A Course Called Scotland

BobschroBobschro ClubWRX Posts: 29 ClubWRX
Congratulations to my brother-in-law Tom Coyne, writer of A Gentleman’s Game, Paper Tiger, and A Course Called Ireland.



His new book, A Course Called Scotland, hits shelves on July 3rd. The book was reviewed in today’s Wall Street Journal. Go check it out!



I had the honor of photographing and designing the book cover. He made a great model :-)



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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,619 ClubWRX
    I've read the first one several times. I'll be looking for this one right away too.



    I'll never get to Ireland or Scotland, so I hope this book is similar to the first one, you feel like you're along with him on the journey.
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  • TerpFangolferTerpFangolfer Members Posts: 576 ✭✭
    Agree...I read ACCI before my Ireland trip in 2014 - was interesting and helpful



    Too bad ACCS comes out 2 weeks too late for me! I leave for Scotland on June 20 - all my golf finished by the 29th...but I still plan to read the book - because, of course, I will be going back again!
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  • BobschroBobschro ClubWRX Posts: 29 ClubWRX


    I've read the first one several times. I'll be looking for this one right away too.



    I'll never get to Ireland or Scotland, so I hope this book is similar to the first one, you feel like you're along with him on the journey.




    I had the honor and pleasure of designing the cover for A Course Called Ireland too. I drank the beer in the glass we photographed to make sure it had the appropriate "Irish lace."



    Golf in Ireland and Scotland is amazing. I encourage anyone that golfs to try and make it over there...
  • BobschroBobschro ClubWRX Posts: 29 ClubWRX
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    Agree...I read ACCI before my Ireland trip in 2014 - was interesting and helpful



    Too bad ACCS comes out 2 weeks too late for me! I leave for Scotland on June 20 - all my golf finished by the 29th...but I still plan to read the book - because, of course, I will be going back again!




    I was in Scotland last August with Tom -- and plenty of company -- for his annual "Coyne Cup" tournament. We played some of the courses he visited when writing ACCS:



    Machrihanish

    Machrihanish Dunes

    Dunaverty

    The Glenn Club

    North Berwick



    Amazing! I played the best golf of my life and shot my best score ever at North Berwick.
  • mikedejongmikedejong Posts: 617 ✭✭
    I have also read all the Coyne golf books I can find, really enjoy them. I will be looking for this one as well. Thanks! I was in Scotland for my 40th Birthday a couple of years ago. Trip of a life time and I hope to go back someday.
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  • eagle1997eagle1997 Members Posts: 18,048 ✭✭
    #scotland2021. earliest i can pull it off. this will be my guidebook, thanks for posting.
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  • imakaveliimakaveli Moli Moli Moli Moli Tommy Tommy Tommy Tommy... Members Posts: 12,556 ✭✭
    Read the Ireland book, congrats to your brother in law!
  • jimwgt26jimwgt26 Members Posts: 1,172 ✭✭
    Coyne’s a great writer. I really enjoyed Paper Tiger and A Course Called Ireland. Looking forward to this.
  • CheckJVCheckJV Male Model Posts: 2,092 ✭✭
    I’ve read them all and will add this one to my library.
  • TerpFangolferTerpFangolfer Members Posts: 576 ✭✭
    Bobschro wrote:



    Agree...I read ACCI before my Ireland trip in 2014 - was interesting and helpful



    Too bad ACCS comes out 2 weeks too late for me! I leave for Scotland on June 20 - all my golf finished by the 29th...but I still plan to read the book - because, of course, I will be going back again!




    I was in Scotland last August with Tom -- and plenty of company -- for his annual "Coyne Cup" tournament. We played some of the courses he visited when writing ACCS:



    Machrihanish

    Machrihanish Dunes

    Dunaverty

    The Glenn Club

    North Berwick



    Amazing! I played the best golf of my life and shot my best score ever at North Berwick.




    really cool! NB is the 1st course we are playing on this trip - June 22. Can't wait!
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,389 ClubWRX
    Just returned a week ago from our trip to Scotland, would have loved the book to be available to read on the plane. Probably going to get it ordered now, just to compare notes, lol.



    One question, the review of the book up on this site repeatedly refers to the book as a "novel" - my understanding is it is more of a memoir/account of his explorations, am I correct?



