The Revenge of the Golf Gods by Howard Jahre

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"Although non-golfers may be uninterested in the golf jargon and technicalities, the scientific, mystery and romantic elements will help keep them reading. Jahre has a rare gift for writing natural-sounding dialogue, and while the characters aren’t particularly likeable, they are carefully drawn and believable."
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Ben Hogan, considered to be the greatest striker of the golf ball, would beat balls on the practice range until his hands bled. He once said that in a good round, he hit just three shots exactly the way he wanted. He understood that golf is more a game of misses than a game of perfection. Until a brash young amateur attempts to prove him wrong. When Gordon Howard, trust fund baby and amateur golfer par excellence, comes to the sudden realization that his cushy job working for his father’s mega hedge fund has been a colossal mistake, his world free- falls into a tailspin. Searching for fulfillment and meaning to his life, he throws caution to the wind and embarks on a mission to become a professional golfer on the PGA tour. His goal is to win the coveted US Open. Amidst the pressure of his level headed girlfriend to abandon his pipedream, Gordon is contacted by a man he has never met, who offers him what he has been desperately searching for, an infallible golf swing. But the price Gordon pays for such perfection is much more than he ever bargained for.
 

About Howard Jahre

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Howard Jahre, an attorney, has been a member of the New York State Bar since 1972. He has had a diverse business career. Howard currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Elizabeth, and Sweden, their white Labrador retriever.
 
Published January 23, 2015 by iUniverse. 334 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Above average
on May 25 2015

"Although non-golfers may be uninterested in the golf jargon and technicalities, the scientific, mystery and romantic elements will help keep them reading. Jahre has a rare gift for writing natural-sounding dialogue, and while the characters aren’t particularly likeable, they are carefully drawn and believable."

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