Golf Dreams: Writings on Golf
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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Golf DreamsUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Unsuccessful golfers take heart: You have a friend in acclaimed author Updike. No secrets of grip, stance, or technique are revealed here, just the philosophic solace that comes from years of ... Read full review
Golf dreams: writings on golfUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Updike recounts his love affair with golf, which he began playing at age 25, through 30 pieces that originally appeared in magazines and novels. His method is to present stories or episodes ... Read full review