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Monday, August 18, 2008

Golf stories

My dh is an avid golfer, and has several stories worth submitting to the upcoming Chicken Soup collection. He is working on them and asked me to proof them. He didn't, however, like the title I suggested for his best story: "Dawn on the Fairway."

What do you think? Good title? Or sappy?

Chicken Soup for the Soul and Golf Digest
are excited to announce a new book for golfers, edited by Max Adler of Golf Digest:

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Golf Book

Subtitle: 101 Great Stories from the Course and the Clubhouse

Golf is a sport of passion and obsession like none other. We are looking for true personal stories that reflect what the game means to you. Think of the best stories you've told at the 19th hole, and how you've told them, and share them with our readers. Stories should be written in the first person, should not be previously published, and should not exceed 1,200 words. Any stories are welcomed, including those on the following topics:

Career rounds: your first time breaking 100/90/80/70
Dealing with pressure or frustration
Sneaking in Practice
Holes-in-one: humorous or bizarre anecdotes
Teaching a child/grandchild/spouse to play
The person who inspired you to play
Your first set of clubs
Your first tournament experience
An interesting lifelong member or employee at a golf club
Playing golf as a kid
A memorable golf vacation
A golf shot or scene that startled or amazed you
An unusual rules predicament
Incidents of gamesmanship on the course
The most romantic time you've ever had on a golf course
An embarrassing faux pas at a private country club
Experiences attending a professional tournament
Working at a golf course; as a caddy, grounds crew, kitchen staff
The players in your regular foursome
Experiences meeting or playing with famous people

If your story is chosen, you will be a published author and your bio will be printed in the book. You will also receive a check for $200 and ten free copies of the book, worth more than $100. Your story will be copyrighted in your name and you will retain your rights to resell the story to another publication after it is published by Chicken Soup.


Submissions to our web site receive faster attention and are more likely to be published, but if you do not have Internet access, please submit your story by mail or by facsimile.
Chicken Soup for the Soul
P.O. Box 700
Cos Cob, CT 06807-0700
Fax 203-861-7194


Cecelia Dowdy said...

I don't care for the title Dawn On The Fairway. It does sound sappy to me. Without knowing what the story is about, plus, by not knowing ANYTHING about golf, it's hard for me to suggest a more appropriate title. I'd think I'd prefer a more manly-sounding title.

Barb G said...

Robin, it's probably too girlie for him. You know how men are. LOL

Anonymous said...

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To the commentors -
You "go" girls.
I chose - Sticks and Slashes.
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