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Atlantic Monthly Press
Atlantic Monthly Press
Atlantic Monthly Press

Lure of the Links

Great Golf Stories

by David Owen

“With whimsical tales from such heroes as Gene Sarazen and Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and fiction from the likes of John Updike, this book has it all. . . . An enjoyable collection . . . rich with laughter and emotion. This is the type of book you can always come back to.” –Fort Worth Star-Telegram

  • Imprint Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Page Count 400
  • Publication Date April 23, 1999
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8711-3749-4
  • Dimensions 6" x 9"
  • US List Price $14.00

About The Book

In “The Glory Game at Goat Hills,” Dan Jenkins recounts how he and an irrepressible band of rogues play year in and year out on a windy, stone-hard course in Fort Worth. It’s a gambling game. They play the course backward, out-of-bounds except for the greens, and pursue other preposterous challenges that will amuse all golf addicts. Herbert Warren Wind creates a vivid portrait of the Old Course at St. Andrews with its rugged coastal vistas and venerable traditions; and Thomas Boswell explores the challenges of Pebble Beach, including the infamous seventh hole along the Pacific Ocean, known as Cardiac Cliffs. Also included are pieces by John Updike, George Plimpton, Stephen Leacock, Robert T. Jones, Jr., and many others. With humor and insight Lure of the Links rejoices in the magic and mystery of golf.

Contributors include:

Dave Anderson
Sarah Ballard
Ethan Canin
Marcia Chambers
Bernard Darwin
Peter Dobereiner
Dan Jenkins
Robert T. Jones, Jr.
Ward Just
James Kaplan
Stephen Leacock
Michael Murphy
Harvey Penick
George Plimpton
Gene Sarazen
John Updike
Herbert Warren Wind

Praise

“With whimsical tales from such heroes as Gene Sarazen and Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and fiction from the likes of John Updike, this book has it all. . . . An enjoyable collection . . . rich with laughter and emotion. This is the type of book you can always come back to.” –Fort Worth Star-Telegram