If the story ended here you would say that John had a good run with all his accomplishments, but the band was just begging to warm up, as they say. It was about this time that the local and regional news affiliates began to take notice.
They wondered how was it even possible for a man living within 100 miles of the Canadian Border, to able to record the most rounds of golf played in America, for two years in a row? It was at this time that John appeared in a number of regional TV and newspaper stories during what was to become his third summer of marathon golf.
John officially hit the big time that third summer when nationally famous sportswriter, Rick Reilly, wrote a featured article about him for Sports Illustrated.