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Author Horovitz, Oliver.

Title An American caddie in St. Andrews : growing up, girls, and looping on the old course / Oliver Horovitz.

Publication Info. New York : Gotham Books, [2013]
©2013

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 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  796.352 HOR    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B HOROVITZ, O.    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  796.352 HOR    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  796.352 HOROVITZ H    Check Shelf
Description xi, 322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary Oliver Horovitz had been accepted at Harvard, but he couldn't start for another year. A caddie since he was twelve and a golfer sporting a 1.8 handicap, Ollie decides to spend his gap year in St. Andrews, Scotland--a town with the U.K.'s highest number of pubs per capita, and home to the Old Course, golf 's most famous eighteen holes--where he enrolls in the St. Andrews Links Trust caddie trainee program. Initially, the notoriously brusque veteran caddies treat Ollie like a bug. But after a year of waking up at 4:30 A.M. every morning and looping two rounds a day, Ollie earns their grudging respect-- only to have to pack up and leave for Harvard. There, Ollie's new classmates are the sons of Albania's UN ambassador, the owner of Heineken, and the CEO of Goldman Sachs. Surrounded by sixth generation legacies, he feels like a fish out of water all over again and can't wait to get back to St. Andrews. Even after graduation, when his college friends rush to Wall Street, Horovitz continues to return each summer to caddie on the Old Course. A hilarious, irresistible, behind-the-scenes peek at the world's most celebrated golf course--and its equally famous caddie shack this book is certain to not only entertain golfers and fans of St. Andrews but also anyone who dares to remember stumbling into adulthood and finding one's place in the world.
Subject Horovitz, Oliver.
Caddies -- United States -- Biography.
Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews.
Saint Andrews Links (St. Andrews, Scotland)
ISBN 9781592407293 hardback
1592407293 hardback
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