An Old Caddie Looks Back author at Aldeen Sept. 12

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Tom Warren, an author from Beloit, Wis., will be in Rockford to launch his new book, An Old Caddie Looks Back, Reflections From a Town That Loves Golf … and Tiger, Sept. 12 at Aldeen Golf Club. The public reception will run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., with a brief program at 6 p.m.

Warren will be on hand to sign and dedicate copies of his book. Anyone purchasing a book at the event will also receive golf services coupons from the Rockford Park District. The deluxe color, limited edition is priced at $49.95, and proceeds benefit the Junior Golf Association.

The book will also be sold at Rockford Park District customer service locations, area golf pro shops, Barnes & Noble, and online through www.RockfordParkDistrict.org. Advance reservation orders for a black-and-white version of the book are available for $19.95.

Warren proclaims: “Golf empowers! That’s the main message of this book.” The focus of the stories and recollections runs from the late 1940s through the early ’60s, and then picks up again in 1989, when Warren met Earl Woods and his 13-year-old son, Tiger. “Much of my story concentrates on Rockford’s values as they relate to golf,” the author said. “The prospective I gained as a young caddie in the 1950s turns out to be powerful in retrospect.”

Doug Halberstadt can be reached via e-mail at Dougster61@aol.com. from the Sept. 5 – Sept. 11, 2007, issue

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