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Tom Cox
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Book Description

4 Sep 2008

As a teenager, Cox dreamed of sporting immortality. For four years he devoted himself to the game of golf. And then, one day, he walked away. But as he got older, those dreams kept coming back. Perhaps it was turning thirty, perhaps it was having his first hole in one, but he decided it was time to start again, to live the dream for real.

So he switched off his computer, grabbed his checked trouser and headed for the golf course. To turn pro. The Open Championship was only five of the best rounds of his life away, and given a few warm-up tournaments, how hard could it be?


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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Yellow Jersey (4 Sep 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224078615
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224078610
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 155,985 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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"Caused me to laugh out loud" (The Times)

"Cox may not have much to boast about in the field of sporting achievement, but he has what many of his rivals palpably lack: an inner landscape, an imagination. These are terrible handicaps for a golfer, but pretty darn useful in a writer... A very, very good book" (Daily Telegraph)

"I'm not a golf fan myself, but Cox is such an enthusiastic writer that he's made me see the sport in a new light" (Mail on Sunday)

"Tom Cox writes brilliantly about golf. He knows the game inside-out: its potent allure, its absurd comedy and its mind-bending frustrations. If they had a handicap-system for golf-writers Tom Cox would be scratch" (William Boyd)

"One of the funniest books on golf ever written" (Metro)

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'Possibly the funniest book about golf ever written' - Guardian

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Funniest golfing book ever read 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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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Tom Cox Masterpiece!! 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
5.0 out of 5 stars For the love ....and the loss of Golf 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent tale from Tom Cox 3 Sep 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
4.0 out of 5 stars Bring Me The Head of Sergio Garcia 12 July 2010
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Bought as a present for a golfing "nut", it was received with delight. Keen price - brilliantly instant delivery.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pitch perfect 18 Sep 2009
Format:Paperback
A humour classic. Gets man's love-hate relationship with golf down to a tee. And threaded through with a stunning series of self-mocking, highly observant, beautifully written witticisms.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!! 26 Aug 2009
Format:Paperback
The book is as good a read for non golfers as dyed in the wool golfers. You will see the comparisons between your game and Tom's and laugh endlessly at his observations. A fact that the whole episode is true almost makes it funnier.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Witty and engaging for golfers and non-golfers alike
The tale of the author's unimpressive first year as a golf pro, this book is warm and funny. Poor golers will wince at its veritas, good golferswill smile at the sharp observation... Read more
Published 13 days ago by Gary Longden
4.0 out of 5 stars Good golf story
I enjoyed the story which was very amusing.
It will not help your golf , though I am sure you will recognise some of the characters.
Good present.
Published 4 months ago by David
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner from the king of comedic golf books
Like its predecessor, Nice Jumper, this book looks at Tom Cox's enduring love of golf. But this isn't a book about birdies, eagles and what club to use for the 100 yard shot to the... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Plum
1.0 out of 5 stars Dull
Didn't find this a good story or well written. Perhaps some of the authors earlier books were better but this isn't the laugh out loud book it was billed as.
Published 10 months ago by Nickrroo
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, whether you're a golf fan or not.
With the exception of The Lost Tribes of Pop, which should be delivered later this week, Garcia is the last book of Tom Cox's that I have read. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Lisa
1.0 out of 5 stars Thought it was quite poor
At times amusing, but not something an avid golfer will enjoy.

This guy sounds more like a lost soul than a gofler
Published 13 months ago by GT
4.0 out of 5 stars sergio
This is a good well written book. It's not as funny as back cover reviews suggest, but it is well worth a read.
Published 22 months ago by G. Brenner
1.0 out of 5 stars Well below par!!
I bought this book based on reviews from other Amazon customers,as good a way as any to buy a book. As a keen hacker myself I was looking forward to reading it. Read more
Published on 7 July 2011 by Everyman
4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite laugh out loud, but good none the less......
As a 'sit on the beach and pass a sunny afternoon' book I can recommend this to golf fans, happy hackers, general sports fans and anyone looking for a damn good read. Read more
Published on 14 Jun 2010 by Mark K. Backhurst
2.0 out of 5 stars I wanted to love it, yet....
I was really looking forward to this book. However it was a big disappointment. Quite frankly it's boring. Read more
Published on 3 Feb 2010 by S. Shaw
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