A Son of the Game

A Son of the Game

by James Dodson


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A Son of the Game by James Dodson

When acclaimed golf writer James Dodson leaves his home in Maine to revisit Pinehurst, North Carolina, where his father first taught him the game that would shape his life and career, he’s at a point where he has lost direction. But once there, the curative power of the sandhills region not only helps him find a new career working for the local paper but also reignites his flagging passion for the game of golf. And, perhaps more significantly, it inspires him to try to pass along to his teenage son the same sense of joy and contentment he has found in the game, and to recall the many colorful and lifelong friends he has met on the links.

This wise memoir about finding new meaning through an old sport is filled with anecdotes about the history of the game and of Pinehurst, the home of American golf, where many larger-than-life legends played some of their greatest rounds. Dodson's bestselling memoir Final Rounds began in Pinehurst twenty-five years ago, and now A Son of the Game completes the circle as it follows his journey of discovery back to where his love of the game began—a love that he hopes to make a family legacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565129788
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 04/13/2010
Pages: 292
Sales rank: 550,572
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

James Dodson's bestselling Final Rounds was named the Golf Book of the Year by the International Network of Golf in 1996. He is the author of six other books, including the acclaimed biography Ben Hogan: An American Life. He lives with his family in Southern Pines, North Carolina.

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“My good friend Jim Dodson seems to come up with one good book after another. But he produces something particularly powerful, something extra when he writes about his own life experiences, as in his first book, the highly acclaimed Final Rounds, and his latest, A Son of the Game. He is now the father, passing on to his son, Jack, the love and contentment he has rediscovered in golf and family. Once again, Jim touches the heartstrings.” — Arnold Palmer

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