Books: Clubmen at Play

THE GOLF OMNIBUS by P.O. WODEHOUSE 467 pages. Simon & Schuster. $7.95.

There is one thing to be said for golf. It gave the Oldest Member (alias P.G. Wodehouse, 92 and still spinning yarns on the clubhouse terrace) an excuse to look up from his lemonade and variously celebrate valor at the ninth-hole water hazard and the triumph of love over a fifteen handicap. These 31 stories, a Masters tournament of golfing tales, stretch gloriously from The Clicking of Cuthbert (1916) to Sleepy Time (1968) and pass such milestones as The Heart of...

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