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by Peter de Jonge,James Patterson

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ISBN:
0316693359
Author:
Peter de Jonge,James Patterson
Category:
Genre Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Back Bay Books; First Edition edition (May 5, 1999)
Pages:
160 pages
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1990 kb
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1499 kb
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Rating:
4.7
Votes:
709


Patterson and de Jonge offer up a heartfelt story about a man looking to. .This book however, did require some knowledge of the game beyond your typical surface knowledge

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. It is here, on the 17th Green, that McKinley sees the world from a new perspective, which changes things forever and helps him put it all into perspective. A quick read well-adapted for fans of the sappy side to Patterson's writing. This book however, did require some knowledge of the game beyond your typical surface knowledge. I do believe I would have enjoyed it more if I understood more about the way a golfer thinks.

by Peter de Jonge and James Patterson. Miracle at St. Andrews. com User, December 22, 2000. Miracle on the 17th green is a book that you can read in one sitting partly because it's only 150 pages and partly because it is so good. Miracle on the 17th green is an inspirational, entertaining, and sometimes very funny book.

There are many among us who see golf as a healer of the soul and Miracle on the 17th Green, is a wonderful example of how uplifting that belief can b. ―John Feinstein, author of Are You Kidding Me? "Even if you don't know a birdie from a putter you can still enjoy this sweet tale of a middle-aged golfer's extraordinary blossoming. ―Nichol Ruth, The Evening Post (Wellington). This is a hopeful little gem, and you don't even have to like golf to enjoy i. ―BookReporter.

His family collapses - but Travis is soon too busy living his dream to notice. His amazing new golf skills catapult him into the PGA Senior Open at Pebble Beach, where he advances to the final round with two of his heroes, Jack Nicklaus and Raymond Floyd. And with his wife, children, and a live television audience watching, a miracle takes place on the 17th green that will change Travis, and his family, forever.

Miracle on the 17th Green. Travis McKinley's life has drifted sideways. His job, his marriage, even his children all feel disconnected and distant. On Christmas Day, Travis McKinley is playing golf when suddenly he acquires perfect vision for the putt. In a zone, he plays brilliant golf and misses Christmas dinner with his family, where things are already rocky.

MIRACLE ON 17TH GREEN: A NOVEL By Peter De Jonge - Hardcover BRAND NEW . Version Ofsleeping Beauty. The resulting plot is sort ofRocky Does the Senior Tourwith just a hint ofIt's a Wonderful Life. "This ISA Hopeful Little GEM, and You Don't Even Have to like Golf to Enjoy I. Lccn.

Novels by. James patterson. Miracle on the 17th Green. with Peter de Jonge). But my reverie was suddenly broken. Standing on the 16th green for the third time that day, I happened to look out over the evergreens beside the fairway. The Thomas Berryman Number. For Matthew and Joseph. There, wafting above the treeline, tethered to a nearby house, was a helium-filled Santa balloon. In a panic, I fished my watch out of my bag.

James Patterson, Peter De Jonge. In fact, it was my four alarm clocks. g catastrophe in the history of sports - I had stopped at a drugstore after dinner and bought a second alarm clock. Then halfway back to the Ben Franklin I said, Why fuck around? and bought two more. When I got to the course, they were running an hour behind. At Q-School the play is always painfully slow, but on Sunday the action virtually.

James Patterson Peter de Jonge10 maja 2010. Just when we need some magic in our lives, bestselling author James Patterson and Peter de Jonge bring us a stirring tale of life, love, and the power of miracles. Travis McKinley is an ordinary man living an ordinary life - he has a job that he despises, a marriage that has lost its passion, children from whom he feels disconnected, and at age fifty, a sense that he has accomplished nothing of consequence with his life. But on Christmas Day, he goes out to play a round of golf, and for the first time, he finds himself in the "zone"

Miracle on the 17th Green. by James Patterson by Peter de Jonge. Just when we need some magic in our lives, bestselling author James Patterson brings us a stirring tale of life, love, and the power of Christmas miracles. Travis McKinley’s life has drifted sideways

Miracle on the 17th Green. Travis McKinley’s life has drifted sideways. His job, his marriage, even his children all feel disconnected and distant

