I’m a little late to the party, having just finished Oliver Horovitz’s An American Caddie in St. Andrews: Growing Up, Girls, and Looping on the Old Course which was published in 2013. It is the delightful story of how Horovitz comes of age, bouncing back and forth between caddying at St. Andrews and getting his degree at Harvard. First and foremost the book is a love story at multiple levels (and not in a formulaic or expected way). For such a young lad, this kid can write, his prose is fast moving, funny, poignant and insightful. Not only does he give interesting insights into the lifestyle challenges of making a living as a caddie, but he also captures the essence of the Scottish people very well. The best book about the Auld Grey Toon since George Peper’s St. Andrews Sojourn, the book is inexpensive and a quick and satisfying read.
Trigger Alert: The book contains material that will make you extremely envious and jealous of this talented young man. Click on the image below to view on Amazon: