Saturday, July 04, 2015

Book Review: "The Flem Cup"

I just got back from a week vacation in an old haunt: Myrtle Beach. The place is set up for golfers...young and old. Now that I am in the family stage of my life, we exhausted all of the very awesome miniature golf courses that make up the Grand Strand. (reviews of these courses coming soon).

But back in my single days, I, and a group of avid golf buddies, hit the formal golf courses that are a very big part of Myrtle Beach's fiber. The 5 hour drive there was full  of anticipation, the 5 hour trip back was full of stories of what happens in Myrtle Beach....um...gets laughed at.

That is how the book The Flem Cup is set up. It introduces you to the characters that make up this group of avid golfers from across the globe, to get together once a year to play in a bragging rights as to which side of the pond the Flem Cup stays until the next year. Through its 5 years, the Flem Cup
survived through 9/11, diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's, and marital issues.

In the book, are the stories that made up these years, what went on, and the personal journey's the author Scott Dow continues to recognize.

This book helps harken back to those days when buddies would organize golf trips for the golf, and the close friendships that these outings bring. I would recommend this book for those that haven't written their stories yet....because they are there, and like this book tells its story, you never know how they will end.

Keep it in the short-grass,

JFB







2 comments:

Catherine Mullaney said...

I love playing at golf, sometime I even look like a golfer. I have nominated you for The Blogger Recognition Award. Please accept it here https://foundinthetruth.wordpress.com/2015/08/25/blogger-recognition-award/

Anonymous said...

Nice blog! i'm lovin it so far. keep up the good work.

- Molly from http://riversedgegolfbend.com/