The Longest Shot


With The Longest Shot, Neil Sagebiel has established a new bench mark for bringing to life golf's historic moments. From chronicling the humble early life of Jack Fleck to his sky rocket ride after winning the 1955 US Open, to his game's crashing and rebound, Neil weaves together events, thoughts and feelings of golf's humble giant slayer in a way that makes you feel you are on Fleck's porch over looking a rolling fairway with a cool lemonade in hand.

If that is not enough to captivate the golf reader then the extent of the detail that only hours of research and interviews can reveal will. As a tease consider these, baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb lost the 1st flight finals of the Olympic Clubs club championship, 7 and 6, to a 12 year old bound for golfing fame and Fleck defeated Hogan playing Hogan made golf clubs with the exception of his driver and putter. Wait until read what those were !

From page 201 "Do you think this fellow Fleck can get that last birdie ?" Gallery asked.  "I don't think so, Tom," Nelson replied. "There's too much pressure on him."


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