I Golfed Across Mongolia: How an Improbable Adventure Helped Me Rediscover the Spirit of Golf (and Life)

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Thunder's Mouth Press, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 262 pages
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What golfer hasn't daydreamed about quitting his job, tossing his clubs in the trunk, and just taking off? Granted, most of us don't dream about taking off for Mongolia, but then again, Andre Tolme -- the New York Times's Golfer of the Year -- isn't like most of us.
This is a book of gonzo golf writing that spans continents and cultures. It starts in 2004 when Tolme, a thirty-five-year-old civil engineer from New Hampshire and all-around ordinary guy, quits his job and travels to Mongolia with a 3-iron, a backpack full of golf balls, and a dream of golfing his way from one end of the country to the other. At 2,322,000 yards -- more than 1,200 miles -- the home course of Genghis Khan would be the longest ever played, and par would clock in at a daunting 11,880.
In "I Golfed Across Mongolia, " Tolme skillfully blends adventure and golf writing to create a wholly unique book that will delight all those united around one universal passion: golf.

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In his first book, Tolme tells of an extreme golf adventure-hitting a three iron across Mongolia. The project is virtually inconceivable to almost anyone who has gripped a club in his or her hands ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

André Tolmé was born in Laconia, New Hampshire, in 1969. He is a licensed civil engineer as well as an accomplished writer, explorer, and golfer. Since hitting the road in December of 2000 he has visited more than fifty countries on five continents. Tolme is the founder of Golf Mongolia Tours and may be reached through his website at www.golfmongolia.com.

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