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作       者:George Peper

出  版  社:Simon & Schuster

出版时间:2008-06-30

字       数:47.4万

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The Old Course at St. Andrews is the great hallowed ground of golf, and it was there that George Peper was playing in 1983 when he hit a slice so hideous that he never found the ball. But in looking for it, he came across a for sale sign on a stone town house alongside the famed 18th hole. Two months later he and his wife, Libby, became the proud owners of 9A Gibson Place. The Old Course at St. Andrews is the great hallowed ground of golf, and it was there that George Peper was playing in 1983 when he hit a slice so hideous that he never found the ball. But in looking for it, he came across a for sale sign on a stone town house alongside the famed 18th hole. Two months later he and his wife, Libby, became the proud owners of 9A Gibson Place. Twenty years later, they moved in and settled in the “Auld Grey Toon,” in the land of golf, single malt scotch, haggis, bagpipes, and television licenses, where the neighbors had accents thicker than a North Sea fog. When he isn't attempting to break par on the Old Course, Peper immerses himself in the local golf culture: He learns the rituals for ordering a drink at the Royal & Ancient Golf Club (est. 1754), where he becomes the first American elected to the Club Committee; endures homesickness (in the form of “Pre-Masters Post-Partum Syndrome”); and meets intriguing locals such as his neighbor Gordon Murray, quite possibly the only caddie to store his caddie bib in the trunk of a Mercedes, and Wee Raymond Gatherum, a magnificent shotmaker whose diminutive stature belies his skills. Wry, warm, and witty, St. Andrews Sojourn will delight anyone who has played—or dreamed of playing—the Old Course.
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Cover

Colophon

Also by George Peper

Title Page

Copyright

Contents

Map 1

Map 2

Map 3

1 The Slice of My Life

2 Transatlantic Landlord

3 An End and a Beginning

4 Dogged Pursuit

5 Arrival

6 Two Andrews

7 Round One

8 Molishing

9 The Saint Hood

10 Perfect Golf

11 In at Last

12 Gordon

13 Show Me Your Papers

14 Window Office

15 The Club

16 Tescoid Anthropology

17 Wooing the Old Lady

18 A Special Experience

19 Pedo-phile

20 Playing Backwards

21 Having a Wee Flutter

22 21 Ways to Get on the Old Course

23 A Different World

24 Happy Anniversary

25 Other Courses, Other Charms

26 Rifts and Schisms

27 A Matter of Trust

28 Did It—with Sir Michael!

29 Nice Measurements

30 Victoria’s Vase

31 On His Majesty’s Secret Service

32 The Night I Kissed the Captains’ Balls

33 The Wedge-Away

34 The Partisans

35 Reunion

36 Winter Wonderland

37 Stalking Prince William

38 Dazzled by a Puffin Crossing

39 Two Trips Home

40 Herbicide

41 Summer Son

42 50,000 People in Our Backyard

43 Home

Acknowledgments

Index

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