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Golf Pros: Literature on the Links

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Monday, June 25, 2007

Golf writer Todd Sentell's reads from his new novel, *Toonamint of Champions*, an insider's spoof on the manners and mores at America's most prestigious club, the Augusta National, home of the Masters. Bob Cupp, who has designed more than 140 courses worldwide, shares some of his golf-centric mystery novel, *The Edict*, set in 15th century Scotland.

In the alluring history of world literature, Todd Sentell is the first native Georgian and Atlantan to publish a sports-related novel, comic golf, comic tennis, comic bowling or otherwise ... and *Toonamint of Champions* is seriously funny. He's also an award winning magazine writer. His wildly comic golf novel, *Toonamint of Champions: How LaJuanita Mumps Got to Join Augusta National Golf Club Real Easy* is a candidate for the prestigous 2008 Thurber Prize for American Humor. The novel has been hailed as a social satirical masterpiece and its quirky style and tone has been compared to Mark Twain, P.G. Wodehouse, and James Thurber. For many years, Todd was director of sales and marketing of one of Atlanta's most prestigious private golf clubs, beyond the empty guard shack, an hourly source of horrifying behavior by alcohol and greasy food and prescription drug and ego-addled well dressed rich white men and some of their secretaries not to be believed.
Golf courses designed by Bob Cupp, more than 140 all around the world, have hosted US Opens, US Amateurs, many other USGA and NCAA championships, and numerous events on the PGA, Champions, and European tours. They have also been featured many times on "best new" and "top 100" listings in *Golf Digest* and *Golf Magazine*.