Dan Retief – Golf in the Sunshine

The Sunshine Tour is a professional golf tour based in South Africa – a country which has proven itself by producing some of the world’s finest players. The game itself has an interesting history as well as present and potential future in South Africa – a great deal of which sports journalist Dan Retief has captured in a generously outsized book called The Sunshine Boys – the epic story of how South Africa’s golfers conquered the world. He looks at the game heroically but honestly with all its pros and cons.

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Book Stories People is a podcast for people with an appetite for the story behind the story. Whether a book, a play, a movie, poem, song, a blog – or even a tweet, there’s always a back story – more to it than meets the eye. Or the ear. And that’s often where the gold lies. So that’s what I hope to bring you on BSP, the less well-trumpeted tales, the inside intel – from wordsmiths of all disciplines – known, unknown celebrity or completely unheard of. And who am I? You might well ask. Just an independent journalist from the tip of Africa with an appetite for stories that matches your own. Nancy Richards, yours in stories.

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