Monday, November 26, 2012

Kevan Goble Publishes a Novel

  Whitevale's Teaching Professional Kevan Goble has published his first novel, Peter Burke Hates Golf . Kevan will be selling copies at Whitevale on December 8-9, the week-end of the AGM.
The book retails for $20 and is an outstanding read.

I have been fortunate to have read an advance draft and Kevan has woven a wonderful story that I know you will enjoy. To give you a feel for what the book's about, here's the synopsis from the back cover:

"Peter Burke's in trouble. He's a slave to his job, disconnected from his teenage daughter, and hates golf. Not ideal for a golf pro. Humiliated after a particularly bad round, he vows to quit. Listening to his brother's passionate trumpet playing at a jazz club that night reinforces the truth: his life has bottomed out. Searching for answers, he re-examines his past hoping to confirm his bond with golf was once as strong as his brother's to music. To reclaim some meaning in his life, Peter needs help. Perhaps an old diary he happens upon at a yard sale will offer him a lifeline."
A real family affair, the book cover was designed and illustrated by Kevan's wife, Laurie Lafrance.

Copies will be available to purchase in the Pro Shop during the annual Christmas Sale. If you email Kevan in advance at  he will make sure a signed copy of Peter Burke Hates Golf is waiting for you to pick up in the Pro Shop.

If you cannot make it up on Dec. 8 or 9th, Kevan will be at the Club the following week-end, December 15-16. Come up, buy a copy, and shoot the breeze with him while he's setting up the indoor teaching net in the Clubhouse.

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