    Maybe a minor point, well, not minor if it really isn't a work of fiction. Just a reading preference thing for me. Loved Paper Tiger, was never headed to Ireland so didn't buy that one, and would love to read a first person account of his travels in Scotland, just not as excited if that is in the form of some journey with mystical, fictional characters - again, didn't think that was the case but thought I'd ask.



    Thanks!
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,619 ClubWRX
    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    Just returned a week ago from our trip to Scotland, would have loved the book to be available to read on the plane. Probably going to get it ordered now, just to compare notes, lol.



    One question, the review of the book up on this site repeatedly refers to the book as a "novel" - my understanding is it is more of a memoir/account of his explorations, am I correct?



    Maybe a minor point, well, not minor if it really isn't a work of fiction. Just a reading preference thing for me. Loved Paper Tiger, was never headed to Ireland so didn't buy that one, and would love to read a first person account of his travels in Scotland, just not as excited if that is in the form of some journey with mystical, fictional characters - again, didn't think that was the case but thought I'd ask.



    Thanks!




    Hawkeye, the first one (Ireland) was more of a memoir. Recounting the journey. But it’s not just boring journal type entries. It’s well written and a good read.
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  • az2auaz2au Members Posts: 1,768 ✭✭
    Even if you never plan to go to Ireland, A Course Called Ireland is still wonderful. Definitely worth the read. I’ve been to both many times and strongly prefer Ireland but this year I’m heading to Scotland because it works better. Just ordered the book and will likely read it today.
  • ChancemanChanceman Members Posts: 546 ✭✭
    I like the story of the dog in Chapter 1 of A Course Called Ireland.
  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,389 ClubWRX
    Didn't get an answer from whomever wrote the wrx article, but guessing the repeated "novel" reference was just a mistake all the way around and went ahead and ordered and will start reading today! Skimmed it and pretty clear it's his first person account of his trip/journey which is what I was hoping for - anxious to get into it.
  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,389 ClubWRX
    So far - awesome!
  • The PearlThe Pearl Posts: 1,951 ✭✭
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    Tom is the best golf writer today, no question about it. His books are a joy.





    To the OP, I would really like to see a photo journal of his trips. He has a few pictures on his blog/instagram but would love to see a full scale collection.
  • wmblake2000wmblake2000 Members Posts: 5,599 ✭✭
    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    Just returned a week ago from our trip to Scotland, would have loved the book to be available to read on the plane. Probably going to get it ordered now, just to compare notes, lol.



    One question, the review of the book up on this site repeatedly refers to the book as a "novel" - my understanding is it is more of a memoir/account of his explorations, am I correct?



    Maybe a minor point, well, not minor if it really isn't a work of fiction. Just a reading preference thing for me. Loved Paper Tiger, was never headed to Ireland so didn't buy that one, and would love to read a first person account of his travels in Scotland, just not as excited if that is in the form of some journey with mystical, fictional characters - again, didn't think that was the case but thought I'd ask.



    Thanks!




    Did you take you Nat'l Customs? Seems like they'd be right in sync with the golf there...
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  • babyfadebabyfade Posts: 537 ✭✭
    My favorite golf books about Scotland are 'To the linksland' and 'A season in Dornoch'... do you think I will like 'a course called scotland'?
  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,389 ClubWRX
    babyfade wrote:


    My favorite golf books about Scotland are 'To the linksland' and 'A season in Dornoch'... do you think I will like 'a course called scotland'?




    So far I like it more than "To The Linksland" but both are great. The Dornoch book is great, this is that on steroids.
  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,389 ClubWRX
    edited Jul 7, 2018 #22

    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    Just returned a week ago from our trip to Scotland, would have loved the book to be available to read on the plane. Probably going to get it ordered now, just to compare notes, lol.



    One question, the review of the book up on this site repeatedly refers to the book as a "novel" - my understanding is it is more of a memoir/account of his explorations, am I correct?



    Maybe a minor point, well, not minor if it really isn't a work of fiction. Just a reading preference thing for me. Loved Paper Tiger, was never headed to Ireland so didn't buy that one, and would love to read a first person account of his travels in Scotland, just not as excited if that is in the form of some journey with mystical, fictional characters - again, didn't think that was the case but thought I'd ask.



