Lost Skills of the Old-Time Golf Pro

By Tony Jacklin


Most golf fans today have a vision of the golf pro who flies around the world in private jets to compete for big money at luxurious golf courses in exotic places. That may be true today for the top players in the era of huge purses and big-money endorsement … read more

The Agony and The Ecstasy

By Tony Jacklin


Golf has given me some of the greatest highs that a man can have. There is no way to describe adequately what it is like to win two national championships—The British Open and the US Open—and to hold both titles simultaneously. Or to hit a clutch iron shot on … read more

The Challenge of Writing a Book in English—With an Englishman

By Shelby Yastrow


One might think that I was either crazy, naïve, or overly ambitious to write a book with Tony Jacklin. Possibly all three.  


First, even though the book is a work of fiction, it involves a professional golfer, and that’s a subject Tony has lived and knows so much … read more

Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall, Who’s the Fairest of Them All?

By Tony Jacklin


Having played competitive professional golf at the highest level for many years, I’ve been asked countless times to identify the greatest golfer of all time. But it’s a question that I can’t answer with confidence, for many reasons. Equipment and golf courses have changed over the years, so we could … read more

Paris and the Ryder Cup

By Tony Jacklin


In 1970, perfume company Lancôme decided to sponsor an exclusive event in Paris at the Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche Golf Club. There were just eight players, all major champions, and let’s just say that we were very well taken care of. We had our own chauffeur-driven Mercedes limousine and stayed at the Paris … read more

Arnie the Aviator

By Tony Jacklin


Arnold and me not long before his death.


Arnold Palmer and I enjoyed a long friendship that transcended our golf rivalry. We even helped each other when we were both grieving over the deaths of our first wives. Of course, I didn’t let that friendship lessen my … read more

The “Gimme” Heard ‘Round the World

By Tony Jacklin


Every golfer who has ever played the game knows a “gimme” when he sees it. It’s a putt that’s so short and easy that one’s opponent will normally, as a mark of sportsmanship, “concede” it in match play. Yet friendships have been lost, and duels have probably been … read more

Just Lee and Me

By Tony Jacklin


Watch a professional golf tournament today and you’ll notice something strange: nobody talks. The top players—Jordan Speith, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson—are all business on the course. For the most part, they rarely say a word or crack a smile. But my friend Lee Trevinoread more

My Collaboration with Tony Jacklin

By Shelby Yastrow


After writing two previous novels about lawsuits (as well as one non-fiction book), I decided that I would write a story that combined law with golf—an uncommon but appealing combination. I had settled on the skeleton of a story when I met Tony Jacklin at the 2016 … read more

From Burgers to Books

By Shelby Yastrow


As with every person who has ever written a book, I’ve been asked countless times to explain how I got started down the road of authorship, a road filled with many unexpected detours, curves, and potholes. What was my stimulus? Who was my inspiration?


Well, as embarrassing as it … read more

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