I Call the Shots

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Penguin, May 11, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 304 pages
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A straight-shooting look at the hottest issues and controversies in golf today, from the game’s most popular and provocative commentator

Johnny Miller’s brilliant career as a professional golfer—including U.S. Open and British Open championships—has been followed by a fourteen-year tenure in the broadcast booth as America’s most respected television golf analyst. In I Call the Shots he offers his no-holds-barred opinions, with trademark insight and wit, on all things golf: from the decline of playing etiquette to boorish fans; from legendary victories by the game’s greatest champions to monumental chokes that have destroyed careers; from the current state of the PGA Tour to the future of the game itself.

Packed with the best and worst Johnny has seen in more than thirty years as a champion player and cherished announcer, I Call the Shots is a must-read for any golfer or fan of the game and is sure to be fuel for controversy and conversation on fairways, in locker rooms, and at nineteenth holes across the country.


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User Review  - gmillar - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book. It was "light" and was meant to be that way but it was thoughtful and inciteful. I especially enjoyed reading Johnny's thoughts on his favorite courses, golf equipment and the golfers he has known that he most admires. Read full review

I Call the Shots: Straight Talk About the Game of Golf Today

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As the saying goes, "Those that can't do, teach." This is certainly true of golf. In golf, however, there is a corollary: "Those that have done, but can no longer do, commentate." Enter Miller. In ... Read full review

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Welcome to Smackdown Golf
The Dreaded C Word
Calling the Shots
Can Tiger Catch Jack?
Contenders or Pretenders?
For Better or Worse
Is the PGA Tour a Closed Shop?
Sorenstam and the True Principle Axiom
Golfs Greatest Generation
A Real Junior High
Rules for Fools
Moving Forward
Afterword Acknowledgments

Courses for Horses

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About the author (2004)

The lead golf analyst for NBC Sports for the past twelve years, Johnny Miller has won twenty-four PGA titles and was recently inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. He has also designed many award-winning golf courses, writes a monthly column for Golf Digest, and recently founded the Johnny Miller School of Golf.

Guy Yocom is a senior writer for Golf Digest.

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