“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
Lure of the Links
Great Golf Stories
Atlantic Monthly Press
978-0-87113-749-4 • $14.00 • Paperback • Apr. 1999
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.
Robert T. Jones, Jr.
Herbert Warren Wind