SCRATCH by TROON MCALLISTER
Golf fiction's most beloved hustler, The Green's Eddie
Caminetti, returns from self-imposed exile to turn the PGA
Tour and the golf equipment industry on its ear.
When Eddie's former caddie, "Fat Albert" Auberlain (a cross
between Tiger Woods and John Daly), loses his PGA Tour
card, his endorsements, and his composure after posting a
twelve on a par three at the Fruit-of-the-Loom Waste
Management Open, Eddie finds the sad sack on his doorstep.
Fat Albert, in debt up to his eyeballs and with several
needy relatives to feed, had barely been eking out a living
on Tour as it was, and the pressure was threatening to make
him implode altogether. Eddie takes pity on his protégé but
isn't quite sure what he can do, when along comes nuclear
physicist Norman Standish with the most revolutionary
advance in golf equipment since the double niblick-a golf
ball they call Scratch. If Standish's claims are true,
Eddie could make the killing of his strange and wonderful
life and just possibly change the game forever.
With McAllister's patented golf hustling hijinks, roller-
coaster plotting, and laugh-out-loud skewering of pro
sports hypocrisy, Eddie's die-hard fans and golf fiction
aficionados will laugh all the way to the putting green. As
Eddie himself puts it in The Foursome, "Why do you think
they call the devil SCRATCH?"
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