Author James Y. Bartlett on novel Death in a Green Jacket, Atlanta's best public courses, The SoCal Swing golf camp, and California budget golf
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What if a dead body was found in a bunker at Augusta National before The Masters? That’s the premise of author James Y. Bartlett’s new novel, Death in a Green Jacket. In this week’s podcast, host Dave Berner talks to Bartlett about the fourth book in a series that follows the adventures of Pete Hacker, a former PGA Tour player turned golf writer.
“He’s had various and sundry adventures in the previous three books, and in this one a body is discovered in a bunker at Augusta National about three weeks before the Masters,” Bartlett says. “Hacker goes to town a little bit early to see if he can find out what happened and gets caught up in quite an amazing adventure.”
Atlanta, Ga., has some fine golf courses. The problem is, most are private. But Georgia’s capital city also has some excellent public tracks, according to National Golf Editor Tim McDonald.
“The best example is Bear’s Best,” McDonald says of Jack Nicklaus’ ‘greatest holes’ course. “There are two Bear’s Best: one in Atlanta and one in Las Vegas. The one in Atlanta is a Southern, Parkland-style course. It’s a very, very good course. I thoroughly enjoyed it.”
Trying to find a golf camp for your kids this summer? Total Golf Adventures’ The SoCal Swing gives campers a taste of the best golf in southern California, according to Joshua Jacobs, the company’s CEO and president.
“What makes it unique is the golf courses these kids are going to play,” he says. “Between Trump National, Torrey Pines South, PGA West TPC Stadium Course, these are really premier golf courses.”
Plus, TravelGolf.com’s Kiel Christianson talks about two great and affordable California golf courses: Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms Conference Resort and Robinson Ranch.
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