The Mouse That Roared on Saturday: Brian Henninger at the 1995 Masters is PGA Tour player Brian Henninger's book on his experiences leading the 1995 Masters after three rounds, and his life in golf. The book is an 8.5 x 5.5 paperback, 152 pages, and was written for the tenth anniversary of Brian's great performance at Augusta National. The book was printed by King Printing/Adi Books of Lowell, Massachusettes. It will be available for shipment on Saturday, April 9, 2005, the tenth anniversary, to the day, of Brian's magical third round at Augusta National.
This book can be purchased online at PinemeadowGolf.com.
Describes the whys and the wherefores of writing the book.
On Brink of History, Henninger Synonymous With Anonymous. Recounts the magic of the third round of the Masters Tournament on Saturday, April 8, 1995 at Augusta National.
Who is That Little Guy? He Looks so Young! My friend and mentor Peter Jacobsen; a Henninger family album; Coach Randy Lein and walking on at USC; private housing and my other families out there; the almost never was at New Haven, Connecticut; the legend of the La Quinta bag-room boy
My Ticket to the Masters. Winning the 1994 Deposit Guaranty Classic to get in to the Masters; financing my fledgling career; three wins on the Ben Hogan Tour; joining the Callaway golf team; my rookie year on the PGA Tour; the 1994 Bell South Invitational and letting Superman fly.
Arriving at Augusta in Wide-Eyed Amazement. The grounds; our rental house; my family and friends and only six tickets; my practice round with Larry Mize; my practice round with Dick Helmstetter; nervous on the tee of the Par 3 Tournament; the Arnold Palmer dedication; Jack Nicklaus wins the 1986 Masters.
No Sleep, Sleeping on the Lead. Sunday had a weird feel from the beginning; 18 birdies over 3 days, with none on Sunday; watching Ben win and wishing; my tie for tenth assured me of my second trip to Augusta for the 1986 Masters.
My Diary From the 1996 Masters Tournament. My reflections, written down at the time between Tuesday, April 9, 1996 through Sunday, April 14, 1996.
The Experience at Augusta Changed My Life. My second PGA Tour win at Annandale in 1999 but there is no ticket to Augusta this time; 1996 Q School, another almost never was; The Fred Meyer Challenge and Peter Jacobsens charity work in excess of $10,000,000; victory with Scott McCarron at the final Fred Meyer Challenge in 2002; Bandon Dunes; The Fireside Chat.
I Will be Back! All the Way Back to Augusta. Travelling a long way to know I can still go low; I am only half way through a wonderful career; be the best Pro-Am partner you can be.
The book is dedicated to Brian's wife, Catherine. The book is also dedicated to Underdogs Everywhere: When you look up the word Underdog in the Microsoft Word Thesaurus, the words small fry, runner up, and little guy appear on the screen. This book is also dedicated to underdogs everywhere, other little guys like me who, in the words of Chief Dan Georges character in The Outlaw Jose Wales, endeavor to persevere.
The underdog theme is also responsible for the books title. The Mouse That Roared was written by Leonard Wibberly (Four Walls Eight Windows,1955, 1983) and made into a movie in 1959 starring Peter Sellers (who played several characters) and Jean Seberg. A tiny country, the Duchy of Grand Fenwick, known only for a fine wine called Pinot Grand Fenwick declares war on the United States, invades New York City with a ramshackle army and accidentally captures the worlds newest and most destructive bomb. As global superpowers scramble to make sense of this sudden reversal, Grand Fenwick is forced to confront its new statusas the most powerful nation on the planet. (Back Cover). For one day at Augusta National in 1995, Brian Henninger also had to confront his new status among the most powerful golfers on the planet. In a touch of accidental irony, Brian counts casting Fenwick fly rods and enjoying a good pinot noir among his favorite things to do away from tournament golf.
Let Superman fly! We hope you enjoy the book.
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