In A Course Called America, Tom Coyne’s highly anticipated and entertaining conclusion to his “witty and winning” (The Wall Street Journal) trilogy of epic golf adventures—following beloved New York Times bestsellers A Course Called Ireland and A Course Called Scotland—Coyne plays his way across the United States in search of the great American golf course.
Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Tom Coyne (Devon, PA) will be celebrating the release of his fifth book, A Course Called America, this May 24th at Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield (Delaware County) PA. The event is set to welcome golf media and celebrities from across the country, including the Golf Channel’s Shane Bacon, singer/songwriter Ben Rector, plus all five hosts of the wildly popular No Laying Up podcast. The event sponsors include Titleist, B. Draddy apparel, Walker Trolleys, Ballpark Blueprints, and the Golfer’s Journal, and the party has been designed by golf tournament event planner, Erin Gregory, and coordinated in partnership with INVCBL Sports Marketing.
The launch at Rolling Green, where Coyne learned to golf as a junior member and caddie, will include a golf tournament in the afternoon, followed by a dinner party with live music, golf challenges, and a reading by the author. Invitations to the party were recently auctioned off to the public, raising over $30,000 via Member4aday golf auctions. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s J Wood Platt caddie scholarship trust.
About the book:
Bestselling author and globe-trotting golfer Tom Coyne has finally come home. After golfing through hundreds of courses in Ireland and Scotland, he delivers a rollicking love letter to golf in the United States. In the span of one unforgettable year, Coyne crisscrosses the country in search of its greatest golf experience, playing every course to ever host a US Open, along with more than 200 hidden gems and heavyweights spread across all 50 states—all in the spirit of better understanding his home country and countrymen.
Ranging from the oldest and most elite of links to the newest and most democratic, Coyne’s travels take him from the most coveted tee times in America (Shinnecock, Cypress, Oakmont) to unique spots in the nation’s most far-flung corners, including ranch golf in eastern Oregon and homemade golf in the Navajo Nation. Packed with fascinating tales from American golf history, comic road misadventures, illuminating insight into course design, and many a memorable round with local golfers, A Course Called America is an epic narrative travelogue brimming with heart and soul. And Coyne’s Great American golf course, discovered in the most unlikely of places? The curious will have to read to find out for themselves.
Tom Coyne is the author of the New York Times bestsellers A Course Called Ireland and A Course Called Scotland; Paper Tiger; and the novel A Gentleman’s Game, named one of the best 25 sports books of all time by The Philadelphia Daily News and adapted into a motion picture starring Gary Sinise. He is podcast host and Senior Writer for The Golfer’s Journal, and has written for GOLF Magazine, Golfweek, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, and numerous other publications. He earned an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Notre Dame, where he won the William Mitchell Award for distinguished achievement. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two daughters, and he is an associate professor of English at St. Joseph’s University.
J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust
The J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust was created in 1958 by the Golf Association of Philadelphia through the efforts of then President Walter A. Schmidt; Leo Fraser, President of the local section of Professional Golfers Association of America; and Albert Keeping, Golf Professional at Gulph Mills Golf Club. It was named in honor of Philadelphia’s premier golfer of the era, J. Wood Platt. Not only was Mr. Platt an accomplished player, but he was also the Trust’s co-founder and first contributor. To date, more than 3,800 young men and women have received $23 million in aid from the Trust.