Since it is Masters time, this is a great time to do a quick book review. The First Sunday In April is…
“A collection of stories and insights from Arnold Palmer, Phil Mickelson, Rick Reilly, Ken Venturi, Jack Nickluas, Lee Trevino and many more about the quest for the famed green jacket.”
Essentially this book contains Masters stories as told by primarily golf writers and players. Some of the stories are quotes from player biographies. I like the way Don Wade describes the book in his foreward:
“…a literary stroll down Magnolia Lane.”
Coffee Table Book
Being just a collection of stories, this isn’t a book you need to read from front to back sequentially. You can just pop it open and flip to a random page and read stories about the famed par-3 12th hole or many other happenings at Augusta. Keep it on the coffee table like I do, and flip to a random chapter for a few minutes over coffee in the morning.
“First” Sunday In April?
Today is the final round of the 2009 Masters. It is Sunday the 12th of April. It is the 2nd Sunday in April. Details details…
If you are a Masters fan like me, this is an enjoyable book to have around. I love “stories” about The Masters and Augusta National and I eat ’em up.