James Dodson's heartwarming and heartbreaking 'Final Rounds' became an instant golf classic. Now this acclaimed and award-winning author returns once more to the game he loves to write about how it can shape the lives of the people who share his passion for the ancient game.
They call themselves "The Dewsweepers" - every weekend morning throughout the season, they are the first group to tee off at the stately 100-year old Onandaga Club in upstate New York. Ranging in age from their late thirties to their seventies, they represent a whole variety of careers, personal situations and experiences. What they all share, what brings them together, is their love for the game.
It begins at dawn on a beautiful summer morning. A young member of the Club's ground staff is out on the greens, wielding an implement virtually unchanged since old Tom Morris's day, to sweep the dew from the greens before the start of the day's play. The Dewsweepers step up to the tee, and their stories begin . . .
Writing with the humour, warmth and wisdom that characterised 'Final Rounds', James Dodson follows The Dewsweepers through a whole year-from their regular weekend games during the season and on to the pilgrimage they make to Britain, where they play some of the great unsung links courses of the country where the game was born.
Through their games, their personalities emerge and in 'The Dewsweepers' James Dodson offers a rare and privileged insight into the private lives, aspirations and dreams of a group of men and into the deep friendship that binds them together.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 07 / 2002
- 129 x 195mm