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Quiet Please [Paperback]

Lawrence Donegan
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2 Sep 2004

It is sport's greatest event. The Ryder Cup - Europe versus the USA, three days of golfing brilliance at the Belfry featuring the best players in the world and the loudest, most partisan fans this side of an Old Firm derby. Lawrence Donegan - author, musician, European PGA Tour caddy (retired) - is determined play his patriotic part.

Too mean to buy a ticket, and cruelly denied a place on the European team by a selection process emphasising the ability to play golf, Donegan tries - and fails - to become Lee Westwood's bagman at the Belfry. Then he lands the perfect job - Ryder Cup marshal. Free clothes, free food, his very own 'Quiet Please' paddle ... and look at that uninterrupted view!

This is a Ryder Cup story with a twist, a golf fanatic's story from the back of the tee by Lawrence Donegan, author of the bestselling Four-iron in the Soul.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Yellow Jersey; New edition edition (2 Sep 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224062913
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224062916
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 16.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 329,803 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"If you read nothing else this year, make sure you get your hands on this little gem" (Derek Clements Sunday Times)

"Delightful... Hugely self-deprecating humour wiht a delicious twist at the end" (Time Out)

"Hugely enjoyable" (Sunday Herald)

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A hilarious account of the Rider Cup by golf fanatic, wannabe bagman and author of Four-iron in the Soul, Lawrence Donegan.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More Please ! 1 Sep 2003
Just like Donegan's tee shots - this book is too short.
Continues in the vein of "Four-iron in my soul" - very observant and very funny. This book will cause a few red faces in the golf marshalling world - worth reading (maybe a bit dear at a tenner for the hardback !) (Yes, Stuart you can borrow mine !).
I would also recommened Californian Dreaming if you like Donegan's wit and style - it opens up the world of United Staes Used Car Sales Techniques ?
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2.0 out of 5 stars Donegan fails to make Par this time 2 Oct 2010
If this were a novel it would be a novella. My paperback came in what seemed to be one of those cheaply bound novels they give way with womens magazines sometimes. If this had been the £5.99 version rather than the £0.01 s/h version i bought I would have felt royally ripped off, I loved 4 iron in the Soul , I admire his golf writing in the press, there is even a travel book No News at Throat Lakeabout Ireland that I read long before I knew about his golf writing - for gods sake I didn't even mind Lloyd Cole & the Commotions (he played bass for them in the 80s.
But ....... golf fanatic can't get tickets for Ryder Cup - decides to be a marshal- surprise surprise the whole thing is run by those awful blazer bores you try & avoid at your own golf club, nothing happens and that's it. The problem is that so little happens there isn't anything much for him to parody and the bufton tuftons of golf have been parodied so many times that anything aimed at them is stale. If this had been a 4 page article in Golfpunk or the Observer Sport magazine it would have been entertaining.
Sorry this is a bit fat double bogey.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Donegan 29 Sep 2008
Having read Four Iron in the Soul, I devoured this book by Lawrence Donegan. He has once again produced a golf book that is not a stuffy look at how the tournament is run but is more about the view for the fans. What Donegan does is, I'm sure, soething that many golf fans wish they could do.

The book had me laughing out loud in places and I cannot recommend it highly enough. The only downside is that it was so short. I could quite happily have continued reading it for another 140 odd pages.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bit short but well written 3 Sep 2010
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As with other reviewers here I am in total agreement that this book is too short, by half!! However that just goes to show that people want more and what there is here is well written, amusing and dry and well worth having a read.

However to be honest you would be better at the price of it trying to borrow someone else's copy or getting it from a library as I felt short changed when I paid full price for it. However this is my fault, it clearly states how many pages it is and to be honest it is good enough for the annoyance of it's diminutive stature to not last long.

For these reason's 4 star - Would have been five with twice as many pages, would have been one if the writing had been no good!
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