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Blue Fairways

Three Months, Sixty Courses, No Mulligans

Charles Slack

Henry Holt and Co.

A duffer's odyssey on the public links from Maine to Key West.

A golfing everyman takes us on a pilgrimage, playing public golf courses along Route 1 down the east coast of the United States. From his first round with French-Canadian partners amidst the potato fields of northern Maine to his final round against a setting tropical sun in Key West, Charlie Slack chronicles the best and worst of the public-golf experience. Each round introduces a new set of partners and opens a window onto a new locale, whether it's the manicured suburbs of Connecticut, the worn-down urban centers of the Northeast Corridor, or the sun-drenched golfing havens of the South. Here in the land of new beginnings, Charlie Slack lives out every golfer's fantasy, a fresh start and a pristine fairway each and every morning. An utterly charming tale of a quintessentially American journey of discovery.

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Blue Fairways
Part OneNew England1Speed Skating Through Jell-OMy tires crunched to a stop in the gravel parking lot of the Fort Kent Golf Club, a nine-hole course on a hillside three miles west of Fort Kent, Maine."On parle français ici," a sign in the neat, white clubhouse read."American or Canadian money?" asked the young woman behind the lunch/green fees counter."American," I said. "Will you take a credit card?""Oh oui," she said.The greens fee was $10.There were a few groups already on the course but nobody waiting to tee off, and nobody in the clubhouse. I now could understand the
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  • Charles Slack

  • Charles Slack is a former business reporter and feature writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and has contributed articles to many prominent national magazines. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.
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Blue Fairways

Three Months, Sixty Courses, No Mulligans

Charles Slack

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