Pops and Sunshine
An unlikely couple unites to try to make a dream come true... Pops and Sunshine is the heartwaming and compelling story of a young woman professional golfer and an older man. They are drawn together by chance and form an unusual bond based on personal tragedies they have both suffered.
It is a golf novel but it is also a powerful story about love, loss, dreams, and determination. More
She lost her father. He lost his daughter.
An unlikely couple unites to battle the longest of odds to make a dream come true. A story of love, loss, determination and dreams...
Pops and Sunshine…
is the moving story of Lisa Nelson, a beautiful 20-year-old professional golfer on the LPGA Futures Tour. She must win the final tournament of the season or give up forever her dream of making it to the LPGA.
Lisa’s father died a year earlier. Her mother and two young brothers back home in Tennessee are struggling financially, in danger of losing their home. If Lisa fails, she will have to abandon her dream and return home to help her family survive.
Lisa comes to the all-important tournament at a small golf course in Concord, New Hampshire where she meets Dave Johnston, a wealthy amateur golfer in his early 50’s. Dave lost his wife and daughter in a car crash four years earlier. In Lisa he sees his own daughter, who was also a budding young golfer when she died at the age of 16. When Dave learns of Lisa’s dreams and problems, he takes on her challenge as his own.
Pops and Sunshine will make the reader laugh, cry, and cheer. Anyone who has lost a loved one too soon or faced high hurdles in their own life will be captivated by this touching story. It will appeal to golfers and non-golfers alike.
It is written by Dave Andrews, a Harvard-educated former television news reporter. Dave is an avid golfer who has become a fan of the LPGA Futures Tour. His home course in New Hampshire is annually the site of one of the tour’s events.
His inspiration for the novel came from meeting many of the young aspiring women golfers on that tour. Each of them had a passion, dedication, and determination that he found remarkable. Dave’s novel is the fictionalization of the dream that these young women share.