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New Book Tees off World's First System to Rank & Compare Golfers from Different Eras, in Effort to Uncover the 'All-Time Greatest' Player

Steven Eck’s meticulously-designed system quashes current flawed golfer-ranking systems, instead providing a truly objective and quantitative alternative. In ‘Golf's All-Time Greatest’, Eck ranks top players from the 1930s to present day greats such as Woods and McIlroy; rewarding golfers for success in top events and allowing year-by-year comparisons that have previously been impossible. To put his system to the test, Eck closes the volume by attempting to answer the sport’s most debatable question; who had the more successful career, Tiger Woods or Jack Nicklaus….?!


San Marcos, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/14/2015 -- While golf is a game strewn with strict rules and regulations, the currently-adopted method of ranking golfers is seriously flawed. As an example, current systems reward a player for winning a minor event over and above a player finishing second in an elite competition. While few know the name Steven Eck, he is about to score a hole-in-one for the future of golf with the release of his truly groundbreaking 'Eck Ranking System' that finally provides an objective and quantitative way to rank golfers from the 1930s to today.

The entire system is explained and applied in 'Golf's All-Time Greatest', Eck's new book, which also provides a historical ranking of the top golfers of all-time.


There have been many great golfers in the last century, from Phil Mickelson and Jack Nicklaus to the latest and greatest, such as Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. But are their golfing achievements throughout their many years in the esteemed sport enough to make any of them the worlds all-time greatest? In this book, American sports fans are treated with an objective and a quantitative comparison of golf players throughout history, spanning many generations.

Steven Eck presents the Eck Ranking System (ERS), which was initially developed for the sports of college football and basketball, and later adapted for professional golf. Factoring in finishing positions in tournaments and the weight of tournaments especially the Masters Tournament, the U.S. Open Championship, The Open Championship, and the PGA Championship, the data you will find in this book will be the ultimate and definitive proof behind who tops it all in the world of golf.

"My ranking system is different, because it places its focus on golf's elite tournaments such as Majors, the World Golf Championships, Players' Championship and makes direct comparison to the current FedEx Cup and World Golf Ranking systems," explains Eck. "It allows us to, for the first time, make direct numerical comparisons instead of broad subjective statements and opinions."

Continuing, "The amazing thing is that the system allows direct comparison of any demographic of golfers sorted by group, year, tournament or decade."

One of the most fascinating applications of the Eck Ranking System is its ability to answer some of history's most baffling questions regarding the "greatness" of many golf legends.

"I've spent hours debating if Tiger Woods or Jack Nicklaus had the greater career, how Sam Snead compares to Tom Watson and how Ben Hogan and Arnold Palmer really standoff. Using the Eck Ranking System, these questions can be definitively answered once and for all – with no ambiguity. Crack the book open at the golf club bar and you're sure to win a few bets!" Eck adds.

'Golf's All-Time Greatest' is available now: http://amzn.to/1yc21tL

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About Steven Eck
Steven Eck is employed as an engineer living in San Marcos, CA with his wife and son. Eck is an avid golfer and enjoys watching both golf and college sports. This is Eck's first published book.