Burke and Demaret: The Wit and Wisdom of Golf’s Most Colorful Duo
by: Bill Pelham
About the book
“Burke and Demaret-The Wit and Wisdom of Golf’s Most Colorful Duo”, is a collection of stories that pays tribute to two of the game’s most legendary golfers and visionaries. It focuses on their lives long after the bright lights of competition on the PGA Tour had ended, giving the reader a close-up look at their unique personalities and incredible friendship.
Jack Burke and Jimmy Demaret not only created a golf club that stands today as a beacon to their community and the State of Texas but did so with the same kind of flair and flamboyance that made them famous to an entire nation of golfers.
From celebrities like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, James Garner and Mickey Rooney, to some of the greats of every sport, including Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Willie Mays, Roger Maris, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, and Tiger Woods….all left their footprints in Champions rich history.
Some of these stories have become legendary around the club, but many have never been told before this writing. They should be remembered forever. Enjoy!
About the author
Bill Pelham is a professional golfer who worked as an assistant golf professional at Champions Golf Club (from 1971-1976) in Houston before leaving to play the PGA Tour. Though he never won, his five-year Tour career included playing in five major championships. He has written two stories for Chicken Soup for the Golfer’s Soul and Golfer’s Soul II, honoring both his father and the late Arnold Palmer.
August 1, 2019