Steve Eubanks lives on a golf course, spends most of his time with a golf club in his hand, and simply cannot pass a course without playing it. In Golf Freek, he chronicles his travels around the globe for the sole purpose of playing as much free golf—the operative word being free—in as many interesting places and with as many interesting people as possible. As Steve himself says, “This book is not some mystic search to find my soul through a ball-and-stick metaphor. It’s about me, the golf freek, sponging free golf. It’s a mixture of On the Road (without the booze, hookers, guns, and poverty) and Rick Reilly’s Who’s Your Caddy? (with John Daly keeping his private parts to himself).”
Along the way he tells some of the world’s greatest golf stories—funny, touching, bizarre, and sometimes personal—from his rounds with Arnold Palmer to his hole in one in the Chinese town where his daughter was born. These tales, taken together, add up to one of the most revealing books about
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Just an average golfer
I enjoyed this book. It was interesting to see how the game of golf can be intertwined throughout our lives.