An American Caddie in St. Andrews: Growing Up, Girls, and Looping on the Old Course

An American Caddie in St. Andrews: Growing Up, Girls, and Looping on the Old Course

by Oliver Horovitz
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An American Caddie in St. Andrews: Growing up, Girls, and Looping on the Old Course 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book. I could not put it down. If you are a golfer, it a great story. If you are not, it is still a great story.
lillyth2k More than 1 year ago
Saw this author on CBS This Morning and am buying this book for my dad, a life long golfer who started out as a teen caddy at the local country club.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
“An American Caddie in St. Andrews: Growing Up, Girls, and Looping on the Old Course" is a memoir  depicting a young college bound American Caddie ,Oliver Horovitz, who chooses to spend a summer caddying at the old course in St. Andrews.  Little did he know he would eventually spend seven summers at the old caddie shack in Scotland.   It all started when Harvard University informed Horovitz that he would have to take a gap year at the University of St. Andrews if he wanted to attend their prestigious university.  After reviewing his options on what to focus on during this year, he decided that he wanted to spend the year focusing on English courses and playing on St Andrews golf team.   After two semesters at the University, Horovitz receives an offer from a couple of lads to stay for the summer in Scotland.  They  stay in a flat and caddy on one of the most famous golf courses in the world, the Old Course.  This amazing opportunity directs his future on a very positive path.     Horovitz loves being around individuals who are passionate about golf.  The citizens of St. Andrews love golf and consider it cool.  Suddenly, Horovitz is able to use his amazing 1.8 golf handicap to his advantage.  He can use it to gain prestige in the caddie shack, brag to his friends and most importantly get girls.   His interaction with a rival caddie group, filled with attractive girls known as the “Model Caddies,” is interesting and insanely hilarious.  Even more importantly, his interaction with his Uncle Ken adds another phenomenal dimension to the story.  He and his Uncle share amazing moments together as his Uncle Ken treats Oliver like he is a son to him.   Overall, Horovitz shares amazing stories about golf, the other caddies, academics, and girls in a comical and luring manner that makes you never want to put the book down.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fookin' good book! Fooouuuuurrrrrr!!!!!!
Jon_from_MN More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable and easy read for all golf enthusiasts. Oliver shares his experiences "growing up" caddying in St. Andrews. One of the more enjoyable golf books I've read.
CarlaTurner More than 1 year ago
This story of a young man's experience at St. Andrews was well written and worth reading. Having been to St. Andrews a few years back, it was easy to picture the places and experiences he described. It is also a good example of perserverance -- something that seems to be lacking in our young people these days.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So much more than a standard---this is what I did on my summer break memoir---, the book's center piece is caddying at St. Andrews but it is also about coming of age and making tough choices. It turned out to be a love story too...much to my surprise. I loved it.
Trombs More than 1 year ago
Excellent read.  Horovitz takes you along on a wonderful journey.  If you like golf and always wondered how caddies are made, then this book is for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book very enjoyable because I studied in St. Andrews. I don't golf, but imagine that if you golf, it would also be fun to read about the insider world of caddies. However, I think that my enjoyment of this book came from reliving my time in Scotland - if I didn't know St. Andrews well, I probably would have given it 3 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I generally would not have picked out a sports book, but this caught my eye on a recent Barnes and Noble email. I loved the book. I enjoyed the multiple story lines - especially the story of Uncle Ken. The only "Buyer Beware" I would offer is the Scottish version of the F-word makes several appearances.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago