Follow the Wind: Tales from the Caddy Yard

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 16, 1996 - Fiction - 256 pages
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On the windswept heath of the imagination stands the golf course known to all who love the game. It's where the wind is always at your back, the ground is true enough to be fair and irregular enough to be interesting, and all shots fly long and straight, perpetually pure. In Follow the Wind, Bo Links brings this Valhalla of the game to vivid life. Welcome to The Club, where what unites the members is their love of and devotion to golf. Bobby Jones, the great amateur champion, is the head of the membership. Walter Hagen, the dashing five-time PGA champion, works behind the bar. The head green keeper is Alistair MacKenzie, architect of Augusta National, Cypress Point, and dozens of the world's greatest courses. The club's guiding light is a 500-year-old shepherd, one of the originators of the game itself. And out on the practice tee is golf's ultimate competitor, Ben Hogan, preparing for the match of his - and anybody's - life. Will Hogan stay or will he play? Will he stay forever in the glow of his greatest moments in the sport, matching birdies with his fellow members, all at their own peaks of ability? Or will he play: replay one round of his life, perhaps changing history, in pursuit of a record fifth U.S. Open crown? With wit, style, and uncommon grace, Follow the Wind draws us into the rich history of golf as the legends of the past live and play again, telling their stories around the bar, hustling each other out on the links, talking of the lure of this maddening, fascinating game. Part history, part fantasy, part philosophy, and part adventure, Follow the Wind is a delightful tale and an irresistible journey through golf's field of dreams.

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User Review  - foof2you - LibraryThing

Like the story Shoeless Joe this book has many holes in it. If you don't love golf this book probably isn't for you. If like golf then you might enjoy this Field Of Dreams type story hole and all. Read full review

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User Review  - MikeD - LibraryThing

Every golfer's fantasy! To meet, speak with, and play golf with golf historical heros... Hogan, Jones, Old Tom Morris, Hagen, etc. Good Read! Read full review

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Page 2 - The man was so sick so long, and fought it so successfully, that I think we have finally discovered the secret of Jones's success. It was the strength of his mind.

About the author (1996)

Bo Links is an attorney and an avid golfer and photographer. His pictures have been published in various magazines, including Golf Journal and GolfWeek. He lives in Mill Valley, California.

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