I recently read How to Become a Scratch Golfer written by humorist Patrick Campbell. Written in the 60's, this Irish columnist for the London Times has a biting wit that takes the stuffinest out of golf.
This tongue-and-cheek look at what one needs to do to become a "Scratchman" is a very funny read, that suggests that golf for amateurs across the pond has the same satirical wit as it does in the States.
Chapter 6 is alone worth the read as it describes of how one must fake-it-to-make-it-mentality in golf...and realizing that not much has changed in today's terms.
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