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A Season in Dornoch: Golf and Life in the Scottish Highlands (Mainstream sport) [Kindle Edition]

Lorne Rubenstein
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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In 1977, Lorne Rubenstein, an avid golfer, travelled to Dornoch in the Scottish Highlands. Young and adrift in life, he was profoundly affected by the experience. As he writes, 'My week in Dornoch introduced me to a place with which I felt a connection. A week wasn't living there, but it was enough for Dornoch to imprint itself on my mind.'



Twenty-three years later, in 2000, now an established golf writer, Rubenstein returned to Dornoch to spend an entire summer. He rented a flat close to the Royal Dornoch Golf Club and set out to explore the area on many levels.



Rubenstein writes about the melancholy history of the Highland Clearances, which have left the beautiful landscape sparsely populated to this day. He writes about the friendly and sometimes eccentric people who love their town, their golf and their single malt whisky, and who delight in sharing them with visitors. But most of all he writes about a summer lived in a community where golf is king and the golf course is part of the common lands where townspeople stroll of an evening. Rubenstein is able to return to thinking of golf as play, as opposed to a game of analysis and effort.



A Season in Dornoch is an affectionate portrait of a place and the people who live there, a fascinating look at golf and the spirit and skills it calls forth, and a perceptive and ultimately moving memoir of one man's quest to experience again the pure love of sport that he knew in his youth.


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"Rubenstein gives the reader a feel for what makes the appeal of the Highlands so enduring. He brings the place and its people to life" (Tom Watson, five-time British Open champion)

"One of golf's most gifted writers has done every fan of the game a great and entertaining service" (James Dodson, author of Final Rounds)

About the Author

Lorne Rubenstein has written a golf column for Golf and Mail since 1980. He is the author of many books and has won the National Magazine Award in Canada and three first-place awards from the Golf Writers Association of America.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1325 KB
  • Print Length: 268 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0743223365
  • Publisher: Mainstream Digital (15 Jun. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0086743I4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #149,429 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars happy reading 6 Jan. 2003
Format:Hardcover
at first I wondered if I had made a good buy. Quickly settled in to the book.full of charm and genuine warmth and kindness for the town, the golf course and its surrounds.Just as the author showed great sadness in leaving Dornoch, I also had equal sadness when the book came to a close. A great book for all true lovers of the game and who realise there is more to it than just your score. If nothing else, it will surely make you want to visit Dornoch, or, as in my case revisit.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Season in Dornoch 28 Jan. 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This was a lovely read which would make anyone want to visit this fabulous course. It was so much more than just golf and gave an insight into some of the towns characters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Dornoch 27 Jun. 2011
By Barriet
Format:Paperback
Well written book, which educates the reader of the history of this charming town and it's surrounding area.

Particularly interesting if you are an avid golfer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read 18 Dec. 2012
By Reay
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The book gave a good description of the Dornoch area and explained why golf courses like Dornoch are amongst the world's finest.
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