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3.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 5 3.84 (70 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455174997
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Who but P. G. Wodehouse could have extracted high comedy from the most noble and ancient game of golf? And who else could have combined this comedy with a real appreciation of the game, drawn from personal experience? Wodehouse’s brilliant but human brand of humor is perfectly suited to these stories of love, rivalry, revenge, and fulfillment on the links.

While the Oldest Member sits in the clubhouse quoting Marcus Aurelius on patience and wisdom, outside on the green the fiercest human passions burn. All kinds of human life are here, from the cocky professional Sandy McHoots to the shy Ramsden Waters, whose only consolation is golf. And then, of course, there is the young, handsome Cuthbert Banks, who—plus four on the Wood Hills links—cannot seem to win the affections of the girl who has won his heart. Even golf haters will not be able to resist these ten stories that so perfectly blend physical farce with verbal wit and a gallery of unforgettable characters.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Wodehouse’s idyllic world can never stale…He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.”

    Evelyn Waugh

  • “The works of Wodehouse continue on their unique way, unmarked by the passage of time.”

    Kingsley Amis, author of Lucky Jim

  • “[Wodehouse is] a brilliantly funny writer—perhaps the most consistently funny the English language has yet produced.”

    Times (London)

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 2/20/2014

    " If you are a golfer it will tickle your funny bone! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erma Odrach | 2/19/2014

    " An avid golfer friend of mine passed this Wodehouse book on to me. Am not into golfing but I thought I'd give it a try. It's a collection of funny and witty stories (written in 1924)that deal with men and their love for women and golf. There's a lot of bumbling going on, cluelessness, rivalry, conspiring, much in the Wodehouse fashion. I'm sure a lot of golfing jokes went right past me though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 2/18/2014

    " A collection of short stories about golf as related to young players by the Oldest Member -- very funny, biting satire leveled against the overly-avid golfer and yet ultimately sweet tales of life and relationships. First Wodehouse I've read, but there will be more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlotte Cooper | 2/18/2014

    " Amusing short stories about the world of golf. Normally read one story after I've finished a book. Thoroughly enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick | 2/15/2014

    " I'm not a golfer, but these golfing stories are sublime. Written with the classic Wodehousian light tough, these stories manage to convey the passion golfers have for the game without taking it too seriously. Each of these little gems is a love story on the links, for the links, or by the links, and they should be read by golfers and non-golfers alike. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Prasad GR | 2/11/2014

    " A fabulous book of golf stories that has made me fall in love with the game itself. And it reminded me of the long hours i spent playing golf in my Wii console! How much I must have irritated my sister as she waited for me to struggle through every hole in a dozen putts! The audio book was a bliss that made me forget the strain in the initial days of pedalling to work. Lovely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 2/2/2014

    " A collection of ten short golf stories. Wonderful and hilarious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 2/2/2014

    " It's Wodehouse. That says it all. What I can say is that I've never played golf and I was laughing out loud over some of these scenarios. Again: Wodehouse. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roderick Gladwish Gladwish | 2/2/2014

    " The funniest of the PG Wodehouse books I have read. So good I nearly took up golf! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chet | 2/1/2014

    " This book shows the genius of Wodehouse humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 1/26/2014

    " Before reading this collection of short golfing stories, I had no interest whatsoever in the game but, after finishing the book, I was seriously tempted to take up the sport! The last of the tales has to be my favourite. Fore! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jonathan | 1/22/2014

    " the first couple of shorts were defiantly five star material, but the later stories became a bit redundant. still, makes me want to hit the links again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doc & Charly | 1/21/2014

    " Great humorous golf stories told by the club's "Oldest Member." A must for golfers who take the game seriously, but not themselves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rauf | 1/20/2014

    " The first four stories are so hillarious. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sana | 1/17/2014

    " I know it's Wodehouse but it's also about golf! What was I thinking? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sadie | 1/16/2014

    " I love Wodehouse and wasn't disappointed with this book. With every short story, I just pictured Bertie Wooster from the Jeeves and Wooster series as the main character. Pretty funny and clever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chet | 1/15/2014

    " This book shows the genius of Wodehouse humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roderick Gladwish Gladwish | 1/14/2014

    " The funniest of the PG Wodehouse books I have read. So good I nearly took up golf! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Effel | 12/29/2013

    " I liked it, even if the stories were centered on golf. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vidya | 12/28/2013

    " Hilarious is the exact expression to describe Wodehouse stories:) I had always thought of Golf as a not-so-exciting sport.. but this book turned my view upside down. Recommended Wodehouse pick if you are feeling so meh ! ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harry Rutherford | 12/25/2013

    " Read on my iPhone. PGW really is funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shankar | 12/17/2013

    " This may have been my first Wodehouse. Certainly the first I ever saw on my dad's bookshelf. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aditi | 12/16/2013

    " amazingly funny golf stories on wooster and jeeves. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William | 12/11/2013

    " Most definitely would have been more enjoyable had I been even remotely interested in a good walk wasted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kinnari | 12/4/2013

    " fore! a must for golf lovers! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 That70sheidi | 11/28/2013

    " On the one hand, it's a book about golf, and golf from a completely different era. On the otherhand, it's Wodehouse and therefore always enjoyable. The story about the longest single hole of golf was awesome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kinnari | 11/27/2013

