GETTING UP & DOWN. My 60 Years in Golf.

Chicago: Triumph, 2004. First edition. Hardcover. "To Joel / Best wishes / Ken Venturi." Ken Venturi was already a highly regarded amateur when he burst onto golf's center stage at the 1956 Masters. The confident 24-year old from San Francisco led the field after the first, second, and third rounds, bidding to become the first amateur to win the prestigious event. He carried a four-stroke lead into Sunday's final round, only to watch in disbelief as the tournament slipped out of his grasp. In a matter of hours, with a disastrous 80, he went from within inches of the sport's pinnacle to the depths of despair, and he hadn't even turned pro yet. That he would do seven months later. The rest, as the saying goes, is history. 272 pages illustrated from photographs. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. Item #15003
ISBN: 1572436069

Price: $75.00