Characters on the Green

Everyday Golfers are the Real Character of the Game

by J. Peter Hoyer

 

Book Details

Witty, sarcastic, and humorously captivating. Real episodes with real golfers, and real funny.

We called him “Mr. D,” not his correct name, but one that he liked. Mr. D was rich enough to own all the pineapple fields on Oahu, but he’d rather sneak out and steal a few pineapples instead. “Hank” turns out to be a virulent “Hank-Enstein” in the chapter of the same name. You will discover that the three “Patrick’s” have something more in common than their given names. “Doc,” not an actual doctor, and Nick, who may have been the inspiration behind the cable TV series, The Sopranos, are more of the personalities who are the focus of these chapters. There are numerous books devoted to professional athletes. For the game of golf in particular, readers can find publications about Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods, and many other pros. But what about the millions of amateurs who play the game? They are seriously overlooked—until now. “Great Chapters. Enjoyable and relatable for anyone who has spent any time around the game. Pete makes the many characters of the game we can all identify with come alive.” —Andy Weissinger, PGA, 2009 PGA Patriot Award Winner “Pete’s lifelong love for the game has given experiences that any golf lover would enjoy. Read this and you will see why golf is more than a game. It has Character.” —Nick Zanca, Director of Golf, Kiskiack Golf Club

 

About the Author

J. Peter Hoyer

J. Peter (Pete) Hoyer is a retired Military Veteran, honored as a Distinguished Member of the U.S. Army Transportation Corps Regiment for continued service with the Dept. of the Army. He travelled extensively throughout the U.S. and overseas. Pete holds a B.A degree from the Citadel, and a Master’s Degree from Webster University and a second Masters from Troy State University. When not on the golf courses, he volunteers time to coach high school baseball and golf teams. He currently resides in North Carolina with his golf weary wife, Carol.