Golf among the Vegetables and the Seven-Club Challenge

by John B. Nanninga



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/15/2024

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 230
ISBN : 9781663257444
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 230
ISBN : 9781663257468
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 230
ISBN : 9781663257451

About the Book

In golf competition, foursomes are often played at a high level—an example is the Ryder Cup competition between American and British/European professionals. But foursomes can also be played at a different level of competition. In this story set in the 1950s, a wealthy publisher in England sponsors a tournament in which teams composed of professionals and sportswriters compete on a links course that was once a vegetable farm. The publisher believes that pairing a sportswriter and professional as a team will improve the quality of the reporting about a tournament, which the sportswriter is covering. There is a cash prize for the professional on the winning team, which encourages a golf professional to compete in a tournament he might otherwise avoid. An outstanding young lady amateur golfer also enters the tournament, playing as a professional in an era in which it was highly unusual for a woman to compete with the men. The team of an American sportswriter and the young lady prove to be a formidable pair, and they advance to the finals. Find out who wins in Golf among the Vegetables and the Seven-Club Challenge.

About the Author

John B. Nanninga has played golf for about seventy years, passing through the persimmon era to the modern era of metal woods. For most of this time, his handicap was fourteen but has recently risen to eighteen, partly because of COVID-19. He is also the author of The Gland Illusion, which highlights the rejuvenation era from 1890 to 1930.