Fairways and Highways: In Search of the Perfect Driveby Kevin S. Price, John D. Gardner
In this entertaining, endearing account of one of the greatest road trips the human mind has ever devised, Kevin Price and John Gardner take you from Pebble Beach to Bethpage Black and from Harbour Town to Piñon Hills with tales of adventure on and off the golf course. Bouncing back and forth between the misery of steamy summer nights in a little orange tent… See more details below
In this entertaining, endearing account of one of the greatest road trips the human mind has ever devised, Kevin Price and John Gardner take you from Pebble Beach to Bethpage Black and from Harbour Town to Piñon Hills with tales of adventure on and off the golf course. Bouncing back and forth between the misery of steamy summer nights in a little orange tent and the luxury of world-class resorts, Kevin and John drove almost 14,000 miles through 36 states to play 42 rounds of golf in 71 days. Their story exposes the soul of the game in the people who play it. From stroke victim Rico Paris to beach bum head pro Keith Stanzel, from the exuberant Bob Svihus to the goofy J. Traylor Johnson III, a colorful cast of characters brings this story to life. Beginning with the first blush of an idea and ending in an improbable, incredible conclusion, Fairways and Highways moves as briskly as the guys' Honda Civic. Wish you could have joined them? Try the next best thing: Come along for the ride as Kevin and John search for the Perfect Drive.
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This book was a great read. I felt connected with these young men as they traveled the land and the golf courses. Their story is a fun one - but one day I'll connect up with these characters and explain a 'Perfect Drive'.
I highly recommend this book. Price and Gardner relate an entertaining and fascinating episode in their life that should make anyone with an unfulfilled dream still hope that their adventure will come true some day soon. While this is a book set primarily on the variety of golf courses throughout the US, it is more a tale of being with your best friend, seeing America, and enjoying life's little pleasures. We also see that by taking an excursion from the routine of daily life, we can learn to appreciate the little things in life so much better. This is a book that you don't want to put down once you open it. Even if you have never played golf before, you can still picture the adventure of seeing new places, meeting new people, and enjoying the best of what a trip through America has to offer.