John Pekins

          John Pekins is the co-author, with P. V. LeForge, of this book of golf poems. John is married to Jayme Harpring and has two children, Ally and Will. He got lucky there. He started playing golf at the age of 12 at Hyde Park Golf Course in Jacksonville, Florida--a great old Donald Ross design and the site of PGA and LPGA tournaments in the 1940s and 50s. John learned his swing from esteemed Jacksonville Beach pro John Beckman, one of the most wonderful guys ever to hold a club. John's dad, speaking of wonderful guys, caddied in Syracuse, NY in the late 20s, carrying Walter Hagen's bag once as Hagen played either $100 nassau or $100 a hole--can't remember the story now. Still, Walter Hagen . . .how about that.

John currently teaches English at Tallahassee Community College. While he has published in various periodicals, this is his first book publication. He is working on another collection of poems, Dogs without Leashes. Should be fun.

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Getting a Good Read

Poems about golf, written by two guys serious about their game, but not too serious to stop and take a good look around the course and a good look inside themselves as well. Here are poems that will ring true inside everyone who has ever swung a club--poems that make you realize that, if you put forth your best effort, there are no bad days in golf. Price: $10 trade paperback.


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