NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERGlobe-trotting golfer Tom Coyne has lastly come dwelling. And he’s able to play all of it.After enjoying tons of of programs abroad within the birthplace of golf, Coyne, the bestselling creator of A Course Referred to as Eire and A Course Referred to as Scotland, returns to his personal birthplace and delivers a “heartfelt, rollicking ode to golf…[as he] describes enjoying golf in each state of the union, together with Alaska: 295 programs, 5,182 holes, 1.7 million complete yards” (The Wall Road Journal).Within the span of 1 unforgettable yr, Coyne crisscrosses the nation searching for its biggest golf expertise, enjoying each course to ever host a US Open, together with greater than 2 hundred hidden gems and heavyweights, visiting all fifty states to discover a higher understanding of his dwelling nation and countrymen.Coyne’s journey begins the place the US Open and US Novice acquired their begin, historic Newport Nation Membership in Rhode Island. As he travels from the oldest and most elite of hyperlinks to the latest and most democratic, Coyne finagles his manner onto coveted first tees (Shinnecock, Oakmont, Chicago GC) between rounds at off-the-map revelations, like ranch golf in Jap Oregon and home made golf within the Navajo Nation. He marvels on the golf miracle hidden within the sand hills of Nebraska and performs an unforgettable midnight recreation below shiny sunshine on the summer season solstice in Fairbanks, Alaska.Greater than only a tour of the very best golf the US has to supply, Coyne’s quest connects him with tons of of American golfers, every from a unique background however all with one factor in frequent: pleasure in welcoming Coyne to their course. Buying and selling tales and swing ideas with caddies, execs, and golf buddies for the day, Coyne adopts the knowledge of considered one of his hosts in Minnesota: the very best programs are those you play with the very best individuals.However, ultimately, just one cease on Coyne’s journey will be ranked the Nice American Golf Course. All through his travels, he invitations golfers to debate and assist form his standards for judging the quintessential American course. Ought to or not it’s charmingly conventional or daringly experimental? An architectural showpiece or a pure surprise? Numerous conversations and intestine intuition lead him to hunt out a course that feels daring and idealistic, welcoming but imperfect, with just a little revolutionary spirit and a rattling good sizzling canine on the flip. He discovers his long-awaited reply in essentially the most unlikely of locations.Filled with fascinating tales from American golf historical past, comedian street misadventures, illuminating insights into course design, and plenty of a memorable spherical with native golfers and superstar company alike, A Course Referred to as America is “a pleasant, entertaining e book even nongolfers can get pleasure from” (Kirkus Critiques).
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