Final Rounds: A Father, A Son, The Golf Journey of a Lifetime – By James Dodson
In Final Rounds, James Dodson describes one such interaction with his father, Brax. I won’t reveal all that is revealed in this book, but suffice it to say that it is simultaneously joyful and sorrowful. Any parent or son whose connection is closely related to golf should read this book, which is set against the backdrop of the links that serve as golf’s roots.
James Dodson always felt closest to his father while they were on the links. So it seemed only appropriate when his father learned he had two months to live that they would set off on the golf journey of their dreams to play the most famous courses in the world.
Final Rounds takes us to the historic courses of Royal Lytham and Royal Birkdale, to the windswept undulations of Carnoustie, where Hogan played peerlessly in ’53, and the legendary St. Andrews, whose hallowed course reveals something of the eternal secret of the game’s mysterious allure over pros and hackers alike.
Throughout their poignant journey, the Dodsons humorously reminisce and reaffirm their love for each other, as the younger Dodson finds out what it means to have his father also be his best friend. Final Rounds is a book never to be forgotten, a book about fathers and sons, long-held secrets, and the lessons a middle-aged man can still learn from his dad about life, love, and family.
Final Rounds is a tribute to a very special game and the fathers and sons who make it so.
In Final Rounds, James Dodson describes one such interaction with his father, Brax. I won't reveal all that is revealed in this book, but suffice it to say that it is simultaneously joyful and sorrowful. Any parent or son whose connection is closely related to golf should read this book, which is set against the backdrop of the links that serve as golf's roots.
- So it seemed only fitting that they would embark on the golfing adventure of their dreams to play the most renowned courses in the world after learning that his father only had two months to live.
- Whose revered course offers a portion of the undying secret behind the game's enigmatic appeal to both professionals and hackers alike.
- Final Rounds, a book about dads and sons, is one that you won't soon forget.
As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast both on Apple and Spotify talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry.