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Jack Nicklaus: Simply the Best!

Davis, Martin

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ISBN 10: 1888531010 / ISBN 13: 9781888531015
Published by The American Golfer, Greenwich, Conn., 2007
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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First edition, stated. Signed by the author on the title page: "Martin Davis." Book is massive--14 by 11 inches, and weighing some six pounds, which means it is not a good candidate for overseas purchase. Book is unmarked; spine slightly cocked. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $60.00); light edgewear at spine ends and corners; an "Autographed" sticker on the front panel; Mylar protected. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006693

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Title: Jack Nicklaus: Simply the Best!

Publisher: The American Golfer, Greenwich, Conn.

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Jack Nicklaus is widely acknowledged as the finest golfer of all time. Four 1500 word introductions by Jack's major rivals: Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Lee Trevino and Tom Watson. Pulitizer Prize winner Dave Anderson of The New York Times provides the biography. Dan Jenkens, of Sports Illustrated and Golf Digest fame, contributes a humorous essay. Top 10 instructor Jim Flick, provides an indepth analysis of Jack's swing. Martin Davis contributes coverage on each of the major events in Jack's life, including indepth reporting on all 20 major tournament victories and more. Over 350, mostly large format, photographs. Original writtings by Red Smith and Herbert Warren Wind. Five multi-page gatefolds. Magnificently printed in six colors in Italy.

About the Author:

Davis created Sports Marketing Group, the largest publisher of specialty golf magazines in the country, and sold it to Times Mirror in 1989. He is a past president of the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association and a member of the Golf Collectors Society.

Anderson has been a sportswriter for the New York Times since 1966, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1981 for distinguished commentary

Arnold Palmer is one of the most storied players in the sport of golf. The winner of seven majors, including four green jackets as Masters champion, he is still active on the Professional Golf Association's senior tour. He is the president of Arnold Palmer Enterprises and the Palmer Course Design Co., and the owner of two courses: the Latrobe Country Club in his native Pennsylvania, and the Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Florida. His autobiography, "A Golfer's Life, " was a "New York Times" bestseller.

Gary Player, a native of South Africa, is a legend to golfers around the world. When not golfing and traveling, he lives, appropriately, in Travelers Rest, South Carolina.

Tom Watson Watson is Associate Professor & Head of the School of Communication at Charles Sturt University in Australia. He has more than 25 years experience in corporate and consultancy public relations and was awarded his PhD from Nottingham Trent University in 1995 for research into the modeling of public relations evaluation.

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