    Thanks!




    Did you take you Nat'l Customs? Seems like they'd be right in sync with the golf there...




    Didn't have time before the trip to really give them a workout. BUT I threw the "Equalizer" in the bag just because. It got some attention from the caddies and it got used - love it, in fact we played Traigh as our first course the second evening there, short of the par 3 first, had a little running chip with the "E" and saved par! Here it is just before -



  • Carl Spackler3Carl Spackler3 Posts: 911 ✭✭
    FWIW I read A Course Callied Ireland, it was a great fun to read book
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    Just purchased tonight. Can't wait to start reading it!
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  • Carolina Golfer 2Carolina Golfer 2 Members Posts: 9,078 ✭✭
    So cool. I read the Ireland book and told many people about it. I'll be sure and pick up this one.
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  • wmblake2000wmblake2000 Members Posts: 5,599 ✭✭
    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    Just returned a week ago from our trip to Scotland, would have loved the book to be available to read on the plane. Probably going to get it ordered now, just to compare notes, lol.



    One question, the review of the book up on this site repeatedly refers to the book as a "novel" - my understanding is it is more of a memoir/account of his explorations, am I correct?



    Maybe a minor point, well, not minor if it really isn't a work of fiction. Just a reading preference thing for me. Loved Paper Tiger, was never headed to Ireland so didn't buy that one, and would love to read a first person account of his travels in Scotland, just not as excited if that is in the form of some journey with mystical, fictional characters - again, didn't think that was the case but thought I'd ask.



    Thanks!




    Did you take you Nat'l Customs? Seems like they'd be right in sync with the golf there...




    Didn't have time before the trip to really give them a workout. BUT I threw the "Equalizer" in the bag just because. It got some attention from the caddies and it got used - love it, in fact we played Traigh as our first course the second evening there, short of the par 3 first, had a little running chip with the "E" and saved par! Here it is just before -







    That's an awesome shot.
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,389 ClubWRX

    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    Just returned a week ago from our trip to Scotland, would have loved the book to be available to read on the plane. Probably going to get it ordered now, just to compare notes, lol.



    One question, the review of the book up on this site repeatedly refers to the book as a "novel" - my understanding is it is more of a memoir/account of his explorations, am I correct?



    Maybe a minor point, well, not minor if it really isn't a work of fiction. Just a reading preference thing for me. Loved Paper Tiger, was never headed to Ireland so didn't buy that one, and would love to read a first person account of his travels in Scotland, just not as excited if that is in the form of some journey with mystical, fictional characters - again, didn't think that was the case but thought I'd ask.



    Thanks!




    Did you take you Nat'l Customs? Seems like they'd be right in sync with the golf there...




    Didn't have time before the trip to really give them a workout. BUT I threw the "Equalizer" in the bag just because. It got some attention from the caddies and it got used - love it, in fact we played Traigh as our first course the second evening there, short of the par 3 first, had a little running chip with the "E" and saved par! Here it is just before -







    That's an awesome shot.




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  • babyfadebabyfade Posts: 537 ✭✭
    Hawkeye77 wrote:

    babyfade wrote:


    My favorite golf books about Scotland are 'To the linksland' and 'A season in Dornoch'... do you think I will like 'a course called scotland'?




    So far I like it more than "To The Linksland" but both are great. The Dornoch book is great, this is that on steroids.




    So I should be looking forward to this!!
  • gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,188 ✭✭
    Bobschro wrote:


    Congratulations to my brother-in-law Tom Coyne, writer of A Gentleman’s Game, Paper Tiger, and A Course Called Ireland.



    His new book, A Course Called Scotland, hits shelves on July 3rd. The book was reviewed in today’s Wall Street Journal. Go check it out!



    I had the honor of photographing and designing the book cover. He made a great model :-)







    Good work. Love the hickory putter touch. Who made it?
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  • gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,188 ✭✭


    Why did he quit drinking? Sober trip through Scotland seems like missing out on a big piece of the golf culture.




    The fact that booze had taken over "Robert's" life, and the hospital trip might be a clue.



    By the way, I finished the book yesterday. I really enjoyed it.
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  • babyfadebabyfade Posts: 537 ✭✭
    Does he travel to a lot of courses or does he concentrate on chosen places?
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