From Turnberry to Tasmania: Adventures of a Traveling Golfer

From Turnberry to Tasmania: Adventures of a Traveling Golfer

by John Steinbreder


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From Turnberry to Tasmania is an invitation to travel with award-winning journalist John Steinbreder on a global golf trek. From putting alongside tawny wallabies and blue-tongued lizards in Tasmania to literary pub crawls in Dublin after rounds at nearby links, this book contains remarkable golf adventures from Steinbreder’s nearly two decades of tee-time wanderlust.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589799943
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date: 06/09/2015
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

John Steinbreder is an award-winning journalist and a senior writer for Global Golf Post, the weekly digital golf magazine, as well as the author of nineteen books, including Club Life, Golf Kohler: In the New and Old Worlds, The 3-Degree Putting Solution, Golf Rules & Etiquette for Dummies, and Golf Courses of the U.S. Open. He is a former reporter for Fortune magazine, a one-time writer/reporter for Sports Illustrated, and a past senior writer for Golfweek. He lives in Redding, Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

The Old World

1 St. Andrews: At Home in the Home of Golf 3

2 Northwest Ireland: Return of the Quiet Man 9

3 England's Lancashire Coast: Museum Pieces 15

4 Dublin: Links Golf and Literature 21

5 Scotland: North by Northeast 27

6 Portugal: Iberian Dream 36

7 Prestwick, Turnberry, and Muirfield: Open Gems 44

8 London: Across the Heathlands and along the Sea 50

9 Wales: A Kingdom's Hidden Gem 55

10 Southwest Ireland: On the Pilgrim Path 61

11 Switzerland and Italy: Continental Delights 68

The New World

12 Pebble Beach: California Dreaming 81

13 Kohler: The World of Golf in One Place 86

14 Nebraska and Colorado: The Sand Hills 92

15 Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island: Northern Links 100

16 Banff and Jasper: Rocky Mountain Highs 105

17 Pinehurst: America's St. Andrews 110

18 New York: Across the Empire State 117

19 The Low Country: Chilling on the Golf Coast 126

The Outposts

20 Morocco: Golf in the Kingdom 137

21 Fiji: The Land of Yes 143

22 Hawaii: Living Large on the Big Island 149

23 Australia and New Zealand: Digging It Down Under 154

24 Nicaragua and Costa Rica: Latin Lovers 164

25 Bermuda and the Caribbean: Paradise Found 174

26 Colombia: Birdies and Bogota 185

The Lists 193

Acknowledgments 201

About the Author 204

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From Turnberry to Tasmania: Adventures of a Traveling Golfer 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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REVIEW: FROM TURNBERRY TO TASMANIA Adventures of a Traveling Golfer The subtitle of this enjoyable book truly says it all. Accomplished and award-winning sportswriter John Steinbreder has written not merely a golf book, nor merely a travel book, but has achieved an entertaining compilation and travelogue of golf adventures that will delight both golfers and travelers. Steinbreder puts the reader smack into the middle of each of his golf journeys: from the history and culture of the geographic location of each course, to the lunches, to the post-round dinners, delectably described in detail, to the accompanying tours of the countryside or city. His use of sensory and concrete details encourage the reader to feel as if he or she is along for the ride. Historical, sociological, and economic backgrounds come to life through Steinbreder's humorous and insightful interactions with his playing partners and those he meets along the way. For golfers who'd like to know where they should play their next round, Steinbreder has done all the research – course architects, tips to make the birdies, course ambiance, restaurants and menus, activities to pursue when not on the course, and even shopping suggestions for gifts. One would wish that the organization of the chapters was a bit more logical; as it is, the reader flips from the venerable Old Course in Scotland to Ireland, to England, back to Scotland, to Portugal, then to Prestwick, and so forth. The reader can forgive this, however, in light of the excellent writing and broadened horizons Steinbreder provides. At the end of the book, he gives the reader an invaluable "Lists" chapter, among which are "Top Five Old World Courses," "Top Five New World Courses," "Top Five 19th Holes,", and "Top Five Post-Round Fun." All in all, the reader can't wait to finish the book, call the airlines, and begin booking some tee times all over the world, a tribute to Steinbreder's engaging writing style and thorough research. Both travelers and golfers will enjoy this book – tee it up!