About 170 with his 9 iron, it was unbelievable
Sam Snead has written: 'How to hit a golf ball from any sort of lie' -- subject(s): Golf 'Slammin' Sam' -- subject(s): Golfers, Biography 'Golf begins at forty' -- subject(s): Golf, Large type books 'Sam Snead teaches you his simple \\' -- subject(s): Swing (Golf) 'Better golf the Sam Snead way' -- subject(s): Golf 'The game I love' -- subject(s): Anecdotes, Biography, Golf, Golfers 'Sam Snead's basic guide to good golf' -- subject(s): Golf 'Natural golf' -- subject(s): Golf
Past winners of the Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club 1949 Sam Snead 1954 Sam Snead 1952 Sam Snead
Wilson Blue Ridge can be found in the early 1940s, and the Wilson company had a history of attaching the names of famous golfers to their woods and irons; I find Sam Snead's name on Wilson irons as far back as 1942, in fact. But the earliest I can find Sam Snead's name as part of the Wilson Blue Ridge is 1964-1965. Magazine ads of that era spoke of the "Sam Snead Wilson Blue Ridge"-- a set which contained 2 woods and 5 irons. It does not seem that the name got changed to "Wilson Sam Snead Blue Ridge" till the early 1970s, but it was not official-- many newspaper ads still placed Snead's name at the beginning, rather than in the middle.
Art Wall, Jr.
Sam Snead with 82.
Sam Snead was born on May 27, 1912.
In 1982 he won the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf event with partner Don January, this was his last professional victory.
Sam Snead died on May 23, 2002 at the age of 89.