Monday

Golf Mysteries-The Oobgolf Gift Bag & Cassie Burdette

Oobgolf Mystery Bags

Everyone likes a good mystery, right? And when golf is involved...well, that just makes it better.

My friends over at Oobgolf, have a golf gift mystery in the making for the upcoming holidays, and it's... in the bag... one might say.

They're offering $10.00 Mystery Bags, The mystery being that you don't know exactly what each bag will contain. It's all golf merchandise... that's one clue... and worth at least $10.00. But some of the bags will contain hundreds of dollars worth of gear! ...Equipment, and accessories... gadgets and apparel. The mystery deepens. If you savor suspense this kind of golf shopping is for you. It's also a great way to support the Oobgolf guys and their tireless quest to help you max your game with exclusive platforms for score tracking, course finding and equipment evaluation. Sites that encourage and empower golfers will help our sport survive in the crazy current economic environment, which is what we need to do. There's no mystery to that.

Golf Lover's Mysteries


On a totally different but equally enigmatic note, you're going to want to meet Cassandra Burdette. Cassie is a golfer and a sleuth who solves myriad golf mysteries, in a series by CT author Roberta Islieb.

And Ms. Islieb knows from whence she writes; she's a clinical psychologist and a recreational golfer. She's also one of the New England Sisters in Crime, a regional association for female mystery writers. In her golf mysteries, heroine Cassie solves crimes while battling her way through Q-School (Six Strokes Under) working as a touring pro (Putt to Death) and at LPGA tournaments (A Buried Lie). Fairway to Heaven and Final Fore are two other titles in the series, and I'm looking forward to reading them all.

The books can be ordered from your favorite independent bookseller, independent mystery bookseller, or online at Amazon. You may call R.J. Julia Booksellers (one of my favorite places in the world, BTW) in Madison CT for signed copies: 203-245-3959.

The really great thing is this: golf-centric as these mysteries are, non-golfers, male and female, can enjoy them too, for their intelligent, engaging plot lines and quirky, complex characters. I can't think of a better way to while away a non-golfable winter afternoon than in front of the fire with a good book. Again, in this unfriendly economy, it's one more way to talk about golf, and propagate interest in the game we love.