New Book by Taba Dale

Terroir of Golf

A Golf Book for Wine Lovers

It all begins with the land. True for both golf and grapes. From the pure links courses of Scotland to the vineyards of the old and new worlds, in Taba’s new book you will discover the fascinating synergy between golf and wine.

New Book by Taba Dale

Terroir of Golf

A Golf Book for Wine Lovers

It all begins with the land. True for both golf and grapes. From the pure links courses of Scotland to the vineyards of the old and new worlds, in Taba’s new book you will discover the fascinating synergy between golf and wine.

Taba’s Newest Stories

Taba Dale’s Newest & Upcoming Books

Terroir of Golf

From the pure links courses of Scotland to the vineyards of the old and new worlds, in Taba’s new book you will discover the fascinating synergy between golf and wine. You’ll be enlightened by the story of the Claret Jug—golf ’s most coveted trophy of the oldest major—the Open Championship. Learn which professional golfers have their own wine labels and what clubs and courses encourage…. READ MORE

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Golfers, Scotland Is Calling

This collection of highly enchanting stories starts with Prestwick, the Birthplace of the Open Championship. Then you travel to the Highlands… READ MORE

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A Summer in Ireland

In this collection of short stories you will travel to picturesque places, sometimes along single track roads with centuries old hedgerows defining your way…. READ MORE

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Taba Dale the Author

In writing about golf, travel and art, Taba draws from her rich life and professional background – being a professional art dealer for over three decades, an international golf tour operator since 2005, an avid traveler all her life, a voracious reader and a serious golf enthusiast.

Developing her voice as a writer, she has found a fertile place for creativity, self-expression and sharing her travel and golf adventures in an immersive and entertaining storytelling style.  READ MORE

Taba Dale the Author

In writing about golf, travel and art, Taba draws from her rich life and professional background – being a professional art dealer for over three decades, an international golf tour operator since 2005, an avid traveler all her life, a voracious reader and a serious golf enthusiast.

Developing her voice as a writer, she has found a fertile place for creativity, self-expression and sharing her travel and golf adventures in an immersive and entertaining storytelling style.  READ MORE

Pictures From Taba’s Travels

Updated daily with new photos!

What a thrill to have Terroir of Golf on the shelf at Toppings with other books by famous authors like Roger McStravick, Peter Crabtree, Andrew Greig (Preferred Lies - I bought my copy here), Kevin Cook (Tommy’s Honour - or American spelling is Honor - made into a movie!), P.G. Wodehouse (The Golf Omnibus is a treasure), Tom@Coyne (A Course Called Scotland but if you haven’t read A Course Called Ireland you could start with that immensely entertaining and hilarious book), Peter Allis, Stephen Proctor, John Feinstein, Mark Frost, James Dodson, and Michael Bamberger. I am in great company! So no wonder why Kevin and I look so proud! @tabadaletravels @toppingsstas @visitst_andrews @visitscotland #books #golfbooks #golfauthors #golfhistory #golfhistorians #bookstore #standrews #rogermcstravick #oldtom #oldtommorris #youngtom #pgwodehouse #peteralliss #tomcoyne #coynewriter #markfrost #jamesdodson #johnfeinstein #michaelbamberger #andrewgreig

What a thrill to have Terroir of Golf on the shelf at Toppings with other books by famous authors like Roger McStravick, Peter Crabtree, Andrew Greig (Preferred Lies - I bought my copy here), Kevin Cook (Tommy’s Honour - or American spelling is Honor - made into a movie!), P.G. Wodehouse (The Golf Omnibus is a treasure), Tom@Coyne (A Course Called Scotland but if you haven’t read A Course Called Ireland you could start with that immensely entertaining and hilarious book), Peter Allis, Stephen Proctor, John Feinstein, Mark Frost, James Dodson, and Michael Bamberger. I am in great company! So no wonder why Kevin and I look so proud! @tabadaletravels @toppingsstas @visitst_andrews @visitscotland #books #golfbooks #golfauthors #golfhistory #golfhistorians #bookstore #standrews #rogermcstravick #oldtom #oldtommorris #youngtom #pgwodehouse #peteralliss #tomcoyne #coynewriter #markfrost #jamesdodson #johnfeinstein #michaelbamberger #andrewgreig ...

