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The Secret History of Golf in Scotland

Duncan MacPherson

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ISBN 10: 0978640004 / ISBN 13: 9780978640002
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Paperback. 256 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 5.9in. x 0.6in.This story about golf takes place in 16th Century Scotland and is inspired by the earliest historical records about the greatest game. In it Ian MacPherson, a dirt poor farmer and so-so golfer, decides he must win his towns annual golfing tournament or face financial ruin. Galbraith, the Scottish Laird who rules the area, has financial problems of his own and also has designs on the tournament. He hires a golfing ringer from Edinburgh, Black Bart, to try and steal the tournament from the locals. Along with fascinating descriptions about early golf, there is plenty of earthy humor, cruel deception and local Scottish color. The author is a descendant of the MacPherson clan and swears at least some of what happens is fact, passed down to him from family stories This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780978640002

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Title: The Secret History of Golf in Scotland

Publisher: St. Croix Antiquarian Books

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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This story about golf takes place in 16th Century Scotland and is inspired by the earliest historical records about "the greatest game". In it Ian MacPherson, a dirt poor farmer and so-so golfer, decides he must win his town's annual golfing tournament or face financial ruin. Galbraith, the Scottish Laird who rules the area, has financial problems of his own and also has designs on the tournament. He hires a golfing "ringer" from Edinburgh, Black Bart, to try and steal the tournament from the locals. Along with fascinating descriptions about early golf, there is plenty of earthy humor, cruel deception and local Scottish color. The author is a descendant of the MacPherson clan and swears at least some of what happens is fact, passed down to him from family stories

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Duncan MacPherson (Calgary, AB) and David Miller (Vancouver, BC) are co-founders of Pareto Systems, a team of professionals who help entrepreneurs and professionals improve their practice management and business development systems. Pareto Systems' clients include Fidelity Investments, Merrill Lynch, Franklin Templeton Investments, American Express, and TD Waterhouse. Both travel frequently across North America delivering seminars and keynote speeches and also are co-creators of the Pareto Platform, an on-demand web-based business development dashboard.

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