A Son of the Game: A Story of Golf, Going Home, and Sharing Life's Lessons
by James Dodson
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...more
ebook, 272 pages
Published April 13th 2010 by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
(first published 2009)
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Jul 27, 2009 Dennis Willingham rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Another book on golf and its lessons for life by the author of the outstanding "Final Rounds". Seemed to be largely a collection of essays on different subjects he didn't have enough material for a whole book on. Really wish he'd been able to collect more information on Harvie Ward before his death, I would have liked to learn more about "the last amateur".
Seeking to regain his love for the game of golf, Dodson took a part time job for a small newspaper near Pinehurst, and found much more than he expected. I've always wanted to go to Pinehurst and his descriptions added to that desire. Not quite as good as Final Rounds, but a fine book none-the-less.
James Dodson is the author of seven books, including Final Rounds and Ben Hogan: An American Life. He lives with his family in Southern Pines, North Carolina."More about James Dodson...