Golf News for Wednesday, March 10, 2010 | Books

Skyhorse Publishing releasing John Richardson's "Dream On"

Dream On is great new memoir about golf and pursuing your dreams out this April by Skyhorse Publishing that fans of David Feherty will absolutely adore. It's the story of a mediocre golfer who spends a year working towards the lofty goal of breaking par while maintaining his full-time job and family life - when others, including professional golfers, told him to "dream on." This book was a #1bestseller in the UK, and now, with its North American release, it will inspire and compel golf veterans and novices alike!

One Hack Golfer's Challenge to Break Par in a Year
By John Richardson

"A great, heart-warming story . . . Read it and see how you can turn your golfing dreams into reality."
- Irish Independent

"Whether you are a golfer or not, John's story is a lesson for life."
- GolfWorld

"Dream On can inspire and motivate you to push yourself to set and achieve any goals you may have."

Famed Scottish golfer and commentator Sam Torrance told John Richardson to "dream on," when Richardson told him he was determined to break par in a year. John was a typical weekend golfer with a wife, a daughter, a full-time job, and a goal. Dream On: A Hack Golfer's Challenge to Break Par in a Year is the true story of how John Richardson went from being an average 24-handicapper to breaking par (72) in one year's time at the local golf course while working a demanding job and trying his best to remain a good husband and father. Virtually everyone he came across told him it couldn't be done. PGA Tour pro Darren Clarke told him that three years would be a more realistic time frame. Add to the mix a range of golf injuries and a rigorous work schedule, and you can understand why there were so many doubters! Dream On is the hilarious and inspiring story of how John achieved the seemingly impossible - from how the initial challenge took shape and the methods he used to dramatically improve his game to that glorious day, less than one year later, when he broke par and played the best round of his life!

Dream On was already a #1 bestselling golf book in the U.K., and now, with its North American debut, readers can enjoy the heartfelt, touching, and informative story that simultaneously teaches them how to improve their golf game and relentlessly pursue their dreams.

About the Author:
John Richardson worked for more than fifteen years in the coffee bar and restaurant industry, at one time running the largest sandwich business in Ireland. A keen golfer, he lives with his wife and daughter in Bangor, Northern Ireland.

To schedule an interview with John Richardson, please contact:
Esther Bochner / 212 643 6816 x 224 /

Dream On: One Hack Golfer's Challenge to Break Par in a Year
By John Richardson
Skyhorse Publishing Hardcover
On Sale: April 1, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-61608-026-6
Price: $23.95
Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
555 Eighth Avenue, Suite 903
New York, NY 10018
212 643 6816

CONTACT: Esther Bochner
(212) 643-6816 X224