Sandman: A Golf Tale Review

Sandman: A Golf Tale

By David W. Berner

I received a free copy of Sandman: A Golf Tale form the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

A young boy is in love with the game of golf, but he doesn’t understand why. He has a natural talent and an enviable swing but playing the game well is not enough. There’s something missing. 

When Jimmy, the homeless man who spends his days cheering on golfers from his usual sitting spot just off the 5th green at Old Elm Municipal Golf course goes missing, the young boy becomes curious. His quest uncovers Jimmy’s mysterious link to the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland and reveals a life in golf that not only fascinates but sends the boy on a personal journey to discover the magic of an ancient game and its deeper meaning for a young man doing his best to find his path in the world.

Summary from Goodreads.

Sandman follows a young golfer and a homeless man. We never find out what the young golfer is called, but the homeless man, Jimmy, has stories to tell about his past in the golfing world.

I was actually quite confused by the storyline. It ended up going nowhere where I thought that it was, and not in a good way. I thought I was getting a deep-dive into how golf has affect these people, and how golf has had an impact on their person. What I got was a weird self-analysis (for these two characters) of what golf is, and I found this to be very confusing and honesty not very enjoyable.

While well written, I found it boring and unexciting. Not the type of book that I enjoy.


Have you read Sandman: A Golf Tale yet? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.

Check it out on Goodreads here.


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