Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Caddie Who Won The Masters-more golf suspense at Augusta

After watching the dramatic finish of The Masters, I couldn't help but feel a longing for more visions of Augusta National Golf Course. The azaleas in bloom, the walk through Amen Corner, the history that surrounds this golf mecca has me wishing the first major of the season was just beginning and not at an end.

For book lovers who also wish to prolong the magic of The Masters golf tournament, John Coyne has written "The Caddie Who Won the Masters" a suspenseful novel about a middle-aged amateur’s seemingly impossible quest to win the prestigious Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.


Although this very brief synopsis cannot do the book justice, it may entice you add this to your summer reading list.

A college English professor from Southern Illinois reawakens a dormant golf game that had earned him a scholarship to Wake Forest University and, more recently, a ticket to Augusta, Georgia. With suitcase in hand and golf clubs on his shoulder, the aging muni-course player finds himself walking down famed Magnolia Lane toward every accomplished golfer’s dream—a coveted spot alongside the world’s best players in the Masters field.

Seven-time bestselling author and creator of the highly acclaimed caddie novel series that includes The Caddie Who Knew Ben Hogan, The Caddie Who Played With Hickory, and the newly released The Caddie Who Won The Masters, former caddie and caddie master John Coyne has authored more than twenty-five books of fiction and nonfiction. The New York author also maintains a single-digit handicap and tries not to lose distance off the tee!

John Derr, award-winning golf journalist and CBS-TV announcer who covered 62 Masters Tournaments, said about John Coyne, “I am impressed with Coyne’s ability to so clearly depict the nuances that make Augusta National such a different shrine. His description of situations—the unique, the weird and the nearly unbelievable—mirrors many I have seen over the years. Some rarely seen.”

Roland Merullo, Author of Golfing with God stated, “John Coyne knows golf and golf history, and he understands the intricate workings of the human heart. Anyone who loves golf — and  many readers who don't know a five-iron from a free-throw — will appreciate his skill and be happily drawn into this fine story.”

In his most recent blog, "Our first "Homebred U.S. Open Golf Champ, Johnny McDermott", John Coyne mentions that he collects stories about great players from the past; stories from when golf was more of a game, less of a television show. The same is true with "The Caddie Who Won the Masters" as Coyne's style uniquely blends his deep knowledge of golf and Masters tradition with his affinity for the supernatural to spin a riveting tale.

The Caddie Who Won the Masters is available at Amazon.com and downloadable on your Kindle.

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Thanks for sharing such nice post which is so cool to have a nice time over here.The masters really rock with their performances...

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Shortly after arriving in Augusta, he is approached by a mysterious man, who promises that he can save Tim’s wife, if only he can win the tournament. With the help of a young caddie named Clay Weaver, Tim Alexander embarks on the most difficult of challenges: winning The Masters as an amateur. His doubt in himself and in his caddie make it seem like an impossible task, but the mysterious man claims that he can do it.
Tim is not concerned with the Green Jacket. His only concern is saving his wife. But as the week wears on, with the help of the mysterious man, the impossible starts to seem possible.

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It’s clear that Coyne is a golf lover, and even more, a student of the game, and especially of The Masters. The book is filled with a historic flavor that really brings The Masters to life. Not only did I have the sense that I was walking those hallowed grounds with our protagonist, but there was so much information about the history of Augusta, The Masters, and its champions sprinkled throughout that it was a real treat to read.