'Dead Men's Clubs,' new golf novel just in time for Christmas

Dead Men's Clubs by Charlie Ryan

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Saturday, December 01, 2012 | 1:10 p.m.

I don't know about you, but I'm way behind in my reading these days – so much for this being the slow season in golf. If you're looking for something light and golf-related to tackle over the holidays, you might check out 'Dead Men's Clubs,' a new golf novel by Charlie Ryan.

The book tells the story of Munch Malone, a 70-year-old seriously inept golfer who lives on Hilton Head and draws some unlikely attention from beyond the grave. It seems that two formerly scratch golfers – both quite deceased – want nothing more than to keep playing their beloved game. To do so, they need to find a golfer back here on Earth through whom they can tee it up.

Eventually, they locate Malone, and slowly take over his golf game. First, Malone begins to buy some reconditioned clubs that once belonged to the deceased duo. With each club purchase, his game gets better and better – first he wins his club championship, then eventually qualifies to play in the USGA Senior Amateur at the Greenbrier.

There are, a press release says, a number of twists and turns along the way, as Malone faces a number of obstacles in his quest to win the Senior Am, not the least of which is a plot to steal his divinely inspired sticks.

'Dead Men's Clubs' is available in both soft cover and e-edition at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. It retails for $20.99 for paperback and $6.95 for Kindle edition on Amazon, while at Barnes & Noble it goes for $20.99 for paperback and $5.97 for Nook edition.