Our new book, “GREEN GLORY” made its first public appearance at the Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM) pre-Expo event on January 23.
Stonehouse had a table, set up with an initial run of 100 books to sign and distribute. Linda Hartough, publisher Steve Hayes, writer Mort Mortensen, editor Sally Sportsman and I were on hand to autograph copies and meet the pros and golf industry colleagues who attended.
What a night it was… initially slow, at the end of the first hour a young Canadian pro and his assistants stopped by and bought five autographed copies. After that the floodgates seemed to open, and for the next hour we were selling and signing books in bunches. Among the friends who dropped by was Bob Denney, Senior Writer at the PGA, with the promise of a review in the members’ magazine.
The evening couldn’t have been more perfect; on-the-spot reviews were glowing, accompanied by questions galore about this course or that, about Mr. Nicklaus (he contributed the Introduction), about Rees Jones’s tribute to Course Superintendents, and best of all, about volume book purchases for member events.
Although “GREEN GLORY” won’t be available for public sale on the website until March 15, we’ll soon be shipping copies to the clubs and courses included in the book, accompanied by special offers for member/member and member/guest event gifts. We’re able to customize the dust covers to feature different courses and event titles – sure to please both club members and guests alike.
Then beginning March 15, we’ll sell the book online for $55, or $75 for an autographed first edition. Within the next few days we’ll have complete ordering info up here, so if you’ve been looking for the perfect gift for the golfer in your life, or if you want a solid addition to your golf library, check out the “flip book” sample we’re going to post, and stay tuned.
We’re printing only so many first editions, and judging by the reception in Orlando, they won’t last long.
All the best,