on 24 March 1999
Jeff Wallach succeeds in every way in his book, Beyond The Fairway. A collection of apparently simple anecdotes takes the reader into a variety of unusual golfing experiences. Mr. Wallach sews the game of golf to the divergent realities of life itself, indicating that an underlying meaning and message exist for each action, experience and moment. Beyond The Fairway transforms into a didactic treatise (that's not a bad thing, folks) on golf and life. Each anecdote is to be pondered, meditated, and ultimately related to the reader's similar experiences. I do promise you, as well, that you will laugh out loud as you pass over a number of passages in the book. As soon as I turned the last page, I rued its end, and looked forward to the day on which I could pick it up and begin again. I hold out tremendous hope for the next piece by this writer. He is a gifted storyteller and a true lover of the English language. I recommend his work wholeheartedly.