From the Publisher
“A highly entertaining must-read for anyone interested in hickory golf or the history of the game. I loved it!” Randy Jensen, 7-time National Hickory Golf Champion
“Coyne's engrossing hole-in-one . . . [His] neat plotting and firm grip on even the most obscure corners of the sport make this the perfect treat for hackers and pros alike.” Publishers Weekly
“John Coyne knows his golf history, its characters and the game. He spins a story that includes a mysterious character, a hero, a romance, a semi-villain, and a classic golf match into a believable tale.” Dr. Gary Wiren, noted golf teacher, and former Director of Research and Learning for the PGA of America
“The legendary Walter Hagen, Chicago's greatest amateur golfer, Chick Evans, hickory clubs and Chicago's Midlothian Country Club are all featured in this tense story of championship golf and summer romance. John Coyne spins a tale so involving, the reader is in enjoyable suspense about the outcome of every putt.” Jerry Dudek, Director of Development, Evans Scholars Foundation/Western Golf Association
In Coyne's engrossing hole-in-one (after The Caddie Who Knew Ben Hogan), it's the summer of 1946 and Tommy O'Shea, a top caddie at Midlothian Country Club, gets a fantastic chance to challenge golfing legend Walter Hagen in the "last important golf match of his life." To do so, Tommy must be proficient in the usage of hickory golf clubs, the kind Hagen used to win his first U.S. Open in 1914. At stake is a $1,000 prize that could finance farmer's-son Tommy's college dreams. In walks Harrison Cornell, a WWII vet and former POW, who wants to caddie for Hagen. As it turns out, Harrison has a secret score to settle with Hagen dating back to 1941. As Tommy prepares to compete against Hagen-one of golf's first superstars-he learns much about golf and life from Harrison ("Carry your own clubs. Be your own man"), flirts with a club waitress and falls for Val, a member's daughter. Coyne's neat plotting and firm grip on even the most obscure corners of the sport make this the perfect treat for hackers and pros alike. (May)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.