Tripp Bowden’s new book finds the correct balance and navigates the golf short story genre adeptly. This is a book that is chocked full of wisdom. In a golf world that has become obsessed with numbers and ratings, Tripp delightfully reminds us that having fun is the reason we play the game. It is the experience indeed. All the Memorable Rounds Captures the essence of the game, and it is ultimately a love story.
The book is a compilation of twenty-one short stories about golf as told from a personal point of view. The majority are written by Bowden although he skillfully includes some stories from others. I particularly liked legendary golf broadcaster Ben Wright’s story and the interchange between Wright and his mentor Henry Longhurst.
The risk in writing about your own personal golf journey is to overdo it with a shot-by-shot replay of your rounds. Bowden (and his co-authors) never fall into the trap of telling you how great or special they are, and shots are only recounted when they have meaning. A dose of humility as applied here goes a long way. The book is instead reflective, contemplative, funny, entertaining and inspirational. Bowden’s own stories are primarily from a course he knows well, Augusta National, are they are the stars of the show. Although side trips to Tupelo, Mississippi, and the Links at Overton Park in Memphis will resonate with the reader just as powerfully.
As those familiar with his popular and touching first book Freddie & Me: Life Lessons from Freddie Bennett, Augusta National’s Legendary Caddie Master, his writing style is fast moving and lyrical. The book is enhanced by his deep understanding of the game and its traditions.
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Tripp Bowden is a former Augusta National caddy, the first full-time white caddy in the history of the elite private club. He’s also a former collegiate golfer and alum of Augusta University and a former copywriter, first with McCann Erickson New York and later with his own company, Creative Wizards. Tripp is the author of the New York Timespraised Freddie & Me: Life Lessons from Freddie Bennett, Augusta National’s Legendary Caddy Master. A frequent speaker at prominent golf clubs across America and beyond, Tripp lives with his wife Fletch and children Arrie B. and Holly Mac in Augusta, Georgia. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
“Light-hearted, poignant and fun. And in the best way, kind of like the game itself.”-Tom Bedell, The A Position --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- File Size : 7633 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 202 pages
- Publisher : Skyhorse (2 May 2017)
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- ASIN : B01N765KQH
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
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Distills the essence of the game down its core. Delightful!Reviewed in the United States on 18 April 2017
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Wonderful!Reviewed in the United States on 20 July 2017
Bought this book for my husband. He read it in one day and now is sharing it with friends. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the book.
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Not BadReviewed in the United States on 9 March 2020
The concept of the book was good and the first few stories were very appealing. But the themes of the stories seemed to repeat themselves and I didn't feel any "revelations" from the subsequent chapters.