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...more
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. Frustrated by the Mayflower's finely manicured greens and snooty members, three of Ponky's most courageous--Two Down, Dannie, and Stick--set up a bet: $1,000 apiece, and the first man to finagle his way onto the Mayflower takes all.One of the three will eventually play the course, but their friendships--and everything else--change as various truths unravel and the old Ponky starts looking like the home they never should have left. less
Another great entertainment from Mr. Reilly, lots of fun. This book grew out of a column he wrote about two golf courses, one of them a horribly run-down muni, the other a snooty country club for the well-heeled. A fun way to spend an afternoon.
Hilarious! Even beginner golfers will catch the comical frustrations. I used to own the book and I'm trying to find it. I read this book cover to cover, twice! And that was on an 18hour flight trip. Fantastic and I was laughing so loudly, it got other passengers asking what I was reading.