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This book was about a group of friends that play golf and gamble all day at theworst golf course in America they call it Ponky One day one of them proposes a betto see who could be the first one to play in the Mayflower the golf course next door This wasnt easy because the Mayflower is one of the best courses in America SoTwo Down Dannie and Raymond each put in 1000 to see who could play the coursefirst What everybody doesnt know is that Raymonds father belongs to the club ButRaymond hasnt spoken with him for years after he tortured his other son whoeventually committed suicide Raymond wasnt going to call his father until it becameabsolutely necessary All three had many good ideas but they all failed Finally allthree of them landed tee times on the final day of the bet but not before they raised thestakes another 1000 each Raymond was forced to call and play with his father buthe did win the bet Things werent the same between the friends after the bet andRaymond didnt like it either Then Two Down got into some gambling trouble TwoDown made a crazy bet with a man who he was down to to play 18 holes nine at theMayflower and nine at Ponky Both men had one partner Two Down chose Ray andthe man he was down to Concorde chose Rays father Two Down had to give up hishouse if he lost and Ray would bet his Jack Nicklaus driver that Jack himself used todefeat Arnold Palmer at the 1962 US Open which had a face value of about 35000I enjoyed this book very much This is the best book that I have read in a longtime I think that one of the reasons I liked it was because it was so funny The firstthing I found funny was the terminology they used while they played at Ponky Forexample when someone had a bad
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