“Ben Hogan was a great champion throughout his career, but his remarkable victory at the 1950 U.S. Open just 16 months after a devastating car crash is one of the most inspirational stories in all of sports history,” said Rand Jerris, managing director of the USGA Museum. “David Barrett’s detailed portrait of the strength, courage and resilience of Hogan as he endured a grueling test of both mental and physical stamina is a wonderful addition to the lore of the 1950 U.S. Open.”Barrett will receive the award on April 6 in Augusta at the Golf Writers Association of America’s annual awards dinner during the week of the Masters Tournament.
I greatly enjoyed the book and reviewed it last year. Not long after, I had the pleasure of interviewing Barrett about what Merion and Ben Hogan's triumph meant to him.
In addition to writing about golf, Dave Donelson distills the experiences of hundreds of entrepreneurs into practical advice for small business owners and managers in the Dynamic Manager's Guides, a series of how-to books about marketing and advertising, sales techniques, hiring, firing, and motivating personnel, financial management, and business strategy.