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9 edition of Golfing on the Roof of the World found in the catalog.

Golfing on the Roof of the World

In Pursuit of Gross National Happiness

by Rick Lipsey

  • 372 Want to read
  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Bloomsbury USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Golf - General,
  • Sports & Recreation / Golf,
  • Personal Memoirs,
  • Biography And Autobiography,
  • Golf,
  • Sports & Recreation,
  • Sports

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8892220M
    ISBN 10159691050X
    ISBN 109781596910508
    OCLC/WorldCa129486859

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In Golfing on the Roof of the World, Rick sets great golf travel writing against the bigger political story of Bhutan's entrance to the modern world. Not only does he teach and play golf in the shadow of the world's tallest peaks, but he also comes to understand the seismic shifts in store for the last Buddhist kingdom where peace and spiritual prosperity have abounded, and the national standard for /5(5).

Lipsey (with wife and infant) end up in one of the world's most unusual places: a Buddhist kingdom on the roof of the world where mountaineering is banned and the king has established a policy of. A list of the greatest holes are at the heart of this exploration and have been arranged according to design and geographical category, such as links, island and peninsula greens, blinds, drop downs, and more.

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[Rick Lipsey] -- Rick Lipsey returned from a vacation in Bhutan with an unusual job offer. After playing a round at the Royal Thimphu Golf Club, one of the members asked if Lipsey would consider becoming the. 'Golfing on the Roof of the World: In Pursuit of Gross National Happiness' is alumnus Rick Lipsey's account of living and working in Bhutan in as a golf instructor.

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