Preferred Lies

Published by Orion on 11th May 2006

Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award

Inspired to pick up his long abandoned gold clubs after a serious illness, Andrew Greig travelled to eighteen courses on his road to recovery. From the wild, sheep-tended links of Orkney and Iona, to industrial Bathgate and to the more celebrated fairways of Scotland’s great links courses, it was his journey towards re-connection with being alive.

Preferred Lies is the story of one man’s connection with the ancient game, and of his relationship with the people he has met over the years. It is a book of reflections, not only on the pleasures of the game and the commune with nature, but also on friendship, family and ghosts from the past.