By Lorne Rubenstein
If any city on the planet merits to be defined as "the village of golf," it truly is Dornoch. you could take the mythical hyperlinks clear of St. Andrews, and you can nonetheless have a captivating and gorgeous collage city with nice historical value; take the hyperlinks clear of Dornoch and it might be as little famous or referred to as its friends Golspie, Tain, and Brora. (The city is 40 miles north of Inverness, commonly considered the northernmost outpost of civilization in Scotland.) the sport has been performed in Dornoch for a few 400 years. Its local son Donald Ross introduced the fashion of the Dornoch hyperlinks to the US, the place his mythical, vintage classes contain Pinehurst #2, Seminole, and Oak Hill.
Lorne Rubenstein determined to spend a summer time in Dornoch to transparent the litter from his golf brain and to rediscover the typical charms of the sport he loves. yet within the Highlands he came across excess of bracing air and demanding vegetables. He stumbled on a humans formed through the harshness of the land and the trouble of drawing a residing from it, and nonetheless haunted via a old improper inflicted on their ancestors approximately centuries earlier than. Rubenstein met many folks of significant thoughtfulness and spirit, desirous to proportion their worldviews, their lifestyles tales, and a wee dram or . And as he explored the empty, rugged panorama, he got here to appreciate the ways that the thorny, quarrelsome features of the sport of golfing mirror the values, personality, and background of the folk who introduced it into the realm.
A Season in Dornoch is either the tale of 1 man's immersion within the online game of golfing and an exploration of the realm from which it emerged. half travelogue, half portraiture, half solid out of date story of fits performed and friendships made, it takes us on an unforgettable trip to a wonderful, moody, mystical place.
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A Season in Dornoch: Golf and Life in the Scottish Highlands by Lorne Rubenstein