Jun 14, 2021
You don't have to be a golfer to enjoy this episode! Tom is an incredible story teller and he uses travel and golf to tell captivating stories!
Tom Coyne is an award-winning and New York Times
bestselling author who has been publishing golf stories since 2001.
His first book was a the novel A Gentleman’s Game,
which was named one of the best 25 sports books of all time by
The Philadelphia Daily News. He wrote the film
adaptation of the novel, which starred Gary Sinise, Philip Baker
Hall, Dylan Baker, and Mason Gamble. His second book,
Paper Tiger: An Obsessed
Golfer’s Quest to Play with the Pros was released June
2006, and was an editor’s pick in Esquire Magazine and
USA Today, and a summer reading selection in The New
York Times. His third book, A Course Called Ireland: A Long
Walk in Search of a Country, a Pint, and the Next Tee, was
published by Gotham Books in February, 2009, and it chronicles his
quest to walk and golf the whole of Ireland. The book was a
New York Times, American Booksellers Association, and
Barnes & Noble bestseller, and won a silver medal from the
Society of American Travel Writers in the category of Best Travel
Book of the Year.
His anticipated follow-up to A Course Called Ireland was released by Simon & Schuster in 2018: A Course Called Scotland was an instant New York Times bestseller, and chronicles Tom’s quest to play every links course in Scotland, searching the highlands for the secret to golf and a tee time in the oldest championship in sports. Tom’s travel trilogy reaches its conclusion with the release of A Course Called America from Avid Reader/Simon & Schuster in May of 2021. The story follows Tom as he plays his way across all 50 states, searching for the great American golf course.
Tom lives outside Philadelphia with his wife and two daughters, and he is an associate professor of English at St. Joseph’s University.
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