This is a selection of the writing of the former Times golf correspondent, neatly divided into the months of the year in which they were written, each month being prefaced by an introduction by the author. You don't have to be a golfing enthusiast or particularly knowledgeable about golf to enjoy this collection. Much of it is, naturally, about the personalities of golf but the emphasis is on their human traits rather than their play. All in all, a thoroughly entertaining read.
I read this book more or less straight through. I have read his articles in The Times for many years and always found them interesting. My only complaint is that a number of stories were repeated in various places. Any golfer with an interest in golf's history will enjoy it.
John Hopkins is one of the greatest golf writers ever known. His passion for the game, be it at the amateur or professional level is unparalleled. This collection of his Times articles is a fascinating read.