Continuing the innovative path set forth by Herbert Warren Wind and Robert S. Macdonald in 1983, Classics of Golf publisher, Michael P. Beckerich, proudly announces that Classics of Golf has launched a series of e-books. Dan Jenkins’ “The Dogged Victims of Inexorable Fate,” widely considered to be one of the best golf books ever published, is the first e-book to be released by Classics of Golf and will be priced at $6.99. The E-book version includes the special Foreword by Herbert Warren Wind and Afterword by Dave Marr.
Golf Digest’s Hall of Fame writer Jaime Diaz proudly spoke of Dan Jenkins and his book Dogged Victims:
What makes Jenkins Jenkins?
The simple answer is that he has more talentthan the other guys, just like Hogan and Nicklaus and Woods. He possesses genius humor for which there is no explanation.
But in his golf writing especially, Dan’s humor is always founded in truth and knowledge, and he knows the heart of the matter like nobody else. As he said in the Golf Digest Interview in 2001, “I just take pride in being right.”
“He has been, after all, the doggedest victim of us all.”
I wonder how thrilling it must have been to write those words, to finish the greatest golf book ever with the greatest kicker. In an earlier chapter in that book, called The Glory Game, Dan writes hilariously about one of the golf partners of his youth, an idiot savant named Moron Tom. Among other things, when Moron Tom hit a good shot, he would confirm it by saying “Cod Ee-rack Fockle-dim,” the pronunciation of Cod Yrac Ffocelddim, which was Doc Cary Middlecoff spelled backward.”
Contact: Brian Lewis, Classics of Golf, firstname.lastname@example.org or 231-218-0390