Joe Posnanski will discuss The Secret of Golf: The Story of Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Joe Posnanski will discuss The Secret of Golf: The Story of Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Joe Posnanski is the Author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Paterno.  He is a national columnist for NBC Sports and was a senior writer at Sports Illustrated from 2009 to 2012.  In 2012, he was named National Sportswriter of the Year by the Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame.  Before joining SI, he was a columnist for The Kansas City Star for fifteen years, and was twice named the best sports columnist in America by the Associated Press Sports Editors.  He is the Author of four Books and has been anthologized widely.  He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his family.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  The story of the friendship, rivalry, and enduring relationship between golf legends Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus, combined winners of twenty-six major championships, whose sparring matches defined the sport for more than a decade.  The first time they met, at an exhibition match in 1967, Tom Watson was a seventeen-year-old high school student and Jack Nicklaus, at twenty-seven, was already the greatest golfer in the world.  Though they shared some similarities--they were both Midwestern boys who had learned to play at their fathers' country clubs--they differed in most ways.  Nicklaus was known for his skill and confidence; Watson's game was wild and seemingly uncontrollable.  While Nicklaus lacked the charm and theatrics of crowd favorites like Arnold Palmer, Watson already possessed the zeal and energy that endeared him to fans.  Tom revered Jack; Jack barely knew who was Tom was.  Yet their seemingly divergent paths collided over the next twenty years, when they battled against each other again and again for championships, a place at the top of the sport, and the title of greatest living golfer.  Loosely focused on the period from the "Duel in the Sun" at Turnberry in 1977 to Watson's near-miraculous victory at Turnberry as he approached sixty, and informed by extensive interviews with both players over many years, The Secret of Golf is Joe Posnanski's intimate account of the most remarkable rivalry and (eventual) friendship in modern golf.

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM.  Doors OPEN at 6:00 PM.

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Joe Posnanski will discuss his New Book The Secret of Golf and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning will follow the discussion.  Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $27.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax, includes One Hardcover of The Secret of Golf: The Story of Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same Price.

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PLEASE NOTE:  The Publication & Sale Date for The Secret of Golf is Tuesday, June 09, 2015.  Tickets and Books may be picked up In-Store beginning Tuesday, June 09, 2015 through 2:00 PM on Thursday, June 11, 2015.  We will automatically have your Admission Packages held at the Will-Call Table of this Event if you are unable to pick them up ahead of time.

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Event date: 
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W. 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
SKU: PosnanskiADMIT2

ADMITS TWO: Includes One Hardcover of The Secret of Gold, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and One Guest Admission Ticket.

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