USGA 2016 Book Award Winners

For for first time in their history the U.S.G.A. has awarded their annual Herbert Warren Wind award, which represents outstanding golf books that contribute to the game, to two books.

The first was written by a professor at the University of Texas, Austin, Kevin Robbins. Austin was Penick’s home town and he is most famous for the little red book he wrote outlining his wisdom of both golf and life. And, he was Ben Crenshaw’s teacher.  As evidenced by receiving 86% of its reviews on Amazon being five starred, readers love the book. Click on the image or link below to view on Amazon.

Harvey Penick: The Life and Wisdom of the Man Who Wrote the Book on Golf

The second winner is Why are there Eighteen Holes? St Andrews and the Evolution of Golf Courses 1764 – 1890 written by the director of the British Golf Museum Peter Lewis. Is the myth true that because that’s how many nips a flask of whisky held? The detailed and carefully documented history presented in the book reveals the true reason. The book is available on Amazon: Why are There Eighteen Holes?: St Andrews and the Evolution of Golf Courses 1764-1890

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Congratulations to both Robbins and Lewis for their significant achievement!

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