Working in the Shadows of many GOLF GREATS!
On this website, at the center of many of my blogs, are stories from my life in golf; Memoirs.
Naturally, most people believe memories should be about the good things; happy happenings from the past. On that note, my posted biography mentions my longtime tenure at GOLF Magazine, namely my job as senior editor of instruction, from 1984-1998, when I got to work with the greatest golf teachers and tour pros in the world, and play with major championship winners. What thrills, what memories!
Further, Ken Byers, the entrepreneur who convinced me to set up this website, and who oversees the picking out and arranging of photographs accompanying my stories and golf instruction advice, provided readers like you with many more happy golf anecdotes of mine after I’d sent him a golf-biography to be posted.
Thank you Ken, for your loyalty and creative sense.
In this lengthy biographic profile that I hope you read, is one of my proudest moments: Shooting 70 to the 68 shot by Sandy Lyle, winner of the Masters and British Open, at the course he grew up on, Hawkstone Park, in Shrewsbury, England; 16 pars, 2 birdies, and no bogies. This round, on a course I’d never seen before, let alone ever played, included the happy milestone of playing a full eighteen holes without scoring one bogie; something I had never done before!
When Sandy (who I later collaborated with on the book, LEARNING GOLF: The Lyle Way), shook my hand, and said: “Super round John,” I felt he knew I had what it took to have become a tour pro.”