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A Son of the Gameby James Dodson
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When acclaimed golf writer James Dodson leaves his home in Maine to revisit Pinehurst, North Carolina, where his father first taught him the game that would shape his life and career, he's at a point where he has lost direction. But once there, the curative power of the sandhills region not only helps him find a new career working for the local paper but also reignites his flagging passion for the game of golf. And, perhaps more significantly, it inspires him to try to pass along to his teenage son the same sense of joy and contentment he has found in the game, and to recall the many colorful and lifelong friends he has met on the links.
This wise memoir about finding new meaning through an old sport is filled with anecdotes about the history of the game and of Pinehurst, the home of American golf, where many larger-than-life legends played some of their greatest rounds. Dodson's bestselling memoir Final Rounds began in Pinehurst twenty-five years ago, and now A Son of the Game completes the circle as it follows his journey of discovery back to where his love of the game began--a love that he hopes to make a family legacy.
In this wise memoir, acclaimed golf-writer Dodson returns to Pinehurst, North Carolina, where his father taught him the sport. "A Son of the Game" follows the author's journey as he rediscovers the joy and contentment he had initially found in the game.
James Dodson, author of the bestseller Final Rounds, returns to the world of golf and to the famous courses at Pinehurst, North Carolina, where he began his love affair with the game. Having reached the crossroads commonly known as the midlife crisis, Dodson goes back to the place where his father introduced him to the game that shaped his life and career with the hope of regaining the fire that had motivated him, drawing inspiration from the touchstones of his youth, and kindling the same enthusiasm in his teenage son. A masterful raconteur, he weaves the history of golf in the Sandhills into his own story.
Written with great wit and tenderness and filled with remarkable anecdotes about the game and its players-like Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Payne Stewart, Sam Snead, and Tiger Woods-A Son of the Game is a classic story about a man's quest to recover his lost passion, and to share that passion with his son.
About the Author
James Dodson's bestselling Final Rounds was named the Golf Book of the Year by the International Network of Golf in 1996. He is the author of six other books, including the acclaimed biography Ben Hogan: An American Life. He lives with his family in Southern Pines, North Carolina.
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