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The Bogey Man: A Month on the PGA Tour

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What happens when a weekend athlete - of average skill at best - joins the professional golf circuit? George Plimpton, who had earlier tried out for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (in Paper Lion) and got a chance to pitch to a team of major-league all-stars in Yankee Stadium (in Out of My League), spent a month of self-imposed torture on the tour -- meeting amateurs, pros, caddies, officials fans, and hangers-on. In The Bogey Man we find golf legends, adventurers, stroke-saving theories, superstitions, and other golfing lore, and best of all, Plimpton's thoughts and experiences -- frustrating, humbling, and, sometimes, thrilling -- from the first tee to the last green. This intriguing classic, which remains one of the wittiest books ever written on golf, features Arnold Palmer, Dow Finsterwald, Walter Hagan, and many other golf greats and eccentrics, all doing what they do best.

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Humorous but also agonizing and unfailingly fascinating, regardless of one’s interest in golf. For the psychology of the sport and this is what Mr. Plimpton is probing there is nothing more revealing around.”
New York Times  Golf is a lonely and private game, lacking the natural drama of football, but Plimpton, by substituting improvisation for plot, has caught its mad comedy and bizarre effects on people in a book just as charming, in its own way, as Paper Lion.”
Life magazine What happens when a weekend athlete of average skill joins the professional golf circuit? George Plimpton finds out during a month of self-imposed torture on the PGA tour. In The Bogey Man he describes golf legends, adventurers, stroke-saving theories, superstitions, and other golfing lore, as well as his thoughts and experiences frustrating, humbling, and, sometimes, thrilling from thfe last green. This classic remains one of the wittiest books ever written on golf.

About the Author:

George Plimpton (1927–2003) was the best-selling author and editor of nearly thirty books, as well as the cofounder, publisher, and editor of the Paris Review. He wrote regularly for such magazines as Sports Illustrated and Esquire, and he appeared numerous times in films and on television.

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