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The Resource An American caddie in St. Andrews : growing up, girls, and looping on the old course, Oliver Horovitz

An American caddie in St. Andrews : growing up, girls, and looping on the old course, Oliver Horovitz

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An American caddie in St. Andrews : growing up, girls, and looping on the old course
Title
An American caddie in St. Andrews
Title remainder
growing up, girls, and looping on the old course
Statement of responsibility
Oliver Horovitz
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Oliver Horovitz had been accepted at Harvard, but he couldn't start for another year. A caddie since he was twelve and a golfer sporting a 1.8 handicap, Ollie decides to spend his gap year in St. Andrews, Scotland--a town with the U.K.'s highest number of pubs per capita, and home to the Old Course, golf 's most famous eighteen holes--where he enrolls in the St. Andrews Links Trust caddie trainee program. Initially, the notoriously brusque veteran caddies treat Ollie like a bug. But after a year of waking up at 4:30 A.M. every morning and looping two rounds a day, Ollie earns their grudging respect-- only to have to pack up and leave for Harvard. There, Ollie's new classmates are the sons of Albania's UN ambassador, the owner of Heineken, and the CEO of Goldman Sachs. Surrounded by sixth generation legacies, he feels like a fish out of water all over again and can't wait to get back to St. Andrews. Even after graduation, when his college friends rush to Wall Street, Horovitz continues to return each summer to caddie on the Old Course. A hilarious, irresistible, behind-the-scenes peek at the world's most celebrated golf course--and its equally famous caddie shack this book is certain to not only entertain golfers and fans of St. Andrews but also anyone who dares to remember stumbling into adulthood and finding one's place in the world
Summary
Describes the story of an incoming Harvard student's year spent caddying on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland only to find himself equally out of place among the high-level sixth-generation legacy students at the Ivy League
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Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10173863
Cataloging source
DLC
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Horovitz, Oliver
Dewey number
  • 796.352092
  • 920
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV964.H67
LC item number
A3 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Horovitz, Oliver
  • Caddies
  • Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews
  • Saint Andrews Links (St. Andrews, Scotland)
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Golf
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
growing up, girls, and looping on the old course
Label
An American caddie in St. Andrews : growing up, girls, and looping on the old course, Oliver Horovitz
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 322 pages
Isbn
9781592407293
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012029331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)779263379
Label
An American caddie in St. Andrews : growing up, girls, and looping on the old course, Oliver Horovitz
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 322 pages
Isbn
9781592407293
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012029331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)779263379

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