Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Bogey Man: A Month on the PGA Tour
George Plimpton


From the author of Paper Lion. What happens when a weekend athlete – of average skill at best – joins the professional golf circuit? George Plimpton spent a month of self-imposed torture on the PGA tour to find out, meeting amateurs, pros, caddies, officials, fans and hangers-on along the way. In The Bogey Man we find golf legends, adventurers, stroke-saving theories, superstitions, and other golfing lore, and best of all, Plimpton’s thoughts and experiences – frustrating, humbling and, sometimes, thrilling – from the first tee to the last green.

Paperback, 304pp
Yellow Jersey Press, 2016 (1967)
ISBN 9780224100267