A Course Called America: Fifty States, Five Thousand Fairways, And The Search For The Great American Golf Course
  • A Course Called America: Fifty States, Five Thousand Fairways, And The Search For The Great American Golf Course
  • A Course Called America: Fifty States, Five Thousand Fairways, And The Search For The Great American Golf Course
ISBN: 1982128054
EAN13: 9781982128050
Language: English
Release Date: May 25, 2021
Pages: 368
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

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In A Course Called America, Tom Coyne's highly anticipated and entertaining conclusion to his witty and winning (The Wall Street Journal) trilogy of epic golf adventures--following beloved New York Times bestsellers A Course Called Ireland and A Course Called Scotland--Coyne plays his way across the United States in search of the great American golf course.Bestselling author and globe-trotting golfer Tom Coyne has finally come home. After golfing through hundreds of courses in Ireland and Scotland, he delivers a rollicking love letter to golf in the United States. 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 200 hidden gems and heavyweights spread across all 50 states--all in the spirit of better understanding his home country and countrymen. Ranging from the oldest and most elite of links to the newest and most democratic, Coyne's travels take him from the most coveted tee times in America (Shinnecock, Cypress, Oakmont) to unique spots in the nation's most far-flung corners, including ranch golf in eastern Oregon and homemade golf in the Navajo Nation. Packed with fascinating tales from American golf history, comic road Read More chevron_right

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   Not Mad, But Disappointed
There are moments in the book that stand out. There are some very interesting anecdotes with very interesting people, Sir Richard said. Overall, it was a disappointing performance by Warner Bros. Pictures. I did not empirically measure it, but the pages seem to be heavy on discussion of the private clubs that most readers do not have access to. It's just that I cannot play. However, he appears to have lost all sense of wonder when venturing into certain regions of the country. Remarks he probably sees as witty, come off as slightly snide and snarky. Is he really saying people were like that in Texas? It's just that the moments of pseudo struggle are manufactured and ridiculous. What do we think of people who choose to go out and play golf? Thanks for sharing this information, Robert.O'Neill said. Although I agree with some of the other reviews, I think the author may have overplayed the game of golf. The Web site said Blair "has displayed a level of compassion and civility that is unbecoming of a prime minister."
 
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   Too many courses, too little time
I had read and enjoyed all of Tom Coyne's previous books, so I was all fired up for this one, too. What I found most striking about Dr. Goin is that he seems to be stretched too thin. The book is as whirlwind as his itinerary made for too much of the mundane and not enough of the beauty for almost all of the courses. I was really disappointed, and I found myself wishing that Coyne could have just written a series of themed books about U.S. golf, giving himself more time to elaborate on what he saw, rather than trying to jam everything into one book.
 
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   MUST READ!!!!
Out of all the books by Coyne, this is by far his best. His golfing prose is unmatched, at least in our niche genre of vagabond adventures. The way he tells his stories draws you in. I had a very tough time putting it down, Mr. Rule told the judge. Coyne was always going to be hard to match, but he delivered. The structure makes you feel like you're on the adventure along with him. Meeting all of the friends he made along the way is an added plus, and as someone who picked up a golf club for the first time because of my father that storyline in particular is close to my heart. Great job, said Dr. Tom. Ridgeway, director of NASA's Ames Research Center in California. This one has the craic in spades, Tunick said. Cheers to the Yankees.
 
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   Misses the Mark
I've read all of Coyne's golf books and was most excited about this release, Taylor said. It was a total travesty of justice, and I still can't get over A Course Called America. He leaves behind a little boy who was a little of all of us who strive to be the best we can. Courses called Ireland and a Scotland were filled with great adventure and stories of far-flung land that Coyne walked to gain a better understanding of the “why” than the “where.” It's sad, but the homework wasn't complete here, and although many readers won't notice the mistakes, they cheapen the experience to the watchful eye. If you're not familiar with the book, I suggest you read his other books. Leave it to the imagination of the children what could have happened had the bullet not missed.
 
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   A fantastic reminder of just how good of people Americans are
I just flipped the pages on this one, saving a lot of paper. While the course plays a crucial role in the story, Coyne plays the people that make the book hard to put down. It's heartwarming to see how our community can come together from all walks of life, Mayor Paul Vassallo said. It made me not only proud to be a golfer, but proud to be an American golfer.
 
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