Former New York Times Book Review editor Charles McGrath and former New Yorker editor David McCormick present this collection of literate encounters with the game of golf, set with historical snapshots by Sports Illustrated senior writer John Garrity.
"The misnomer that this browser is 'the ultimate' among countless others like itself is quickly pointed out by McGrath, editor of the New York Times Book Review, who presents this collection of unexpectedly intimate compositions with great relish. [Illustrated with black and white photos], the 18 essays muse on the history, rules, architecture and pleasures of the game from the likes of John Updike, Rick Reilly and John Feinstein. David Owen confesses his joy of the personal game; Chang-Rae Lee investigates the East Coast behavior of golf fans who beat the crowds by camping out for tee times; and a warm piece on winter play by Ward Just is a remarkable standout."—Publishers Weekly