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Driver - A Golf Novel [Kindle Edition]

Tim Southgate
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Some say golf is about life...
Sometimes, it can be the way back to life!
When ex-headmaster David Crowley is appointed Secretary of Branfield Park, an exclusive but almost bankrupt golf club, he comes up against Brigadier Henry Tufnell who is determined to defend it against any change. Bereaved, celibate and lonely, David no longer plays golf, believing that, by playing, he neglected his dying wife.

Given a six-month deadline by the bank to reverse the Club’s decline, David sets out to attract more members and visitors. As he and the Brigadier do battle, each man driven by his own vision of the game and each convinced that only he can save the Club, David’s own life is reawakened.

Peppered with golfing action and metaphor, Driver is a human story, spiced with humour, violence, intrigue and romance that will entertain golfers and non-golfers alike.

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From the Author

Over many years on the golf course, I've heard seen and heard many amusing and intriguing things. I wanted to write a book which would interest and entertain golfers but not just golfers. It is often said that golf is about life, so a novel about golf is bound to be a story about life.

About the Author

The author is a former special school head teacher and administrator. In an earlier life he wrote and lectured on special education but Driver is his first novel.

Tim Southgate is a keen (some might say compulsive!) golfer. However, any resemblance to the leading character in this story is purely wishful thinking. Apart from playing golf, he and his wife now run a guest house.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 512 KB
  • Print Length: 348 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: High Tee Press; 1 edition (30 Nov. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006GPK61G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #208,570 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Driver 13 Oct. 2002
As I was travelling home to the Channel Islands, I read a novel which would make a perfect Christmas present for the multitude of golf loving husbands/wives! The author relates a fascinating story behind the scenes of a local golf club. I was initially concerned that the book would delve into the technicalities of golf, however I was pleased to discover that golf was simply the background to a good story in which the author cleverly develops his characters to great effect. A very good read!
I look forward to the author's next novel.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Have you brought your driver? 8 Oct. 2002
An unputdownable rip-roaring cracker of a debut from Tim Southgate. Driver is the story of one man's quest to bring meaning to existence in the autumn of his life. It has everything: romance, machiavellian intrigue and a failing golf course. But can David turn both his life and Branfield Park golf course around?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gimme More! 21 Sept. 2002
A great book for golfers everywhere - literally could not put it down. Full of humour, excellent identification of characters and very informative.
This was bought as a gift for me and would make a safe bet as a gift to any golfer
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4.0 out of 5 stars good read 11 Dec. 2013
By swiftly
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If you are a member of a golf club you will recognise someone you know in this book. Enjoy the read
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4.0 out of 5 stars Every day at a golf club 20 Jun. 2013
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A most enjoyable read that had its twists and a bit of predictability. Do these things really happen in private golf clubs? Well perhaps certain events may ring can have a think what happens at your golf club! An ideal holiday read for all golfers, male and female alike.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Goings on at the Golf club. 28 May 2013
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An easy read, but suffers from poor characterisation. A plethora of golfing stereotypes. Also there are weaknesses in the storyline, which I won't detail here as it might spoil a new readers' enjoyment. One example is the confusion when one character concedes a putt in a "match" with other key characters whilst the rest of the competitors are apparently in a foursome strokeplay event!
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