Do you know who shot the greatest round of golf in competition ever? Ever swear at Arnold Palmer’s wife on the phone and hang up on her? Have you read The Range Bucket List: The Golf Adventure of a Lifetime? We don’t even care what your answers are: you need to tune in to this episode of the Stick and Hack Show.
We’ve got the story of Al Geiberger, who is, perhaps, best known for his penchant for peanut butter sandwiches. But we like to call him “Mr. 59.” Get to know this golf legend, and tune in for a round of 2020 Questions on predictions for the world of golf and the Stick and Hack nation. Adam and Mike take the classic game of 20 Questions and… do six. They tried. The Hack asks the questions and the Stick answers.
But the meat of this episode is the conversation with legendary golf writer James Dodson. He’s known as the “Everyman’s Golf Writer,” and we can’t think of a more fitting title. James plays with any local who’s up for a round and a great yarn – as well as golf legends, presidents, and celebrities. In our chat, James regales us with stories about:
His upbringing in the golf world by an “incurable optimist who believed that golf provides the best opportunities for competitive fun and friendship in a complex world.”
His “Things to Do In Golf” list, which – after a few decades – became the driving force behind his most recent book, The Range Bucket List.
The moment he hung up on Arnold Palmer’s wife. And why she called him back.
If you have a golf story, James Dodson has a better golf story. And he tells them like a master.
Hear what James Dodson has to say. You’ll be glad you spent a few minutes with a man who has some amazing stories and a golf life well lived.
About James Dodson
James Dodson is an award-winning sportswriter and author of critically-acclaimed, best-selling books, including Final Rounds, Faithful Travelers, A Golfer’s Life (with Arnold Palmer), Ben Hogan: An American Life, and The Range Bucket List.