I have bought this book for a number of friends based on my own experience. It is a well written book that is just as interesting to golfers and non-golfers alike, covering as it does both playing golf around Ireland and also an insight in to Irish life and hospitality along the way.
Tom Coyne after only a few short months seems to think and write like a native. I can now appreciate that I have been travelling around Ireland and its golf courses with my eyes wide shut. Thank you Tom for a lesson in awareness of the great and wonderous people and things all around us. Right now (in 2010)the Irish in Ireland need this appreciation
I have been fortunate to play about 20 of the courses Tom played on his journey and am a member at Ardglass Golf Club. The book is one of my favourite books ever, well written, it tells a story so well that i smelt the damp shoes in my nose. I have the book permanently on my kindle and pick it up several times a month when I'm on a flight and every time it inspires me to play a round of golf
A mad idea by a slightly mad man told in a very engaging and humble manner. For every 'why' there is a 'why not'. As an Irish golfer who has played some of the courses and probably taken them a bit for granted its really refreshing to see them through Tom's eyes. I wish I bumped into him when he was here!
I have not read the book yet, but will get round to it soon. Was surprised that this paperback edition did not contain a table of contents. I had seen a copy of the hardback edition, and I'm sure this did.