A Course Called Scotland

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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,354 ClubWRX
    babyfade wrote:


    Does he travel to a lot of courses or does he concentrate on chosen places?




    Every links course! At least I'm pretty sure but haven't finished to see if he achieved it.
  • gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,159 ✭✭
    babyfade wrote:


    Does he travel to a lot of courses or does he concentrate on chosen places?




    Tom played 107 links courses. Some were 9 hole layouts.
    On Sundays, I used to play hickory
  • TerpFangolferTerpFangolfer Members Posts: 576 ✭✭
    Tom about to be on Morning Drive....for anyone interested
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  • gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,159 ✭✭
    After reading "A Course Called Scotland," I went back and read "Paper Tiger" and "A Course Called Ireland." The second half of July has been a Tom Coyne fortnight.
    On Sundays, I used to play hickory
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,602 ✭✭
    Thanks for the heads up, will get one for sure
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  • prsgtrmanprsgtrman prsgtrman Members Posts: 1,544
    nice I read the Ireland book a couple times before my trip. even having been to Scotland (and will prolly never go back now that I have to Ireland) ill still read the book im sure it will be just as enjoyable.
  • babyfadebabyfade Posts: 537 ✭✭
    edited Aug 7, 2018 #38
    I don't know if I am allowed to quote out of the book, but this part is just too funny:


    With Garth’s arrival came the question of shoe-changing etiquette. There was always the debate about whether one could or should change one’s shoes in the parking lot or in the clubhouse, or if the clubhouse was open to visitors, or if there was a separate visitors’locker room (there often was) and if we knew the entry code for the door (I often didn’t). I avoided such quandaries by wearing golf shoes full-time, but as Garth had some actual sense about driving in spikes, we would pull into a parking lot and have to wonder if bare socks in the car park would be an affront to someone in a red coat.



    At Rosehearty, a nine-holer just up the coast from Fraserburgh, such concerns were alleviated when we watched a gentleman pull into the parking lot, step to the back of his car, and in a fifty-degree breeze, drop his work trousers and change into golf pants, a process during which he proved that it was not just the French or the Italians but all European men who preferred banana hammocks. In this gentleman’s case, the hammock was in fact banana-colored, his bright yellow briefs partly obscured by belly overhang. I turned to Garth. “I think we’re okay to change our shoes in the parking lot.” He agreed.
  • WalterWalter Belgian Golfer Members Posts: 698 ClubWRX
    babyfade wrote:


    I don't know if I am allowed to quote out of the book, but this part is just too funny:


    With Garth's arrival came the question of shoe-changing etiquette. There was always the debate about whether one could or should change one's shoes in the parking lot or in the clubhouse, or if the clubhouse was open to visitors, or if there was a separate visitors'locker room (there often was) and if we knew the entry code for the door (I often didn't). I avoided such quandaries by wearing golf shoes full-time, but as Garth had some actual sense about driving in spikes, we would pull into a parking lot and have to wonder if bare socks in the car park would be an affront to someone in a red coat.



    At Rosehearty, a nine-holer just up the coast from Fraserburgh, such concerns were alleviated when we watched a gentleman pull into the parking lot, step to the back of his car, and in a fifty-degree breeze, drop his work trousers and change into golf pants, a process during which he proved that it was not just the French or the Italians but all European men who preferred banana hammocks. In this gentleman's case, the hammock was in fact banana-colored, his bright yellow briefs partly obscured by belly overhang. I turned to Garth. "I think we're okay to change our shoes in the parking lot." He agreed.





    Looking forward to get my hands on those books!!!!!!
    Countdown for Augusta!!!
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