Just a Range Ball in a Box of Titleists: On and Off the Tour with Gary Mccord

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Penguin Publishing Group, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 206 pages
Gary McCord has been playing the PGA tour for the last twenty-three years, and broadcasting for CBS for the last ten. His tournament success has been, shall we say, mixed. But during those years, he admits, "a number of strange and interesting things have transpired."Now, through his unique greens-eye view, McCord brings them to us: the Tour, the personalities, the culture, the very sights and smells of professional golf. Inside you'll find people named Norman, Nicklaus, Pavin, Watson, Mickelson, and Daly. But you'll also find deeply funny tales of terror on everything from Qualifying School to the Masters.In all, Just a Range Ball... is a work of pure delight from Gary McCord, television's number one golf commentator and iconoclast.

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About the author (1998)

Gary McCord was born in San Gabriel, California on May 23, 1948. He was a professional golfer who never won a title over his twenty-three year career. He did finish second in the 1977 Greater Milwaukee Open. After competing in the 1986 Colonial Invitational, he approached a CBS producer and offered to look at their approach to its golf coverage in exchange for a week's room and board. They took him up on his offer and a week later, he was handed a headset at the 16th hole tower and was told he was a commentator. He wrote Golf for Dummies with John Huggan and Just a Range Ball in a Box of Titleists. He has written several instructional articles in national golf magazines and writes a weekly America Online article for iGolf. He appeared as himself in the movie Tin Cup starring Kevin Costner and Don Johnson. He runs a golf school in Scottsdale, Arizona with Peter Kostis that is called the Kostis/McCord Learning Center.

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