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"One of the best golf books of this century." –Golf extract
By Tom Coyne – the author of New York Times Most sold A course called Ireland, celebrated as "a joy from beginning to end" of The Wall Street Journal– The warm and humorous celebration of his quest for golf on every links course in Scotland, the birthplace of the game he loves.
For much of his adult life, bestselling author Tom Coyne chases a golf ball around the globe. When he was in college and studying abroad in London, he took part in the lottery for an expensive tee time in Scotland, grabbed his thugs and jumped by train to St. Andrews while his friends were celebrating in Amsterdam; Later, he golfed the entire Irish coast, hunted down the mini-tours by professionals, and visited grueling qualifying schools in Australia, Canada, and Latin America. But when he saw the big boys compete, he felt that something was missing. One day a friend suggested that he would try to play any links course in Scotland and qualify for the biggest championship in golf.
The result is A course called Scotland, A hilarious golf and travel adventure in the birthplace of the sport, home to some of the world's oldest and most popular golf courses, including St. Andrews, Turnberry, Dornoch, Prestwick, Troon and Carnoustie. With a unique blend of storytelling, humor, history and insights, Coyne combines his journey to more than 100 legendary links golf courses in Scotland with exciting golfing history and witty insights into the modern home of golfing. As he travels to Scotland in search of the secrets of the game, he discovers new and old friends, rediscovers the peace and power of the sport and, most importantly, affirms the ultimate bond between the game and the soul. It's a boisterous love letter to Scotland and golf like no one has ever tried before.