Sunday, February 15, 2015

Book Review: 'The Wichita Kid: a Caddies's Story'

I just finished a fantastic read this weekend, and I'd like to tell you a little about it.

The Wichita Kid: A Caddie's Story is a novel about a young man's journey as he moves from a suppressing home-life in Salina KS, to one of character development with his Grandparents in Cleveland Ohio.
The story takes place with the young man (Kevin) earning his summer break "keep" at a golf club that employs caddies...although his interest in doing this job is about the same as the clubs' interest in having a caddy shack...where golf carts are ready to replace this unruly band of misfits at any given notice.

What happens in the pages of this easy to read, very fine book, is a coming of age story that picks a sickly kid up from the ground, and pushes and pulls him thru adolescent...eventually freeing him of believing he has no choices.
This first novel of Rob Fisher's coincidentally puts us in that time of having a lot of first time experiences.

In his book, the golfer that takes a shine to Kevin memorably says "never leave a birdie putt short..."

The author..who had put the book unfinished down for 2 years before a friend pushed him to finish...did not leave this birdie putt short. After you read it, you'll be glad he didn't either.

Keep it in the short-grass,


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