"Haunted Golf" a ghastly good read
From the title alone, I knew I’d love the book “Haunted Golf.”
I’m almost as big a fan of ghosts and the supernatural as I am of golf. I love a good horror movie and a good scare. Just in time for Halloween, right?
This book feeds my fascination with both subjects. In fact when it came out, I was a bit disappointed. I have a running list for book ideas and this very topic was high on it. Authors Anthony Pioppi and Chris Gonsalves beat me to the punch with a look at some well-known golf resorts and courses that have links to mysterious tales of ghosts and the unexplained. It even relives at the “haunted” career of Greg Norman, the most snake-bitten of all golfers.
The soft-cover book, published by The Lyons Press for $14.95 earlier this year, starts out with the ghastly murder of a victim who haunts the scenic coastal fairways of Victoria Golf Club on Vancouver Island.
Although I’ve never played the course – I’ve just driven by – this is a well-known tale that I’d heard before. The others were all new to me, mostly from old-world golf properties on the East Coast where ghosts are almost required they’re so historic. I’ll save the rest of the gory details of the book for you to discover.
It’s a good read, fun and easy to get through in a couple of days. Maybe if they decide to put out another edition, I’ll put in my two cents. I’ve got two ghost tales from golf friends that didn’t make the cut.
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