“The thrill of the first tee shot of the U.S. Open, the agony of the shank on the muni coursethey’re all here in Mike Bryan’s Dogleg Madness, an account of the author’s love affair with golf . . . .Whether addressing the holy coils of Saint Andrews or the baked fairways of a nine-hole ranch in Ozona, Texas, he evokes the spirit of golf as well as any current writer.” Playboy
Atlantic Monthly Press
978-0-87113-330-4 • $8.95 • Paperback • Jan. 1990
Welcomed as a classic on its original publication, Dogleg Madness is more wide-ranging and comprehensive than any other book on the game of golf, covering the metaphysics and mechanics of the sport; course design; life on the pro tour and the frustrations of weekend golf; the great Scottish courses; and legendary players. A winning, witty writer and a knowledgeable, experienced reporter, Mike Bryan here provides the best explanation yet of why so many of us are consumed by the desire to master this maddening game.