This is the story of golf as it's never been told before.
A dog-legged compilation of sports reports, spoof correspondence and reminiscences from caddies, playing partners and pundits who for the most part weren't there but should have been: Mary Queen of Scots cheers herself up at the links at Leith following the murder of her husband Lord Darnley; Dwight D. Eisenhower's valet shoots the breeze as he clears up the Oval Office following a particularly gruelling Presidential putting practice session; Bob Hope's chauffeur experiments with some one-liners whilst waiting for his boss in the clubhouse car park; John Daly's local bartender describes the unique skills of his best customer, and the resident course crocodile at South Africa's Sun City ponders on the inability of Greg Norman to win a Major.
The albatrosses, the Big Berthas, the yips and the holes-in-one that have provided the perfect excuse to linger at the nineteenth hole are amusingly recalled.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 08 / 2005