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.
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, humor, history, and insight, Coyne weaves
together his journey to more than 100 legendary links courses in
Scotland with compelling threads of golf history and witty insights into
the contemporary home of golf. As he journeys Scotland in search of the
game’s secrets, he discovers new and old friends, rediscovers the peace
and power of the sport, and, most importantly, reaffirms the ultimate
connection between the game and the soul. It is a rollicking love letter
to Scotland and golf as no one has attempted it before.