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The Duffer’s Literary Companion

Authors Stephen Proctor and Jim Hartsell explore the literary side of the game of golf, going in depth on critical works of golf literature and writing to explain their significance to the golfer.

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Angus MacVicar and Golf in My Gallowses


Stephen and Jim discuss the prolific Scottish author Angus MacVicar, specifically his 1984 book Golf in My Gallowses.

A Season in Dornoch with Lorne Rubenstein


Stephen and Jim discuss the seminal 2001 book, A Season in Dornoch -  written by the great Canadian golf writer Lorne Rubenstein.  Lorne joins for part of the discussion. A celebration of all that is great about Scottish golf.

To The Linksland with Michael Bamberger


Stephen and Jim discuss the classic 1992 book To The Linksland by Michael Bamberger -  featuring characters like the great Scottish pro John Stark of Crieff and Peter Teravainen. Michael joins the podcast for a wide-ranging discussion on Scotland, golf writing and his legendary career.

Golf Dreams by John Updike


Stephen & Jim discuss the great collection of golf writing from 1996 by John Updike.

Hell’s Golfer - Golf and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


Stephen and Jim discuss the seminal 1994 book Hell's Golfer by Tom Morton. They are joined by the author from his home in the Shetland islands of Scotland.