The Golfer’s Lament


Will Nett

Paperback, 162 pages

Sixth Element Publishing

6 December 2019

ISBN: 9781912218738


Everyone thinks they can play golf. How hard could it be?

Having had one of his best worst ideas yet, Will Nett takes to the fairways in an attempt to master the most absurd of sports. Garishly outfitted, and armed with nothing more than a set of ladies’ clubs and a bad temper, he becomes immersed in the game, and all its infuriating foibles.

Many a walk is spoiled as he chases the white ball through the gardens and washing lines of Hull, the vaudeville-steeped music halls of Victorian England, and the Arctic Circle.

Join him on the first tee as he blunders from clubhouse to classroom and everywhere in‑between as he reaches for the pars… and misses.

Firmly established in the North-east as the foremost chronicler of life on Teesside, Will Nett’s more recent work has received national and international acclaim, being reviewed favourably by websites such as Golfshake and The Sandtrap. He also maintains a following in parts of France following his exploits in Local Author Writes Book and Billy No Maps: Teessider On Tour, and his subsequent travel writing for Atlas Obscura.

 ‘The Golfer’s Lament is very funny, entertaining and full of well-observed humour. The bourgeois pretence surrounding golf is punctuated by Will Nett’s wit. Plenty of laugh out-loud insight into the mercurial minds of the variety of people who play – or attempt – to play the game. Funny? Very!’

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