A Course Called Scotland: Searching The Home Of Golf For The Secret To Its Game
  • A Course Called Scotland: Searching The Home Of Golf For The Secret To Its Game
  • A Course Called Scotland: Searching The Home Of Golf For The Secret To Its Game
ISBN: 1476754292
EAN13: 9781476754291
Language: English
Release Date: Jun 4, 2019
Pages: 336
Dimensions: 0.8661417" H x 8.385827" L x 5.472441" W
Weight: 0.6261128 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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From Tom Coyne--the author of the New York Times bestselling A Course Called Ireland, hailed as a joy from start to finish by The Wall Street Journal--comes the 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 hilarious golf and travel adventure throughout the birthplace of the sport and home to some of the oldest and most beloved courses in the world, including St. Andrews, Turnberry, Dornoch, Prestwick, Troon, and Carnoustie. With his signature blend of storytelling, Read More chevron_right

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   Simply has to be 5 stars
Until 2 years ago, I had not heard from Tom Coyne, when I played golf with friends from Scotland in Philadelphia. I didn 't respond instead, I forgot. A few months back, I saw Coyne's other book in Ireland and bought it. I figured I would start with this one though, as I loved my 9 days in 2018 so much in Scotland. If I had not had a family to come back to, I would have stayed. This book is thoroughly enjoyable and I don 't think that it would have played some of these tracks already or not... I played 9 of them. It causes the appetite to go back and I will... hopefully many times. In me, Scotland invoked the same emotions that Coyne writes. It is a wonderful book that golfers should read. He is a passionate person and his writing style suited my eye. An excellent book, just an excellent one. I read his book on Ireland now. Mr. Coyne, well done... Next time I go with you.
   Seeking a secret and finding a life
His writing immediately grabs you, immersing you in the main narrative in such a way that you never want to come up for air. Tom brings every character, companion and course to life masterfully. And then he lets you in on his life journey that has you re-examining your own life from a different perspective. Yes, this book is about Tom's quest to play all the Open Championship courses in Scotland while preparing for the Open Qualifying Tournament, but it is also much, much more. And when you figure out what is more, you won 't be the same.
   Too detailed
This was a wonderful idea for a book, but it would have been written better as a tour guide as opposed to a novel. While the courses were interesting, there were too many and the book had too much detail about them and the way to get there, I did not enjoy the book, but I read it until the end so that I didn 't quit .
   Without doubt, the most enjoyable golf book I have ever read.
If you have ever been to Scotland for golf or if you plan to go there, this masterpiece is a must read.
As an overseas life member of Prestwick, I was thrilled with this journey through Scotland and the author's obvious thrill and respect for the game and architecture.
   Beautiful Story! Even Better Than "A Course Called Ireland"!
I really enjoyed reading Tom Coyne's book A Course Called Ireland and didn 't expect that he would surpass it... Bobby, was I ever wrong! A course called Scotland features a person with whom I would much rather play golf and hang out versus the Old Tom Coyne from his Irish adventure. I absolutely love how Tom connected with his family, friends, fans and readers before and after this latest journey. He is truly one of the most accessible authors I have ever seen. Just as impressive, Tom Coyne articulates his growth as a golfer with true emotion, painting beautiful word pictures. This book resonated with me on every page and got me even more excited to play golf in Scotland the next month! This is an amazing story... If you have a love for our game, you will be even more enamored when you join Tom Coyne on this voyage of discovery!
   More about life than golf
The book captures the essence of the author's life. His struggle to become a better golfer, husband, father and friend. It's a battle that anyone can relate to if they have the capacity to be honest. While it seems to be a travel compendium at first blush, it is a lesson in progress, not perfection. Tom Coyne's abilities as a writer are documented in his other bestsellers, However, this title covers subjects that go well beyond the sport of golf. It will be one of a very short list of books that I read again and again.
The book is a wonderful examination of the way that golf reflects life and often provides lessons and bonds well beyond the links. Along the way, Tom Coyne's personal insights make the reader feel intimately involved in this special journey. You feel part of each step of the links, as you can see each shot and a spectacular view. Couldn t wait to turn the pages. The trilogy of Paper Tiger, A Course Called Scotland and A Course Called Ireland is an amazing insight into the evolution of a man at different stages in life and the wonderful ability of golf to open doors and promote relationships among people of disparate backgrounds.
   Witty, funny, absolutely true.
I played 42 of the links I discussed in the book and the descriptions and options of the courses are spot on. The funny, but very much poignant. What a great description of how great links courses are found '' as much as designed. He describes why I love golf so much better than I could ever imagine. Ya has come to love it. Not only do I read the book, I implore you to recommend it.