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Starting the US Open 

From Shinnecock to Pebble Beach

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US Open Special: Personalized US Open 1st Tee introduction by Ron Read Audio File. Just like Tiger Woods. 

Tiger Woods Intro US Open Torrey Pines
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Ron's Story

Ron Read is the author of Starting the US Open: From Shinnecock to Pebble Beach. For 23 years, first at Shinnecock Hills, Ron witnessed the toughest shot in golf, the opening drive from the #1 tee of the United States Open Championship. His vantage point was up close and at times very personal.  As the US Open starter, Ron formed enduring relationships with golfers, caddies, sportscasters, writers, superintendents, and many others.  In Starting the US Open, he takes us inside the ropes, through clubhouse, and into the inner sanctum to bring us the stories that reveal what has made this tournament and this sport truly special in the eyes of fans and players alike. More than a great read, Starting the US Open is a great experience. "Play Away Please!"

For his entire professional career, Ron Read served the Game of Golf in various capacities starting with the Northern California Golf Association (NCGA) and then the United States Golf Association (USGA). For over 40 years Ron loved enriching lives through golf.

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Golf fans, book fans -- Ron would love to hear from you. Do you have questions about the book? Do you have your own golf stories that you would like to tell? Send them over!

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"Few have experienced the cauldron of every golfer experiences on the first tee of the U.S. Open. My friend Ron Read had a front row seat, there, for 23 years to witness the hardest shot in golf—the first one. He is in fact the man who ‘Starting the U.S. Open"

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