Roybob’s Book on Golf: The Hucks, A Golfer’s Divine Comedy, and a Religious Philosophy of Golf

Roybob’s Funny Golf Books has, as its primary purpose, the promotion of Roybob’s own masterpiece, Roybob’s Book on Golf. Secondarily, the site aims to serve as a forum for funny golf stories, a religious philosoophy of golf, and reviews of books on golf.

Since 1997, Roybob, or Roy Maurice Barineau, has ranged between a two and a twelve handicap at Golden Eagle Golf and Country Club in Tallahassee, Florida.He holds a B.A. in religion from Baylor University, a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph. D. in humanities from The Florida State University.He is the author of The Theodicy of Alfred North Whitehead: A Logical and Ethical Vindication, Lanham, MD: University Press of America, Inc., 1991 and coauthor of The Sacred Quest: An Invitation to the Study of Religion, New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1991.  He is also the author of a few articles, including “Whitehead and Genuine Evil,” Process Studies 19 (Fall, 1990, pp. 181-188) and “The Triumphh of Ethics over Doubt: Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamzaov,”  Christianity and Literature 43 (Spring-Summer, 1994, pp. 375-392).   He has served as a Professor of Humanities at Tallahassee Community College since 1991, and as Chair of the Humanities Program since 2003.  Readers may contact Roybob at info@funnygolfbooks.com

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Mark Henderson April 23, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Hey RoyBob,

Ive written a little humor book called “The World’s Only Collection of Great Golf Poetry”
Mind if I send you copy?

Tell me where to send it.



Roy M. Barineau, Ph. D. April 23, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Hi Mark,

I’d be delighted to read your book. Send it to Roy M. Barineau, Humanities Program, Tallahassee Community College, 444 Appleyard Dr., Tallahassee, FL, 32304. I look forward to the read.



Bruce Locke May 18, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Dear RoyBob,

I’ve written a humorous non-fiction narrative titled “Who the Hell are You? a minor Celebrity on the Celebrity Golf Circuit and the Shenanigans that go on.” Would you mind if I sent it to you? It is on e-book format on Amazon and not yet in hard copy. I could email you a pdf version if you are agreeable.

Many thanks, Bruce Locke


Roy M. Barineau, Ph. D. May 19, 2013 at 7:18 am

Sounds good Mr. Locke. I’ll look forward to reading and reviewing it.


Spencer Stephens October 29, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Greetings, Fellow Golfer.

I enjoyed reviewing your blog/website. It made me think you might enjoy a golf novel I just had published. ‘Church of Golf’ is the funny and touching story of a broken man who discovers that the way back to happiness is religious devotion to the study of golf. If you’re interested in taking a look, see link below. I’m available to talk about the book, if you’d like.



Roy M. Barineau, Ph. D. November 1, 2014 at 8:11 am

Hi Mr. Stephens, I would be happy to review your book on my website if you would like to send me a copy. Send it to Roy M. Barineau, Ph.D., 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee Community College, Humanities Program, Tallahassee, FL 32304. Good luck with it!


Brad Doren July 7, 2016 at 11:10 am

Hello old Friend,
Ran across your article today about Bert Yancey. It’s been a long time since I have looked at any articles pertaining to his life but is was great memories. Thinking back, what an incredible chapter for all of us living the Killearn lifestyle. You, Mark, Weir and myself had a lot of fun times, probably some of the fondest memories in my life. Somehow things just seemed simpler.
Glad to see you are doing well, you have a lot of great books available and I had a chance to look at several. I’m still in the golf business, Head Pro at one of the Country Clubs in The Villages. Came here a few years ago after spending numerous years as a HP in Naples area.

I have only been back to Killearn once in the last 25 years. We went back about 8 years ago and I played golf with Mitch and Jet Halligan. Trees on course really matured, some of the holes looked entirely different. Well, great to read about you and hope all is well! I still email back and forth with Jack Sauers occasional.
All my best,
Your friend Brad


Roy M. Barineau, Ph. D. July 7, 2016 at 11:43 am

Hi Brad,

Thanks for saying hello. I had heard somehow that you were at the Villages. So glad to hear that you are doing well. Jack and I are friends on Facebook, and I exchange a few words with him every once and awhile. If you ever make it back up to Tallahassee, give me a shout. We’ll play a round at the Eagle, have a few adult beverages, and get caught up.



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