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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Prof. Jeff Silverman Wins Herbert Warren Wind Award

Prof. Jeff Silverman’s Merion: The Championship Story is the 2013 recipient of the Herbert Warren Wind Book Award. This extensively researched and carefully crafted book explores every aspect of one of the most respected and beloved clubs in the game. Merion’s successful hosting of the 2013 U.S. Open, 32 years after it last hosted the championship, was the final chapter in Silverman’s work. The club has hosted more USGA championships (18) than any other, making it a rich subject for a work of this magnitude.

Established in 1987, the Herbert Warren Wind Book Award recognizes and honors outstanding contributions to golf literature while attempting to broaden the public’s interest in, and knowledge of, the game of golf. Wind, who died in 2005, was the famed writer for The New Yorker and Sports Illustrated who coined the phrase “Amen Corner” at Augusta National. He is the only writer to win the USGA’s Bob Jones Award, the Association’s highest honor.

The Herbert Warren Wind Book Award
Silverman received the award on Sat., Feb. 8, at Pinehurst, North Carolina, site of the 2014 U.S. Open championships for both men and women.