THE GOLFER by Wayne Greenhaw


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This is a strut on and off the fairways from the grass to the hay with Hank Martin, a barefoot boy from Alabama, who was supposed to be a professional man, like a preacher, but decided before he was through school to become a golfer. He goes out on the Circuit and in between the games he plays (shot by shot recap here), there's a little betting, drinking, and socializing with Suzanne Herod versus Sue Harrison, (more money, a few more finer feelings, but those necessary other responses). Well, what with all this and promoting sidelines our boy loses his backwoods bloom, is about to blow a match when he decides to play ""solid golf""....The trouble with the novel is that it's more documentary than dramatic; while sports-writer(?) Greenhaw knows what to do with the sporting sequences, he uses the sack as a filler and a commercial convenience....An approach shot at best for men and paperbacks.

Pub Date: Nov. 6th, 1967
Publisher: Lippincott