This book is an unofficial history of NZ Golf and the Eisenhower Trophy seen through the eyes of Ted McDougall. He played in seven Eisenhower tournaments between 1958 and 1976. At the completion of the 1967/68 NZ summer circuit the Australian legend Norman von Nida, who was the then coach of the NZ team, described McDougall as playing the best golf of any amateur in the world today.
After playing with McDougall in the final round of the 1967 NZ Open, Peter Thomson, five times British Open Open Champion, described McDougall as the best golfer in NZ, amateur or professional. Bobby Jones, the American Captain, went out of his way to congratulate Ted McDougall on his third round score of 72 which was instrumental in putting New Zealand into the lead with one round to play for the Eisenhower Trophy played at St Andrews in 1958.
McDougall also had a famous uncle from Monifieth, Jock Hendry, who on the advice of Tom Vardon became the professional at Town & Country, St Paul, Minnesota where he stayed until his retirement in 1960.
Ted’s golf career spanned 40 years from the time he won the Scottish Midland Boys Championship in 1951 through to when he won the New Zealand Seniors title in 1991.
Publication date: May 5, 2016 (source)