It is very exciting to have Terroir of Golf on the shelf near Roger McStravick’s book and other well known golf authors at Topping & Company Bookstore in St Andrews. The minute to set foot in this book store you realize how special this shop is. It is gigantic and full of fascinating books on every topic and genre. It has many nooks and crannies where you can peruse books and have a complimentary tea or coffee. @tabadaletravels @toppingsstas #standrews @visitst_andrews @visitscotland #golf #golfbooks #winebooks #golfandwine #bookstore #booktopics #bookgenre #rogermcstravick #golfauthor #golfhistorians #standrewsscotland #standrewsgolf #standrewsculture #golfculture #golftravel

It is very exciting to have Terroir of Golf on the shelf near Roger McStravick’s book and other well known golf authors at Topping & Company Bookstore in St Andrews. The minute to set foot in this book store you realize how special this shop is. It is gigantic and full of fascinating books on every topic and genre. It has many nooks and crannies where you can peruse books and have a complimentary tea or coffee. @tabadaletravels @toppingsstas #standrews @visitst_andrews @visitscotland #golf #golfbooks #winebooks #golfandwine #bookstore #booktopics #bookgenre #rogermcstravick #golfauthor #golfhistorians #standrewsscotland #standrewsgolf #standrewsculture #golfculture #golftravel ...

This is Robin at Topping & Company Booksellers of St Andrews, adding “Signed First Edition “ around the cover of Terroir of Golf” right before it goes on display! This is a very exciting moment, now that Peter Grunwell and Anke Bruxmeier of Fine Golf Books have delivered the first copies of Terroir to this very famous bookstore!  @tabadaletravels @toppingsstas #standrews #books #golfbooks #travelbooks #golfandwine #golfandwinetravel @visitscotland #terroirs #linksgolf #golfcoursephotography #golfresorts #golfhistory

This is Robin at Topping & Company Booksellers of St Andrews, adding “Signed First Edition “ around the cover of Terroir of Golf” right before it goes on display! This is a very exciting moment, now that Peter Grunwell and Anke Bruxmeier of Fine Golf Books have delivered the first copies of Terroir to this very famous bookstore! @tabadaletravels @toppingsstas #standrews #books #golfbooks #travelbooks #golfandwine #golfandwinetravel @visitscotland #terroirs #linksgolf #golfcoursephotography #golfresorts #golfhistory ...

After Kevin’s birthday round on the iconic Old Course of St Andrews, we had dinner at The Grange Restaurant. We waited years to come here and it was everything I’d hoped it would be. A nice surprise was seeing several paintings by David Joy in the bar and everyplace else. I remember visiting him and seeing contemporary works like this in his studio. I first met David years ago when I learned of his inspiring portrayal of Old Tom Morris. At a private dinner at The Old Course Hotel.m, there was an appearance of Old Tom and his “assistant “ who carried his hickory clubs and he even produced a feather ball. Back to The Grange - The entire meal was delicious and relaxing. On our way out we discovered a group having dinner in a private dining room. Hope to use it ourselves on a future trip to the Home of Golf. @tabadaletravels @the_grange_restaurant #thegrangerestaurant #standrews @visitscotland #finedining #davidjoy #golf #golfhistorians #oldtom #oldtommorris #golftravel #homeofgolf #hickory #hickorygolf #featherball #feathery

After Kevin’s birthday round on the iconic Old Course of St Andrews, we had dinner at The Grange Restaurant. We waited years to come here and it was everything I’d hoped it would be. A nice surprise was seeing several paintings by David Joy in the bar and everyplace else. I remember visiting him and seeing contemporary works like this in his studio. I first met David years ago when I learned of his inspiring portrayal of Old Tom Morris. At a private dinner at The Old Course Hotel.m, there was an appearance of Old Tom and his “assistant “ who carried his hickory clubs and he even produced a feather ball. Back to The Grange - The entire meal was delicious and relaxing. On our way out we discovered a group having dinner in a private dining room. Hope to use it ourselves on a future trip to the Home of Golf. @tabadaletravels @the_grange_restaurant #thegrangerestaurant #standrews @visitscotland #finedining #davidjoy #golf #golfhistorians #oldtom #oldtommorris #golftravel #homeofgolf #hickory #hickorygolf #featherball #feathery ...

