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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Yellow Jersey Press (20 Sept. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224078607
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224078603
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.4 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 773,712 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tom Cox was born in Nottingham in 1975. Since leaving his post as The Guardian's Pop Critic in 2000, he has written seven books, including the Sunday Times top ten bestseller The Good, The Bad And The Furry. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Observer, Esquire, and many other publications. He lives in Devon.

Tom Cox is a very funny writer.' - Kate Atkinson

'Made me laugh out loud.' - David Sedaris

'Tom Cox writes brilliantly about golf.' William Boyd


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'He is a young, multi-talented and an accomplished writer'
-- The Times

'Tom Cox embarks on a poignant and hilarious journey of self-discovery to see if he can make it as a pro over the course of a year.' -- Metro

'Tom Cox's book is funny. His self-proclaimed status as a golfing outsider provides edge to his story' -- Daily Mail - Peter McKay

`Cox's descriptions of life on the fringes of the professional game are highly entertaining'
-- The Mail on Sunday

`If he hadn't had such a lousy year, he wouldn't have written such a very, very good book'
-- Daily Telegraph

`this is possibly the funniest book about golf ever written' -- Guardian Unlimited

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'Possibly the funniest book about golf ever written' - Guardian --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Caroline Morris on 5 Nov. 2007
Format: Paperback
`Bring Me The Head of Sergio Garcia!' by Tom Cox. ISBN: 978-0-224-07860-3
Only the naive are foolish enough to think that pro golf is `the ultimate lifestyle.' The sacrificing of `normal human activities' to endless hours of practice, travel, sombre nights alone and tunnel vision, is no fun. Heartache over missed putts is far more common than fortune and glory. To get to the top you have to be born gifted, take the game up very young, practice incredibly hard and allow absolutely nothing to stand in your way. When Tom Cox decided to try his luck on the `third division' EuroPro Tour his life degenerated into the sub-title, My Year of Swinging Dangerously On The Pro Golf Tour.
Cox, who also wrote the extremely funny, irreverant golf spoof, Nice Jumper, has hit top writing form again. His insights are both cruel and hilarious. This book won't teach you how to be a successful pro but it does explain the harsh realities from a self-deprecatingly painful and amusing perspective.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By E. Cockroft on 3 Jan. 2008
Format: Paperback
Just finished "Bring me the head...." To use the authors golfing parlance - I p...ed myself laughing at a tale of heartbreak and misery. With profanities ringing in my ears, the descriptions of shanks, chypps and the mind numbing 86's reminded me of so many "character building" events I have put myself through in over thirty years of playing the great game of golf. Congratulations on what for me has been the funniest read in years.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Maria O'Brien on 24 Feb. 2012
Format: Paperback
Last night I just finished reading this little gem of a book, and I hope based on the fact you are reading a review you want to buy it. I say do.

You might be someone who is looking for a present for their golf mad dad, lad or lady, or you might be a driving range nut looking for a good read. I'm a golf widow and I can honestly say I have never laughed so hard at a single read.

After over a decade away from professional golf, a magical moment on his home course at sunset and comments from playing partners that don't understand why he doesn't make the most of his potential, Tom goes back on the road to try and recapture his dream of being a Pro Golfer. "Bring me the head..." takes you through the highs and very human lows of the Europro circuit, the obsession with swing paths, biorhythms, short game prep, focus, fees and why a good drive and a good putt can make a round. If you have ever been curious about what it would take, what sets your club pro and the Lee Westwood's of this world apart; this would be a good place to start.

If like me you're an Edie (you'll understand when you read this book) and that golf ball lying next to you in bed is the only reason the sport entered your otherwise peaceful existence, and you just want to know what is going through that head of theirs, why they think in yardages, why they can't just have a good round, and why the hell it's so important to stay on plane, and what you should say after they come in from a tournament, or a medal, this is for you too!

An honest and uplifting portrayal of pursuing a dream that will make you laugh out loud...and will certainly make you think twice before you change your shoes on the car park!*

*or at least will make you laugh while you're doing it!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A. Seibert on 22 Oct. 2007
Format: Paperback
Tom Cox, as always, has provided a fun read about his year out as a professional golfer. He discusses the thoughts, the fears, his impressions, and all in an easy read and one that will keep you entertained from cover to cover. This is the second of Tom's books I have read and it will certainly not be the last. Anyone who is a fan of golf, curious about the life of a professional, or wonders what goes through the head of an out-of-place person, you will love this book. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy. Cheers!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chris TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 3 Sept. 2010
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In conjunction with his other book, 'Nice Jumper' Tom Cox has produced some timeless books that really do capture not just the addiction of the golfing nut but also the sheer futility. Clearly a talented golfer in his youth Tom has 'one more go' at cracking the big time and produces an excellent dry humourous take on the world of golf and those it affects. All golfers will enjoy this but also anyone who enjoys a look at human nature at it's funniest and, at times, it's most frail. Buy the both of these books (read 'Nice Jumper' first) and you will enjoy an excellent, humourous, read through the travails of a junior and latterly club golfer trying to 'beat' golf. Of course we, and mostly the author, know that this is never going to happen!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Catford on 17 Oct. 2007
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It's a dangerous thought to sow in the head of Tom Cox, but I'm left with the nagging feeling that if he'd stuck with being a professional long enough he'd do alright one day. The honesty that runs through `Sergio' is painful in places, but it's heartwarming for him to admit to the one emotion that professionals are supposed to rise above - pure unadulterated fear. Fear of cocking it up, looking like a twat, and ending up wearing tangerine coloured nylon. Cox risked two of these but wisely steered well clear of the third, clinging firmly instead to his REO Speedwagon baseball cap for sartorial elegance.

He could be regarded as the antithesis of Michelle Wie. Unhyped, dare I say humble, not female, with a swing that can pure it. Trouble is their scoring is rather too similar. Even so, I'd put my money on Cox any day.

You can enjoy reading `Sergio' if you're a seasoned golfer or as someone who's never donned anything with a Nike or Slazenger logo and enjoy it immensely. I've been brought up with the game, a posh kid with a berrylium copper Ping wedge/spoon in my mouth, but the game always made me feel solitary, like you're up against something far more immense than you and nothing and nobody can face it but you alone. Scarey and, as this book proves, utterly hilarious.

Mr. Cox - when you need a mixed foursomes partner (I'm thinking of the prestigious Worplesdon foursomes), count me in. Failing that I'll see you at the next Urban Golf Open. And if you head back to the Tour, please don't tell them I suggested it.
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