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John Coyne

John Coyne

John Coyne was twelve when he became a caddie at Midlothian Country Club, south of Chicago, Illinois. At sixteen he was promoted to caddie master, which even today he considers the most demanding work he has ever done. After graduating from Saint Louis University, he served with the Peace Corps in Ethiopia and did a stint as dean of students at a New York college before becoming a full-time writer. Since then he has written more than twenty books of fiction and nonfiction, edited three books on golf instruction, and written the novels The Caddy Who Knew Ben Hogan and The Caddy Who Played with Hickory, both about golf, his lifelong passion. Today, in addition to writing, he is working at a college again and edits the website www.peacecorpswriters.org. He lives in Pelham Manor, New York, with his wife and son. 

John Coyne

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The Caddie Who Played with Hickory
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The Caddie Who Played with Hickory

John Coyne
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

Before there were titanium woods and graphite shafts, golf clubs were made from the wood of hickory trees and had intriguing names like cleek, mashie and jigger. Golf was a game played not with high-tech...

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The Caddie Who Knew Ben Hogan
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The Caddie Who Knew Ben Hogan

John Coyne
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

Returning as an honored guest to the exclusive country club where he worked in his youth, Jack Handley remembers the summer of '46 when he caddied for Ben Hogan in the last Chicago Open. Now a respected...

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