In the summer of 2005, Carl Hiaasen picked up a golf club again for the first time in thirty-two years. He was not the best of players in 1973, and the intervening period had not been kind on his physique. Undeterred, and weighed down by an increasing accumulation of golf gadgetry acquired from unscrupulous corporations (who can see a sucker coming), Carl's obsession with the sport was rekindled.
Fairway to Hell is the hilarious account of Carl Hiaasen's love-hate relationship with unruly drivers, temperamental putters and all the many hazards of the golf course - local wildlife included. It is the ultimate tale of the trials and tribulations of the amateur golfer, and quite simply the funniest golf memoir ever written.
'It has taken Carl Hiaasen to capture the essence of a game that, like the bagpipes and the kilt, was invented by the Irish and given to the Scots as a joke. The rest is history, and this wretched pastime has demented us since' David Feherty