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The Links That Bind Us

Fifty-seven days in Scotland, 111 rounds of golf, and one writer coming to grips with a game that’s less than perfect.

Americans have been trained to think of golf courses as the province of the elite and the effete, but to hear Tom Coyne tell it, in the British Isles, and specifically Scotland, golf is the birthright of every man, woman, and child.

Coyne, whose books include the best-selling A Gentleman’s Game, has spent 20 years writing about playing golf seemingly nonstop. His last book, A Course Called

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