Steve Rogers’ first book tells an amazing tale through the eyes of an 85-year-old Alzheimer’s sufferer.
The tale features octogenarian Tom Ryan, who lives in a nursing home he hates. Widowed and in diapers, he absolutely detests his life.
Tom’s salvation comes by way of his daily visit to the nursing home’s recreation room and its 10-foot by 12-foot AstroTurf putting green. When he steps onto that magic carpet he remembers his life, but only his life on the golf course, from when he first picked up a club to his last experiences as a course ranger. It’s an irreverent journey through people, places, and events all related to his life in golf.
According to Tom:
“I may not remember what I ate for breakfast, but when I’m on this little patch of plastic grass, I remember – people, places, shots, holes, funny stuff, sad stuff, all like it was yesterday … Like my good friend Eddie always says, ‘It’s the most fun you can have with your pants on.’ The stuff I remember, or think I remember, could fill up a book.”
“I enjoyed each and every page of the book. It made me laugh out loud. The writing is reminiscent of Jack Kerouac.” – Ginny Walsh, retired public school teacher, Worcester, Mass.
“This is the ultimate ‘golf guy’ book. It is sarcastic, pessimistic, bawdy, self-deprecating and dark. There are lots of adjectives that fit into the description. How about earthy, gritty, rough with all the divots replaced.” – Bob Black, visiting professor at Massachusetts Maritime
Publisher’s website: http://sbprabooks.com/SteveRogers