‘Nice Shot, Mr. Nicklaus’ by Michael Konik

By: Dr. John Wagner

What a fun book to read and what great little insights into the game and some of the people involved. The author did a great job in his "little stories" of some of the unusual things of golf – from the cow pasture open in Montana to golf in the Arctic Circle. This book is a keeper (as if I didn’t have enough golf books).

Particularly nice is that the book it can be read story by story, so that you can enjoy each one separately from the rest. It’s like a tapas lunch: accompanied by a nice glass of white wine, you can sip and enjoy the full flavor of each course. Get this book and enjoy.

‘Nice Shot, Mr. Nicklaus’ by Michael Konik, Huntington Press, 2000, $23.95, ISBN 0-929712-03

Dr. John Wagner has been a Seattle dentist for 37 years. He’s been published in several dental journals as well as had several articles appear in the turf magazine for Pacific Northwest golf course superintendents. John has served as a guest lecturer at the University of Washington Business School for several years and as a guest lecturer for several dental societies. Dr. Wagner is the co-designer (with Steve Shea of the Berger Partnership) of a golf course in Japan that cost over $120 million and was built by Wadsworth Golf Construction. He’s a Past President of the Washington State Golf Association and the current President of the Pacific Coast Golf Association. John is currently a Member of the USGA Green Section and a Director of the WSGA.