Ep 50: ISG Book Club - The Eternal Summer (Pt1)

Episode 50 · March 27th, 2018 · 1 hr 3 mins

About this Episode

It was one of the game's greatest and most compelling tournament seasons and came at a time when the world around golf was rapidly changing. Curt Sampson's The Eternal Summer breaks down the 1960 season of professional golf with a focus on three of the game's most intriguing characters: The ageing Ben Hogan, the charismatic Arnold Palmer and the emerging star, then amateur Jack Nicklaus. Hosts Adrian Logue and Rod Morri are joined by touring professional turned course architect and commentator Mike Clayton for a deep dive not only into the book, but some of the changes in the game that took place at the time and endure to this day. We cover everything from the disappearance of the caddie at golf clubs worldwide to the heartbreaking history of Ken Venturi at The Masters but there was so much to take from this book that the recording went a little longer than expected so the episode has been broken into two parts. We hope you enjoy Part One and Part Two will be released Friday.