Players Share Their Defining Golf Moments
By Ron Cherney and
play golf, you can recall the best shot you’ve ever hit like
you can recall your own name. It is one of those memories that lives
in the recesses of every golfer’s mind and one of those things
that every golfer hopes to be able to recreate the next time they
step to the tee box.
My Greatest Shot, Ron Cherney and Michael Arkush asked
the greatest golfers of our time to recount their greatest shots
and this book is a compilation of the letters and responses they
received. Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, and Jack Nicklaus are just
three of the stars that responded to the inquiry. The letters are
reprinted exactly as the authors received them – some typed,
some handwritten, some short, some long – and they make for
extremely compelling reading for all golf fans.
of the shots described will be familiar to golf fans. Tom Watson
lists his famous chip-in at the 1982 U.S. Open. Sergio Garcia describes
his six-iron from the base of a tree at the 1999 PGA Championship.
And Larry Mize recounts his shining moment in the sport, as he chipped
in to win the 1987 Masters in sudden death.
the most intriguing and satisfying letters are about the shots that
no one but the golfer would ever remember. Notah Begay tells how
he made a hole in one when he was eleven years old, but no one was
around to witness it. Brad Faxon remembers the shot that helped
him earn a place on the 1995 Ryder Cup team. And Esteban Toledo
tells in great detail of the remarkable birdie that finally got
him through Q-School and earned him his PGA Tour card.
David Feherty, easily the funniest man in golf and maybe one of
the funniest people on the planet, recounts a story about a shot
that alone justifies the price of the book.
is a book written strictly for the ardent golf fan – even
modest golf fans might find the details in the letters a little
overwhelming. But for those that can’t get enough of the game,
they would be hard pressed to find a better book that illustrates
why so many people love the sport.