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A Course Called Ireland (Reprint) (Paperback)

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In this heartfelt and hilarious memoir, Tom Coyne ventures to the land of his ancestors to find his roots and hit the links. Coyne conjured up the ultimate golf trip, consisting of over 700 holes, all along the lush coasts of Ireland. To add to the authenticity of the event, he decided to walk the whole way. On his sojourn, he also researches his family's history and spends more than a few memorable afternoons in some of country's historic pubs. Soon, the golfing episodes become secondary to the revelations he experiences while walking, as his tired body causes his mind to become more active.
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.
Edition: Reprint
Genre: Travel, Sports + Recreation
Sub-Genre: Essays + Travelogues, Golf
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Street Date: February 2, 2010
TCIN: 12200428
UPC: 9781592405282
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-0837
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