A player never wins the Masters on his own, as those of us who follow golf know well enough. But in all honesty, when I look back at my week in Georgia, I don’t know which one of those golfing legends helped me the most.
Augusta National Golf Club
Augusta National Golf Club, located in Augusta, Georgia, is a famous men's golf club.
About John Coyne
John Coyne is an American writer. He is the author of more than twenty-five nonfiction and fiction books, including a number of horror novels, while his short stories have been collected in "best of" anthologies such as Modern Masters of Horror and The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. A former Peace Corps Volunteer and a life-long lover of golf, Coyne has edited and written a number of books dealing with both subjects, the most recent two novels are The Caddie Who Knew Ben Hogan and The Caddie Who Played With Hickory.
The 13th Hole At the Augusta Nat.
This is one of Augusta National’s classic risk-reward holes. A slight draw is needed to get into position for the second shot to the par-5, but a tributary of the creek catches anything that comes up short. As Bobby Jones once remarked about the 13-hole, “several Masters have been won or lost here, even though the decision may not have been obvious at the time.”
As you might have guessed, I collect stories about great players from the past. Stories from when golf was more of a game, less of a television show. Here’s one about Johnny McDermott, the first American to win the U.S.
TIME Magazine in their July 2, 2007 issue features JFK with the cover line: What We Can Learn From JFK. It is the 6th Annual Making of America Issue of the magazine. Now, Richard Stengel, the Managing Editor, writes in his
While it is true that most golfers have, from time to time, “a horrible round of golf,” what is not clear is how a “horror writer” ends up writing a golf novel!
In the 1970s and ‘80s I wrote a series of horror