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A Course Called Ireland - by Tom Coyne (Paperback)

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About the Book



This hilarious and epic tale follows a walking-averse golfer who treks his way around an entire country, spending 16 weeks playing every seaside hole in Ireland, and often battling through all four seasons in one Irish afternoon.



Book Synopsis



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.



Review Quotes



Equal parts touching, wry, and hilarious.
-New York Times

There is no golf trip like an Irish golf trip, and Tom Coyne has risen to meet that road. I look forward to reading this again. Pack it with your sticks.
-Bill Murray

Witty and winning...A joy from start to finish.
-Wall Street Journal

Like the country itself, Coyne's book is an affable ramble through a charmed land.
-Chicago Tribune

A Course Called Ireland explores the history of the land being traveled and pauses for tales both tall and short, as well as, in this case, for pub songs. Coyne finds plenty of all of the above from Kilkee to Kerry, the long way. Golfers reading this book may wish they'd been walking by Coyne's side.
-Boston Globe

A delightful and fun book.
-Minneapolis Star-Tribune

A really good read.
-The Modesto Bee



About The Author



Tom Coyne is the author of A Course Called Ireland and A Course Called the Kingdom. He is also author of the novel A Gentleman's Game and cowriter of the screenplay for the novel's film version, which starred Dylan Baker and Gary Sinise. He is a contributor to Golf Magazine and teaches creative writing at St. Joseph's University.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)
Weight: .65 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 311
Genre: Travel
Sub-Genre: Europe
Publisher: Avery Publishing Group
Format: Paperback
Author: Tom Coyne
Book theme: Ireland
Language: English
Street Date: March 10, 2020
TCIN: 12200428
UPC: 9781592405282
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-1373
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1 inches length x 5.5 inches width x 8.1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.65 pounds
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