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Publisher's Summary

It was a morning when all nature shouted "Fore!" P.G. Wodehouse leads the listener out on to this little nine-hole course with a collection of nine golf stories, as observed by the Oldest Member. The stories included are: "The Heart of a Goof", "High Stakes", "Keeping in with Vosper", "Chester Forgets Himself", "The Magic Plus Fours", "The Awakening of Rollo Podmarsh", "Rodney Fails to Qualify", "Jane Gets Off the Fairway", and "The Purification of Rodney Spelvin".
©2014 P. G. Wodehouse (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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"Wodehouse is the funniest writer - that is, the most resourceful and unflagging deliverer of fun - that the human race, a glum crowd, has yet produced." (The New Yorker)

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  • David
  • 30-01-2019

Fun with ok narration

Classic Wodehouse, funny story, but a bit dated. I have heard better narration of this book. Could really have worked as a low level theatrical narration. Again, funny Wodehouse stories and well worth your money or credit.

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  • Bronwyn
  • 15-10-2007

Gloriously English

I am the wife of a golfer of 30 years experience and enjoyed these stories considerably although some of the golf language is very dated.
I love the subtlety and quaintness of Wodehouse and the wonderful accent of the narrator.
The length of the stories was convenient for listening to one at a time.
Most of all I love the 'Englishness' of these stories.
Any old or young golfer or observer of the game should get a good giggle or two out of this collection.

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  • Ben
  • 03-07-2020

Golfing from a bygone era

PG Wodehouse at his best with endearing stories from a bygone era. Jonathan Cecil’s narration is engaging and keeps you listening. A great addition for any PGW fans.

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  • Leanne
  • 19-04-2020

Another perfect pairing of Wodehouse and Cecil

Not one of my favourite Wodehouse books, but nonetheless entertaining. Jonathan Cecil sublime as usual.

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  • Shuja Baig
  • 23-08-2019

Thoroughly enjoyable!

Loved it! Made my morning walk a wonderful delight! Strongly recommended for golfers and laymen!

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