A gentleman's game

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[2001]
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1st paperback ed.
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English
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"It is the summer of 1985, and on the lush fairways and immaculate greens of the exclusive Fox Chase Country Club in suburban Delaware, Timmy Price is pure. His fluid, powerful golf swing inspires awe among the adult membership and envy among his peers, and under the tutelage of the enigmatic guru Foster Pearse, he is beginning to develop a complete game that will soon make him Junior Champion of the state and draw the attention of college recruiters." "But when his self-made father forces him to become a caddy at the club to learn a lesson in humility, Timmy is thrown into the hardscrabble world of the behind-the-scenes workers who make the game possible. The motley crew of loopers who inhabit the caddy hole introduce him to the other side of the game he loves. There is the braggart lothario Position A, who boasts of his sexual conquests of the members' wives; Jeffrey, the heroin-addicted misfit from North Philly; Lewis, the abusive and autocratic caddy master; and, above all, Jamie Byrne, the secretive teenager from the wrong side of town who has lost his thumbs in a mysterious accident and quickly becomes Timmy's closet confidant." "As he progresses in his quest for excellence, from tournament to elite golf camp and beyond, Timmy grows in his appreciation of the price of failure - and the dangers of success. And when Jamie begins missing his steady loops at the course, it begins a series of events that will rock his quiet suburban community to its very core."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Caddies -- Fiction
Country clubs -- Fiction
Delaware -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Fathers and sons -- Fiction
Golf stories
Golfers -- Fiction
Teenage boys -- Fiction
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Country clubs
Fathers and sons
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