Cybergolf Writer's Book now in Stores


David Wood, a regular contributor to Cybergolf, has released his new book. "Around the World in Eighty Rounds" is now on sale in bookstores and on Amazon.

Published by St. Martin's Press, the 288-page book chronicles David's quest to play golf on every continent - except Antarctica. Over 11 months he traveled 60,000 miles and logged 80 rounds of golf. He played in such remote places as Ushuaia, Argentina, and Tromso, Norway - locations of the world's southernmost and northernmost courses.

Wood also played some of the world's most extreme layouts: the highest course in La Paz, Bolivia; the driest course in Arica, Chile, at the edge of the Atacama Desert; and the world's hottest course in Alice Springs, Australia.

His favorite locales were China's Spring City in Kunming, Royal Nepal in Katmandu, the Moscow Country Club in Russia, and Elephant Hills in Zimbabwe. In all, Wood traveled and golfed in 26 countries - including Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, China, India, Nepal, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Turkey, Hungary, Russia, Finland and Norway.

Of his quest, Wood said, "I got lost, stranded, had bouts of food poisoning, altitude sickness, and was arrested and kicked out of the Ukraine at midnight while on a train journey to Russia. I got caught in the middle of a civil war in Nepal, trapped in violent uprisings by the peasants of Bolivia and accidentally met the notorious Carlos Menhem, the former President of Argentina, after a round of golf in Buenos Aries. My life was even threatened while traveling in southern China. It wasn't exactly a golf weekend at Myrtle Beach!"

In addition to his writings for Cybergolf and various golf magazines, Wood is a stand-up comedian who's made several appearances on "Late Night with David Letterman." He's also an in-demand speaker, offering his "Adventure Keynote" at golf and corporate functions.

Wood's book, now in stores, is priced at $24.95. It features a foreword written by noted golf writer, Turk Pipkin. For comments or inquiries on having him speak to your group, contact David at David@DavidWoodSpeaking.com.


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