• Around the World in 80 Rounds

  • Chasing a Golf Ball from Tierra del Fuego to the Land of the Midnight Sun
  • By: David Wood
  • Narrated by: David Wood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • 3.1 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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By: David Wood
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Publisher's summary

At 47, David Wood sold everything he owned and set out to fulfill every golfer's dream: For one year, he traveled the world (covering 60,000 miles and every continent except Antarctica) by plane, boat, train, motorcycle, and rickshaw, to play the game he loves in the most exotic locales, including the world's highest, driest, hottest, coldest, and most remote golf courses. And he lived to tell the tale.

Along the way, he met a bevy of fascinating characters, including surly cabbies, taxi drivers with a death wish, welcoming golf-course managers, threatening kangaroos, and golf pros out for a quick game. David faced dire situations, such as bouts of food poisoning in India and Egypt, altitude sickness in Argentina, getting booted out of the Ukraine by armed guards, and muddling about with limited language skills. But through it all, he maintained a sense of humor and, of course, his passion for golf, which he played every chance he got.

©2008 David Wood (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

Critic reviews

"He writes well about the terrain and local atmosphere, and provides a deft mix of golf and travel writing." ( Publishers Weekly)

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