Travis McKinley: un lavoro che ormai odia, un matrimonio che si è raffreddato, dei figli dai quali si sente lontano e, soprattutto, un senso di fallimento sempre più opprimente. Una sera, alla vigilia di Natale, mentre si trova sul campo da golf per cercare di pensare ad altro, si rende conto che sta accadendo qualcosa: sta giocando come un professionista, per la prima volta nella sua vita riesce a «vedere» la traiettoria della sua pallina. Nel breve e concitato volgere di qualche giorno, Travis si trova catapultato nel PGA Senior Open, dove lotta per conquistare il diritto di gareggiare con i migliori. E alla fine di questa incredibile esperienza, all'ultima buca dell'ultimo torneo, mentre sua moglie, i suoi figli e un enorme pubblico televisivo lo stanno guardando, lo aspetta un miracolo... di quelli che cambiano la vita per sempre.
- ISBN: 8850208979
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 158
- Data di uscita: 10-11-2005
Patterson and de Jonge offer up a heartfelt story about a man looking to pursue his passion. Travis McKinley finds himself in a rut, at a job he hates, in a marriage gone stale, and with children whose connection to him appears to be fading. His one solace is on the golf course, where McKinley plays Leggi tutto
This the prequel to Miracle at Augusta. I really enjoyed this book but didn't like Miracle at Augusta at all! This story is not very believable, but Miracle at Augusta was beyond belief! I think you will enjoy this book if you are a golfer and a fan of James Patterson, If not,skip it and read Alex C Leggi tutto
This is a nice holiday read. It's mainstream fiction, perhaps a little predictable (but for me it did deliver a couple of surprises). But if you're looking for a short, positive Christmas story, you are sure to enjoy it. My favorite parts are where the main character interacts with real golf celebrit Leggi tutto
I enjoyed this short, easy to read novel. I enjoyed it more than Patterson's Miracle at Augusta. "I was doing what my heart told me to do".
3,5 Stars I have to admit that I didn't read the blurb at all when I bought this book 15 years ago. I solely saw the prominent name, and also the book was only 3€. Now I finally read it - and it's about golf. A lot of golf! Although I never played it, and didn't understand any of the golf lingo, I qui Leggi tutto
I'm not a big review writer, but I loved this book! It's heartwarming, humorous, and very touching. Don't worry if you've never played golf, the story is about so much more than that.
Originally published in 1996 by Little, Brown and Company. The high school I teach at is in the midst of library book purge. I have no idea why this book was ever in a high school library because it is aimed at adults. I don't mean that it has "adult themes" like a movie might label them (drugs, sex, Leggi tutto
Travis McKinley to the reader in the first person. Interesting way to write a book. His job, marriage, even his children are disconnected from him. He plays a round of golf and gets himself, "in the zone," advances to the PGA Senior Open at Pebble Beach, where he advances to the final round. Then a mi Leggi tutto
This reads like some serious wish fulfilment on the authors part. I thought I knew enough about golf terminology to be able to follow along, but the first ten chapters put paid to that pipe dream. Overall, this wasn't too bad, but the title was easily telegraphed and I did roll my eyes at a few of t Leggi tutto
Great book! It explores finding yourself as it relates to the ones you love. I found myself thinking of my boys and how they see me and how I want them to see me. I was sad when that it the story ended.
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