Zach Reynolds had an amazing talent no one could suspect as he grew up in 1960s rural Illinois. An autistic savant, he was teased for being different from his earliest school days.
Only upon developing a unique friendship with a spunky neighbor-herself an outcast for being a new kid in school-did he find a path that would eventually lead to remarkable achievement.
Bogeymen is about growing up, making choices and confronting responsibility. It's also about finding friends-and losing them-about overcoming adversity and sharing adventures with companions who would soon disappear forever down other paths.
It's a story for everyone who, from time to time, thinks about how different things were in their youth-but mostly how distant and inaccessible those days have become.
"Bogeymen reads like a tour down a winding path of long-neglected high school memories. I quickly got that feeling summers used to give; when it was hard to imagine anything more important than an upcoming weekend party or spending the night at a friend's house.
The story will appeal to everyone. The golf was right on but, broken down to its finest parts, it isn't any more about golf than it is about football or prom or drama club.
Ultimately, it's about the joy and pain of growing up-and the Kodacolor images we collect along the way."
BOBBY STEINER COLUMNIST AND AUTHOR OF Golf, Heart & Soul