Golf Author Jim Dodson To Speak On His Latest Book, American Triumvirate, At A Luncheon At Pawleys Plantation On July 6
At the height of their careers, Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson and Sam Snead won 65 percent of the tournaments played and set the stage for the modern golf era
June 26, 2012, Myrtle Beach, S.C. - Award-winning golf author Jim Dodson, who has written numerous books and won many writing awards in his distinguished career, will speak about his latest work, American Triumvirate: Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Sam Snead and the Modern Age of Golf, at a luncheon at 11 a.m. July 6 at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club, a National Golf Management facility Tickets to the luncheon are $25 each and can be purchased by calling (843) 235-9000.
Dodson will lead a discussion about the book and its subjects and also dedicate time for a book-signing session. Books will be available for sale at both Pawleys Plantation and nearby Litchfield Books at 10 percent off the retail price of $28.95.
Coincidentally, Hogan, Nelson and Snead were all born in 1912, and over a five-year period at the height of their careers they won 65 percent of the tournaments played.
"This was an exciting project and one that captured my heart from start to finish," said Dodson. "These three golfers blazed the trail in so many ways so that we all can enjoy the wonderful game we have today. They changed the way golf was perceived in this country and around the world forever."
American Triumvirate offers a look at personal and professional lives of these three iconic figures as well as the role they played in setting the stage for the game's greats to come. Dodson is also the author of authorized biographies on Hogan and Arnold Palmer.
He was a writer and editor for GOLF Magazine for nearly 20 years, and his honors include the Donald Ross Award and the Herbert Warren Wind Award from the U.S. Golf Association.
About National Golf Management
National Golf Management was formed in February 2012 with the merger of Burroughs and Chapin Golf Management (B&C) and Myrtle Beach National Company (MBN), making the new company one of the 15 largest golf course management companies in the United States. It is far and away the largest management company on the Grand Strand and one of the leading golf course companies in the Southeast. The merger brought together a total of 22 Myrtle Beach area golf courses.
Burroughs and Chapin Golf Management was formed in 1999, and its list of courses includes Myrtle Beach's oldest course, Pine Lakes Country Club - the Myrtle Beach area's first course (circa 1927). But the history of the company's other interests, including real estate in and around Myrtle Beach, dates back more than 100 years. The lineage of the company is traced to F.G. Burroughs and Simeon B. Chapin.
Myrtle Beach National Company was formed in 1971 with the construction of the Arnold Palmer-designed 54-hole golf complex, which includes the West Course, SouthCreek and King's North. Other courses of distinction include Long Bay Club, Pawleys Plantation and Willbrook Plantation.
For more information about NGM, visit www.mbn.com or www.nationalgolfmanagement.com .