The Bogey Man: A Month on the PGA Tour

The Bogey Man A Month on the PGA Tour Plimpton will interest even the man who can t tell a pitching wedge from a putter This is really a book about a kind of madness with rules and anyone can appreciate the appeal of that Newsweek THE BO

  • Title: The Bogey Man: A Month on the PGA Tour
  • Author: George Plimpton
  • ISBN: 9781592280452
  • Page: 155
  • Format: Paperback
  • Plimpton will interest even the man who can t tell a pitching wedge from a putter This is really a book about a kind of madness with rules, and anyone can appreciate the appeal of that Newsweek THE BOGEY MAN remains arguably the funniest book on golf ever written.George Plimpton here joins the pro golf circuit for a month of self imposed torture in the name of brin Plimpton will interest even the man who can t tell a pitching wedge from a putter This is really a book about a kind of madness with rules, and anyone can appreciate the appeal of that Newsweek THE BOGEY MAN remains arguably the funniest book on golf ever written.George Plimpton here joins the pro golf circuit for a month of self imposed torture in the name of bringing professional sport to the sphere of the average man Arnold Palmer, Dow Finsterwald, Wlater Hagan, and others populate this intriguing, classic, candid view from the first tee.

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    1. enjoyed this AGAIN! since i'm of a certain age i can remember hearing plimpton's voice and his very dry sense of humor whan he'd be a guest on a show like mike douglas or merve griffin so as i read it was plimpton's voice rattling around in my head. completely hilarious look at what it's like to golf with some fun behind the scenes scoop on "old-timey" tournaments like the ones that bing crosby and bob hope were running back in the day.

    2. 50 years later after the events, this was an interesting read. Plimpton's confessions of his bookish approach to the history of golf added some fun comments. However, It felt a little behind the leading edge in his treatment of the caddy pros, mostly black men. He wanted to portray them colorfully, and he did, but one still felt the superiority his background created in his mind. I really had trouble with that, and, as a participant in those times in the Civil Rights movement, I would have felt [...]

    3. While not as interesting as the other two Plimpton books I've read, The Bogey Man was another humorous adventure for the professional amateur as he takes on the world of the pro-am and, by extension, that of the professional golfer. He seemed to delve less deeply into the world of big stars of golf, although amusing sidebars about golf writing and a fanciful short story add color and liveliness to this book.

    4. Plimpton had a self-deprecating style that is endearing, however in this book its painful, quite honestly. But his brief encounters with the greats of the game are worth the read. Palmer, Nicklaus and others in their prime almost 50 years ago. Plimpton had a world of courage to do all the sports exploits he attempted, and this was perhaps his most vulnerable project.

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