Sowell, David 1948-
SOWELL, David 1948-
Born 1948. Hobbies and other interests: Golf.
Home—Taylors, SC. Agent—c/o Author Mail, Brassey's, Inc., 22841 Quicksilver Dr., Dulles, VA 20166.
Writer. Has worked for Pinkerton Security and Investigations; provided security at Masters golf tournament.
The Masters: A Hole-by-Hole History of America's Classic, Brassey's, Inc. (Dulles, VA), 2003.
Contributor to periodicals, including Golf Journal.
In The Masters: A Hole-by-Hole History of America's Classic, David Sowell offers a detailed look at one of professional golf's most prestigious tournaments. In the work, Sowell "provides the reader with diagrams as well as the history, heartbreak, and legend of each hole and its contribution to the Masters aura," according to Stuart Shiffman in an online review for Bookreporter.com. Sowell not only chronicles the Masters' famous moments, including Gene Sarazen's double eagle on the fifteenth hole in 1935, but also unearths "forgotten but fascinating bits of action that bring out the flavor of the entire tournament," observed Booklist critic Bill Ott. Larry R. Little, reviewing The Masters for Library Journal, called the work "an entertaining read that enthusiasts will enjoy."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Booklist, April 15, 2003, Bill Ott, review of The Masters: A Hole-by-Hole History of America's Classic, p. 1442.
Library Journal, March 15, 2003, Larry R. Little, review of The Masters, p. 90.
Brassey's Inc. Web site,http://www.brasseysinc.com/ (April 20, 2004), "David Sowell."*