Golfing Mongolia

Golfing Mongolia

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At the age of 35 Andre Tolme quit his job as a civil engineer and decided that it was time to see something of the world. It was during a brief stop-over in Mongolia that he became struck by two things: he loved the country, but most of all he missed playing golf. A plan began to hatch in his mind...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 188 x 24mm | 181.44g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753511959
  • 9780753511954

About Andre Tolme

Andre Tolme was born in New Hampshire, USA and was a civil engineer before becoming an explorer and travel writer. He has visited over 50 countries over all five continents - and played golf in most of them. This is his first book.show more

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"Golfer of the Year." * New York Times *show more

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At the age of 35 Andre Tolme quit his job as a civil engineer and decided that it was time to see something of the world. It was during a brief stop-over in Mongolia that he became struck by two things: he loved the country, but most of all he missed playing golf. A plan began to hatch in his mind... Devising his own course and starting from the first tee in Choybalsan, he swung his way through to the eighteenth hole at Dund-Us. Along the way he was forced to deal with disappearing tents, bemused locals and the persistent problem of finding his ball. The round took him 90 days and 12,170 shots to cover a total distance of 1,234 miles - or 2,171,505 yards. In his heroic endeavours he lost 509 balls and finished up 290 over par. Fascinating, funny and ultimately uplifting story is a glimps into a strange and unusual country, as well as an amazing tale of endurance and determination.show more

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"Golfer of the Year."show more

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