GOLF IS A FOUR LETTER WORD by Richard Armour

GOLF IS A FOUR LETTER WORD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Further research on the golf neurosis is effected by this writer who is known for his light verse, and the history of his obsession begins when he was thirteen. Introduced to the treacheries of putting by an older boy, he soon was in the toils of imitating members of the country club and, in trying to improve his game, was soon forced to correct his corrections. There was the question of ""sports togs"", of adjusting himself to wooden clubs that had become warped, and of attempting tournament golf. His college education was fitted into his golfing and when he helped the Dean win a faculty match, his degree was assured. Marriage found him practising indoors and it was only saved when he promised to give up golf, in which he was successful when he was able to substitute versifying for the passion that was ruining his life. This is indeed a very sad story from a pitiable victim and golfers everywhere should take heed of its vital moral. There will be line drawings by Leo Hershfield.

Pub Date: April 3rd, 1962
Publisher: McGraw-Hill