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One man’s quest to uncover the roots of his family’s obsession with golf—a journey that takes him to his ancestral home in Ireland, to Scotland, and to the American heartland.John Garrity is well known in the golf world for his writing for Sports Illustrated, Golf Magazine, and on Golf.com. In this new book, Garrity travels to the remote corner of Ireland from which his grOne man’s quest to uncover the roots of his family’s obsession with golf—a journey that takes him to his ancestral home in Ireland, to Scotland, and to the American heartland.John Garrity is well known in the golf world for his writing for Sports Illustrated, Golf Magazine, and on Golf.com. In this new book, Garrity travels to the remote corner of Ireland from which his great-grandfather left for America, now home to a majestic golf course. There he discovers why local farmers spent seven years carving the course out of unforgiving terrain, using only rakes and spades for their work. From there, he visits Musselburgh, Scotland, where his maternal ancestors played golf before the first thirteen rules of the game were written there in 1774, and to Wisconsin’s St. Croix River Valley, where his father learned the Ancient Game. Part memoir, part travelogue, and all golf, this book is for the enthusiast, the casual fan, or just the curious. The story of how golf altered three small-town landscapes and forever changed one family will captivate readers and inspire them to find life’s greatest treasures in their own family tree....

Title : Ancestral Links: A Golf Obsession Spanning Generations
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ISBN : 9780451225917
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 304 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Ancestral Links: A Golf Obsession Spanning Generations Reviews

  • Royce Aldridge
    2018-11-14 20:33

    I am enjoying the history of the Garrity Clan & the Carne Links. I feel like each chapter is its own tale but the entire story is disjointed. The last 40 pages or so really captured my interest. When Garrity got to the 'real' reason he was in Ireland for a sabbatical it all came into focus for me. Man, what a moving tale. Plus he had a few great quotes in the end that really made me think.

  • Marilyn
    2018-11-08 03:36

    I have never had any desire to go to Ireland--until now and you can bet I will be bringing my clubs!