The Last 18

The Last 18

by Travis Mewhirter


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The Last 18 by Travis Mewhirter

The Last 18 is a story of a mother and her two sons, and the bonds between a family that cannot be broken, no matter the ailment. It explores the question: What would you do if you had two months left with a loved one? Do you make their final days comfortable, normal, routine? Act like nothing was different or wrong, like so many request? Or do you attempt the fantastic, the amazing, the miraculous?

When Janis Lammey's two youngest sons-Jay and Brian-are still in high school, she is diagnosed with breast cancer. It's a late diagnosis. In two months, Janis Lammey is going to die. She will never see her sons graduate from college, she will not cry at their weddings, she will not cradle her grandchildren. But there is one thing that she can still do, and that's watch her boys play golf. Jay and Brian have a freakish knack for the game. College prospects are on the horizon. It's only a matter of time before the Tour comes calling. But time is no longer a luxury they have.

They set out to do what their mother had wanted to see ever since they first picked up a club: play professional golf. With the help of a college coach,
the boys receive an exemption into a tournament where their mother's dream of seeing them play on Tour can be realized. And so they play, with their mother close-by, the last 18 holes of golf she will ever see.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781512131161
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/09/2015
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Travis Mewhirter is a 24-year-old sportswriter currently living in Navarre, Fla. with his wolfdog, Sam, writing prep and college sports for the Northwest Florida Daily News . A 2012 graduate of the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, he has previously been a PGA Tour columnist for Yahoo! Sports and a sportswriter for The Washington Post. You can contact him through email at or twitter @TravisMWnwfdn

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The Last 18 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A nice start for this young author. If you love stories of family, work ethic, sacrifice and golf you'll enjoy this book.