Bob Gillespie



Author, author: Dodson to speak and sign his “American Triumvirate” in Myrtle Beach

Posted 6/27/2012 10:48:00 AM

Fans of golf writing everywhere know James Dodson. His books about his love of the game – “Final Rounds” (telling of Dodson and his father, dying of cancer, on a final golf trip together), “The Dewsweepers” and “A Son of the Game” – have won fans among avid players and readers who love a well-written, heart-warming story.

And his biographies on Ben Hogan and Arnold Palmer and his history of Augusta National Golf Club have won numerous awards, including the U.S. Golf Association’s Donald Ross and Herbert Warren Wind awards. His latest book, “American Triumvirate: Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Sam Snead and the Modern Age of Golf,” details the rise of those three giants of the game, all born 100 years ago in 1912.

On July 6, visitors to the Myrtle Beach area can hear the former writer and editor for Golf magazine for two decades talk about his latest work and obtain autographed copies, too. Dodson will speak at an 11 a.m. luncheon at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club, leading a discussion about the trio and their impact on modern golf. The author also will sign copies of the book for fans.

“This was an exciting project and one that captured my heart from start to finish,” Dodson said. “These three golfers blazed the trail in so many ways so that we all can enjoy the wonderful game we have today. They changed the way golf was perceived in this country and around the world forever.”

Copies of “American Triumvirate” will be on sale both at Pawleys Plantation and nearby Litchfield Books at 10 percent off the $28.95 retail price. Tickets for the luncheon are $25 each and can be purchased by calling (843) 235-9000.