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

MacKenzie, Richard.

ISBN 10: 0002188473 / ISBN 13: 9780002188470
Published by London: Collins Willow, {1998) dj, 1998
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First UK printing. A celebration of one of golf's oldest traditions by the caddie master at St Andrews and a former caddie himself. Illustrated throughout with photographs. SIGNED on the front endpaper and dated in the year of publication. Scottish glossary. 134 pp plus bibliography. Fine in near fine dust jacket (tape over isbn box on rear cover of dj). Bookseller Inventory # 62476

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

Publisher: London: Collins Willow, {1998) dj

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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For over 200 years caddies have been walking around St Andrews, the most famous piece of golfing land in the world, advising players of vastly different abilities not only on which club to take but also on the type of shot required and, most importantly on the Old Course, exactly the line on which to play. Richard Mackenzie reminds us how caddies first came to St Andrews, the way in which they have added so much to the folklore of the links and the great contribution which they have made and continue to make to the game of golf for those who visit "The Home of Golf".


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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