Loopers: A Caddie's Twenty-Year Golf Odyssey

Loopers: A Caddie's Twenty-Year Golf Odyssey

by John Dunn


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Loopers: A Caddie's Twenty-Year Golf Odyssey by John Dunn

John Dunn never expected that his summer job as a caddie at the local course in Connecticut might turn into something more. The lifers who plied the loops were an ensemble of misfits and degenerates who made the caddie yard look more like a gambling hall than a country club. But Dunn came of age in those yards and on those courses, and the magnetism of the game and the lifestyle proved irresistible. One adventure after another kept him coming back summer after summer, until he found himself migrating with the seasons, looping at some of the most exquisite and exclusive golf locations in the world. Dunn crisscrossed the country on his own big loop, working inside the privet hedges while camping on the mountains, following the back roads and stumbling across unexpected moments of profound natural beauty, and embracing the freedom of what he calls the last vagabond existence in America, all while trying to decide whether to quit the loop and get a real job. Maybe next season...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780770437206
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 05/13/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,251,794
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

JOHN DUNN is a writer whose work has appeared in a number of magazines, including The Golfer and Travel + Leisure Golf. For twenty years he worked as a caddy at golf courses around the world. His research for this book was collected over the years on courses and beaches and in bars all across the country and abroad.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

1 First Tee 1

2 A Real Yard 18

3 Coattails 39

4 Shoulder Seasons 61

5 Southern Bell 83

6 The Turn 106

7 Lifer 129

8 Golf Bums 157

9 Caddie Heaven 176

10 Links 206

11 Masters 235

12 Home 262

Acknowledgments 277

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Loopers: A Caddie's Twenty-Year Golf Odyssey 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
PaxLA More than 1 year ago
You don't have to fight your way to page 50 to get involved in John Dunn's engrossingly, well-written book. Start on page 1 and you will find yourself captivated by his experiences as a caddy nationally and internationally, as well as those of his fellow caddies. I won't put money on it, but will promise even if you are not a golfer you will enjoy his book. Here's hoping he continues writing for publication.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Page turner from start to finish. Just a tinge of Jealousy, hope he finds the test of what he is looking for. Would love to play the Double Helix.
play4fun More than 1 year ago
This is a book more about lifestyle choices than golf, but it is an engaging read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it's need more golf less about your life styles