Zuckerman, the Vagabond Golfer, was recently called “one of the most respected
and sought-after golf writers in the Southeast” by Golfer’s Guide. Legendary
golf course architect Pete Dye says "Joel is a great writer, and has been a
great friend to my family".
He began writing a golf column for a Hilton Head-area newspaper in 1998,
and from that modest forum has since contributed features, essays, personality
profiles and travel stories to more than one hundred publications
internationally, including Sports Illustrated, GOLF Magazine, LINKS, SKY
Magazine, Golfweek, Continental, T&L Golf, Estates West, Millionaire, and Golf
International, among many others.
His books include:
Pro’s Pros—Extraordinary Club Professionals Making Golf Great!
- published in 2013. This groundbreaking book is the first golf book ever
written that focuses exclusively on the enormous contributions to the game made
by the modern club professional, and features 30 in-depth profiles of some of
the profession’s leading lights.
Golf—The Game’s Elegant Island - published in 2012, and honored by the
International Network of Golf for Outstanding Achievement in the Book Category
Pete Dye: Golf Courses - 50
Years of Visionary Design - published in 2008,was the recipient of the
International Network of Golf's Book of the Year Award in 2009, and has been one
of the biggest-selling golf books in recent memory.
A Hacker's Humiliations:
published in 2007, and since reprinted.
Misfits on the Links: published in
2006, and since reprinted.
Golf Charms of Charleston:
published in 2005, and since reprinted.
Golf in the Lowcountry - An
Extraordinary Journey through Hilton Head Island & Savannah: published in 2003.