Golf Dreams: Writings on Golf (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Feb 16, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 208 pages
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John Updike wrote about the lure of golf for five decades, from the first time he teed off at the age of twenty-five until his final rounds at the age of seventy-six. Golf Dreams collects the most memorable of his golf pieces, high-spirited evidence of his learning, playing, and living for the game. The camaraderie of golf, the perils of its present boom, how to relate to caddies, and how to manage short putts are among the topics he addresses, sometimes in lyrical essays, sometimes in light verse, sometimes in wickedly comic fiction. All thirty pieces have the lilt of a love song, and the crispness of a firm chip stiff to the pin.
  

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Review: Golf Dreams: Writings on Golf

User Review  - Rhys Thomas - Goodreads

This volume contains stories, articles and speeches the late great John Updike wrote about his true love: golf. As someone who loves golf but doesn't have enough time (or money) to play, I discovered ... Read full review

Review: Golf Dreams: Writings on Golf

User Review  - Maureen Flatley - Goodreads

The ultimate book of writing about golf....I have given it to dozens of friends, clients, acquaintances who love golf. Ultimate discussion.....caddies? Read full review

Contents

Preface
Learning the Game
GOLF DREAMS
DRINKING FROM A CUP MADE CINCHY
TIPS ON A TRIP
THE PRO
SWING THOUGHTS
THOSE THREE OR FOURFOOTERS
THE CAMARADERIE OF GOLFI
THE CAMARADERIE OF GOLFII
FARRELLS CADDIE
UPON WINNING ONES FLIGHT IN THE SENIOR FOURBALL
GOLFERS
Loving the Game
THE BLISS OF GOLF
IS THERE LIFE AFTER GOLF?

THE GIMME GAME
THE TROUBLE WITH A CADDIE
MORAL EXERCISE
Playing the Game
INTERCESSION
THREE ROUNDS WITH RABBIT ANGSTROM
A GOOD ROUND WITH TOM MARSHFIELD
THE GOLFCOURSE PROPRIETOR
GOLF AS A GAME OF THE PEOPLE
THE BIG BAD BOOM
GOLF IN WRITING
US GOLF
TELEVISION GOLF
MEMOIRS OF A MARSHAL
WOMENS WORK
IS LIFE TOO SHORT FOR GOLF?
THE YANKEE GOLFER
DECEMBER GOLF
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About the author (2011)

John Updike was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, in 1932. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954 and spent a year in Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of The New Yorker. His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Foundation Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal. In 2007 he received the Gold Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. John Updike died in January 2009.

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