An American Caddie in St. Andrews

  • by Oliver Horovitz
  • Narrated by Oliver Horovitz
  • 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the middle of Oliver Horovitz's high school graduation ceremony, his cell phone rang: It was Harvard. He'd been accepted, but he couldn't start for another year. A caddie since he was 12 and a golfer sporting a 1.8 handicap, Ollie decided to spend his gap year in St. Andrews, Scotland - a town with the UK's highest number of pubs per capita, and home to the Old Course, golf's most famous 18 holes - where he enrolls in the St. Andrews Links Trust caddie trainee program.
Initially, the notoriously brusque veteran caddies treat Ollie like a bug. But after a year of waking up at 4:30 a.m. every morning and looping two rounds a day, Ollie earns their grudging respect - only to have to pack up and leave for Harvard.
There, Ollie's new classmates are the sons of Albania's UN ambassador, the owner of Heineken, and the CEO of Goldman Sachs. Surrounded by sixth-generation legacies, he feels like a fish out of water all over again and can't wait to get back to St. Andrews. Even after graduation, when his college friends rush to Wall Street, Horovitz continues to return each summer to caddie on the Old Course.
A hilarious, irresistible, behind-the-scenes peek at the world's most celebrated golf course - and its equally famous caddie shack - An American Caddie in St. Andrews is certain to not only entertain golfers and fans of St. Andrews but also anyone who dares to remember stumbling into adulthood and finding one's place in the world.


What the Critics Say

"Horovitz shares his deeply felt memories of golf, girls, and the academy boldly, never taking himself too seriously or being irreverent about the caddie tradition on the time-honored Old Course links." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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Great story about Ollie's seasons of caddying at St. Andrews. Lots of laughs. Totally enjoyable.
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- Andy

Loved loved this audible

My husband and I did a golf trip through Scotland- we downloaded this book and listened our entire week as we drove and played 6 courses in 8 days. We loved Ollie's stories and we met him and he caddied for us on "The Old" - great book, if you love golf and even if you don't this is a wonderful coming of age book!
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-19-2013
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio