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Herbert Warren Wind (August 11, 1916 – May 30, 2005) was an American sports writer renowned for his writings on golf.
Life and career
Born in Brockton, Massachusetts. Wind developed an early love of golf at Thorny Lea Golf Club in Brockton. He was a graduate of Yale University and Cambridge University. At Cambridge, Wind became friends with the noted British golfed writer Bernard Darwin, a grandson of Charles Darwin.
Wind wrote for The New Yorker from 1947 through 1954 and again from 1962 to 1989. He was a writer for Sports Illustrated in between. Although associated with golf, Wind wrote articles on a wide range of sports including tennis, basketball, and football.
In his article on the 1958 Masters, he dubbed the 11th, 12th, and 13th holes of Augusta National "Amen Corner." It was inspired by a jazz record Wind bought in college, Shoutin' in the Amen Corner.
In 1983 with the help of Robert Macdonald, Herbert Warren Wind co-founded and curated the Classics of Golf Library—a collection of the world's greatest golf literature.Under the guidance of Wind, the Classics of Golf Library was created to preserve and make available the works of the leading authors of early and modern golf literature. Wind and Macdonald reprinted these classic golf books and added Forewords and Afterwords to provide insight and perspective to the great literary works. Sixty-nine books make up the Classics of Golf Library today, which is featured in the USGA Museum.
In 1992, the Professional Golfers Association honored Wind with its lifetime achievement award. The United States Golf Association presented Wind with the Bob Jones Award, its highest award, in 1995, the centennial of the USGA. He is the only writer to receive the award.
Wind wrote or edited 14 books in addition to his numerous articles for magazines. His The Story of American Golf is considered a seminal work on the subject.
- The Complete Golfer, editor
- Game, Set, and Match
- The Gilded Age of Sport
- Great Stories from the World of Sport, co-editor with Peter Schwed
- The Greatest Game of All with Jack Nicklaus
- Herbert Warren Wind's Golf Book
- The Modern Fundamentals of Golf with Ben Hogan
- On the Tour with Harry Sprague
- Playing Through
- The Realm of Sport, editor
- The Story of American Golf
- Thirty Years of Championship Golf with Gene Sarazen
- Tips from the Top, editor
- World of P.G. Wodehouse