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"Forget all that Zen stuff--Here's the Golf Book the Golf World Really Needs...In David Feherty, we've found at last not only a true Renaissance man but also a writer with the guts to address the important themes of the 21st century. In A NASTY BIT OF ROUGH, the operatic singer turned golf pro turned witty golf commentator turns into a golf novelist and discusses the world's most vital issues -- flatulence; alcohol consumption in vast quantities; male genitalia getting whacked, bitten,...
"Forget all that Zen stuff--Here's the Golf Book the Golf World Really Needs...In David Feherty, we've found at last not only a true Renaissance man but also a writer with the guts to address the important themes of the 21st century. In A NASTY BIT OF ROUGH, the operatic singer turned golf pro turned witty golf commentator turns into a golf novelist and discusses the world's most vital issues -- flatulence; alcohol consumption in vast quantities; male genitalia getting whacked, bitten, lanced, and shot; and more flatulence...The overly serious world of golf writing needed a good gut-buster, and Feherty has supplied it."
"First Joyce, then Yeats, now Feherty. The tradition of Irish literary excellence continues, but with this difference: of the three, only Feherty is funny. At once ribald, hilarious, esoteric, moving, and profound, David Feherty's A NASTY BIT OF ROUGH shares this quality with other original works of genius: only he could have produced it. Pick this book up. If you don't laugh out loud at least once in every chapter, I will personally confiscate your splatter guard niblick.
--Steven Pressfield, author of THE LEGEND of BAGGER VANCE
"Golf's equivalent of the Hatfield-McCoy feud, with a cast of outlandishly eccentric duffers. If you're one of those people who think golf is a religion, prepare for some seriously funny blasphemy. A NASTY BIT OF ROUGH is the book S.J. Perelman would have written had he known anything about golf...and if he'd been taking steroids. Feherty's outrageous characters dance off the page."
--Troon McAllister, author of THE GREEN
"I didn't know Dad could write."
--Rory Feherty, age 8
"A NASTY BIT OF ROUGH is a pure delight, as I suspected it would be since the delightful David Feherty wrote it...Every golf nut will love this book."
P.G. Wodehouse meets Judd Apatow in the most hilarious and outrageous Golf Entertainment wince CADDYSHACK.
Fans of FEHERTY on The Golf Channel are in for a real treat (or punishment depending upon their temperament).
Meet a character only David Feherty could create, Major General (Ret.) Sir Richard Gussett, his riotous imaginary uncle who presides over "Scrought's Wood," the world's most cantankerous golf club. In this first volume of his misadventures, Gussett sets his sights on the most prestigious prize in golf, the petrified middle finger of St. Andrew, patron saint of Scotland.
Gussett must motivate his merry band of members through battles with incontinence, single malt Scotch, peculiar handicaps, and a litany of other unmentionable afflictions in order to seize the finger in a "friendly" competition with their ancient rivals, the dreaded and notorious McGregor clan.
Feherty's fanatical fan base will rejoice, the driving range addicted will tee off, the USGA will have "no comment," and anyone who loves the game or knows someone who does will be unable to resist Feherty's storytelling and golfing gravitas.
Posted May 19, 2003
I am not a huge golf fan, but this is the best book I have read in my 21 years of life. Since seeing him on CBS and listening to him occasionally on the Jim Rome show, David Feherty has, in my view, brought anything about golf to the everyday know-nothing, especially me...THANK YOU!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 21, 2002
<p>I'm the author of THE GREEN and THE FOURSOME, written under the pseudonym 'Troon McAllister.' It's not often that I get jealous of someone else's writing, but David Feherty has a touch and a voice that is to die for. Sillines is the main point, and NASTY ROUGH is pure whimsy of the best sort, with some parts so hysterically funny it would be just as well you didn't read it with other people in the vicinity. <p>HIGHLY RECOMMENDEDWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 14, 2002
What happens when you combine the remnants of a former British military regiment; the most exclusive golf club (Scrought's Wood in Northumberland) in the world; the petrified, albeit prestigious, middle finger of Saint Andrew; a horny little mixed terrier named Dwilby; the Clan McGregor of the Tay, and a ¿friendly¿ golf competition? Add to the fray an Irish rabbi, and a clan Chieftain who is always accompanied by ¿a rather skittish three-legged charcoal ewe,¿ and you end up with the sidesplitting, debut novel (presumably the first in a series) from CBS Sports¿ ¿Clown Prince of Golf Commentary,¿ and Golf Magazine¿s feature writer David Feherty. Feherty brings his imaginary Uncle Dickie, and Uncle Dickie¿s merry band of zaniacs, from the pages of Golf Magazine to this delightful riot that is A Nasty Bit of Rough. This book is pure Feherty ¿ quick, witty, and a laugh a minute. It¿s also educational. One such example is the answer it provides to the centuries old question, ¿What do Scots wear under their kilt?¿ As I read the book, I began casting the rolls that would fill the screenplay, should one be written. John Cleese would certainly be at the head of the pack as Major General (ret.) Sir Richard ¿Uncle Dickie¿ Gussett. Mike Myers would be included to reprise his Scottish characters from I Married an Axe Murderer or, the rather rotund ¿Fat B--t---d¿ in Austin Powers. Someone has to make a movie based on this book. I¿d recommend this volume to anyone who loves the game or knows someone who loves the game. A double eagle for ¿Golf's Ultimate Wise Guy!!¿Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 24, 2002
Most golf fiction is tedious at best, but this book is astonishingly funny and very well written. It's so well written, in fact, that it makes one wonder how a guy who spent most of his life trying to get a small ball in a hole in the ground learned to write with such clarity. Feherty is either a Renaissance man or someone clever enough to hire a great editor. Anyway, the adventures of the nutty group at Scroutly Woods are beyond compare and well worth taking time to get to know, and indeed love.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 7, 2013
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