Until the "Arnold Palmer Era of Golf," the Game of Golf was played by the affluent and often called "a rich man''s game." So it was in the decades of the 1930''s through the 1950''s that golf''s popularity rose to the point where scores of golf courses were being built annually. Almost anyone could afford to play golf on some type of golf course.
From a depression era background Gene Burress rose to one of the top Golf Administrators and voices in the golf industry. Outspoken and controversial, his insight to public golf vs. the private sector and other aspects in the industry was to be heard. Golf became his god, affecting marriages and many relationships until he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord. There are many valley circumstances along with mountaintops. It is a unique worldwide golf journey playing golf in over 22 countries, 38 States and almost 600 golf courses documented in the last chapter.