You're Still Away: Golfing for Fun, Golfing for All of Us

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Robert Sullivan’s sports writing has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Time, Life, and elsewhere for many years. Now for the first time, all his best and most timeless golf essays are compiled in one book: You’re Still Away: Golfing for Fun, Golfing for All of Us.

Sullivan’s pieces show him posed as a reporter, an essayist, a humorist, a travel writer, a profiler of famous folk, and a regular golfer, even a duffer. He discusses the role golf plays in father-son relationships with ...

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Overview

Robert Sullivan’s sports writing has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Time, Life, and elsewhere for many years. Now for the first time, all his best and most timeless golf essays are compiled in one book: You’re Still Away: Golfing for Fun, Golfing for All of Us.

Sullivan’s pieces show him posed as a reporter, an essayist, a humorist, a travel writer, a profiler of famous folk, and a regular golfer, even a duffer. He discusses the role golf plays in father-son relationships with Raymond Floyd, and celebrity golfers from Clint Eastwood to Emeril Lagasse reveal where the game fits in their lives. He tells us about President Clinton and his “mulliganitis”—and what that should have told us about Monica Lewinsky. There are personal pieces and satires and even pathos. Through Sullivan’s eyes we see how Chi Chi Rodriguez’s special school in Florida helps deeply troubled kids and a profile of young Harry Bane’s efforts to soldier on in golf with a cancerous leg. Further, Sullivan’s work includes opinion and criticisms of all aspects of golf culture and custom and provides healthy doses of history.

You’re Still Away is a love letter to a sport that so many of us enjoy, regardless of skill or lack thereof. Robert Sullivan’s ability to illustrate the grand old game and bring it off the page is unmatched.

A publication of Maple Street Press, distributed by Potomac Books, Inc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934186046
  • Publisher: Maple Street Press LLC
  • Publication date: 5/30/2007
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Sullivan
Robert Sullivan is the deputy managing editor of Life and editorial director of Life Books. He has authored several books, including Our Red Sox: A Story of Family, Friends, and Fenway. He resides in Westchester County, New York.
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Table of Contents


Listening, Remembering, Telling the Tale: A Foreword   Brad Faxon     ix
Introduction: Finding the Range     xiii
Teeing Off
I Am the Walrus: The Aesthetic Appeal of Craig Stadler (and All That This Implies)     3
Mikey MacMulligan's Plain Speaking: Eighteen Holes of Opinion and Criticism     9
No Eden Without Eve: Boys Will Be Boys, Which Is Bad News for Women Golfers     15
Mulligans and Ms. Lewinsky: Why President Clinton's Golf Game Shouted: Beware!     21
Requiem for the Bag Toter: The Pipes Are Piping for the Late, Much-Lamented Looper     29
Nothing but Plums: In Praise of P. G. Wodehouse, Bard of All Bogey Men     35
The Return of Mikey MacMulligan: Eighteen More Holes of Opinion and Criticism     43
Inside the Ropes
When the Whin's in Bloom: A Trip to St. Andrews, Birthplace-Perhaps-of the Game     51
How to Watch Golf: Buy a Ticket; Go to the Course Early; Put on Sunscreen; Follow These Other Tips     61
The Golfing Gourmet: In Cuisine or Facing the Green, the Red-Hot Emeril Lagasse Likes to Kick It Up a Notch     69
A Good Jog Spoiled: The Odd, Fleeting, Elusive Charms of Speed Golf     77
Laying Out the Layouts: The Heroic Notions Underlying Golf Course Architecture     89
The Week of Living Dangerously: All Aboard the Johnnie Walker Super Tour, the Silliest Event ofGolf's Silly Season     97
"Then There's a Blind Approach to the Green...": Seeing Is Believing, as We Travel 18 with the Masters of Sightless Golf     117
Clint Eastwood's New Courses: Almost 70, the Actor Concentrates on His Home Holes     125
A Sort of Homecoming: Much Has Changed, Some's the Same, in Ireland-Fifteen Years On     137
From the Veranda
The Mysterious Mr. Jones: The Man Behind the Masters Was Many Things, Including an Enigma     169
The Journey of Harry Bane: A Schoolboy Finds Playing with Cancer Is Par for the Course     177
Questing After the Holy Featherie: The Strange and Fevered World of Golf Collectibles     183
Nodding at Windmills: Miniature Golf Is the Don Quixote of Sports: Fun, Silly, Quirky, Goofy, Entertaining, Beloved     189
The Eternal Handicap: Everything New Is Old Again for Noblemen and Sandbaggers     199
Fine Feathered Friends: Golf for the Avian Inclined     205
Playing Solitaire: Some Days It's Good to Go Out as a Onesome     215
Chi Chi's Kids: In Clearwater, Florida, Golf Is Changing Children's Lives-Maybe Even Saving Them     221
Ode to Golf: Eighteen Stanzas Make a Round     231
Afterword: At the 19th Hole     239
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