Speed Read: King of Clubs

Can one golfer play 600 holes between Los Angeles and New York over just four days?

 

LinkedGolfers Member and career sportswriter Jim Ducibella’s new book King of Clubs: The Great Golf Marathon of 1938 tells the story of a remarkable Depression-era golf bet that’s hard to fathom even after you’ve put the book down. The bet–accepted by 32-year-old stockbroker Smitty Ferebee–requires the golfer to play 600 holes in eight cities between  New York and Los Angeles, in FOUR DAYS.

 

Can one golfer play 600 holes between Los Angeles and New York over just four days?

Can one golfer play 600 holes between Los Angeles and New York over just four days?

 

I have shared the new book with several friends who all agree that Ducibella has created an enjoyable, well-crafted story–a refreshing love-for-the-game tale that departs from the, ahem, industry-standard of almost exclusively devoting paper to books allegedly written by golf’s biggest names. Author Jim Ducibella has shined the spotlight on a piece of real history that very easily could have been permanently lost.

Ducibella’s writing is masterful in that it never draws attention away from the subject or the colorful characters. King of Clubs is a short book by design, paced much like the story itself–once it starts it ramps up to full speed and only stops moving at the last period on the final page. The book’s publisher, Potomac Books, deserves to be lauded for taking something of a risk to add flavor to our golf library.


The King of Clubs by Jim Ducibella is available on Amazon in print and as a Kindle Edition.

 

 

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Sean T. Kelly

Owner/Director at LinkedGolfers
Sean T. Kelly is a writer, editor, and content director who has nearly 25 years' experience developing material in print, online, and over the air. His work has appeared on the New York Times "Best Seller List," international magazine covers, and the Today Show, among others. Sean is currently focusing on the intersection of travel, lifestyle, and mobile technologies. He is the owner/director LinkedGolfers.
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