"THE BOOK THAT LAUNCHED 1,0000 GOLF CONVERSATIONS": FIRST EDITION OF I CALL THE SHOTS, BOLDLY SIGNED BY JOHNNY MILLER
MILLER, Johnny. I Call the Shots. Straight Talk about the Game of Golf Today. (New York): Gotham, (2004). Octavo, original half black and blue paper boards, original dust jacket. $350.
First edition of the champion golfer's insightful and always "entertaining page turner," signed by Johnny Miller.
In his forward to I Call the Shots, Jack Nicklaus writes: "Johnny Miller has always had a knack for making difficult things look easy… during his prime in the 1970s, he played the game brilliantly, yet almost effortlessly," and in his career as one of golf's finest analysts, he has always displayed a "deep understanding of the game and the way players think and behave under pressure." In chapters such as "Welcome to Smackdown Golf" and "Rules for Fools," Miller offers lively commentary on strategies and form, as he highlights "the players and the future of the sport… perhaps most importantly, he speaks his mind, especially about poor sportsmanship" (Publishers Weekly). Co-authored with Golf Digest's Guy Yocum, it's "the book that launched 1,000 golf conversations… A readable and entertaining page-turner" (Seattle Times). "First printing, May 2004" with full number line on copyright page.
A fine signed copy.