Don Imus said it best: "Dan Jenkins is a comic genius." And nowhere is that genius more evident than in this uproarious 1974 novel about life on the ...Show synopsisDon Imus said it best: "Dan Jenkins is a comic genius." And nowhere is that genius more evident than in this uproarious 1974 novel about life on the PGA tour. This special 26th anniversary edition includes a new Foreword by the author.Hide synopsis
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Dan Jenkins obviously has some literary talent but his sense of humor seems stuck in the eighth grade. I understand the book was written before politically correct speech came in vogue. But even in the 1980's, I think I would have been offended by such humor.
Typical of a lot of Jenkins's work, Fort Worth, TX is again the center of his universe. Yes, I know Hogan and Nelson came from there but people like Jones, Hagen, Sarazen, Palmer, Nicklaus and Woods did not. Moreover, I suspect Hogan and Nelson would have been offended by such prose. Jenkins is one reason I am not renewing my subscription to Golf Digest.
If you want good golf fiction, try Troon McAllister's trilogy or "Missing Links" by Rick Reilly.
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