Cohen brings deep sensitivity to the stories which he tells with great energy and dedication; they make for a fascinating read.
SA JEWISH REPORT
Cohen has written a fascinating, factual, and timely book about golf and the politics of exclusion, it is a book of remarkable stories.
POLITY: CREMER NEWS Aug 13, 2019
The author brings to life the trials and tribulations faced by people of colour trying to play a sport they loved, and in so doing, breaking down the apartheid barrier and overcoming discrimination, determination, and the quest to win against all odds.
The book is not just a remarkable chronology of black golf, the people who were involved but an insightful reflection on South Africa during the period of apartheid well worthr eading and deserves a wider circulation amongst South African’s living in Australia.
Blazing the Trail is the story interwoven with the history and tournament statistics of 90 years of black golf largely undocumented and untold until now. It is a narrative of how players rose above the challenges only for those in authority to stop the sweeping winds of change
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MUNGO PARK REVIEW
The history of golf is often characterised by heroic terms. ‘Titanic struggles’ feature strongly in the tales of early golfers’ legendary rivalries and extraordinary achievements in the face of adversity.
Future historians will thank him for the scrupulous way in which he has recorded the playing prowess and success of non-European golfers. This is a book that is clear and easily read. I hope it will be widely read by those with an interest in the game’s history