“American Triumvirate” Wins 2012 USGA Book Award

Published in the June 2013 Issue Published online: Jun 02, 2013

In recognition of its high standard of achievement in golf literature, “American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan and the Modern Age of Golf,” written by James Dodson, has earned the United States Golf Association’s Herbert Warren Wind Book Award for 2012.

“Snead, Nelson and Hogan set the standard for professional golf for three decades and were instrumental in defining the modern professional game,” said Robert Williams, director of the USGA Museum. “James Dodson did a masterful job not only telling the story of these three men, but also bringing an entire era of golf into sharper focus.”

The award was presented on April 10 in Augusta, Ga., at the 41st Golf Writers Association of America awards dinner during the week of the Masters Tournament.

The USGA is currently accepting submissions for the 2013 Herbert Warren Wind Book Award. To be eligible, a book must be an original full-length work about golf, written in English and published in the calendar year. For more information, contact Nancy Stulack, the USGA Museum’s librarian, at 908-234-2300, ext. 1107 or nstulack@usga.org.