As soon as I found out I was getting a copy of Leonard Shapiro and Ed Sherman’s “Golf List Mania!” I began to schvitz in excitement. Besides it being a future 19th hole and coffee table staple, this book offers up (as they perfectly denote), “The Most Authoritative and Opinionated Rankings of the Best and Worst of the Game.” I personally enjoy reading stuff as interesting as this.
Included are lists by golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer as well as original stuff courtesy of Jim Nantz (who, by the way, offers up a great foreword) and one of America’s greatest sports writer, Dan Jenkins. Shapiro and Sherman delve into this with no holds barred. They have lists ranging from Arnie’s “My Five Most Important Victories” to a personal favorite – Shapiro’s; “Great Caddyshack Pick-Up Lines.”
Another great contribution to this book are the quotes that follow some of the lists. One that sticks out in my mind is Jimmy DeMaret’s, who said: “Golf and sex are the only things you can enjoy without being good at them.” Classic.
Fellow hacks, get out there and score yourself a copy for $15. I have lost more than that in golf balls after a round. At least there is a better chance of not losing this book. Good job fellas!
Hit’em long…yell FORE!!!