The NebGolf Podcast | John Dechant
Former NebGolf Intern to Release Book, Little Poison
OMAHA (March 1, 2023) – Omaha's John Dechant, a former Nebraska Golf Association intern joined the NebGolf Podcast presented by OrthoNebraska to talk about the release of his new book, and his days as an intern.
Dechant is nearing release of his latest book, Little Poison, on April 1 (NebGolf members can order for 40% off, see the March 1 newsletter for more). Dechant, a former Creighton Bluejay golfer, interned for NebGolf in 2005.
Little Poison is the story of Paul Runyan, an Arkansas farm boy who stood five feet, six inches and weighed 130 pounds; and shocked the golf world by defeating long and lean, sweet-swinging Sam Snead in the finals of the 1938 PGA Championship, thus earning the nickname “Little Poison.” Runyan did more than beat Snead: he shellacked him as decisively as David toppled mighty Goliath.
NebGolf members can purchase Little Poison with a 40% discount by using the discount code in the March 1 newsletter at the University of Nebraska Press website.
The Nebraska Golf Association (NebGolf), founded in 1966, is comprised of all members of public and private clubs and/or municipal or regional golf associations which utilize an approved handicap service recognized by the USGA and provided by NebGolf. Our mission is to uphold and promote the game of golf and its values to all golfers in Nebraska. Among the duties of the Association include governance of member clubs and service as their handicapping and course rating authority, conduct of state golf championships, local USGA qualifying & other notable competitions, promotion of junior golf, presentation of worthwhile educational programs and support of allied golf organizations in Nebraska. The Nebraska Golf Association is an Allied Golf Association of the USGA and carries out core services including Handicap Administration and Oversight, Course Rating, Rules of Golf and Rules of Amateur Status, Tournaments and USGA Championship Qualifiers and USGA Initiatives and Community Programs.