by James McCormack



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/1/2002

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 432
ISBN : 9781403304575
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 432
ISBN : 9781403304568

About the Book

Ten years ago, Kyle Gleeson had it all and he blew it! The proprietor of the country's leading golf memorabilia firm and happily married father of a beautiful baby girl, he tossed it all away in one foolish and selfish act. Now, after a decade wasted in a haze of booze and gambling, Kyle finds himself deeply in debt to some very dangerous people. As the 102nd US Open begins on Long Island's famed Bethpage Black Course, Kyle's wager against the world's greatest golfer threatens to make matters worse, but the sudden appearance of an unknown Englishman offers him a rare opportunity for redemption. The strange visitor requests Kyle's help in proving a most improbable tale that strikes at the heart of the game's history.

Did Bobby Jones really win the Grand Slam in 1930? Or was his victory in the final leg of the Slam tainted by a strange set of circumstances surrounding his semifinal match in the US Amateur played outside of Philadelphia. As Kyle investigates this improbable possibility, he learns of a previously unheralded golfer and the man's unlikely run at the 1930 Amateur Championship. This man's extraordinary talent and courage take him to the brink of spoiling Jones' heroic quest only to be denied by the injustice of the era. If Kyle can produce Jones' famed putter, Calamity Jane, as proof of this bizarre story, he can recapture his reputation as an authority on the game's history and earn enough reward money to settle all bets. That's if he can live long enough to find the blade!

In this tale of loss and redemption, come with Kyle as he visits the games greatest moments and some of its most beautiful courses. His search brings him face to face with the truth about prejudice, greed, competition and friendship and offers him a chance to turn a life full of double bogies into a much more respectable score. Wouldn't we all welcome such an opportunity?

About the Author

James McCormack lives in New York State's Hudson Valley with his wife Diane and their three daughters, Meghan, Katie, and Michelle. When not writing about golf or painting pictures of golf courses, he can be found chasing the little white ball from hole to hole. A mid-handicapper with an aversion to short putts, he looks forward to the day when he can write and play with a more steady rhythm. DOUBLE BOGEY is his first published work and he is busy writing his next novel about a country club's bloodthirsty annual competition.