With this final installment of his trilogy on golfing the British Isles, Finegan opens the way to England and Wales. Finegan is the reader's able guide through than 100 courses, from Alwoodley in Yorkshire to Aberdovey in Wales, with pointers on where to eat, where to stay, and the attractions that must be seen. Illustrations.With this final installment of his trilogy on golfing the British Isles, Finegan opens the way to England and Wales. Finegan is the reader's able guide through than 100 courses, from Alwoodley in Yorkshire to Aberdovey in Wales, with pointers on where to eat, where to stay, and the attractions that must be seen. Illustrations.Read Less
New. Every golfer dreams of making a pilgrimage to the British Isles, and it sometimes seems as though every golfer is in fact making that pilgrimage, especially when you're trying to book a tee time. The legendary courses of Scotland and Ireland are magn.
Publishers Weekly, 2003-03-15 The author of books about golf in Scotland and Ireland swings his way across the best courses in England and Wales in this ode to the sport by one of its most impassioned fans. From links bordering the sea, to heathland courses in the English countryside, to those on London's outskirts, Finegan, whose age has upped his handicap but not his enthusiasm, meets up with local club members to showcase each course for his readers. His descriptions range from the evocative ("Distinguishing the course are the complex and silken-swift greens and...the bunkers, which are variously shaped and exquisitely sited, the sand often flashed up the face, the lip sometimes a thin swooping line") to the technical ("Even from the medal tees, the course measures only 6,200 yards; par is 70...There are eight strong holes here, six of them in a row...This series includes a pair of excellent par threes, the short one a knob-to-knob beauty...plus a quartet of rigorous two-shotters"). Finegan charts over 100 courses, "tak[ing] them as they fall on the map, with little regard for their pedigree," and in doing so he shares information about courses' architects and owners (The Addington's old-fashioned and charmingly dictatorial Mrs. Moira Fabes being a colorful example of the latter), tidbits of course history, vignettes from the lives of the folks he tees off with and helpful information about food and lodging. For true golf lovers, this one's an ace. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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