Far Hills, N.J. (March 16, 2012) – In recognition of its high standard of achievement in golf literature, “Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias,” written by Don Van Natta Jr., was today named the recipient of the United States Golf Association’s Herbert Warren Wind Book Award for 2011.
“Babe Zaharias is among the most versatile and accomplished American athletes of all time; she rose from the Texas heartland to change the face of golf and the Olympics, breaking barriers on the playing fields and off,” said Robert Williams, director of the USGA Museum. “Don Van Natta’s book is a deeply compelling account of Babe’s athleticism, courage and invincibility as she triumphed from the track to the tee and endured cancer to achieve a remarkable comeback victory at the 1954 U.S. Women’s Open.”
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