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A WEE NIP AT THE 19TH HOLE: A History of the St. Andrews Caddie.

Mackenzie, Richard.

ISBN 10: 1886947384 / ISBN 13: 9781886947382
Published by Sleeping Bear Press,, 1997
Condition: VG Hardcover
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Hardback first edition signed by author. Clean, bright covers; brief note by previous owner on front endpaper. Pages tight, clean. Crisp DJ with mild shelfwear. NOT a former library book. ;. Bookseller Inventory # 41921

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Title: A WEE NIP AT THE 19TH HOLE: A History of the...

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press,

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:VG

Dust Jacket Condition: VG

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Profiles of caddies and anecdotes from over two hundred years of golf present the history and lore of the first golf course.


Golfers generally seek wisdom, instruction, inspiration, and sympathy from their reading on the game. A Wee Nip tees up something else: charm. A thoroughly delightful and spirited romp through the subculture of St. Andrews's caddies, it fondly chronicles how toting bags at the game's hallowed birthplace grew from the province of scoundrels--some of whom literally fell down drunk on the job--to a corps of thoroughly knowledgeable professionals. Written with flair and obvious affection by the links' current caddie manager, Richard Mackenzie, A Wee Nip at the 19th Hole is both a history and reminiscence, and, despite its wealth of photos and lore, it is a volume easily light enough to shoulder on your own.

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