The Life of O'Reilly: The Amusing Adventures of a Professional Irish Caddie

The Life of O'Reilly: The Amusing Adventures of a Professional Irish Caddie

by John O'Reilly, Ivan Morris


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The Life of O'Reilly is a chronicle of the career of one of the European PGA Tour's most famous caddies-John O'Reilly-and it's full of funny stories as only this Irishman can tell them. Like the one about the time he and some fellow caddies were arrested and jailed in East Germany on their way to the German Open in Berlin. Or the one about the Tour pro who, in a fit of temper after a bad shot, put his foot through the bottom of his golf bag and could not get it out again! The Life of O'Reilly is a rollicking ride around the world-and the world of professional golf-by one of the game's most interesting characters. No golf library would be complete without it.

"I hope that you'll find this book as entertaining as I found Johnny to be throughout our three successful years on tour. There was never a dull moment!"
—Padraig Harrington

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932202151
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/29/2004
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.89(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

John O'Reilly began caddying on the European Professional Golf Associateion Tour in the 1970s and retired in 1999. During that time, he toted golf bags and dispensed sage advice in numerous countries around the world. In 2000, John was inducted into the Professional Caddies Hall of Fame, one of only a handful to be selected since its inception. John and his partner, Margaret, have six children and they live in Dublin, Ireland.

Ivan Morris is the author of Only Golf Spoken Here: Colourful Memoirs of a Passionate Irish Golfer. He is a single-digit player, has participated in numerous local and international amateur tournaments over the past 40 years, and is still in search of the perfect round. He and his wife, Marie, have three children and they live in Limerick, Ireland.

Table of Contents


Chapter One: Reilly the Globetrotter.

Chapter Two: Tantrums, Pranks, and High Jinks.

Chapter Three: King of the Castle.

Chapter Four: The Players.

Chapter Five: Hobnobbing with Royalty.

Chapter Six: Behind the Iron Curtain.

Chapter Seven: Thailand.

Chapter Eight: Dubai.

Chapter Nine: South Africa.

Chapter Ten: “The Boss.”

Chapter Eleven: Nanny and Gopher.

Chapter Twelve: More Caddie Yarns.

Chapter Thirteen: The Holmpatrick Cup.

Chapter Fourteen: Kiawah Island.

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