A Course Called Ireland: A Long Walk in Search of a Country, a Pint, and the Next Tee

A Course Called Ireland: A Long Walk in Search of a Country, a Pint, and the Next Tee Author Tom Coyne
ISBN-10 1592405282
ISBN-13 9781592405282
Year 2010-02-02
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Avery
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The hysterical story bestseller about one man s epic Celtic sojourn in search of ancestors nostalgia and the world s greatest round of golf By turns hilarious and poetic A Course Called Ireland is a magnificent tour of a vibrant land and paean to the world s greatest game in the tradition of Bill Bryson s A Walk in the Woods In his thirties married and staring down impending fatherhood Tom Coyne was familiar with the last refuge of the adult male the golfing trip Intent on designing a golf trip to end all others Coyne looked to Ireland the place where his father has taught him to love the game years before As he studied a map of the island and plotted his itinerary it dawn on Coyne that Ireland was ringed with golf holes The country began to look like one giant round of golf so Coyne packed up his clubs and set off to play all of it on foot A Course Called Ireland is the story of a walking averse golfer who treks his way around an entire country spending sixteen weeks playing every seaside hole in Ireland Along the way he searches out his family s roots discovers that a once poor country has been transformed by an economic boom and finds that the only thing tougher to escape than Irish sand traps are Irish pubs