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The Back Nine

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  34 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Charlie McLeod was a golf prodigy. His father taught him the game and then injury took it away. Twenty-five years after his last swing, McLeod is finally back on the course, working as a caddy in San Francisco.

Though he is older and slightly disheveled, he can still drive the ball as straight and as far as the best players in the world. When his extraordinary skills are d
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 11th 2008 by Vintage (first published January 1st 2007)
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Jeffrey
Gwen gave me this book as a birthday present. Billy Mott tries here toi create a mythic character. A golfer so good that he could beat the prois, but totally unknown. Start with the down and out golfer, depressed over the loss of his beloved, walking aimlessly along a country road. He wanders into a secluded and prestigious golf course, by accident, and takes a job as a caddy. Somewhere in LA, is another legendary golfer, Larryt Siegel, aka "the Jew," can beat the best scratch golfer without bre ...more
Tim Owens
Story of a sponsored golf match between and underdog caddie, Charlie, who has lost the desire to play and a well known hustler. During the round all of Charlie's demons,father son relationship, pop up to undermine his ability to win. Good read if you like golf.
Corny
Jun 18, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
this is a real clinker, badly written, full of cliches and an unbelievable plot. As a golfer, I enjoy golf novels but this one has ridiculous characters and absurd shotmaking. I am surprised this book was ever published.
Ryan Mac
Nov 22, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: golfers
I'm not a huge fan of sports books but thought this one was pretty good. Predictable but enjoyable golf story.
Mike Fleming
I'd like to give this one 3.5. Reading this in the winter just makes you want to go somewhere warm and get the clubs out. If you are a golf fan this is an entertaining book well worth a read.
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Apr 25, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting story of a former golfer who finds his game again.
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