A Course Called Ireland: Tom Coyne Plays Every Link of Golf Courses in KEEN Footwear

Tom Coyne made his way across Ireland on foot in a pair of Targhee II, playing every links golf course in the country.  In the Fall of 2008, he published a book about his adventures, A Course Called Ireland.

A Course Called Ireland is the story of a walking- averse golfer who treks his way around an entire country, spending sixteen weeks playing every seaside hole in Ireland and often battling through all four seasons in one Irish afternoon. Coyne plays everything from the top-ranked links in the world to nine-hole courses crowded with livestock. Along the way, he searches out his family’s roots, discovers that a once-poor country has been transformed by an economic boom, and finds that the only thing tougher to escape than Irish sand traps are Irish pubs. By turns hilarious and poetic, A Course Called Ireland is a magnificent tour of a vibrant land and a paean to the world’s greatest game.

Mile 14 on the bog road

Mile 14 on the Bog Road.

Loving my Keens at Castlerock

Loving his KEEN Targhees at Castlerock Golf Course (www.castlerockgc.co.uk) in Northern Ireland.

The Donkeys at Mulranny Links

Mulranny Golf Club: Tom Coyne meets the course's resident donkeys. Photo Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy (http://www.inpho.ie/fotoweb/team.fwx)