Chi Chi's Secrets of Power Golf

Rodriquez, Juan (Chi-Chi)

Published by Viking, 1967
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Title: Chi Chi's Secrets of Power Golf
Publisher: Viking
Publication Date: 1967
Binding: Cloth
Illustrator: Photo Illustrated
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition

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Rodriquez, Juan (Chi Chi)
Published by The Viking Press, New York (1967)
ISBN 10: 0670215740 ISBN 13: 9780670215744
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Book Description The Viking Press, New York, 1967. Hardcover. Reprint. Second printing. xiv, 78, [2] p. Illustrations. From Wikipedia: "Juan Antonio "Chi-Chi" Rodríguez (born October 23, 1935) is a Puerto Rican professional golfer. He was the first Puerto Rican to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.When Rodríguez was only seven years old, he helped the family by earning money as a water carrier on a sugar plantation. One day Juan wandered off into a golf course. When he saw that the caddies were earning more money than he was he decided to become a caddy himself.By the time he was nine years old, he was proficient at golf and in 1947 at the age of 12, he scored a 67. In 1954 when Rodríguez was 19, he joined the United States Army. During his breaks, he would visit whichever golf course was nearby, where he continued to perfect his game. Rodríguez turned professional in 1960. In 1963 at age 28 Rodríguez won the Denver Open, which he considers his favorite win. He won eight titles on the PGA Tour between 1963 and 1979. At first Rodríguez used to put his hat over the hole whenever he made a birdie or eagle. After he heard that other golfers were complaining about his little act, he decided to try something new. Juan developed his signature "toreador dance", where he would make believe that the ball was a "bull" and that his putter was a "sword", and he would terminate the "bull". Rodríguez represented Puerto Rico on 12 World Cup teams. [edit] Senior PGA TourRodríguez became eligible to play on the Senior PGA Tour (now known as the Champions Tour) in 1985 and did so for many years with great success, earning 22 tournament victories between 1986 and 1993. He was the first player on the Senior PGA Tour to win the same event in three consecutive years. He set a tour record with eight consecutive birdies en route to a win at the 1987 Silver Pages Classic. In 1991, he lost an 18-hole playoff to Jack Nicklaus in the U.S. Senior Open. [edit] Awards and honorsIn 1986, Rodríguez won the Hispanic Recognition Award. In 1988, he was named Replica's Hispanic Man of the Year. In 1989, Rodríguez was voted the Bob Jones Award, the highest honor given by the United States Golf Association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf. He received the 1989 Old Tom Morris Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, GCSAA's highest honor. In 1992, Juan "Chi-Chi" Rodríguez was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, the first Puerto Rican so honored. [edit] Later yearsOn one occasion Rodríguez had a brief encounter with Mother Teresa. He considers that moment as the greatest moment in his life. This encounter inspired him to help others. Rodríguez, together with former pro golfer Bill Hayes and Bob James, established the "Chi-Chi Rodríguez Youth Foundation", an afterschool program at the Glen Oaks Golf Course in Clearwater, Florida. The principal idea behind the foundation is to instill self-esteem in young people who are victims of abuse, have experienced minor brushes with the law, or have suffered other hardships. Rodríguez also bought his mother a house and gave financial help to his brothers and sisters. In October 1998, Rodríguez suffered a heart attack. He had an angioplasty to clear the blocked artery and made a recovery. He is married and has one daughter. In 2004 Rodriguez made a cameo in the movie Welcome to Mooseport, shown golfing with the "President" portrayed by Gene Hackman. In May 2010, Rodríguez was robbed at his house in Guayama, Puerto Rico by three people who stole $500, 000 in cash and jewelry. Rodríguez and his wife were awakened at 1: 45 in the morning by masked men who then tied them up and robbed them." On March 11, 2012, at the age of 76, Rodríguez participated as an honorary player in the Puerto Rico Open. He played 18 holes as his final officlal round as a professional in the PGA. There were several events honoring Rodríguez associated with the Tournament, and the tribute received extensive media coverage." Very good in good dust jacket. Signed by author. Bookseller Inventory # 66967

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