Travis McKinley is an ordinary man living an ordinary life - he has a job that he despises, a marriage that has lost its passion, children from whom he feels disconnected, and at age fifty, a sense that he has accomplished nothing of consequence with his life. But on Christmas Day, he goes out to play a round of golf, and for the first time, he finds himself in the "zone". He sees the putting line that has eluded him for years. Always a fairly good golfer, he finds himself playing like a pro and is so caught up in his excitement that he continues to play, sinking putt after putt, missing Christmas dinner with his wife and family. It is too much for his already troubled marriage.His family collapes - but Travis is soon too busy living his dream to notice. His amazing new golf skills catapult him into the PGA Senior Open at Pebble Beach, where he advances to the final round with two of his heroes, Jack Nicklaus and Raymond Floyd. And with his wife, children,and a live television audience watching, a miracle takes place on the 17th green that will change Travis, and his family, forever.
  • Narim
James Patterson with Peter de Jonge as the primary writer has put together a wonderful heartwarming story of an ordinary guy stuck in a midlife crisis. Travis McKinley hates his job as a copywriter for an advertizing agency that he has been with for 20 years. It ceased challenging him years ago. He and his wife, Sarah, a well established and successful physician have become emotionally estranged. He senses she is moving toward a divorce. His three children seem to be growing up without him. He eventually gets fired. Sensing this as an omen, Travis McKinley takes the giant step to engage in an adventure he has always yearned for. Most of his friends think he’s nuts and become an irresponsible family man.
You don’t need to be a golfer or understand the difference between a bogie and an eagle to appreciate this heartwarming story about an ordinary family guy who chose the road less traveled and won. You’ll find yourself pulling for the guy all through the story and you might even feel a tear on your cheek.
Everyone will love the read. I rate the story a 5 and strongly recommend it whether or not you're a golfer.
  • Lanionge
Travis Mckinley is just your average guy...; he hates his job in advertising, his marriage is on the rocks, and he loves golf. When he is unceremoniously fired from his job, a fabulous round of golf played at his local course is the catalyst that drives him to living his dream of playing in the Senior P.G.A. tour. So he flys off to Q school to begin living his dream, leaving behind unemployment and a disintegrating relationship with his physician wife Sarah.

Travis arrives--but so do many other avid golfers who aspire to be the next Jack Nicholas and have the $3,000 enrollment fee. But the gods are smiling on the Mckinelys; could it be that Travis could actually out-stroke some of the greatest golfers ever to play the game? Could he win the tour, all that money, and perhaps receive the greatest gift of all--the restoration of his family??

Read the book to find out, although it doesn't take an Einstein to conclude the obvious based upon the title of the book. Although I found this a somewhat interesting tale, I believe that to truly appreciate the story one must truly appreciate the game of golf--as do obviously the authors, although unfortunately I do not. Many readers may find themselves struggling with the terminology used within the game. All in all, a serviceable story with an even better lesson. Don't be afraid to take chances, in this one life that we all have to live. Take a gamble on life, and on love.

DYB
  • Efmprof
This is a good book, however I had a true Milligan as I read the Miracle at Augusta first and that not what I would suggest to anyone. This doesn't mean I didn't enjoy both books as I did and it's quite evident as I read one one night and one the next. Very relaxing easy read.
  • Kiutondyl
The book ran way too long with less action scenes than any of his other books and I have read many, many of his books. Of course, I am only one
Of his Millions of rrsfrts
  • Flamehammer
Thoroughly enjoyed the book... like every serious amateur golfer it is great fun to root for the underdog! And, like very serious amateur golfer even more fun to imagine us as Travis! Thanks guys for an entertaining read
  • Beahelm
This book was a cute little sized book which surprised me. Patterson books are always so big in size. However, it was very entertaining. The company which I purchased from sent the book quickly and it arrived in perfect condition and I finished the book in two days. Amazon linked me to this seller. That's one of the many reasons I love Amazon. I don't play golf but, after reading the reviews and an excerpt from the book, it sounded to me like a great story. The story is not all about golf but about a famiily dynamic and how the main character handles his fanaticism for golf and touring and the family challenges he must face because of that fanaticism. I really enjoyed the way the book played out.
  • Rko
This may be one of my favorite books of all time. While this is not the type of story usually associated with James Patterson, it is worth the read. The character development is wonderful and I found myself laughing so hard at times that I was crying.
I would recommend this book and I'm not a golf person just simply a good story.