Munie: The Jitterbug Collection’ by Bobby Steiner

Munie: The Jitterbug Collection’ by Bobby Steiner Reviewed by Dr. John Wagner

This is an interesting book. Steiner not only got my interest in the first 20 pages, but I wanted to find out where he was going with the story.

As a novel, I feel it’s a bit weak in its descriptions of people. I never really got to know any of the characters. All they did was play golf. No idea who these people were, except they just appeared and taught a young man who wanted to learn about golf and become a PGA pro.

But as for golf instruction book, I found it fun to read. It imparted a lot of good ideas on the swing, chipping, putting, and the overall game. For that he used his characters well and it maintained my interest.

The print on the pages was also easy to read. In sum, as a novel this book is weak but, for me as a golfer, it gave me a lot of food for thought about the game.

One Putt Press, 74-140 El Paseo #230, Palm Desert, CA 92260. ISBN 0-9748292-0-X.

Dr. John Wagner has been a Seattle dentist for 37 years. He’s been published in several dental journals as well as had several articles appear in the turf magazine for Pacific Northwest golf course superintendents. John has served as a guest lecturer at the University of Washington Business School for several years and as a guest lecturer for several dental societies. Dr. Wagner is the co-designer (with Steve Shea of the Berger Partnership) of a golf course in Japan that cost over $120 million and was built by Wadsworth Golf Construction. He’s a Past President of the Washington State Golf Association and a Trustee of the Pacific Coast Golf Association. John is currently a Member of the USGA Green Section and a Director of the WSGA.