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Publisher's Summary

From Sports Illustrated writer Rick Reilly comes this spoof of all things golf and country club.

Missing Links is the story of four middle-class buddies who live outside Boston and play golf together at Ponkaquogue Municipal Golf Links and Deli, not so fondly known as Ponky. An 18-hole garbage dump with hazards that include a concrete river surrounded by a chain-link fence and the pillars of the elevated train that runs through the course, it is reputed to be the worst golf course in America.

One day the group inadvertently discovers that all along they've been playing right next door to the Mayflower Club, a true golfing Eden. The rollicking plot includes a bet to see who will be first to sneak in a round at the Mayflower, as well as the narrator's attempts to reach some sort of reasonable understanding with his overbearing father.

©1996 Rick Reilly (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“[E]asily the wittiest golf novel yet—the Bull Durham of the genre, and the closest thing to Caddyshack on paper we're likely to get.” ( Kirkus Reviews)
"Don't get started reading this book. It will take three burly men to pull you away from it." (Bob Costas, NBC commentator)

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seriously funny

this book needs to be shot as a movie. these characters are larger than life.

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I rarely laugh out loud while listening to audiobooks. This book had so many hilarious moments, I just couldn’t stop laughing.

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High school theme paper

This was nothing more than a collection of made up stories written by a below than average student trying to impress other below than average students.

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Couldn't stop listening .

The story and characters had me captivated right from the start. It was one of those stories that you hate to hate to have end.

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I read the book and which was great but the narrator was awful. 5 minutes in and I was out.

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Great performance

Bronson Pinchot gave a great performance!
The storyline was somewhat predictable but still a fun listen. Any lover of the game will appreciate the little nuances and laugh out loud at some of the biting wit of the characters.

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Great writing, great imagery, lots of laughs.

I listened to this book with a buddy while driving down and back on a golf trip to Mesquite and Las Vegas Nevada from Utah. As a golf geek with a couple of literature degrees, Rick's book really struck a lot of chords. If your a golf geek with a bit of a brain and a heart, I have a sneaking suspicion this book will resonate with you.

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humor and heart

wildly entertaining yet extraordinarily heartwarming. I won't forget this book. I've listened to maybe 100 books in the last couple years and I can't think of another one that just brought this combination of cheer and introspection at the same time .

A majority of the book, you are entertained by the story of this group of friends most red blooded American men could only dream of. Then there are moments that just take your breath away. If you have ever golfed, missed friends, appreciated friends, loved a women or seriously contemplated what really matters in life, I recommend this book to you. I'm calling my shot here. You will like this one.

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Awesome book

Just a great book. Needs to be read by anyone who ever hit a golf ball.

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Reilly is great.

Rick Riley is a better writer then Jenkins or Harvey. Can't wait to read sequel.