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Garrity, a sportswriter best known for his contributions to Sports Illustrated and Golf magazines, tells of his genealogy in a memoir of how golf was overwritten onto his family's DNA. A key element of his narrative is his sabbatical in Ireland near the homestead of his ancestors. Along with his search for roots, Garrity has the opportunity to play the new, old-style Carne golf links and provides interplay between Carne and the Wisconsin golf course where his father had a membership. The golf enthusiast will appreciate Garrity's quest to play only the 17th hole at Carne, as well as the details on the creation and construction of the course. His book has a number of endearing qualities: life in a sometimes dysfunctional family, the relationship to an older brother who played on the PGA tour, and the realization that many supposed family myths actually did occur. In the final analysis, Garrity tells a most interesting story. While it may not be of lasting importance for every sports collection, it could be for libraries collecting in genealogy or family memoir.