“Nobody knows the game of golf and many of the quaint people who have inhabited it better than Bill Fields, and I’ve never read anyone who gets them down on paper better than he does. You’ll enjoy [Arnie, Seve, and a Fleck of Golf History] more than a string of birdies if you care anything at all about the sport.”
—Dan Jenkins, author of His Ownself: A Semi-Memoir, Dead Solid Perfect and Jenkins at the Majors
“Bill Fields’ field isn’t golf; it’s people. With a reporter’s instinct and a writer’s empathy, he specializes in stories only he can see. Don’t read him unless you’re ready to laugh and cry. Both.”
—Tom Callahan, author of Johnny U and His Father’s Son: Earl & Tiger Woods
“Bill Fields’ writing on golf has always been firmly rooted in a deep understanding and appreciation of the game’s history. It’s what makes his work not only memorable, but valuable.”
—Al Barkow, author of Gettin’ to the Dance Floor: An Oral History of American Golf and Golf’s Golden Grind.
“In my judgment, Bill Fields is the modern poet laureate of golf—as he abundantly reveals in this diverse and essential collection of his brilliant writings on the game’s most colorful stars and statesmen. For anyone who wonders why golf remains the most confoundingly wonderful game on earth, the answer lies here. [Arnie, Seve, and a Fleck of Golf History] is a book to dwell over and savor.”
—James Dodson, author of American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan and the Modern Age of Golf and Final Rounds: A Father, A Son, The Golf Journey of a Lifetime.
“Bill Fields is simply one of our finest living golf writers. His knowledge of the game—especially its history—is unsurpassed, and he blends that knowledge with a keen insight into the human soul and a sparkling prose style. This collection will introduce his amazing range and depth to new readers, and give longtime fans renewed pleasure. Arnie, Seve, and a Fleck of Golf History has a place of honor on my shelf of all-time favorites.”
—Roland Merullo, author of Golfing With God, Passion for Golf and The Italian Summer: Golf, Food, and Family at Lake Como
“If Bill Fields is writing it, I want to read it. The clarity and quality of his golf prose is exceptional. It’s solid reporting—with flair.”
—Curt Sampson, author of Hogan, The Lost Masters and The War by the Shore