Ancestral Links: A Golf Obsession Spanning Generations

Ancestral Links: A Golf Obsession Spanning Generations

by John Garrity

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Ancestral Links: A Golf Obsession Spanning Generations by John Garrity

One man's "poignant and revealing" quest to uncover the roots of his family's obsession with golf-in Ireland, Scotland, and the American heartland.

In Ancestral Links, senior Sports Illustrated writer John Garrity takes readers on a fascinating golfing odyssey. First he returns to the majestic seaside Carne Golf Links in a remote corner of Ireland, from which his great-grandfather left for America. Next he visits Musselburgh, Scotland, where his maternal ancestors played golf before the first thirteen rules of the game were written there in 1774. And in Wisconsin's St. Croix River Valley, Garrity revisits the New Richmond Golf Club, where his father learned the ancient game. At every stop on his journey, Garrity reflects on the life and career of his beloved late older brother, Tom, a former tour player.

Part memoir, part travelogue, and all golf, Garrity's story of how the sport altered three small-town landscapes and forever changed one family is a captivating and unforgettable tour of the links.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451229076
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/02/2010
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,256,559
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John Garrity, a Golf Writers Association of America award-winner, is a senior writer at Sports Illustrated and a regular contributor to Golf Magazine and Travel & Leisure Golf, among other publications. He’s authored over a dozen books. He lives in Kansas City.

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