Synopses & Reviews
My Greatest Day in Golf
is an oral history where 25 of the top golfers from the last half-century talk about their most rewarding moments in golf. Chronologically, the book starts off with Tommy Bolt, who out-dueled Gary Player to win the 1958 US Open, and ends with a stirring account of the last year's historic Ryder Cup from Hal Sutton. The highlights include the greatest days of Nicklaus, Palmer, Player, and in addition to the Big Three, the book also includes first-person accounts from great golfers such as Ray Floyd, Hal Irwin, Nick Price, and Tom Lehman, as well as groundbreaking moments from pioneers like Lee Elder and Calvin Peete. Elder recounts first victory as it allowed him to be the first person of color to play in the Masters. Virtually every player in the collection has won at least one major, and most either were or are stars on the PGA tour. To round out the collection, the greatest days of colorful characters like Chi Chi Rodriguez and Jerry Pate add humor and warmth to this memorable book.
My Greatest Day in Golfends up being not only a fantastic collection of stories but also a history of golf. With its insider's look into the world of golf, this book is a must-have for all golf fans.
About the Author
is the author of six books: My Greatest Day in Football, My Greatest Day in Golf, My Greatest Day in NASCAR, My Greatest Day in Baseball, 1946-1997, New York Running Guide
(with Miles Jaffe), and Washington, D.C. Running Guide
(with Don Carter.) His writing has also appeared in the Boston Globe, SPORT
magazine, the Boston Phoenix,
the Los Angeles Times
, and a wide variety of other publications. He is the primary jazz record reviewer for the Globe
and has written about sports, arts and entertainment, architecture, and real estate. He also reviews books for Publishers Weekly,
, the Phoenix
, and SPORT
. His two newest ventures are Inside NASCAR
and writing for MSNBC's website.