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Score a hole in one with any of these books involving the game of golf.

 

Hole in One Hole in One
By Aird, Catherine
2005-08 - Minotaur Books
9780312342296 Check our catalog

Berebury golf course, in the fictional county of Calleshire, is an unlikely setting for a murder. Set in a pleasant landscape and boasting a splendid view of the market town of Berebury, the golf course is more suited to fun and frolics than murder and mayhem. …More

The Swinger The Swinger
By Bamberger, Michael
Author Shipnuck, Alan
2012-04 - Simon & Schuster
9781451657562 Check our catalog

A wickedly funny roman a clef of the PGA tour, this is "an entertaining, revealing, thought-provoking, and cautionary tale" ("The New York Times") from two of today's most highly regarded sportswriters. …More

Final Round Final Round
By Bernhardt, William
2003-03 - Ballantine Books
9780345449634 Check our catalog

PGAUs "bad boy" Conner Cross arrives in Augusta for the annual Masters tournament. But tragedy soon strikes when Conner's lifelong friend, golf pro John McCree, is murdered. A macabre murder spree that mars the Masters begins, which turns Conner into an amateur sleuth. …More

Loopy: A Novel of Golf and Ireland Loopy: A Novel of Golf and Ireland
By Binchy, Dan
2006-03 - St. Martin's Griffin
9780312352011 Check our catalog

"From hunt balls to whiskey stills, Binchy takes Luke and the reader to the heart of Erin in this warm and amusing mixture. Lots of wit, characters, and charm here."…More

Murder in the Rough: A Sarah Deane Mystery Murder in the Rough: A Sarah Deane Mystery
By Borthwick, J. S.
2003-08 - St. Martin's Minotaur
9780312984533 Check our catalog

When police find the body of an 18-year-old on Ocean Tide's golf course, recently unemployed Ph.D. Sarah Deane vows not to let it sidetrack her from an agenda of rest and relaxation. But after she discovers a second murder victim, her curiosity--and protective impulse toward a child who may have seen too much--overpower her better judgment and she sets out to uncover the truth. …More

Mulligan Girl Mulligan Girl
By Boschee, Rebecca L.
2010-01 - Avalon Books
9780803499928 Check our catalog

Making a snappy hole-in-one romantic comedy debut, Boschee tracks the mischief a little white lie creates for an Arizona single when she falls in love with a sexy golf instructor. …More

When Light Breaks When Light Breaks
By Henry, Patti Callahan
2006-05 - New American Library
9780451218346 Check our catalog

Garnering comparisons to Anne Rivers Siddons and Pat Conroy, Patti Callahan Henry has woven her lyrical Southern voice throughout the Lowcountry landscape. Now, as two women from opposite sides of the same sea meet, a tale unfolds that will draw readers into the heart's remembrances-and the tender awakenings of first love. …More

Flatbellies: It's Not about Golf. It's about Life. Flatbellies: It's Not about Golf. It's about Life.
By Hollingsworth, Alan
2003-04 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393324204 Check our catalog

Set in a small Oklahoma town in the emotional mid-1960s, "Flatbellies" is about the seemingly unreachable goal of a high school golf team to win the state championship. Most of all, however, it is a story about friends as they learn to deal with love, loss, triumph, tragedy, growing up, and growing old. …More

Final Fore Final Fore
By Isleib, Roberta
2006-03 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425208960 Check our catalog

Cassie is steeling her nerves for the U.S. Women's Open when a rival is poisoned. And strange emails and messages prove to Cassie that competition can truly be murder. Original. …More

The Green The Green
By McAllister, Troon
1999-04 - Doubleday Books
9780385494595 Check our catalog

"Missing Links" meets "The Hustler" in a hilarious fictional send-up of the most pressure-packed golf tournament in the world--the Ryder Cup--featuring an amateur hustler who slyly pinches every dollar he can out of the world's most celebrated golfers. …More

The Back Nine The Back Nine
By Mott, Billy
2008-03 - Vintage Books USA
9780307277862 Check our catalog

Charlie McLeod was a golf prodigy. His father taught him the game and then injury took it away. Twenty-five years after his last swing, McLeod is finally back on the course, working as a caddy in San Francisco. …More

Miracle on the 17th Green Miracle on the 17th Green
By Patterson, James
2010-05 - Little Brown and Company
9780316092104 Check our catalog

One Christmas Day, Travis plays a round of golf and finds himself playing like a pro. He is soon catapulted into the PGA Senior Open at Pebble Beach. And while his wife, his children, and a live television audience watch, a miracle takes place that changes Travis, and his family, forever. …More

The Legend of Bagger Vance: A Novel of Golf and the Game of Life The Legend of Bagger Vance: A Novel of Golf and the Game of Life
By Pressfield, Steven
1996-06 - Harper Perennial
9780380727513 Check our catalog

In 1931 Savannah, a mesmerizing 36-hole match is taking place, in which two legends face off against a troubled former war hero. The key to the outcome lies with Bagger Vance, a caddie who carries the secret of the Authentic Swing. His mysterious powers guide the play and leave a lasting imprint on everyone around him--and on someone 60 years in the future. …More

Missing Links Missing Links
By Reilly, Rick
1997-05 - Anchor Books
9780385488860 Check our catalog

"Missing Links is the story of four middle-class buddies who live outside Boston and for years have been 1) utterly obsessed with golf and 2) a regular foursome at Ponkaquoque Municipal Course and Deli, not so fondly known as Ponky, the single worst golf course in America. Just adjacent to the municipal course lies the Mayflower Country Club, the most exclusive private course in all of Boston and a major thorn in their collective sides. …More

Shanks for Nothing Shanks for Nothing
By Reilly, Rick
2007-05 - Broadway Books
9780767906647 Check our catalog

In this madcap sequel to Reilly's beloved bestselling golf novel "Missing Links," little has changed at the Ponkaquogue Municipal Golf Club, possibly the worst course in the world. But on one disaster of a day, RStickS Hart's world does a ten-car-pile-up. …More