Golf's Old Magic

Golf's Old Magic

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This collection of Mark Seiden's first 21 "Golf's Old Magic" columns for the Venice Gondolier Sun chronicles the comedies and triumphs of two years in the life of a dedicated senior duffer and his quest for par - though he'd settle for bogeys! *** What's a guy to do after raising a family and working as a professor of literature for 45 years? If he's lucky like Mark Seiden, he moves away from the heavy snowfalls of Massachusetts and finds a condo in Venice, Florida with his happy wife. But wait, what's that beckoning outside Mark's dining room window? Why it's the green of the tenth hole of the Capri Isles golf course. He looks out and sees the flag waving in the breeze and hears the groans and cheers of countless golfers, mostly seniors. What a unique sport - still enjoyable by so many in their 70's and 80's! A mysterious attraction challenges the newly-retired guy. He succumbs. Soon the former literature professor is doing what he's always done: he plays, he loves, and he writes about the magic of it all. Walk (or ride) the fairways with Mark Seiden as he discovers Golf's Old Magic: "What is it that keeps us old guys (women, too!) at this crazy game when improvement is so hard, decline so easy? Lessons, practice, erratic ups and downs - until one day you're hitting long shots that reach greens in regulation, dropping putts in cups like ripe blackberries." That's Golf's Old Magic! To play as well as we can, for as long we can - joyfully and more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 5.08mm | 163.29g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508649057
  • 9781508649052