NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “One of the best golf books this century.” —Golf Digest Tom Coyne’s A Course Called Scotland is a heartfelt and humorous celebration of his quest to play golf on every links course in Scotland, the ...
Author: Tom Coyne
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Category: Sports & Recreation
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “One of the best golf books this century.” —Golf Digest Tom Coyne’s A Course Called Scotland is a heartfelt and humorous celebration of his quest to play golf on every links course in Scotland, the birthplace of the game he loves. For much of his adult life, bestselling author Tom Coyne has been chasing a golf ball around the globe. When he was in college, studying abroad in London, he entered the lottery for a prized tee time in Scotland, grabbing his clubs and jumping the train to St. Andrews as his friends partied in Amsterdam; later, he golfed the entirety of Ireland’s coastline, chased pros through the mini-tours, and attended grueling Qualifying Schools in Australia, Canada, and Latin America. Yet, as he watched the greats compete, he felt something was missing. Then one day a friend suggested he attempt to play every links course in Scotland and qualify for the greatest championship in golf. The result is A Course Called Scotland, “a fast-moving, insightful, often funny travelogue encompassing the width of much of the British Isles” (GolfWeek), including St. Andrews, Turnberry, Dornoch, Prestwick, Troon, and Carnoustie. With his signature blend of storytelling, humor, history, and insight, Coyne weaves together his “witty and charming” (Publishers Weekly) journey to more than 100 legendary courses in Scotland with compelling threads of golf history and insights into the contemporary home of golf. As he journeys Scotland in search of the game’s secrets, he discovers new and old friends, rediscovers the peace and power of the sport, and, most importantly, reaffirms the ultimate connection between the game and the soul. It is “a must-read” (Golf Advisor) rollicking love letter to Scotland and golf as no one has attempted it before.
Packed with fascinating tales from American golf history, comic road misadventures, illuminating insights into course design, and many a memorable round with local golfers and celebrity guests alike, A Course Called America is “a ...
Author: Tom Coyne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Sports & Recreation
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Globe-trotting golfer Tom Coyne has finally come home. And he’s ready to play all of it. After playing hundreds of courses overseas in the birthplace of golf, Coyne, the bestselling author of A Course Called Ireland and A Course Called Scotland, returns to his own birthplace and delivers a “heartfelt, rollicking ode to golf…[as he] describes playing golf in every state of the union, including Alaska: 295 courses, 5,182 holes, 1.7 million total yards” (The Wall Street Journal). In the span of one unforgettable year, Coyne crisscrosses the country in search of its greatest golf experience, playing every course to ever host a US Open, along with more than two hundred hidden gems and heavyweights, visiting all fifty states to find a better understanding of his home country and countrymen. Coyne’s journey begins where the US Open and US Amateur got their start, historic Newport Country Club in Rhode Island. As he travels from the oldest and most elite of links to the newest and most democratic, Coyne finagles his way onto coveted first tees (Shinnecock, Oakmont, Chicago GC) between rounds at off-the-map revelations, like ranch golf in Eastern Oregon and homemade golf in the Navajo Nation. He marvels at the golf miracle hidden in the sand hills of Nebraska and plays an unforgettable midnight game under bright sunshine on the summer solstice in Fairbanks, Alaska. More than just a tour of the best golf the United States has to offer, Coyne’s quest connects him with hundreds of American golfers, each from a different background but all with one thing in common: pride in welcoming Coyne to their course. Trading stories and swing tips with caddies, pros, and golf buddies for the day, Coyne adopts the wisdom of one of his hosts in Minnesota: the best courses are the ones you play with the best people. But, in the end, only one stop on Coyne’s journey can be ranked the Great American Golf Course. Throughout his travels, he invites golfers to debate and help shape his criteria for judging the quintessential American course. Should it be charmingly traditional or daringly experimental? An architectural showpiece or a natural wonder? Countless conversations and gut instinct lead him to seek out a course that feels bold and idealistic, welcoming yet imperfect, with a little revolutionary spirit and a damn good hot dog at the turn. He discovers his long-awaited answer in the most unlikely of places. Packed with fascinating tales from American golf history, comic road misadventures, illuminating insights into course design, and many a memorable round with local golfers and celebrity guests alike, A Course Called America is “a delightful, entertaining book even nongolfers can enjoy” (Kirkus Reviews).
... both its whisky and its Machrie course . Scotland , home of golf , also boasts some superb inland courses . ... The rough of gorse , broom , heather and whin is insatiable , and a great deal of time can be lost searching for balls .
Author: Brian Bell
Publisher: Prentice Hall
This new travel series from Britain's largest travel publisher offers national coverage of the best-loved and most popular places to visit in England, Scotland, and Wales. Each includes 10 walks, three bicycle rides, and two car tours for rural areas, national parks, heritage coastline, and areas of outstanding natural beauty--all fully mapped. These guides detail the best places to visit in the area and listing pages provide reviews of pubs and tea shops, plus information on where to shop, local specialties, activities, events, and festivals. The fold-back-flat spiral binding makes using these guides easy and perfect for taking on the road.
Ireland has more than 300 golf courses in all , but only 44 of them are full - size , 18 - hole links courses . ... I'm referring to what are called " links " courses , which look nothing like the golfing terrain you find at home .
Northernmost of the world's great golf courses , Dornoch shares its latitude with the Bering Sea and Hudson Bay and ... by Alexander McHardy , pioneer of golf in the north of Scotland , and Dr Gunn , who learned the game at St Andrews .
Category: Golf courses
Presents 100 of the world's greatest courses with information on how they were created, their most famous holes and the players who have played on them.
I am not going to try to explain what is known as the golfing language . ... It is told how an American lady went in search of Scotland and wrote home to her family that it was not really as uncivilised as she had been led to believe .
Author: R. W. Hooper
Category: Country clubs
"A rare (and likely the only) history of golf in Kenya & ex-patriot life in the colonies, with detailed records & biographies. According to [book seller], the author apparently buried most of the copies of the book in his garden when he fled Kenya during the Mau Mau uprising, hence its scarcity."--Book sellers note on the Internet.
From golfing's birth on the coast of Scotland to the breathtaking courses of New Zealand, this book underlines the sport as a global phenomenon. Seventy of the world's most important courses are illustrated and analyzed in detail. Their histories, architecture, the special challenges of certain holes, and spectacular landscapes give the reader a real sense of being there.
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Category: English literature
A weekly review of politics, literature, theology, and art.
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SOME GOLFERS ARE SO OBSESSED with the game designs here ( and arguably his finest ) , is slated to host , they'll travel across the globe in search of the very the U.S. Open in 2005 , returning to the site for the best playing fields .