Wanna Bet?: The Greatest True Stories About Gambling on Golf, from Titanic Thompson to Tiger Woods

Wanna Bet?: The Greatest True Stories About Gambling on Golf, from Titanic Thompson to Tiger Woods

by Don Wade

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Wanna Bet?: The Greatest True Stories About Gambling on Golf, from Titanic Thompson to Tiger Woods by Don Wade

Golf and gambling go together like irons and woods, caddies and bags, feet and Foot-Joys. Nobody knows how to make the side action sizzle like golfers — and nobody knows golf like beloved author and longtime Golf Digest editor Don Wade. In his new book, the author of the best-selling "And Then Jack Said to Arnie . . ." series and Talking on Tour presents the greatest anecdotes and stories about gambling on golf, featuring yarns from today's PGA Tour to tales about celebrity money matches to classic hustling stories from the game's glory days. Ever hear about the time Babe Ruth played Ty Cobb in an epic, 54-hole, three-state match? Or the time JFK resorted to presidential "persuasion" to win a golf bet? And who was it that quipped, when asked about the pressure of playing high stakes golf on the PGA Tour, "This isn't pressure. Real pressure is playing for 10 when you don't have a dime in your pocket"? Filled with short anecdotes and tall tales, Wanna Bet? is the ideal gift for any golfer who's ever stood over a four-foot putt to lose his shirt or win all the skins.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560258995
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 10/28/2006
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 7.86(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Don Wade is a former senior editor at Golf Digest magazine and the best-selling author of Talking on Tour and the "And Then Jack Said to Arnie . . ." series. His other books include Swing Thoughts, Amy Alcott's Guide to Women's Golf (with Amy Alcott), and a novel, Take Dead Aim. He lives Stamford, Connecticut.

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