PGA Tour player, Chuck Workman’s autobiography, details his life growing up as the son of Charlie “The Bug” Workman, notorious enforcer for the mob’s Murder Incorporated, who was incarcerated over 24 years for the murder of Mob Boss Dutch Schultz. During this time, Chuck was raised by his loyal, loving mother and Charlie’s other family: his mob associates including some of the most feared gangsters this country has ever known. What transpired throughout Chuck’s life as a result, is the stuff legends are made of. Chuck Workman, unfortunately passed away in January of 2019 at the age of 83. Until then he never truly retired from the game or the golf industry: teaching, mentoring, networking and following his keen knack for successful entrepreneurship. He carried a charm; intangible and inherited, it is infectious, and provide a knowing glimpse into the past of his family and his life. In telling his, and his father’s story, a deeper mystery emerges from the height of the days when mafia ruled- in a murky world between murder and a different code of ethics, “I know what your father did…” Is not said in fear, but with gratitude, awe and respect. At the heart of this unfathomable memoir is how Chuck managed to stay on the straight and narrow, accomplishing his teenage dream of becoming a PGA Tour Player. Leading him down that road were the unlikeliest of teachers and mentors: the mob. With the help of Author Peter Cimino, after a lifetime, Chuck finally told his story. These are his last words and his legacy.
From Murder Incorporated to the PGA Tour
The book has very little to say about the fascinating Dad who helped whack The Dutchman in 1935.