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Camden native pens book detailing Eisenhowers love of golf
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Camden native and golf writer/author David Sowell has penned a new book entitled “Ike, Golf, and Augusta.”The book is available in paperback through Amazon.com as well as in a Kindle version.The book traces Dwight Eisenhower’s path to golf’s Hall of Fame, and one could make the case his journey to the Oval Office as well, begins in the clubhouse of a war ravaged French country club, during the Battle of the Bulge, when he meets with an Augusta National member.This encounter leads to an invite to the Augusta National Golf Club several years later. When Ike sets foot on the grounds of the club as a guest, he is 57 years old and at best a casual golfer. When he departs, he is a member and on a rapid path to becoming a golf fanatic.Sowell’s book chronicles President Eisenhower’s obsession for the game of golf, his love of Augusta National, and his relationships with a small but ultra-powerful group of the Augusta National membership he calls “the gang.”The book details how Ike receives a wealth of assistance in pursuing his zest for the sport.