, "In my travels.all over the world, in Australia, India, Africa, England, France and even Japan, people seemed to know him, and while they always spoke of him as a fine player, they seemed to really remember him as a great teacher. I consider [this book to be] one of the finest golf instruction books ever written." [from the Foreword]. Bookseller Inventory # 006179

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Publisher: Privately published, Burlingame, CA

Publication Date: 1950

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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