Saturday, January 24

Birmingham (Ala.) Golfer Wins ‘First Off the Tee’ Drawing

CONGRATULATIONS TO SCOTT STONE, winner of the free drawing for First Off the Tee: Presidential Hackers, Duffers and Cheaters from Taft to Bush, a bestselling book on America’s golfing presidents by Don Van Natta Jr. Scott will receive an autographed copy of First Off the Tee (in hardcover), along with a personal note from the author.

(Note: Don’s next book, Wonder Girl, is a biography of Babe Didrikson Zaharias, a 20th-century phenom in three sports: golf, basketball and track and field.)

Meet the Winner

Scott is the CFO of a software company. He started a golf blog, Bushwood Country Club, last fall.

“I've been playing golf for about 15 years,” Scott wrote in an email.

“I started playing as a result of a mandatory corporate outing. My first tee shot went over the roof of a condo building and missed a lady walking her poodle by about three feet. I was immediately hooked on the game, and have played steadily since then. For most of the year, I get to play one to two times per week and am a 10 handicapper.”

Favorite golf memories:
Attending the 1999 Masters and 2008 Ryder Cup
Favorite golf courses: Shoal Creek Country Club (just down the street from my house) and the Lake Course at the Olympic Club
Favorite pro golfers: Hunter Mahan and Paula Creamer

Thanks to all who entered. There will be more free drawings in the near future, so keep coming back.

−The Armchair Golfer

2 comments: said...

I am guessing you mean Birmingham in the USA and not Birmingham in Great Britain? As i havent heard of any Birmingham golfers from the UK ever winning anything lol (i'm one of them)


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The Armchair Golfer said...

Good point, Andy. I apologize for not thinking about the confusion this would cause UK readers. I've clarified it.