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THE PGA OF AMERICA UNVEILS UNIQUE BOOK 'A SPIRIT OF GOLF'*Stories from Those Who Love the Game PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - The Professional Golfers' Association of America proudly presents a unique publication, A Spirit of Golf - Stories from those who love the game. This compilation features true stories from both on and off the course which touch the human spirit and explores the invaluable role of the PGA Professional in the lives of those who love the game.

While A Spirit of Golf is a collection of many amazing golf stories from golf professionals and celebrity golfers, it is also about the sport's unique experiences, which capture the essence of the game.

"A Spirit of Golf epitomizes the multi-faceted role of the PGA Professional and how he or she impacts the lives of golfers everywhere," said PGA of America President Jack Connelly. "The PGA is extremely proud of the contributions from golfers throughout the country who have shared their stories - both humorous and heart-rending - about those PGA Professionals who have made a difference in their lives."

The 288- page book features vignettes authored by many of the game's legendary players, including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, JoAnne Carner and Paul Runyan. Stories range from a PGA member who was awaken to give lessons to a reputed mobster at midnight to the ingenious construction of the "special club" designed for Alan Shepard's famous moon shot. Some stories should be in "Believe It or Not". Consider the odds of four amateur golfers playing together in a local tournament and each achieving their first hole-in-ones on four different par-3s and the PGA member who admonished Clint Eastwood to "listen more carefully to his instructions" only to realize he had just upset "Dirty Harry".

A Spirit of Golf: Stories from those who love the game (ISBN#0-9656410-6-6) is available at $24.95 at golf shops and most bookstores nationwide, or by calling 1-800-910-4944. One hundred percent of royalties from A Spirit of Golf will go toward the growth of the game and scholarships for programs that assist at-risk children.
Bob Denney, PGA of America 561/624-8582

August 7, 2001