384 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 51 halftones, 4 tables, notes, bibl., index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-3422-7
Published: September 2017
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-3423-4
Published: August 2017
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-6928-1
Published: February 2022
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Awards & distinctions
Herbert Warren Wind Book Award, United States Golf Association Museum
2018 North American Society for Sport History Book Award
From George F. Grant’s invention of the golf tee in 1899 to the dominance of superstar Tiger Woods in the 1990s, this revelatory and comprehensive work challenges stereotypes and indeed the fundamental story of race and golf in American culture.
About the Author
Lane Demas is professor of history at Central Michigan University.
For more information about Lane Demas, visit the Author Page.
"There are a number of lessons to be learned from this book. . . . An unsettling but solid perspective on America."--Library Journal
“The story [Demas] has to tell is enthralling. . . . Reminds us that golf can be serious business—and that it’s much more than a game.”--Wilmington Star News
"This book is layered, fascinating, and tells an important history."--CHOICE
“A terrific book that will hold the interest of anyone who wants to gain a fuller understanding of [golf’s] development and the role that African Americans played in it.”--Michigan Historical Review
“Demas’s research, use of images, extensive footnotes, and historical tables make his book invaluable for researching leisure, African American and southern history, and, of course, golf itself.”--Journal of Southern History
“Provides the most complete account of the African-American experience in golf.”--Journal of African American History