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Lure of the Links

Great Golf Stories

David Owen (Editor), Joan Bingham (Editor)


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Lure of the Links is a celebration of golf. This handsome anthology of stories and essays profiles the great courses, the players, and the spirit of the game -- appealing equally to the scratch aficionado and the weekend hack.

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, and out-of-bounds, except for the greens, as well as pursuing 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.

Atlantic Monthly Press, 9780871137494, 400pp.

Publication Date: March 2, 1999