600 Years of Bettin' on Birdies
"Michael Bohn has written a splendid book recording the history of betting on golf. The examples start with Scots royals James I and Mary Queen of Scots and lead through the golden days of match play in the 1800s and 1900s to the present day fever of the Ryder Cup. Henry Longhurst, the great British writer and commentator, said, 'You should always play for a little more than you care to lose!'"--Archie Baird, director, Heritage of Golf Museum, Gullane, Scotland--Archie Baird "Golf Monthly" (7/12/2007 12:00:00 AM) "Not only does this book document the history of betting on golf, but perhaps more interestingly, it is stuffed full of gambling anecdotes - a cracking read!"--Golf Monthly-- "Golf Monthly" (7/12/2007 12:00:00 AM) "Intently researched, skillfully reported, and artfully written, Money Golf is something you can bank on, proving once and for all that some of the best stories are about following the money."--Thomas Bonk, golf writer, Los Angeles Times--Thomas Bonk "Golf Monthly" (7/12/2007 12:00:00 AM) "If you play golf for money, you need this book; if you don't play golf for money, you need to start."--David Owen, author of My Usual Game: Adventures in Golf--David Owen "Golf Monthly" (7/12/2007 12:00:00 AM) "A zesty collection of tales from the monetary front lines of golf. Bohn's funny and detailed recounting of classic and sometimes harrowing wagering wars reveals how wide and colorful the theater of operations really is. It's entertaining and also useful--it's rich with field-manual material that helps simple soldiers like me live to fight another day."--Guy Yocom, Golf Digest--Guy Yocom "Golf Digest" (6/26/2009 12:00:00 AM) "A good read. I'll, er, bet you would like it."--Wisconsin Golfer--Thomas Bonk "Wisconsin Golfer" (6/26/2009 12:00:00 AM)
Michael K. Bohn's latest book, Money Golf: 600 Years of Bettin' on Birdies (Potomac Books, Inc., 2007), was one of Golf Digest's top golf books of 2007. A freelance writer, Bohn is the golf reporter for nineteen weeklies in Northern Virginia. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.