Shanks for Nothing

Shanks for Nothing

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Shanks for Nothing by Rick Reilly, Nick Stevens

The hilarious sequel to Rick Reilly’s beloved bestselling golf novel Missing LinksLife is going pretty well for Raymond “Stick” Hart. He’s happily married to the former Ponkaquogue Municipal Golf Club assistant pro, the beauteous Cajun firecracker Dannie, raising his rambunctious son, Charlie, and getting by writing smart-mouthed greeting cards for fifty bucks a pop. Best of all, nothing has changed at Ponky, the worst golf course in America. You still have to hook it past the toxic waste dump on No. 1 and under the billboard on No. 8, the fried-egg sandwiches are terrible but cheap, and his pal Two Down is always up for a sucker bet.Then, one disaster of a day, Stick’s world does a ten-car pile-up. The cheapskate bastard owner of Ponky announces he’s retiring to a nudist camp in Florida and selling the club to the Mayflower Club next door, a bastion of blue-blood snobbery that plans to pave Ponky over. Worse, its membership includes Stick’s hated father. Who promptly drops dead. Just before Stick’s pal Two Down loses $12,000 to a golf hustler who turns out to be funded by the Russian mob. Which is about the same time that Hoover, Ponky’s worst golfer and the owner of an impressive array of useless golf gadgets purchased with his wife’s money, learns she’ll cut him off if he doesn’t break a hundred in one month. Then a practical joke makes Dannie believe that Stick’s been stepping out with the gorgeous new clubhouse girl, the eye-popping Kelly, and he’s soon living on the forty-year-old couch in the Ponky clubhouse. Luckily, Stick has a solution to all his problems. He’ll qualify for the British Open.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739332771
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/02/2006
Edition description: Abridged
Product dimensions: 5.55(w) x 6.22(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

rick reilly is the author of Missing Links, Slo-Mo, The Life of Reilly, and the New York Times bestseller Who’s Your Caddy? A senior writer for Sports Illustrated, he has been voted National Sportswriter of the Year ten times. He lives in Denver, Colorado, with his three children and a putter he’s not currently speaking to.

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Shanks for Nothing 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why this book and Missing Links have not been made into movies remains a mystery to me.
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Only downside to this book is that there is not a third book! Fantastic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is worth it only if you can get it for free. That's probably not completely fair but I absolutely loved the first book in this series (Missing Links). This follow-up is nowhere near as good. Missing Links was far and away the funniest thing that I've ever read. Don't get me wrong...This book has some funny moments. It's just that it pales in comparison to the first one.
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I wish he would write another one in this series. So funny, I cried.
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over_par More than 1 year ago
Excellent book, great writing, nothing short of hilarious! I very much enjoyed this book. A continuation of his previous book, "Missing Links". Both are very entertaining cover to cover. Especially so for the golf enthusiasts!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Almost as good as Missing Links. Reilly is hilarious.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had been waiting to see if Reilly would follow-up to his great book Missing Links, and he finally came through. The sequal was a great read which I finished in less than 5 hours after I bought it. It brings back all of the old characters and even adds some new ones to the fold. Great story line, and a great ending. I only hope that one day these are made into a great movie!