The rub of the green

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Doubleday, May 1, 1988 - Fiction - 325 pages
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Hailed by bestselling author Walker Percy as "brilliant and highly original," this funny, touching, and very moving novel by the author of The Soul of Golf chronicles one man's glorious victories and bitter defeats in the most challenging sport of all: life. The son of a devoutly golf-hating dad, Ted Kendall comes to embrace the sport as a way to soothe his grief after his mother's death. Then his knack with a club lands him a scholarship to Ohio State--and soon he's driving and putting his way through the electrifying and glamorous world of the PGA tour. The grass is greener and life is good until a love triangle on the links goes bad, and Ted trades his bag of irons for the iron bars of a jail in the deeper than Deep South. With two years to kill alongside a motley crew of fellow misfit inmates, Ted turns once more to the gospel of golf--and finds his own odd brand of salvation. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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This first novel is about golf as both total immersion experience and substitute for life. For Ted Kendall, golf is an escape from messy human emotions; he takes it up as a way of dealing withor ... Read full review


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Hallberg is an Editor, Writer, Teacher, and Golfer

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