One topic only aroused the Wodehouse passions and stirred him to depict scenes of tormented emotions and violent action: golf."" So says editor D. R. Bensen, who--in addition to contributing a nicely whimsical little introduction here--has chosen twelve stories from the three-dozen that Wodehouse wrote about this lifelong ""obsession."" The opener is a slightly strained mock-fable about the coming of golf to the ancient land of Oom. (""Truly this is a miracle! Are thou also a worshipper of the great Gowf?"") But the others, for the most part, are echt-Wodehousian anecdotes of the club-house--where ""the Oldest Member"" (who is never shown with club in hand) reminisces. . . while younger sorts (Rodney Spelvin, Rollo Podmarsh, Sidney McMurdo, et al.) prove again and again that Golf is more powerful than Love. Reliable minor amusements, some very familiar, some less so--but sure to please Wodehouse readers and re-readers, even those who've never sliced or putted.