Most simply put, Herbert Warren Wind is golf’s poet laureate. He not only described our game – its wondrous people and remarkable venues – with mellifluous words that did much to shape people’s opinions and attitudes, but also stirred the emotions as no other. He was that good.
Educated at Yale University and later at Cambridge, Wind served overseas in the Pacific during World War II. Upon his return to the States, he joined The New Yorker magazine writing personality profiles. At the same time, he worked on what was to become his opus, and the seminal book on the history of golf in America, The Story of American Golf.