THE SLAM: BOBBY JONES AND THE PRICE OF GLORY
by Curt Sampson
Rodale Press, 272 pages, $24.95
Using a quasi-diary format, Sampson effectively reconstructs Jones's annus mirabilis of 75 years ago and through it creates an affecting exploration of the perfect if utterly conflicted hero for an imperfect age.
THIS GOLFING LIFE
by Michael Bamberger
Atlantic Monthly Press, 272 pages, $24
SI senior writer Bamberger adapts some of his finest work--including profiles of Tiger, Jack, Annika and even his own high school golf coach--and fashions a personal journey that nicely mixes memoir with first-rate reportage.
FIFTY PLACES TO PLAY GOLF BEFORE YOU DIE: GOLF EXPERTS SHARE THE WORLD'S GREATEST DESTINATIONS
by Chris Santella