Synopses & Reviews
Bobby Jobe is a pro golfer whose swing is better than his attitude. When he bogies the last four holes and blows his lead in a major tournament -- again -- he berates his caddy, Henry "Greyhound" Mote. Jobe loses both Greyhound, who walks off the course, and the game. And before the day is out, he'll lose his eyesight to a lightning strike and his future in golf -- unless he can do what no one has ever done blind: make a comeback. Bob Cullen's funny and wise story, full of PGA lore, perfectly captures the mysterious and irresistible nature of the game of golf, not to mention, love, friendship, and life.
“A wonderfully entertaining tale … warm, funny, poignant … full of people to like and aspirations to admire.” Kirkus (Starred Review)
"Thoroughly entertaining . . . a cleverly told story about second chances." Houston Chronicle
"A winning story . . . Cullen has a fine ear for dialogue and a knack for writing wise, warm scenes." Publishers Weekly
"Authentic . . . Entertaining, quirky . . . always fun." (Four golf balls out of five) Golf magazine
About the Author
Bob Cullen is a former international correspondent for Newsweek and the author of four acclaimed thrillers, including the New York Times Notable Book of the Year Soviet Sources. More recently, he has written Why Golf?: The Mystery of the Game Revisited and coauthored a bestselling series of books about the mental side of the game, starting with Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.