Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pops and Sunshine by Dave Andrews



I was recently introduced to the novel Pops and Sunshine by Dave Andrews. Dave is a Harvard-educated former television news reporter that is an an avid golfer. He's one of the biggest cheerleaders for the Duramed FUTURES Tour and his home course in New Hampshire is the site of one of the tour’s events every year. Dave says that his inspiration for this novel was the many young women he met on the tour.

Check out the Pops and Sunshine website and the description of the book will tell you:

Pops and Sunshine will make the reader laugh, cry, and cheer. Anyone who has lost a loved one too soon or faced high hurdles in his or her own life will be captivated by this touching story. It will appeal to golfers and non-golfers alike.

The story is about a young woman on the Duramed FUTURES tour, Lisa Nelson. She's just lost her father a year ago and her family at home is struggling. She travels to the final tournament of the season that is also her last shot to make the LPGA. At the course she meets an amateur golfer that lost his wife and daughter four years prior. His daughter was an aspiring golfer and he sees a lot of her in Lisa. He learns of her dreams and struggles and he becomes a new father figure in Lisa's life.

The book has been recommended by a wealth of magazines and bloggers and is a story that all can appreciate, even if not a golfer. I started reading it and can't put it down. It's a great summer read for sure.

You can order your copy of Pops and Sunshine here. Dave is reportedly working on the sequel and has a screenplay version of Pops and Sunshine.

3 comments:

Heather said...

It's a great book that really grabs the reader. I highly recommend it too.

Ballman@sweetspotgolf.net said...

Apryl, I love that you covered this book and what Dave is up to with the women's Duramed Tour. I believe the Tour is playing practically in his back your this week, he must be in Heaven and your timing to do a feature on couldn't be more perfect!
Nice job.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Yeah, he was caddying for one of the participants!

I'm really enjoying this book a lot!