Kevin finishes his birthday round on the Old Course at St Andrews with Luke Twigger. It was a fine day except they had to play through a haar, which came in off the sea just at the start of their round. A haar brings fog and cold temperatures and it certainly doesn’t make playing golf easier! @tabadaletravels #golf #golftravel #standrews #links #linksgolf #oldcourse #okdcoursestandrews #haar

Kevin finishes his birthday round on the Old Course at St Andrews with Luke Twigger. It was a fine day except they had to play through a haar, which came in off the sea just at the start of their round. A haar brings fog and cold temperatures and it certainly doesn’t make playing golf easier! @tabadaletravels #golf #golftravel #standrews #links #linksgolf #oldcourse #okdcoursestandrews #haar ...

Kevin finishes his superb round on the Old Course at St Andrews - a fine way to spend his birthday. Which one? His 75th! The greatest gift is the health to play the Old… and to play it well. @tabadaletravels @visitscotland #oldcourse #oldcoursestandrews #standrews #golf #golftravel #18thhole #18thholestandrews #birthday #birthdayboy #birthdaywishescometrue #birthdaywishes

Kevin finishes his superb round on the Old Course at St Andrews - a fine way to spend his birthday. Which one? His 75th! The greatest gift is the health to play the Old… and to play it well. @tabadaletravels @visitscotland #oldcourse #oldcoursestandrews #standrews #golf #golftravel #18thhole #18thholestandrews #birthday #birthdayboy #birthdaywishescometrue #birthdaywishes ...

Those of you that know I am an art lover will appreciate how fascinated I am with the detail of this Old Tom Morris statue being created by David Anand. It is truly amazing to see the hand of the artist in every inch of the clay form that will eventually be cast in bronze. Up close, you get a sense of the weight of the tweed jacket and I also marvel at the masterful molded folds of all the different fabrics worn by Old Tom and men of his era in the late 19th century. @tabadaletravels #oldtom #oldtommorris #davidannand #sculpture #bronze #statue #sculptor #tweed #tweedjacket #details #artiststudio #lifesizestatue #masterful

Those of you that know I am an art lover will appreciate how fascinated I am with the detail of this Old Tom Morris statue being created by David Anand. It is truly amazing to see the hand of the artist in every inch of the clay form that will eventually be cast in bronze. Up close, you get a sense of the weight of the tweed jacket and I also marvel at the masterful molded folds of all the different fabrics worn by Old Tom and men of his era in the late 19th century. @tabadaletravels #oldtom #oldtommorris #davidannand #sculpture #bronze #statue #sculptor #tweed #tweedjacket #details #artiststudio #lifesizestatue #masterful ...

David Annand, the artist entrusted to immortalize Old Tom in bronze, to be installed by the R&A Clubhouse and not far from the 18th hole of the Old Course, explained the statue is 110% of life size. It is such a great honor to be able to see this process and be able to touch the moist clay in the artist’s studio! @tabadaletravels @worldgolfmuseum #artist #sculptor #bronze #bronzesculpture #oldtom #artiststudio #lifesize #lifesizesculpture

David Annand, the artist entrusted to immortalize Old Tom in bronze, to be installed by the R&A Clubhouse and not far from the 18th hole of the Old Course, explained the statue is 110% of life size. It is such a great honor to be able to see this process and be able to touch the moist clay in the artist’s studio! @tabadaletravels @worldgolfmuseum #artist #sculptor #bronze #bronzesculpture #oldtom #artiststudio #lifesize #lifesizesculpture ...

