March 9th – G is For Golf Course – A. C. Tilyer

Another letter from ‘An A-Z of Possible Worlds.’ The Golf Course tells the story of an entrepreneur who buys his way into running the local golf course. Once in charge he ups the subs to an amount no one can afford and kicks everyone out. When complaints start he comes up with a plan to ensure he keeps the course to himself while maintaining the appearance of being a fully subscribed club.

Some excellent descriptive writing shows the reader the physical mechanics of golf, the action of a golf swing described in minute detail in the opening. The central conceit of the story – which I won’t give away here – is intriguing and humorous in equal measure. I did find some of the passages felt more like telling than showing though. A great idea but the middle flagged a little.