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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Canada / Non-Fiction; Reprint edition (April 1 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060915714
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060915711
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 15 x 4.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 703 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,771,410 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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By A Customer on May 21 1999
Format: Paperback
As old as it is, this is still an excellent get-well gift for men who lived and died with the Palmer et.al. era. One does not even have to be an avid golfer to enjoy the book. Only a casual knowledge of the game is needed. I feel this was the best of Plimpton's books.
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Plimpton doesn't pretend to be anything other than what he is: a priveleged amateur of questionable skill who is afforded the opportunity to play in several west coast pro-ams with various professionals. He relates many anecdotes, both first and second hand, several of which are hilarious insights into a tour which hadn't, at this juncture, reached the sophistication which characterizes its status today. Plimton's typical self-effacing style makes this an enjoyable read.
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Excellent get-well gift May 21 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As old as it is, this is still an excellent get-well gift for men who lived and died with the Palmer et.al. era. One does not even have to be an avid golfer to enjoy the book. Only a casual knowledge of the game is needed. I feel this was the best of Plimpton's books.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A refreshing look at the PGA Tour of the 60's from a hacker July 15 1998
By tuck@spa.net - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Plimpton doesn't pretend to be anything other than what he is: a priveleged amateur of questionable skill who is afforded the opportunity to play in several west coast pro-ams with various professionals. He relates many anecdotes, both first and second hand, several of which are hilarious insights into a tour which hadn't, at this juncture, reached the sophistication which characterizes its status today. Plimton's typical self-effacing style makes this an enjoyable read.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Hope springs eternal Jan. 26 2011
By Vital Spark - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
First read this delightful book about twenty years ago; it still has the power to make me laugh out loud as I re-read it today, even though my golf game has not improved. George Plimpton had such a great, light-hearted attitude towards sports, which seems sadly lacking among today's deadly-serious sports pundits.

The Bogey Man makes this duffer feel mildly proud to belong to a group, ever-hopeful of making that big breakthrough before we start a round, who can maintain our sense of humor once disaster strikes when we actually start playing.
Great Insight into the Game Jan. 9 2010
By Rob - Published on Amazon.com
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This is not a "how to do" book but an insight into the world of golf as seen through the eyes, or shall I say words, of George Plimpton. It's a great read, and as of this writing, I'm almost half way through.
I am enjoying this book, and as a new golfer, I am pleased to realize my errors are not mine alone.

If you like and hate golf this is the book for you. Read it.
Excellent! Funniest book about golf July 15 2014
By Dale E. Komanec - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent! Funniest book about golf.

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