Senior Golfer’s Meteoric Rise to National Superstardom in New Novel

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Lee Stone’s ‘THE SWEET SWING’ follows Jingles Plumlee who accidentally receives a new-age contact lens that enlarges his view of the cups in the greens and his view of life.

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An optical engineer has invented revolutionary contact lenses that empower people with a visual acuity comparable to that of eagles — an advancement that erases existing limitations to human performance. When two prototypes of the lens are inadvertently processed with ordinary lenses, someone out there is due for a major surprise.

Ray “Jingles” Plumlee is 72 years old and living out his golf-centric life in the retirement community of Leisureville, Ariz. His days are built around regular rounds with the rest of “The Foursome,” an elite group of former club champions that have become inseparable on and off the links. He is witnessing the inevitable, age-induced decay of his golf game and facing the mortality it represents until a mysterious contact lens arrives in the mailbox with his new prescription. Suddenly empowered with a 20/5 vision through his right eye, the challenge of finding the cup with his ball all but disappears. His scores plummet to numbers that defy reason, confounding his partners and astounding the golf world as the media and sponsors jump aboard Jingles’ train. The lens appears to be a blessing until he recognizes that his particular glory comes with strings attached. Is the lens a godsend or a curse? And where is his train really headed?

Readers can find out the answers to these questions as they follow this riveting story that teases and pleases as it evokes both countless smiles and serious introspection. A story of friendship, charity, integrity, technology, business, and the wonderful game of golf, “THE SWEET SWING” will not only piqué the interests of fiction enthusiasts, but also that of senior citizens and those who play the game as well.

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About the Author
Lee Stone is retired and living along a golf course in Delray Beach, Fa. He is a former award-winning sports writer and columnist. Locally he is known as the Sandman, in recognition of his dedication to creating sand sculptures on local beaches, using only a credit card for a tool. Samples of his artwork are available for view on Facebook, Delray Beach Sand.

THE SWEET SWING * by Lee Stone
of Jingles Plumlee
Publication Date: September 23, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 283 pages; 978-1-4836-9023-0
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 283 pages; 978-1-4836-9024-7
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-9025-4

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