BOGIE, Golf as it Was – A History of Golf Novel

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A Fascinating Novel for Golf Enthusiasts!


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BOGIE: Golf as it Was... is a two-fold story: one about golf, and the other about ghosts, spirits, and… things. Step back into the mid-18th Century and take a whimsical romp through golf’s unrecorded early years in St. Andrews, Scotland. This is a novel for golf enthusiasts of all ages.

An unlikely father-son relationship is formed between a pirate and an orphan boy. The irony is… the buccaneer adopts his own son. As they learn to play golf and caddie, they discover the kindred spirits of the old caddies and golfers who haunt the Links of St. Andrews.

Find out what curse these kindred souls placed on golfers. Get a hold of a book that adds its own take on the much-debated history of golf. The author amplifies the discussion by insinuating that the birthplace of the sport is not, in fact, Scotland, but somewhere else.

Read about golf’s superstitions, secrets, traditions, and untold stories of yesteryear. The author, Charles Hellman, weaves a marvelous tapestry of fact and fiction that offers you unbelievable, but credible answers to golf's anonymity. The history of golf has never been this fun!

An Illustrated Glimpse Into the Past

BOGIE presents a fictional account of 18th century Scotland--yet the sport of golf also has a fuzzy history. The novel sets out to paint a fanciful retelling of an often-overlooked point in time. However, BOGIE also incorporates the life and times of the period it portrays. In this novel, you will discover the dress, customs, and activities of the Scots in the 18th century. The far-flung past comes to life when you read this story.

Throughout the novel are detailed illustrations by the author. These pictures complement the written narrative. Full of movement and humor, the novel provides a wealth of images and depictions of golf during the early Industrial period.

A Gift for Golfers

Thoughtfully conceived, BOGIE is a fun novel for golfing enthusiasts everywhere. Part golf novel, part ghost story, it is a compelling exploration of one of the world’s most treasured sports. If you are a fan of history, or the sport of golf, or if you enjoy reading about the supernatural, you will enjoy this novel.

Author, Charles Hellman, is an avid fan of golf, and he is also a spirted historian. Through meticulous research and exploration, Hellman crafts a compelling story which examines the sport’s often-mythologized past.

With an intriguing premise, a riveting plot, and a touch of the fantastic, BOGIE is sure to be a must-have gift for golfers.

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