Mr. Hogan, the Man I Knew: An LPGA Player Looks Back on an Amazing Friendship and Lessons She Learned from Golf's Greatest Legend

Mr. Hogan, the Man I Knew: An LPGA Player Looks Back on an Amazing Friendship and Lessons She Learned from Golf's Greatest Legend

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by Kris Tschetter
     
 

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An accomplished LPGA player recalls her days as an unlikely student of a living legend and the priceless lessons he taught her.

As a collegiate golfer in the 1980s, rising star Kris Tschetter was fortunate enough to gain membership at Shady Oaks, one of the best courses in Texas, where Ben Hogan was a member. There was an unwritten rule at the club:

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An accomplished LPGA player recalls her days as an unlikely student of a living legend and the priceless lessons he taught her.

As a collegiate golfer in the 1980s, rising star Kris Tschetter was fortunate enough to gain membership at Shady Oaks, one of the best courses in Texas, where Ben Hogan was a member. There was an unwritten rule at the club: Don't bother Mr. Hogan. But when the master of the game observed Tschetter's constant presence on the driving range, he offered to help her with her swing. And a unique friendship began.

Despite Hogan's enigmatic reputation, Tschetter reveals a very different side to golf's elder statesman. On the links, he began to recall some of his fondest memories, telling his new student about his fifty-year romance with his wife, Valerie, and sharing other poignant details about his life. After Tschetter turned pro, Hogan came out to watch her play at Fort Worth's Colonial Country Club-the last professional round he watched in person. Mr. Hogan, the Man I Knew is a stirring memoir of a champion's final chapter and a friendship between two very different people who shared the same passion.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592405459
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
10/14/2010
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 7.34(h) x 0.93(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"This heartfelt memoir offers a very special glimpse into the life of a very special golfer."
-Booklist

"I never tire of hearing Hogan stories. These stories are special, though. My profound thanks to Kris for sharing her personal thoughts and remembrances of a man so few knew well. This book finally brings to light his humorous and sensitive side. I loved it."
-Ben Crenshaw, Masters Champion, 1984 and 1995

"This young lady obviously knew my friend, Ben, very well. Her anecdotes demonstrate his genuine character. I found her book very entertaining."
-Jackie Burke, PGA Golfer of the Year, 1956

"It's not only the best "golf" book I've ever read but also unveils a Hogan his legions of fans and followers never knew."
-Jim Mahoney, Legendary Hollywood Publicist

"You don't have to know the difference between a hook and a fade or a birdie and an eagle to enjoy this heartfelt story about an unexpected yet unlikely friendship of two people, in different stages of their lives, brought together by the game of golf. Once you start reading this book, don't expect to put it down anytime soon."
-Linda Cohn, ESPN Sportscaster

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