Thanks to Chic and Elaine Harper, I got to meet David Annand, the artist creating the Old Tom Morris Statue that will be cast in bronze and installed outside the R&A World Golf Museum, overlooking the 18th green of the Old Course. Here in his studio,  in a playful moment, David is striking the pose of Old Tom, that is shaped in clay. @tabadaletravels @worldgolfmuseum #golf #golftravel #sculpture #bronze #oldtom #oldtommorris #oldcourse #oldcoursestandrews @visitscotland #chicharper #standrews #standrewsgolf #homeofgolf

Thanks to Chic and Elaine Harper, I got to meet David Annand, the artist creating the Old Tom Morris Statue that will be cast in bronze and installed outside the R&A World Golf Museum, overlooking the 18th green of the Old Course. Here in his studio, in a playful moment, David is striking the pose of Old Tom, that is shaped in clay. @tabadaletravels @worldgolfmuseum #golf #golftravel #sculpture #bronze #oldtom #oldtommorris #oldcourse #oldcoursestandrews @visitscotland #chicharper #standrews #standrewsgolf #homeofgolf ...

Exciting moment for Chic Harper, me and Scott Westland from MLG posing with Terroir of Golf. This baby is a stunning, heavy book and we are all the creators! Thanks to Peter Grunwell and Anke Bruxmeier of Fine Golf Books, Terroir is now at Toppings Bookstore. @tabadaletravels @worldgolfmuseum @mcallisterlitho @visitscotland #standrews #book #golfbook #booklaunch #golfandwine #winebook @toppingsstas

Exciting moment for Chic Harper, me and Scott Westland from MLG posing with Terroir of Golf. This baby is a stunning, heavy book and we are all the creators! Thanks to Peter Grunwell and Anke Bruxmeier of Fine Golf Books, Terroir is now at Toppings Bookstore. @tabadaletravels @worldgolfmuseum @mcallisterlitho @visitscotland #standrews #book #golfbook #booklaunch #golfandwine #winebook @toppingsstas ...

It’s great fun to be signing the gorgeous Terroir of Golf for people purchasing a copy during the book launch at the R&A World Golf Museum. It’s really exciting to be in St Andrews, Scotland since the first 10 stories in Terroir are all about playing golf IN Scotland! And now Terroir is available at Toppings Bookstore in St Andrews!@tabadaletravels @world golf museum @visitscotland #standrews #books #golfbook #winebook #golfandwine #booklaunch @toppingsstas

It’s great fun to be signing the gorgeous Terroir of Golf for people purchasing a copy during the book launch at the R&A World Golf Museum. It’s really exciting to be in St Andrews, Scotland since the first 10 stories in Terroir are all about playing golf IN Scotland! And now Terroir is available at Toppings Bookstore in St Andrews!@tabadaletravels @world golf museum @visitscotland #standrews #books #golfbook #winebook #golfandwine #booklaunch @toppingsstas ...

At the start of the Terroir of Golf book launch at the R&A World Golf Museum I wanted a photo with Roger McStravick. Roger is a highly revered author and historian and he has been a huge inspiration to me over many years. I followed his advice when he told me to follow my dream and think big. And he kindly said Terroir is “a work of art”. @tabadaletravels #golfbooks #golf #museum #booklaunch @worldgolfmuseum #standrews @visitscotland #rogermcstravick #author #historian

At the start of the Terroir of Golf book launch at the R&A World Golf Museum I wanted a photo with Roger McStravick. Roger is a highly revered author and historian and he has been a huge inspiration to me over many years. I followed his advice when he told me to follow my dream and think big. And he kindly said Terroir is “a work of art”. @tabadaletravels #golfbooks #golf #museum #booklaunch @worldgolfmuseum #standrews @visitscotland #rogermcstravick #author #historian ...

We are bringing in Terroir books to the R&A World Golf Museum to prepare for the book launch later in the afternoon. It’s great to have Chic Harper, the Terroir book designer, there to take my photo. @tabadaletravels @worldgolfmuseum #books #golfbooks #museum #golfmuseum #standrews @visitscotland #booklaunch #chicharper

We are bringing in Terroir books to the R&A World Golf Museum to prepare for the book launch later in the afternoon. It’s great to have Chic Harper, the Terroir book designer, there to take my photo. @tabadaletravels @worldgolfmuseum #books #golfbooks #museum #golfmuseum #standrews @visitscotland #booklaunch #chicharper ...

