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A Course Called Scotland: Searching the Home of Golf for the Secret to Its Game

by Tom Coyne

Paperback £10.99
Published 3rd October 2019, 336 pages
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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.

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A Course Called Scotland: Searching the Home of Golf for the Secret to Its Game
by Tom Coyne

ISBN
9781476754291

Publisher
Simon & Schuster

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
Oct. 3, 2019

Dimensions
21.3cm x 14.0cm x 2.0cm

Page count
336 pages