Honour, A Historical Golf Novel
by Richard OConnor
February 2012

ISBN-13:  978-0-9836689-1-6




Honour is a dynamic historical novel that transports the reader back to a time when golf was changing from the province of an elite aristocracy to a game for and by the common man.

It is 1909 and  American golf is on the verge of a dramatic change.  A new breed of amateur and professional golfers threatens the constricted social order of a sport governed by the rich and powerful.  Boyhood friends George Riley and Johnny Scranton emerge to give challenge to the traditional expectations of the game they love.

From Boston to Harwichport and Providence to Pinehurst they encounter some of the greatest players ever to play golf – Walter Hagen, Francis Ouimet, Chick Evans, Fred McCloud, and others.  As the old guard ruthlessly tries to maintain control over every facet of the game, George and Johnny’s friendship, loyalty, and honour are tested — and their lives will be changed forever.
Richard O’Connor is the author of two previous books, Francis Ouimet and the 1913 United States Open and Wooden Bat Baseball Leagues in America.  He has been a competitive golfer for more than fifty years.  He is a trial lawyer in private practice and a native of Wellesley, Massachusetts.  He resides in Takoma Park, Maryland.

Author’s Web site: www.richardoconnorauthor.com

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