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Short Synopsis
Michael Bamberger, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, has written a book that is a meditation on aging and a celebration of the game and the men and women who made it what it is.

Full Synopsis
One night in a Chicago restaurant, Michael Bamberger draws up a list of golf heroes. Nine are living legends, like Arnold and Jack. Nine are secret legends, like Dolphus "Golf Ball" Hull, a windblown tour caddie from Jackson, Mississippi. What they all share is a game that courses through their collective veins like a drug.

Accompanied by a sidekick and friend, a former tour player who is a secret legend himself, Bamberger seeks to locate and get to know these luminaries. All the while, he is hopeful that they will answer a certain difficult question: When and where were you happiest?

In their travels, these detectives from the Golf Division uncover life and death, sickness and health, unusual marriages and unlikely friendships, trophies lost and won, comic tales from lives lived on the road, lost loves and second chances, and a cheating scandal that reveals volumes about an icon in their midst. They take us from Arnold Palmer's private warehouse in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, to the twelfth green at Augusta National. Men in Green time-travels to forgotten places in a lost world.

"Chamberlain's steady cadence is as perfect as a beautifully stroked 7 iron, and this road trip will appeal to both golf nuts and those with but curiosity for the game's history." ---AudioFile

"[E]namored with the game, [Michale's] prose is thankfully straightforward and free of sanctimony or syrupy, romantic sentiments, and his interviews and game accounts are extensive without being tedious." ---Kirkus

"Maybe the best golf book I've ever read." ---Bill Reynolds, The Providence Journal

"A nostalgic visit and reminiscence with those who fashioned golf history." ---Golf Digest

Men in Green

Author Michael Bamberger

Narrated by Mike Chamberlain

Publication date Jun 2, 2015

Running time 9 hrs 25 min

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