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.
“Sandman is a breezy read in the best way, with a storyline to satisfy our wistful golfing souls.” —Tom Coyne, bestselling author of A Course Called Scotland and A Course Called America. “An effectively colorful, somewhat philosophical story of love and heartbreak on the golf links.” —Kirkus Reviews “An exceptional read filled with surprising insights and attractions that make it both a literary standout and hard to put down.” —Midwest Book Review “This is a gem of a novella.” —International Review of Books “Sandman perfectly captures the mood, the place, and the magic of St. Andrews (Golf Links.)” —Former St. Andrews Caddie and St. Andrews New Club Champion, Mark Mullins