Who We Met on the Way to Stanford: A Father's Memoir (Hardcover)
This is the story of all those parents who put their heart and soul into making their young athlete a player good enough to play at the professional level. It is the story of many young players who reached for the "Golden Ring" of making it on the PGA Tour. It is a universal story of trial and tribulation and all the support a young player needs for that success.
When Tiger Woods competed in high school, he won three championships in Southern California, a feat as extraordinary as his three US Junior Amateur wins. This is the story of Brian Sinay, who had a couple of chances to tie that remarkable record, and although he came close, he fell just short. Major newspaper articles compared the two accomplishments. Brian's goal was to play golf at Stanford and follow in the footsteps of Tiger Woods and Tom Watson. Brian's drive and determination to get a scholarship to Stanford is only part of the story. The book Who We Met on the Way to Stanford: A Father's Memoir is also about Brian's drive and determination to get a scholarship to Stanford and what happened when he arrived at Stanford. It tells the stories of all the aspiring young players he competed against.
The story is about expectation and loss, goals and achieving them, and life and the ironies it sometimes brings. This heart-wrenching story is one that all parents of young golfers who made the ultimate sacrifice can relate to, and for all those parents of athletes of all other sports who did as well.