"Tell me about plumbing, fine. Tell me about carpentry, terrace gardening, the timer on VCRs. Go ahead and explain cellophane. Tell me about all of these things, but don't try to tell me about golf, okay? Golf I know."--Dan Jenkins
After four decades of covering golf-not to mention "playing scratch from the blues and gambling for my own money when I didn't have any", Dan Jenkins most definitely knows golf. He may, in fact, know the game better than anyone on the planet. Now, his latest and long awaited collection brings together his best writing on the game, from serious pieces on timeless classics like the 1954 Masters and the 1960 Open to humorous takes on everything from the best things in golf-the best bar is Club XIX in the Pebble Beach Lodge-to his unrequited love of golf carts. With a cast that includes everyone from Hogan, Palmer, and Nicklaus to all of the lurkers and spoilers on the PGA Tour, the book is a timeless addition to great golf literature.
About Dan Jenkins
DAN JENKINS, an award-winning writer for Sports Illustrated for more than twenty years, is the author of nineteen works of fiction and nonfiction, including Semi-Tough, Dead Solid Perfect, Baja Oklahoma, Life Its Ownself, RudeBehavior, Fairwaysand Greens, Slim and None, andmost recently, The Franchise Babe. He currently writes a popular column for Golf Digest andnow lives full-time in his native Fort Worth, Texas.
"I have followed Dan Jenkin's career since his days as a college golfer. No one has ever written about the game with more wit and insight. A new collection of Dan's stories is joy for all golfers."--Harvey Penick.
"Dan Jenkins is more fun than a tap-in Eagle."--Rick Reilly
"Dan Jenkins is the only writer I read and laugh out loud, even when I am among sleeping passengers on a long distance flight!"--Robert Trent Jones II
SUBMITTED 2012 PEN/ESPN Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Sports Writing