American Way: What's it like playing on those great British courses?
Brady: I went with my parents a few years ago on a 10-day golfing trip to Scotland. We did some serious golfing, playing at St. Andrews, Carnoustie, Turnberry, and Royal Troon, and we loved every single second of it. I'd still like to play Royal Birkdale and Royal Lytham St. Annes in England.

American Way: Any funny stories from the fairways?
Brady: There are too many, especially with my teammates. We'll head out in two foursomes. All etiquette is completely thrown out. Guys are talking and walking, obstructing your line, it doesn't matter who's playing, who's teeing off. It's just no-holds-barred with the ribbing and trash talking. A really great time. But as they say, what happens on the golf course, stays on the golf course.

Tom Brady's Boston bests.

» The Colonnade, expensive, (617) 424-7000

» Nine Zero, expensive, (617) 722-5800

» Abe & Louie's, steakhouse, expensive, (617) 536-6300

» Armani Cafe, Italian/pizza, moderate, (617) 437-0909

» Blue Ginger, Asian-American, moderate, (781) 283-5790

» Captain Fishbones, seafood, inexpensive, (617) 471-3511

» Ciao Bella, Italian/pizza, ­moderate, (617) 536-2626

» Fat Belly Deli, delicatessen, inexpensive, (617) 825-4566

» Fresh Catch, seafood, ­inexpensive, (508) 339-5187

» Il Panino & Club, Italian, moderate, (617) 338-1000

» Jillian's, American, inexpensive, (617) 262-0300 or
(617) 437-0300

» Kelly's World Famous Roast Beef, sandwiches, inexpensive, (508) 872-4900

» Mistral, French-Mediterranean, expensive, (617) 867-9300