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Golf with Tom Coyne
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You and a friend will experience an incredible day of golf with renowned golf author, Tom Coyne, and Garth Reid, an RMHC Philly volunteer and close friend of Tom's.

The day will begin with a nine hole warm up on St. Martins Course, which is home of the 1907 and 1910 U.S. Open. After the warm up, you will break for lunch on the patio with Tom and Garth, to be followed with a memorable 18 hole experience on Philly Cricket Club's flagship Wissahickon Course designed by A. W. Tillinghast.

Tom Coyne Biography:

Tom Coyne is the author of the novel A Gentleman's Game, which was named one of the best 25 sports books of all time by The Philadelphia Daily News. He wrote the film adaptation of the novel, which starred Gary Sinise, Philip Baker Hall, Dylan Baker, and Mason Gamble. His second book, Paper Tiger: An Obsessed Golfer's Quest to Play with the Pros was released June 2006, and was an editor's pick in Esquire Magazine and USA Today, and a summer reading selection in The New York Times. His third book, A Course Called Ireland: A Long Walk in Search of a Country, a Pint, and the Next Tee, was published by Gotham Books in February, 2009, and it chronicles his quest to walk and golf the whole of Ireland. The book was a New York Times, American Booksellers Association, and Barnes & Noble bestseller, and won a silver medal from the Society of American Travel Writers in the category of Best Travel Book of the Year.

His anticipated follow-up to A Course Called Ireland was released by Simon & Schuster in 2018: A Course Called Scotland was an instant New York Times bestseller, and chronicles Tom's quest to play every links course in Scotland, searching the highlands for the secret to golf and a tee time in the oldest championship in sports.

Tom is a regular contributor to The Golfer's Journal, and has written for Golf Magazine, Golfweek, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, and numerous other publications. He is also a host and writer for the travel television series, "Golfing the World." Tom earned an M.F.A. in fiction writing from the University of Notre Dame, where he won the William Mitchell Award for distinguished achievement. He lives outside Philadelphia with his wife and two daughters, and he is an associate professor of English at St. Joseph's University.

Restrictions: Outing date must be mutually agreeable between Tom Coyne, Garth Reid, and the winner.

**All winning bids are final. There will be no exchange or refund on items unless otherwise specified. For questions please contact Alyssa Tritschler at alyssa@rmhcphilly.org.**

Donated By Tom Coyne & Garth Reid