ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: September 7, 2017
The Random History of Golf
By (author) Aubrey Ganguly; With Justyn Barnes; Illustrated by Tony Husband
This is the story of golf as it’s never been told before. A dog-legged compilation of sports reports, spoof correspondence and reminiscences from pros, caddies, playing partners and armchair pundits: Mary Queen of Scots cheers herself up at the links at Leith following the murder of her husband Lord Darnley; Dwight D. Eisenhower’s valet shoots the breeze as he clears up the Oval Office following a particularly gruelling Presidential putting practice session; Bob Hope’s chauffeur experiments with some one-liners whilst waiting for his boss in the clubhouse car park; and John Daly’s local bartender describes the unique skills of his best customer. The albatrosses, the Big Berthas, the yips and the holes-in-one that have provided the perfect excuse to linger at the nineteenth hole are amusingly recalled for the delectation of the Fair Isle sweater brigade.
Aubrey Ganguly is the Editorial Director at Future Publishing. A former newspaper journalist he has written about everything from football to showbiz to politics for all of Britain’s nationals. Justyn Barnes, a former editor of United magazine, is now a freelance writer, contributing regularly to various titles including FourFourTwo, JACK and Sky The Magazine. Tony Husband is one of Britain’s best-known cartoonists. He created the famous Private Eye cartoon series “The Yobs”