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Sampson, Curt

Overview
Works: 22 works in 76 publications in 2 languages and 3,262 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV970, 796.352092
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Most widely held works by Curt Sampson
The Masters : golf, money, and power in Augusta, Georgia by Curt Sampson( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Masters golf tournament weaves a hypnotic spell. It is the toughest ticket in sports, with black-market tickets selling for $10,000 and more. Success at Augusta National breeds legends, while failure can overshadow even the most brilliant of careers. But as Curt Sampson, author of the bestselling Hogan, reveals in The Masters, a cold heart beats behind the warm antebellum facade of this famous Augusta course. And that heart belongs to the man who killed himself on the grounds two decades ago. Club and tournament founder Clifford Roberts, a New York stockbroker, still seems to run the place from his grave. An elusive and reclusive figure, Roberts pulled the strings that made the Masters the greatest golf tournament in the world. His story--including his relationship with presidents, power brokers, and every golf champion from Bobby Jones to Arnold Palmer to Jack Nicklaus--has never been told. Until now. The Masters From the Trade Paperback edition
Chasing Tiger by Curt Sampson( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the influence of Tiger Woods on the overall quality, competition, excitement, and interest in the sport of golf
Hogan by Curt Sampson( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Ben Hogan cast a long and complex shadow. A complicated and misunderstood man, he was so consumed with the solitary pursuit of excellence that the camaraderie of his game passed him by. Yet, he was utterly revered--for his consistency, his perseverance, his dedication, his mystery, and his courage. He was the one golfer his fellow golfers held in awe. Curt Sampson does a fine job of hacking through the rough of the Hogan mystique in search of the enigma who held the world at arm's length. His biography of Bantam Ben is as probing as it is solid; it aims for the man, and finds the bottom of the cup
Royal and ancient : blood, sweat, and fear at the British Open by Curt Sampson( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The thread of Royal and Ancient is the 1999 championship ... the most astonishing four days in British Open history. Sampson follows individual players as they meet the gut-wrenching challenge of the links at Carnoustie; the icy classicist, Steve Elkington; the good-looking bon vivant, Andrew Magee; the struggling hopeful, clark Dennis; Zane Scotland, the youngest Open qualifier in history."--Jacket
The eternal summer : Palmer, Nicklaus, and Hogan in 1960, golf's golden year by Curt Sampson( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Was there ever a year in golf like 1960?????????It was the year that the sport and its vivid personalities exploded on the consciousness of the nation, when the past, present, and future of the sport collided. Here was Arnold Palmer, the workingman's hero, "sweating, chain-smoking, shirt-tail flying"; Ben Hogan, the greatest player of the fifties, a perfectionist battling twin demons of age and nerves; and, making his big-time debut, a crew-cut college kid who seemed to have the makings of a champion: twenty-year-old Jack Nicklaus.????????And of course, the rest: Ken Venturi, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Doug Sanders, Gary Player, and the many other colorful characters who chased around a little white ball--and a dream.????????Would Palmer win the mythical Grand Slam of golf? Could Hogan win one more major tournament? Was Nicklaus the real thing? Even more than an intimate portrait of these men and their exciting times, The Eternal Summer is also an entertaining, perceptive, and hypnotically readable exploration of professional golf in America. From the Trade Paperback edition
The lost Masters : grace and disgrace in '68 by Curt Sampson( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the controversial 1968 Masters Tournament recounts how Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus were surpassed by three little-known players, including Argentinian Roberto DeVincenzo, whose win was disqualified on a scoring technicality
Golf dads : fathers, sons, and the greatest game by Curt Sampson( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war by the shore : the incomparable drama of the 1991 Ryder Cup by Curt Sampson( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the 1991 Ryder Cup season traces the years leading up to the game-changing match during which primarily exhibition games escalated to heated and patriotic competitions between European and American players
The Masters golf, money, and power in Augusta, Georgia by Curt Sampson( )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Masters golf tournament weaves a hypnotic spell. Tournament founder Clifford Roberts still seems to run the place from his grave. The story behind the elusive and reclusive Roberts has never been told, until now. The Masters is a portrait of a tournament unlike any other
Full court pressure by Curt Sampson( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hogan by Curt Sampson( )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golf hero Ben Hogan bore a mystique that still captivates golfers: a silent, almost eerie concentration that intimidated his opponents, a presence any politician or actor would envy, and an ability to hit a ball so squarely it sizzled as it left his club. Hogan won four U.S. Opens in six years, three after a near-fatal automobile accident. His injuries limited him to six tournaments in 1953, but he won five. It was arguably the greatest year ever in professional golf history. But in the midst of the acclaim, myth distorted and obscured Ben Hogan. No one knew what drove him to practice until his hands bled, or what private demons built the high walls that surrounded him
Texas golf legends by Paul Milosevich( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five fundamentals : Steve Elkington reveals the secrets of the best swing in golf by Steve Elkington( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eternal summer Palmer, Nicklaus, and Hogan in 1960, golf's golden year by Curt Sampson( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eternal summer [Palmer, Nicklaus, and Hogan in 1960, golf's golden year] by Curt Sampson( )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Was there ever a year in golf like 1960? It was the year that the sport and its vivid personalities exploded on the consciousness of the nation, when the past, present, and future of the game collided. Television, still a new medium, provided a fresh window to the show and enabled this "rich ma's sport" to win over millions of new fans. Here was Arnold Palmer, the working man's hero, "sweating, chain-smoking, shirt-tail flying," and winning, it seemed, every tournament with a last-second charge. Grim Ben Hogan, the greatest player of the 1950s, was Arnie's opposite, a perfectionist battling the twin demons of age and nerves. And making his debut in the big time was a chunky, crew-cut college kid who seemed to have the makings of a champion, twenty-year-old Jack Nicklaus
Five fundamentals : Steve Elkington reveals the secrets of the best swing in golf by Curt Sampson( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steve Elkington's five fundamentals of golf by Steve Elkington( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Masters by Curt Sampson( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eternal summer by Curt Sampson( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slam by Curt Sampson( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Chasing TigerHoganRoyal and ancient : blood, sweat, and fear at the British OpenThe eternal summer : Palmer, Nicklaus, and Hogan in 1960, golf's golden yearThe lost Masters : grace and disgrace in '68Golf dads : fathers, sons, and the greatest gameThe Masters golf, money, and power in Augusta, GeorgiaHogan