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David Feherty - An Idiot For All Seasons

Book review: An Idiot For All Seasons by David Feherty

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Monday, October 24th, 2011
Categories: BoneheadsGolf BooksReviews

Finally I’ve found reading material that is down to my level.  For the first time in my entire life I’ve read a book which is longer than three pages, from start to finish in one sitting.  I guess it takes fart jokes and golf potty humor for me to sustain a high attention level.

David Feherty - An Idiot For All Seasons

David Feherty's book, An Idiot For All Seasons

While on a plane this past weekend from Dallas to Puerto Rico, I cracked open David Feherty’s book An Idiot For All Seasons.  Thanks to my buddy Shanego for the birthday gift by the way.  I started the read during taxi and didn’t put the book down until I’d read all 276 pages some 3+ hours later.

About

To me this book is basically a blog in print format.  The blog posts chapters are entered in four categories, the four seasons.  Within each season are posts relevant to that time frame.  Topics covered include Feherty’s experiences working for CBS’s PGA Tour coverage team, his playing career, marrying Tiger Woods, hunting and many other random subjects.  At the end of each chapter is an excerpt from Golf Magazine–a question from a reader which he typically answers in a random style which may or may not directly answer the reader’s question.

Keep in mind that this book is not terribly new.  It was published back to 2005 so there won’t be anything on the Tiger Woods scandal.

It is interesting to read Feherty’s take on his golf playing career, which seems to be of great interest to his idiots fans who wonder why he doesn’t still play competitively.  I particularly like the references to winning the Dunhill Cup as captain of the Irish team at The Old Course in St. Andrews.  Having made my first (and not last) pilgrimage to the Home of Golf this past summer, I love hearing stories like that.

“It is a moment that no one will ever be able to take away from me, largely because even I don’t know where I put it.”

Conclusion

Feherty’s twisted self deprecating golf potty humor is brilliantly delivered and quite entertaining.  Though not the newest book on the shelf, it is still a very fun read.

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