My Partner, Ben Hogan - Jimmy Demaret 1954 - McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York - First Edition First edition in complete and unclipped example of the scarce and delicate dust jacket. The biographical story of the life of the great golfer, Ben Hogan, by his friend and fellow Texan Jimmy Demaret. Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings.

Demaret himself was a three time Masters champion and published this book the year after Hogan won his 1953 Grand Slam winning the Masters, the U.S. Open, and the British Open in the same year.

In 1948, Jimmy “The Wardrobe” Demaret (also known for his vivacious style) broke the U.S. Open scoring record at the Riviera Country Club, but still lost by two strokes to Hogan. It was little known that Demaret was one of Ben Hogan’s few and closest friends. In this regard, the book offers a lively and appreciative run through Hogan’s life and game.

‘The story of one of our greatest players, related with some wit and aplomb by one who was a pretty fair golfer himself.’ - Joseph Murdoch,
The Library of Golf.
  References: Murdoch, ‘The Library of Golf’, 200. Donovan & Murdoch, ‘The Game of Golf and The Printed Word’, 14980. Donovan & Jerris, ‘Game of Golf and the Printed Word 1566-2005’, D11890.

Large octavo (book size 20.8x15cm), pp. [8] 214 [2]. In publisher’s green cloth, spine lettered in white. Dust jacket priced ‘$2.95’ to upper corner of front flap.
  Condition: Near fine, wear to upper edges, spine ends and corners, in very good dust jacket with fading and some spotting to spine, wear to corners and spine ends, gentle rubbing to upper panel, some toning and soiling to rear panel.   Ref: 110300   Price: HK$ 4,800