First Edition of The Golden Bear's Autobiography My Story; Signed by Him
Nicklaus, Jack; Ken Bowden.$500.00
Item Number: 12016
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Andy and Ernestine I hope you enjoy “My Story” My best always Jack Nicklaus 1997.” Also signed by Jack Nicklaus’ wife, Barbara Nicklaus. Additionally inscribed by Pandel Savic, “Andy and Ernestine I love you ‘all’ Pandel Savic.” Savic was a close friend of Nicklaus, who played an important role in the golf community and served as longtime chairman of the PGA’s Memorial Tournament. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A unique example.
As "The Golfer of the Century," Jack Nicklaus is a recognized authority on the game's history and direction, and in his 13th book, My Story, he shares the details of his most impressive victories. With 20 major championships under his belt, he has plenty of highlights to share, including shot-by-shot analyses of his classic battles with fellow legends Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, and Tom Watson. Indeed, Nicklaus seems to recall every shot of his illustrious career, and he is able to infuse his discussions of final round action with suspense, even though we've known the outcomes all these years. To this erudite study of golf the Golden Bear adds personal elements that reveal the man behind the one-iron. Nicklaus describes his business dealings--both successes and failures--his love of golf course design, the effects of celebrity status, and his childhood.