Blazing the Trail

//Blazing the Trail

Blazing the Trail

R385.00

Barry Cohen

My book, ‘Blazing the Trail’ – a beautifully produced soft-cover 411 page full colour book (with around 140 photographs which fit into the text) is timed to coincide withthe 90th anniversary of the start of Black Golf in South Africa, and it will be released latest 01 June, and will sell for R385.

HISTORY AND STORIES OF BLACK GOLF & HOW IT HELPED BRING DOWN APARTHEID

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My book, ‘Blazing the Trail’ – a beautifully produced soft-cover 411 page full colour book (with around 140 photographs which fit into the text) is timed to coincide withthe 90th anniversary of the start of Black Golf in South Africa, and it will be released latest 01 June, and will sell for R385.

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HISTORY AND STORIES OF BLACK GOLF & HOW IT HELPED BRING DOWN APARTHEID

Foreword: Tokozile Xasa (Minister of Sport); Sally Little; Rajen Sewgolum

Minster of Sport Tokozile Xasa: “I implore all South Africans to read this book!  Against all odds, the story of black golf in South Africa must be told”.

Book launch schedule

  • 06 June 6-8 pm Exclusive Books Homebru Author panel (Dan Nichol moderator), Cavendish Square, Cape Town
  • 19 June 6 – 8 pm Durban Country Club
  • 20 June 6-8 pm The World of Golf, Johannesburg

Book information

90 years of the ‘lost’ history of Black golf the book tells the story of how black youth were indentured to be caddies, triumphed against all odds

The fabric of black golf is interwoven with attempts by the South African apartheid government to allow black golfers to compete against white sporting South Africans and on the international stage. Finally after becoming the figurehead of the anti-apartheid sport movement, golfers ensure that the tail wagged the dog.

They broke down the apartheid notion of white sportsmen’s invincibility, and triumphed by drawing world attention to the inequality, leading to unification, and finding thebalance between white and black golfers.

* historical tournament results * bush golf courses * battle with apartheid * play in white golf tournaments * triumphs overseas and locally * retaliation, attempted assassination, banning, and passport withdrawal * banning of white golfers abroad * victories over Gary Player & Tiger Woods *SA golfer ranking *Induction into the Southern Africa Golf Hall of Fame.

Sale Points

  • The story of black golf has never been told – fascinating tale of how they rose to beat world number one Gary Player and Tiger Woods.
  • There is a huge – and affluent – market for this book. Golf fans are passionate about their sport.
  • Equally those interested in apartheid will be fascinated as to how these golfers had South Africa banned from the Olympics and the government brought to their knees.
  • The stories and struggles of Boodhun, Chowglay, Louw, Sewgolum, Johnson-Sedibe, Tshabalala, Muridzo, and Chitengwa, and others have never been told – tales of triumph and tragedy make this a fascinating story!
  • Tournament statistics and blow-by-blow exciting match exchanges are documented and recorded in a readable easy to understand even for non-golfers.
  • Following Tiger Woods’s 2019 Masters success, the timing of this book’s release is perfect.