    " fore! a must for golf lovers! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 That70sheidi | 11/27/2013

    " On the one hand, it's a book about golf, and golf from a completely different era. On the otherhand, it's Wodehouse and therefore always enjoyable. The story about the longest single hole of golf was awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurele | 11/2/2013

    " In true Wodehousian style, ten lighthearted tales of courtship and golf. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elena | 10/4/2013

    " A little less fun than his other books because this was short stories all about golf. And I don't know that much about the sport. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 5/6/2013

    " This is a collection of golf stories. All of them make me want to play golf, and are extremely funny as well. I must say the last one was a little too idiotically silly for me- a faraway kingdom learns of golf and begins to worship it, in turn bringing prosperity to the country. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis Willingham | 5/4/2013

    " Fun, verrry british short stories on golf. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ian Simpson | 2/14/2013

    " Wodehouse demonstrates his understanding of golf and its comic potential, particularly when his characters are the jolly young things whose amorous and other difficulties feature in the Oldest Member's ruminations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 12/28/2012

    " Re-reading this over a rainy weekend, I was choking with laughter. No one matches P.G. Wodehouse. He is just the best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen Osborne | 11/17/2012

    " I'm not a golfer, but I enjoyed these tales from Wodehouse. Most are "told" by the Oldest Member, usually to some poor guy who is disheartened by his golf game, although the last story is "historical." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis Willingham | 10/26/2012

    " Fun, verrry british short stories on golf. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mad_Maudie | 8/23/2012

    " You don't have to be a golfer to enjoy this witty read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 scarlettraces | 8/2/2012

    " when is Wodehouse not 5 stars? even when it's about golf. his prose never gets tired. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurele | 7/19/2012

    " In true Wodehousian style, ten lighthearted tales of courtship and golf. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 7/15/2012

    " Before reading this collection of short golfing stories, I had no interest whatsoever in the game but, after finishing the book, I was seriously tempted to take up the sport! The last of the tales has to be my favourite. Fore! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karishma | 5/31/2012

    " This one didn't interest me a lot owing to the fact that it is aimed at the golfers as it's target audience. Lots of googling later, I got through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vidya | 5/31/2012

    " Hilarious is the exact expression to describe Wodehouse stories:) I had always thought of Golf as a not-so-exciting sport.. but this book turned my view upside down. Recommended Wodehouse pick if you are feeling so meh ! ;) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William | 5/25/2012

    " Most definitely would have been more enjoyable had I been even remotely interested in a good walk wasted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas Wilson | 3/9/2012

    " This is a collection of a number of Wodehouse's golf stories and, as always, he is a delight and never a disappointment. This one was no exception. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Effel | 3/5/2012

    " I liked it, even if the stories were centered on golf. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 2/10/2012

    " Contains two of my favorite comic short stories, "The Long Hole" and "The Coming of Gowf". You don't have to be a golfer to enjoy this book as long as you understand the hold that the game can have on people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 scarlettraces | 12/16/2011

    " when is Wodehouse not 5 stars? even when it's about golf. his prose never gets tired. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christa Van | 12/11/2011

    " It is hard to find anything wrong with anything by P.G. Listened to the audio of this book and loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 11/25/2011

    " A collection of ten short golf stories. Wonderful and hilarious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vineet | 10/12/2011

    " one of the best Wodehouse stories ever ever!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 That70sheidi | 10/3/2011

    " On the one hand, it's a book about golf, and golf from a completely different era. On the otherhand, it's Wodehouse and therefore always enjoyable. The story about the longest single hole of golf was awesome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 7/14/2011

    " Ah. I know nothing about golf, but these stories were so great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shankar | 3/1/2011

    " This may have been my first Wodehouse. Certainly the first I ever saw on my dad's bookshelf. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesa | 11/22/2010

    " You don't have to be a golfer to enjoy this witty read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jonathan | 8/16/2010

    " the first couple of shorts were defiantly five star material, but the later stories became a bit redundant. still, makes me want to hit the links again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William | 8/11/2010

    " Most definitely would have been more enjoyable had I been even remotely interested in a good walk wasted. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sana | 8/2/2010

    " I know it's Wodehouse but it's also about golf! What was I thinking? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elena | 6/16/2010

    " A little less fun than his other books because this was short stories all about golf. And I don't know that much about the sport. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurele | 2/23/2010

    " In true Wodehousian style, ten lighthearted tales of courtship and golf. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 12/31/2009

    " This is a collection of a number of Wodehouse's golf stories and, as always, he is a delight and never a disappointment. This one was no exception. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rauf | 6/13/2009

    " The first four stories are so hillarious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harry | 2/15/2009

    " Read on my iPhone. PGW really is funny. "

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About the Author

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881–1975) was an English humorist who wrote novels, short stories, plays, poems, song lyrics, and numerous pieces of journalism. He was highly popular throughout a career that lasted more than seventy years, and his many writings continue to be widely read. He is best known for his novels and short stories of Bertie Wooster and his manservant Jeeves and for his settings of English upper-class society of the pre– and post–World War I era. He lived in several countries before settling in the United States after World War II. During the 1920s, he collaborated with Broadway legends like Cole Porter and George Gershwin on musicals and, in the 1930s, expanded his repertoire by writing for motion pictures. He was honored with a knighthood in 1975.

About the Narrator

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.