“Joe Wessel had a special relationship with his father. That relationship is the heart of this book.”

– Jack Nicklaus

Jack William Nicklaus, nicknamed The Golden Bear, is an American retired professional golfer. Many observers regard him as the greatest golfer of all time. During a span of more than 25 years, he won a record 18 major championships while producing 19 second-place and 9 third-place finishes.

“Hearing the story of White Fang and Joe playing Augusta National with his dad reminds me of the time I played with my son Carter. I’ve played the course a hundred times, but playing with my son is one of the most memorable experiences.”

– David Toms

Professional Golfer, 2001 PGA Champion, 13-time winner on the PGA Tour

“I have been around golf my whole life and Joe’s White Fang story is one of the best I’ve heard. A must-read—and not just for golfers!”

– Gary Koch

PGA Tour Professional and Network Golf Analyst

“Thinking how White Fang got into Joe Wessel’s hands to me HAD to be some sort of betting settlement. To Steve, it was probably just another of the many putters Jack had laying around . . . but to Jack, obviously this particular putter was a bit more ‘special.’ I’m glad Jack got it back.”

– Mark Lye

18-year PGA Tour player, and 18-year golf analyst at Golf Channel

“Joe has been a lifelong friend. He and I have played a lot of golf over the years, and every time I heard his White Fang story I thought it was one of the best golf stories I have ever heard.”

– Skip Holtz

Head football coach and assistant for over 30 years

“I was very lucky to grow up in the shadow of a giant, my father Don Shula. As detailed in this book, Joe and his dad had a wonderful relationship that I enjoyed watching grow for many years.”

– Dave Shula

Wide receivers coach at Dartmouth College; former NFL coach; and former executive at Shula’s Steak Houses, LLLP