For as long as he can remember, Malcolm has never felt like he was good enough. Not for his parents, who always seem to be at odds with each other, and especially for his dad, whose competitive drive and love for sports Malcolm has never shared. When he discovers miniature golf, the one sport he actually enjoys, his dad jumps in to sign his son up for tournaments and find him a bona fide coach. Frank originally seems to be just a washed up golfer turned coach who is just working with Malcolm for the lesson payments, but is he the confidant and role model that the boy needs? When he meets another mini golf lover who offers some insights into his messy family life, Malcolm realizes that figuring out the challenges of his favorite sport may help him put the pieces of his family back together as well. A heart-warming story of family, friendship and a sport rarely in the limelight by one of the best authors of realistic fiction.