BOGIE, Golf as it Was – A History of Golf Novel

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About the Author

Charles “Chuck” Hellman is the author of BOGIE, a historic golf novel taking place in St. Andrews, Scotland during the 18th Century. He is a low handicap golfer himself and has played the game for over 60 years world-wide—three trips to Scotland and Ireland. He has written over fifty books—a series of sport children books and a collection of sport cartoon books.

Chuck is a native Hoosier—born in Gary, Indiana. Chuck graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He excelled in golf in college and became the captain of Purdue’s award-winning golf team He has spent most of his adult life in the Los Angeles area as an electrical engineer for a large engineering company. He is retired and lives in the Palm Springs area. He weaves a marvelous tapestry of fact and fiction in BOGIE that offers you controversial, but credible answers to golf’s mysteries. Lots of water has flown under the Swilcan Bridge from his college days to now.

Charles Hellman is also an experienced public speaker taht has been given the opportunity to speak at various golf tournaments, charity fundraisers, conventions, and other events. He dresses in traditional Scottish garb and discusses the origins of golf, all in a fun and entertaining manner. Contact him for more information.


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Golf Presentations

If you want to be entertained, listen to Charles Hellman's series of PowerPoint™ presentations about golf. Each talk is light-hearted and chock-full of information that is enjoyed by golfers and non-golfers alike. Shank and Dimples, fun-loving, golf cartoon characters, compliment Charles' speeches with their humorous wit and golf knowledge. Contact him for more details.

Speaking Presentations from a Golf Historian

Golf is one of the most popular sports, so why not invite a knowledgeable golf historian, respected author, and entertaining public speaker to your next social or corporate event? Charles does more than talk a good golf game! His controversial golf presentation of "The History of Golf" might have you considering giving up the game.

He is frequently invited to give golf presentations to groups, and they have nothing but great things to say about his never-before-told tales of golf's colorful past. Charles dresses for the occasion in full Scottish regalia, and the response he gets is that there are few speakers as knowledgeable, entertaining, memorable, or as controversial as Charles.

During his golf presentations, Charles takes the audience on an amazing journey into the more than 600-year history of the game. From Roman times to Old Tom Morris, it's a fascinating insight into how a game, which is now one of the world's most popular pastimes, has developed.