Golfing Adventures with Frankie, the Witty Caddie by Paul Sturm.
If you enjoy entertaining, fun-loving, and humorous stories, then come laugh along with Frankie, the witty caddie, whose uproarious, comical words and outrageous, zany antics provide a foursome of golfers some unique experiences during their horrible golf play.
Frankie, just 14 and a scrawny wisp of a kid, certainly had the strength to carry heavy golf clubs. However, would his talkative, amusing thoughts and deeds annoy the golfers?
To find out, read “Golfing Adventures with Frankie, the Witty Caddie,” and enjoy Frankie’s hilarious, frolicsome, high-spirited caddying adventure at the beautiful River Vale Country Club golf course. Making money entertaining inept golfers was never so much fun!
Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views Kids (06/2022). 4* Lively escapades of a new caddie.
Whether you’re already a fan of the game, are interested in learning more, or simply want to bask in some hilarious outdoor adventures from the comfort of your couch, “Golfing Adventures with Frankie, the Witty Caddie” and “More Golfing Adventures with Frankie, the Witty Caddie” provide the perfect summer escape—all from the luscious grounds of the River Vale Country Club golf course.
The stories are told from the viewpoint of Frankie, a 14-year-old entrepreneur always on the lookout for ways to make money. Problem is, the small town holds scarce opportunities for the enterprising young teen. When his dream job in sanitation turns to rubbish, Frankie tries selling subscriptions to the local newspaper. Though articulate and good-natured, Frankie cannot secure a single signing and realizes sales are not in his future either. He soon resorts to doing odd jobs such as mowing lawns, raking leaves and even takes on a few gigs in babysitting. When Frankie’s good friend Ozzie regales him with tales of his new job as a caddie, Frankie knows this is the perfect hustle for him.
Readers will delight in Frankie’s chameleon-like abilities to adapt to his surroundings. This is evident in his very first moments on the course—Frankie doesn’t know a thing about golf, but that doesn’t deter him. On the contrary, he quickly picks up on all the nuances of the game and makes himself indispensable. He just as quickly realizes the golfers he is caddying for are somewhat inept, to say the least, thus providing a backdrop for lively, entertaining adventures, along with some creative advice from a witty and sarcastic teen.
Author Paul Sturm is a charming storyteller. I found myself laughing out loud many times throughout the stories, sympathizing and empathizing with the brave young caddies and the bungling golfers they attended. I golf occasionally and my husband golfs several times a week, so we are well-versed in the mishaps of the game and the mysterious allure that keeps golfers enchanted. Along with countless travails of the golfers (and the caddies) readers will also pick up helpful tips and rules of the game.
Both volumes, “Golfing Adventures with Frankie, the Witty Caddie” and “More Golfing Adventures with Frankie, the Witty Caddie” are quick and easy reads and will appeal to all age levels. Teens will find the stories highly amusing and might even spark an interest in learning more about the sport. Golf fans will surely commiserate with some of the unfortunate obstacles encountered and may even find themselves reminiscing about their own escapades with wayward caddies. Overall, fun reads for all.
Paperback: 46 Pages
Publisher: Waldorf Publishing (August 1, 2020)
Teen and Young Adult
Humor (Humor and Entertainment)
Paul Sturm: Humorous Author and Speaker.
Paul actually started writing poems as a teenager, attempting to impress young ladies, though to no avail except for a smile or two. Many years later, the author was working in a high-pressure career prompting him to escape by reading and writing for the fun of it. The author’s amusing sense of humor provided the perfect backdrop for his hilarious books.
Another important aspect of his writing could be gleaned from an episode of The Twilight Zone titled “Walking Distance.” In that episode, a traveling executive has car trouble on a country road. The man walks to the small town nearby where he was born and discovers himself as a boy once more. The author, in a manner, revels in writing amusing tales of his youth growing up in a small town, allowing him to be a spirited young boy once more.
Paul has a B.S. degree from The College of William and Mary, an M.B.A. degree from the University of South Florida, and is a Certified Public Accountant, a CPA. The author spent 2 years at the accounting firm, Arthur Andersen, Inc., before accepting an offer from Computer Sciences Corporation, where he became a Vice President of Finance in 1986. The author enjoyed 37 exciting and adventurous years at Computer Sciences Corporation, including several overseas assignments in Malaysia, India, and Europe.
The author has written 3 amusing, entertaining, and fun-loving books, including My Favorite Girlfriend, Golfing Adventures with Frankie, the Witty Caddie, and More Golfing Adventures with Frankie, the Witty Caddie.
Paul is married and has 3 children and 3 grandsons, and lives just outside of Washington, D.C., in a Virginia suburb.
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