Herb Graffis (Journalist/Author)
1893 - 1989Herbert Butler "Herb" Graffis (May 31, 1893 – February 13, 1989) was an American golf writer and administrator. In recognition of his efforts to promote the sport, he was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1977.
Graffis was born in Logansport, Indiana, on May 31, 1893. He wrote for the Chicago Sun-Times and founded the magazines Chicago Golfer, Golfdom, and Golfing. He collaborated with Tommy Armour on three instructional books and in 1975 he published a history of the PGA of America.
Graffis was also founder of a number of golf organizations: the National Golf Foundation, the Golf Writers Association of America, the Golf Course Superintendents Association, the Club Managers Association. He published the first U.S. Open program in 1928 and held various official positions with the PGA of America and the United States Golf Association, including the presidency of National Golf Day.
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1931. 308p. cloth. Signed by Jones and Keeler and dedicated in 1941Inscribed by Bobby Jones on front free endpaper: "Best Wishes for Theodore P. Le Vino"; Copy also signed by author and sports journalist O. B. Keeler, who closely followed Jones' career and watched him.....
London: Oliver and Boyd, 1946. 196pp. cloth. Very underrated Scottish Journalist, spending his career with "The Scotsman".A well-respected analyst of the game. In Golfer's Gallery he writes about the twenty Open Championships and twenty Amateur Championships he witnessed between the two world wars, as well as Ryder, Walker and Curtis.....