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- DescriptionIn 1977, Lorne Rubenstein, an avid golfer, travelled to Dorch in the Scottish Highlands. Young and adrift in life, he was profoundly affected by the experience. As he writes, 'My week in Dorch introduced me to a place with which I felt a connection. A week wasn't living there, but it was eugh for Dorch to imprint itself on my mind.' Twenty-three years later, in 2000, w an established golf writer, Rubenstein returned to Dorch to spend an entire summer. He rented a flat close to the Royal Dorch Golf Club and set out to explore the area on many levels. Rubenstein writes about the melancholy history of the Highland Clearances, which have left the beautiful landscape sparsely populated to this day. He writes about the friendly and sometimes eccentric people who love their town, their golf and their single malt whisky, and who delight in sharing them with visitors. But most of all he writes about a summer lived in a community where golf is king and the golf course is part of the common lands where townspeople stroll of an evening. Rubenstein is able to return to thinking of golf as play, as opposed to a game of analysis and effort. A Season in Dorch is an affectionate portrait of a place and the people who live there, a fascinating look at golf and the spirit and skills it calls forth, and a perceptive and ultimately moving memoir of one man's quest to experience again the pure love of sport that he knew in his youth.
- Author BiographyLorne Rubenstein has written a golf column for Golf and Mail since 1980. He is the author of many books and has won the National Magazine Award in Canada and three first-place awards from the Golf Writers Association of America.
- Author(s)Lorne Rubenstein
- PublisherMainstream Publishing
- Date of Publication20/03/2003
- SubjectBiography: Sport
- Place of PublicationEdinburgh
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintMainstream Publishing
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight186 g
- Width130 mm
- Height199 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Foreword byConnery
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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