June 28, 2011—Associate Professor of English Zachary Michael Jack released his latest work, “Let There be Pebble: A Middle-Handicapper’s Year in America’s Garden of Golf,” in May 2011 by University of Nebraska Press. His yearlong research for the book about the famed oceanside Pebble Beach golf course culminated in on-site coverage of the U.S. Open on the 10th anniversary of Tiger Woods’s unprecedented win in 2000.
Jack talks with the all-time bestselling golf novelist, top pros and caddies, and golfing celebrities like Bill Murray. At times hilarious, haunting and historic, “Let There Be Pebble” reveals the uniqueness of this iconic sporting cathedral.
Bob Koczor of “Golf Today” said, “There’s plenty to satisfy, entertain and prod most golfers to want to read this one on Pebble. … An absolute winner!” And Kirkus Book Reviews said, “A real-life golf fantasy year, boldly lived and exuberantly told.”
At North Central, Jack teaches undergraduate courses in writing and urban studies and graduate courses in the masters in leadership studies program in sports leadership.