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The Lost Masters: Grace and Disgrace in '68 Hardcover – March 15, 2005
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Very well researched, interesting, and written so well. I can hardly put the book down once I start.
Fascinating story of what happened in the 68 Masters.
Hopefully next he'll tackle the DISGRACE that was the 58 Masters and the Palmer Venturi debacle.
Gee Goalby received harsh treatment since SOMEBODY else broke a basic, well known and steadfast rule in golf.
As I write, Australia's best female golfer, Carrie Webb, just got DQ'd for the same offence as Roberto did all those years ago....
Also didn't know Devlin lead in a Masters Sunday......
Buy and enjoy!!
For a dad who loves golf, or even (like me) just follows the major championships, this would be a great Father's Day gift.
if you believe that then you should be more trusting of our species and our capacity for humor.
anyway, this is a great book as it talks about a part of masters lore that is rarely talked about. i'm originally from augusta and thought i'd heard all the stories about the "tunamint" and its lore. however, this story never came up and that's unfortunate as its a very interesting story.
as an aside, during my "college years," which was a 6-year odyssey of brilliance and stupidity plus wasted coin. i held one of the worst jobs ever working as a breakfast-shift waiter in a mediocre hotel in augusta (it was closed decades ago). imagine if you will its masters week and as always in augusta every hotel is booked (particularly the crappy ones) and i am your clearly hungover waiter for a lovely, pre-tournament breakfast.
an older couple sat down and it immediately it was clear the service and surroundings weren't up to their standards, which isn't meant to be snippy as only a hobo could have found this hotel and restaurant worth what they were charging, believe me.
anyway, older couple was nice and frankly i was so busy i didn't pay them much attention as i was working about 10 tables with 3 hours of sleep and just wanting the day to end. i deliver the check and come back to pick it up and the woman looks me in the eye and says, "son, its clear you don't know who Bob Goalby is." i look over and the man is glaring at me too. i'm not sure what i said or if i even said anything as a hungover teenager at 6am isn't a fountain of interaction, but, make no doubt that after i reading this book 4 or more times i now do know who Bob Goalby is.
For one, Sampson tries a little too hard to be picturesque with his language. He also spends a little too much time on stories outside of the main topic in an effort to fill the title's 238 pages.
Still, I ripped through this in no time and enjoyed it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
well researched. I most enjoyed the sections that described the history of the tournament. A little long winded on the personal profiles.Published 13 months ago by Craig W. Marks
THE LOST MASTERS, the story of the controversial 1968 Masters championship. MASTERS is a slanted but colorful and enjoyable piece of work. Read morePublished on November 10, 2009 by DaveHwriter
This work covers the 68' Masters incident in thorough detail and with a fine style. I wonder why the book has not been translated to Spanish so far, since the Argentine public... Read morePublished on June 30, 2008 by Pablo Tornielli
I haven't read this book, though I'd like to. There is a serious error in the review by Stanley Hudy, which is why I am writing. Read morePublished on August 2, 2005 by James W. Nugent