“I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have.”
Arnold Palmer


Tim Finchem, Commissioner – PGA Tour

“There are great stories of inspiration from the champions of the game like Hagen, Jones, Snead, Hogan, Palmer, Nicklaus and Woods, among many others. Fairways of Life celebrates their accomplishments and the lessons that their discipline, hard work and perspective can teach us.”


We just want to tell you how much we appreciated your participation in our Callaghan Tire Charity Pro-Am.  You were outstanding as our Host and Master of Ceremonies at the Tall Tales Party.  You asked all the right questions to prompt wonderful conversation among the professionals and also got many questions from the audience causing the pros to recount past experiences with their game and each other and also comment on the state of the game of golf and it’s future.  You are indeed a knowledgeable professional and a great student of the history of golf.  The success of the evening can be attributed to your expertise and ease with which you handled the pros and the audience. Thank you again for your help.

Dan Callaghan, Founder & CEO – Callaghan Tire

“I love the game of golf because it reveals every aspect of a person’s character. My friend, Matt Adams, has penned an amazing book that uses the great history of the game to teach us how to be maximum achievers and thoroughly enjoy the ride. Even if you don’t play golf, Fairways has a message that will change your life.”

Donald Trump

“The legacy of the game’s great professionals is the cornerstone of golf’s strength and growth over the last century. Fairways of Life celebrates golf’s history and the lessons that the game teaches us on the course or off the course.”

Roger Warren, President, PGA of America


“Matthew’s unique perspective on the game of golf and the game of life are brilliantly displayed in Fairways Of Life. Matthew uses golf as a metaphor for life in a way that is insightful, empowering and full of hope.”

Jack Canfield, Creator and Cofounder of Chicken Soup for the Soul, Author of The Success Principles


“Matt Adams and I have been friends for over twenty years. The way he lives his life is the embodiment of the philosophies he teaches in Fairways of Life. This book is a must read for everyone who loves golf and wants to have an exceptional life.”

Billy Donovan, Head Mens Basketball Coach, University of Florida


“I loved Fairways Of Life and so will anyone who is a fan of the game. However, this book should be required reading for any young person that wants to play golf.”

Tom Drennen, President, National Golf Coaches Association 2004 – 2006



“Matt’s naturally creative and engaging style delights audiences. He is as genuine as he is giving in helping a cause or objective succeed. His broad base of experiences and contacts translates into captivating perspectives and stories that he can deliver on almost any issue. He’s also a quick study. Matt quickly discovers what you want to accomplish and assimilates everything into a delivery that audiences will remember. We have used Matt as a speaker, interviewer, facilitator, host, and most recently, even as an fund-raising auctioneer. He’s so versatile that I regard him as a “Swiss Army Knife” of communicators. He can do it all, and does it all so graciously and with precision.”

Mark Audino
Chief Marketing Officer
RSM McGladrey

“Matt Adams is one of the communication industry’s great supporters of PGA Professionals, and is someone who blends his passion for the game and a wonderful sense of history in his work both on the air and in print. It was a pleasure to work with Matt thoughout our recent Championship. Through his love of the game, Matt helped make the event that much more memorable for so many.”

Jim Remy, PGA, President, The PGA of America


“Matt Adams has the ability to capture the joy that is the game of golf; to uncover many of the wonderful life stories and to inspire the entire field at our recent Players’ Dinner, which enhanced the Championship experience for every contestant. Matt goes beyond a historian’s passion, complementing his skills by gently reminding us to not forget our past and the invaluable lessons and promise it holds for our future.”

Bob Denney, Senior Association Writer, The PGA of America