The day finally arrived for me to see and hold the NEW Terroir of Golf book.  Printed at McAllister Litho, the book is exquisite in every way… from the anti scuff cover to the head and tail bands and the silk ribbon marker - and, oh, gorgeous illustrated end papers, it has every bell and whistle of the finest books. Designed by award-winning Chic Harper, this book is truly extraordinary. @tabadaletravels #books #golfbooks @mcallisterlitho #glasgow @visitscotland #chicharper #exquisite

The day finally arrived for me to see and hold the NEW Terroir of Golf book. Printed at McAllister Litho, the book is exquisite in every way… from the anti scuff cover to the head and tail bands and the silk ribbon marker - and, oh, gorgeous illustrated end papers, it has every bell and whistle of the finest books. Designed by award-winning Chic Harper, this book is truly extraordinary. @tabadaletravels #books #golfbooks @mcallisterlitho #glasgow @visitscotland #chicharper #exquisite ...

We are back in St Andrews and this is the view of the R&A clubhouse that has recently reopened. We are here to prepare for the NEW Terroir of Golf book launch tomorrow at the R&A World Golf Museum.@tabadaletravels #randa #standrews #worldgolfmuseum @visitscotland @worldgolfmuseum #books #booklaunch #rusackshotel #terroir #terroirofgolfbook

We are back in St Andrews and this is the view of the R&A clubhouse that has recently reopened. We are here to prepare for the NEW Terroir of Golf book launch tomorrow at the R&A World Golf Museum.@tabadaletravels #randa #standrews #worldgolfmuseum @visitscotland @worldgolfmuseum #books #booklaunch #rusackshotel #terroir #terroirofgolfbook ...

What a very special week in the Lowcountry. Our last round at Secession early this morning meant we were the first group out. It was just us with our outstanding caddie , John, and the cranes, turtles and gators. @tabadaletravels #secessiongolfclub #golf#lowcountry #southcarolina #cranes #turtles #gators #hiltonheadisland #frippisland

What a very special week in the Lowcountry. Our last round at Secession early this morning meant we were the first group out. It was just us with our outstanding caddie , John, and the cranes, turtles and gators. @tabadaletravels #secessiongolfclub #golf#lowcountry #southcarolina #cranes #turtles #gators #hiltonheadisland #frippisland ...

Gorgeous sunrise as we leave Fripp Island. What a magical place and lovely way to end our few days here. Very serene and restorative. @tabadaletravels #frippisland #sunrise #serenity #magical #southcarolina #lowcountry #restorative

Gorgeous sunrise as we leave Fripp Island. What a magical place and lovely way to end our few days here. Very serene and restorative. @tabadaletravels #frippisland #sunrise #serenity #magical #southcarolina #lowcountry #restorative ...

Here we are on the bridge to the par-3 17th green at Secession. Probably a Pete Dye hole  from the early days. @tabadaletravels #secession #islandgreen #petedye #southcarolina #golf #lowcountry

Here we are on the bridge to the par-3 17th green at Secession. Probably a Pete Dye hole from the early days. @tabadaletravels #secession #islandgreen #petedye #southcarolina #golf #lowcountry ...

This was our scrumptious shrimp appetizer at Breakwater last night in Beaufort. It is a charming and historic town. @tabadaletravels #shrimp @breakwaterbeaufort #beaufort #southcarolina #lowcountry #historic

This was our scrumptious shrimp appetizer at Breakwater last night in Beaufort. It is a charming and historic town. @tabadaletravels #shrimp @breakwaterbeaufort #beaufort #southcarolina #lowcountry #historic ...

Getting ready for another round at Secession in spectacular sunshine with our excellent caddie, John,  who was with us yesterday too. @tabadaletravels #secession #golf #golfheaven #southcarolina #lowcountry

Getting ready for another round at Secession in spectacular sunshine with our excellent caddie, John, who was with us yesterday too. @tabadaletravels #secession #golf #golfheaven #southcarolina #lowcountry ...