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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


Grace Under Pressure

By Tony Jacklin

 

In the late afternoon of Saturday, June 20, 1970, I found myself sitting on a four-stroke lead in the US Open at the Hazeltine Country Club outside of Minneapolis. Playing conditions had been excruciating that week but, accustomed as I was to the winds of Great … read more


Thank You, Walter Hagen

By Tony Jacklin

 

It’s no secret that many things about golf have changed over the years. Courses are longer, balls are livelier, equipment is better, and professional purses are astronomically bigger. But what has gone largely unnoticed is the esteem in which professional golfers are held.

 

Not to put too fine … read more


Riddle Me This: What Do Golf and a Courtroom Have in Common?

By Shelby Yastrow

 

Golf and law are adversarial disciplines where the rules are clear and steady nerves matter as much as talent and skill. In both, the difference between glorious victory and bitter defeat often comes down to the smallest details: a few degrees of angle of a club face or … read more


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