Loopers by John Dunn
A Caddie's Twenty-Year Golf Odyssey

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Will appeal to fans of the Caddyshack films and to those who revere the wisdom of the locker room.


John Dunn never expected that his summer job as a caddie at the local course in Connecticut might turn into something more. The lifers who plied the loops were an ensemble of misfits and degenerates who made the caddie yard look more like a gambling hall than a country club. But Dunn came of age in those yards and on those courses, and the magnetism of the game and the lifestyle proved irresistible. One adventure after another kept him coming back summer after summer, until he found himself migrating with the seasons, looping at some of the most exquisite and exclusive golf locations in the world. Dunn crisscrossed the country on his own big loop, working inside the privet hedges while camping on the mountains, following the back roads and stumbling across unexpected moments of profound natural beauty, and embracing the freedom of what he calls the last vagabond existence in America, all while trying to decide whether to quit the loop and get a real job. Maybe next season...


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John Dunn is a writer whose work has appeared in number magazines including The Golfer and Travel and Leisure Golf. For twenty years he worked as a caddy at golf courses around the world. His "research" for this book was collected over the years on courses and beaches and in bars all across the country and abroad.
Published May 14, 2013 by Crown. 306 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction
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on Apr 08 2013

Will appeal to fans of the Caddyshack films and to those who revere the wisdom of the locker room.

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