28 Apr '16, 2pm

Among revelations in new book: Bing Crosby had A LOT of golf club memberships

It's tough to quantify how much Bing Crosby meant to golf. Credited as the man who created the original pro-am, it was Crosby's annual tournament (now the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am) that helped increase the game's popularity and became the model that virtually every PGA Tour event now copies to provide added entertainment while also raising money for charity. It's easier, however, to put a number on just how much Crosby loved golf: 75. 18 Holes With Bing: Golf, Life, and Lessons from Dad , by Nathaniel Crosby and John Strege, will be released May 3. That's the number of golf memberships -- most of them to which he paid dues -- the legendary entertainer held, according to his wife, Kathryn. The remarkable figure is just one of many fascinating stories connecting Crosby with the game in a new book written by his son, Nathaniel, and Golf Digest's John Strege. The book is title...

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