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by David Wood

Download Around the World in 80 Rounds: Chasing a Golf Ball from Tierra del Fuego to the Land of the Midnight Sun ePub
  • ISBN 1423350723
  • ISBN13 978-1423350729
  • Language English
  • Author David Wood
  • Publisher Brilliance Audio; Library edition (March 18, 2008)
  • Formats lrf docx lrf lit
  • Category Humour
  • Subcategory Humor
  • Size ePub 1428 kb
  • Size Fb2 1279 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 431

At forty-seven, David Wood sold everything he owned and set out to fulfill every golfer’s dream: For one year, he traveled the world (covering sixty thousand miles and every continent except Antarctica) by plane, boat, train, motorcycle, and rickshaw, to play the game he loves in the most exotic locales, including the world’s highest, driest, hottest, coldest, and most remote golf courses, and lived to tell the tale. Along the way, he met a bevy of fascinating characters, including surly cabbies, taxi drivers with a death wish, welcoming golf-course managers, threatening kangaroos, and golf pros out for a quick game. David faced dire situations, such as bouts of food poisoning in India and Egypt, altitude sickness in Argentina, getting booted out of the Ukraine by armed guards, and muddling about with limited language skills. But through it all he maintained a sense of humor and, of course, his passion for golf, which he played every chance he got.

David Wood will be a hero to many.

David Wood will be a hero to many. From distant lands he brings rich stories of interesting and amusing endeavors and a picture of a diverse world connected via that ridiculous, compelling and wonderful game of golf.

At 47, David Wood sold everything he owned and set out to fulfill every golfer’s dream: For one year, he traveled the . This is a very funny and enjoyable book. David Wood has a passion for the game of golf.

At 47, David Wood sold everything he owned and set out to fulfill every golfer’s dream: For one year, he traveled the world (covering 60,000 miles and every continent except Antartica) by plane, boat, train, motorcycle and rickshaw, to play the game he loves in the most exotic locales, including the world’s highest, driest, hottest, coldest, and most remote golf.

At forty-seven, David Wood sold everything he owned and set out to fulfill every golfer's dream: For one . golf courses, and lived to tell the tale.

At forty-seven, David Wood sold everything he owned and set out to fulfill every golfer's dream: For one year, he traveled the world (covering sixty thousand miles and every continent except Antarctica) by plane, boat, train, motorcycle, and rickshaw, to play the game he loves in the most exotic locales, including the world's highest, driest, hottest, coldest, and most remote. Along the way, he met a bevy of fascinating characters, including surly cabbies, taxi drivers with a death wish, welcoming golf-course managers, threatening kangaroos,.

But through it all he maintained a sense of humor and, of course, his passion for golf, which he played every chance he got. Specifications.

At 47, David Wood sold everything he owned and set out to fulfill every golfer's dream - for one year he travelled the world, playing the game he loves in the most exotic locations, including the world's highest, driest, hottest, coldest and most remote golf courses. A great book "fore" everyone! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 10 years ago. I haven't played golf since I was 19 years old, threw my club in a water hazard and stalked off the course. But David's book intrigued me and I ate it up over the course of two lazy afternoons in my backyard, laying in a hammock with a cold brew.

In reality, Tierra del Fuego is a frozen land of changing landscapes

In reality, Tierra del Fuego is a frozen land of changing landscapes. In sun, it is clear and crisp and beautiful; under cloud, it is bold, heavy and imposing. We experienced a bit of both in our four days in Ushuaia. On the face of it, there’s not much to do in winter but look deeper and you will see differently. If you do visit, be sure to ask after the museum’s second section which is housed in a different building.

About the book: Former standup comedian and humor columnist Wood sold his condo in Seattle and set out on a year long global golfing journey. Filed Under: Project Gallery-Books. Authors as Publishers.

The Tierra del Fuego archipelago is also home to the Beagle Channel, a narrow passage of water at the extreme . It was yet another lesson in the dangers of unintended consequences on the railway at the end of the world.

The Tierra del Fuego archipelago is also home to the Beagle Channel, a narrow passage of water at the extreme southern tip of South America between Argentina and Chile. Photo: Jeremy Perret. After 45 minutes, we arrive at the National Park station, gateway to a reserve that covers some 630 square kilometers of mossy sphagnum peat bogs, sub-Antarctic tundra, thick forests of southern beeches, and ice-cold lakes and bays, all in the shadow of soaring Andean ranges. It’s a dramatic landscape, but one under fierce attack.

Talk about Around the World in 80 Rounds: Chasing a Golf Ball from Tierra del Fuego to the Land of the Midnight Sun


Mazuzahn
Great fun read especially if you have played some of these courses. On a recent golf trip I shared the book with others who had played courses in Southeast Asia, China, Australia, and New Zealand. This was while we were playing one of the courses in the book.

I am nearing retirement and will be inspired to track down some of the courses I haven't yet played.
Kare
I haven't played golf since I was 19 years old, threw my club in a water hazard and stalked off the course. But David's book intrigued me and I ate it up over the course of two lazy afternoons in my backyard, laying in a hammock with a cold brew. (Two Person Jumbo Hammock ~ 100% Polyester with Oak Spreaders I say go ahead and spring for the hammock along with the book - you'll be glad you did!)

My minimal amount of time on the links gave me enough knowledge to follow his references to the game, but it was his briskly humorous spinning the tale of his around-the-world adventure that grabbed me up when he left Seattle and didn't set me back down until he landed safely home again. What a fabulous experience -- and brightly told!

While it didn't do anything to spark my desire to tie on a pair of spikes again, Around The World In 80 Rounds did whet my appetite to be a bit more bold and try to see some of the more obscure corners of the world. Maybe David needs a caddy for his back 80...
Pipet
Heard this author interviewed on a local sports station. He seemed engaging and funny, so I hopped on Amazon. Received the book pronto and took it on a long trip (too much time in the airport). The book helped the time fly and it was fun! Author's style of writing makes you feel as if you are his caddy and standing by his side. You could almost feel the altitude sickness as well. I will be on the lookout for other books of his creation and hope he follows in the steps of other world travelers and has many more adventures. Well worth the price and time.
RuTGamer
What a wonderful book to mentally escape to the thought of playing golf all over the world in foreign and dangerous lands.
riki
did not read but person was happy so i recomend it for the golf fans thumbed through it pretty good over all
Visonima
If you like golf, this author acted out our fantasy by spending a year playing all over the world. It is a combination of world travel storys and golfing storys.
Mr.Bean
Can't tell you how much I enjoyed it. David did something that maybe less than 1% of the entire planet's population would even dream of doing and we are lucky he shared the experience. Almost felt like I was there with him traveling across the globe and I really liked the way David focused on the cultures and the peoples. Whether you are a golfer or not, there is so much that is worth reading in this book!
a must read for any International traveller...not as much about golf but about people, travel , human nature and life