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Titel: Fast Greens
Verlag: Softshoe Pub.
Signiert: Signed by Author(s)
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In a timeless story of golf in the Kingdom of Texas, a young caddie gets in a deadly grudge match among a world of liars, cheats, and hustlers. Searching for the meaning of golf and life---and for the father he's never had---thirteen-year-old Billie Hemphill will witness magic, miracles, redemption, and revenge. Too true to be fiction, and too wonderful to be true, it is a must-read for every golfer, or anyone who loves a great Texas tale.
In the tradition of Golf in the Kingdom and The Legend of Bagger Vance, a young Texas caddie searches for the meaning of golf and life, and for the father he's never had.
Originally self-published to critical acclaim, here is a timeless coming-of-age story about a young caddie caught in a deadly grudge match in a world of liars, cheats, and hustlers:It is midnight in Texas. The year is 1938. Two very drunk, very enterprising young men are playing a game of golf at the Dry Devil's Golf Course in Sonora. But what starts out as a "private challenge" becomes a game of destiny. Roscoe Fowler bets his partner William March that he can hit a hole-in-one. Blindfolded. If he achieves this, then Fowler will become CEO of their fledgling oil company. By some miracle (cheating), Fowler drops the ball into the hole, and March must forfeit their partnership, becoming the number two man at Fowler Oil.
Twenty-seven years pass and, for reasons that will become clear in this charming, wise, and magical tale, March calls a grudge match. A remarkable, boisterous, and eccentric cast of characters walk the course with March and Fowler and learn some lasting lessons about what really matters. But it is the voice of 13-year-old caddie Billy Hempel that shapes this story, and with the wisdom of hindsight helps all readers understand the intersection between golf and life.
"Profane, lyrical and charming by turns, Fast Greens proves it doesn't take a one-iron to reach the heart--or a miracle either." Sports Illustrated
"A must read for any golfer or anyone who loves a great Texas story."--Austin Chronicle
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