Alumna and former TCU golfer and first-time author Kris Tschetter returns to Fort Worth for the signing of her book “Mr. Hogan, The Man I Knew” at 5 p.m. today at The Pour House in downtown Fort Worth.
Tschetter said her book is a look back on interactions and moments from her time at the university where she was fortunate enough meet and see a different side of one of the greatest professional golfers of all time, Ben Hogan.
The two met at Shady Oaks Country Club in Fort Worth where they both were members at the time, she said.
“He was known for being very standoffish and unapproachable, and I was just lucky,” she said. “He took me under his wing and mentored me.”
While playing golf at the university from 1984-87, Tschetter was a two-time TCU Most Valuable Golfer and a four-year letter-winner. After graduation, Tschetter played on the LPGA Tour and won her first tournament at the 1992 Northgate Computer Classic.
In Fall 2001, she was inducted into the TCU Hall of Fame, and in 2009, Tschetter was TCU’s No. 19 career leading scorer.
Tschetter said the university had everything to do with the material for the book. There would be no book if she had not attended the university, she said.
“If I had not gone to TCU I wouldn’t have become a member of Shady Oaks and met Mr. Hogan and become friends and wrote a book about it,” she said.
While at the university, Tschetter learned life lessons, which she was able to take with her and put to use as a professional golfer as well.
“I was able to learn self motivation and what I needed to do to achieve what I wanted in life,” she said.
Tschetter said she looks forward to returning to Fort Worth for her the signing of her book, which was published Oct. 14.
Former TCU golfer Kris Tschetter book signing
“Mr. Hogan, The Man I Knew”
When: 5 p.m. today
Where: The Pour House