A Fascinating Biography Of A Forgotten Golf Legend, A Riveting Whodunit Of A Covered Up Killing, A Scalding Expos Of A Closed Society In To Win And Die In Dixie, Award Winning Writer Steve Eubanks Weaves All These Elements Into A Masterly Book That Resurrects A Superb Sportsman And Reconstructs A Startling Crime J Douglas Edgar Was The British Born Golfer Who Broke Every Record, Invented The Modern Swing, And Coached Such Winners As Bobby Jones, The Greatest Amateur In History, And Alexa Stirling, The Finest Female Player Of Her Day But On August 8, 1921, He Was A Man Dead In The Middle Of The Road, The Victim, Conventional Wisdom Said, Of A Hit And Run.Comer Howell Thought Otherwise He Was An Atlanta Constitution Reporter And Heir To The Paper S Fortune, A Man Frustrated By His Reputation As The Pampered Boss S Son To Howell, The Physical Evidence Didn T Add Up To A Car Accident As He Chronicled Edgar S Life, Howell Discovered A Working Class Striver Who Had Risen In The World Through A Passion To Succeed, A Quality The Newspaperman Admired And As He Investigated Edgar S Death, Howell Also Found A Man Whose Recklessness May Have Doomed Him To A Violent Demise.Cutting Cinematically Between Howell S Present And Edgar S Championship Past, To Win And Die In Dixie Brilliantly Portrays One Man S Quest For Excellence And Another S Search For Redemption And The Truth Their Stories Meet In A Southern Society Of Plush Country Club Golf Courses, Vast Wealth, And Decadent Secrets.Filled With The Vivid Golf Writing For Which Its Author Is Renowned, To Win And Die In Dixie Is A Real Life Story Both Shocking And Inspiring, A Book That Propels Steve Eubanks To A New Level Of Literary Achievement. This was a very good book Well written and well researched, it tells the tale of a now forgotten legend in professional golf J Douglas Edgar was an Englishman who moved to Atlanta, Georgia around 1919 to be a club pro Edgar invented the modern golf swing, which involves much less lower body movement than the popular swing of the day He died under mysterious circumstances in 1921, just as he was on the threshold of worldwide fame for his golfing performance and teaching.The story alternate This was a very good book Well written and well researched, it tells the tale of a now forgotten legend in professional golf J Douglas Edgar was an Englishman who moved to Atlanta, Georgia around 1919 to be a club pro Edgar invented the modern golf swing, which involves much less lower body movement than the popular swing of the day He died under mysterious circumstances in 1921, just as he was on the threshold of worldwide fame for his golfing performance and teaching.The story alternates between a biography of Edgar and the tale of the investigation into his death The investigation is told from the perspective of Comer Howell, a 20 year old Atlanta socialite who is a cub reporter at the newspaper owned by his father He also happened to be one of the men who discovered Edgar s body At first, ev
Good golf history on the little known father of the modern swing, good crime and Atlanta history also Great unintentional golf lesson in here too, I got my swing back after changing focus to swinging the club, not hitting the ball Something I had gotten away from reading traditio
Great overall story though it is a tragic set of circumstances Interesting look into the American Dream in early 1920 s Atlanta The emergence of the automobile, the klan, and one of golf early innovators. Interesting story of a golfing great that no one has ever heard of however, he too had trouble in the fidelity department someone should write a book about athletes and that issue For golfing fans, a must read. A great book It is part mystery and part golf history Nicely done A wonderful read for golfer and nice read for someone interested in intrigue and a bit of sport golf history.
- 256 pages
- To Win and Die in Dixie
- Steve Eubanks
- 07 October 2019 Steve Eubanks