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Tom Morris of St. Andrews: The Colossus of Golf 1821-1908 Hardcover – 1 Jun 2010

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 322 pages
  • Publisher: Birlinn Ltd (1 Jun. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841588180
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841588186
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.5 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,179,004 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Warmly recommended' --Through the Green Magazine

'if you truly love the game, you owe it to yourself and Old Tom to learn his timeless story.' --Worldgolf.com

About the Author

David Malcolm was born and raised in St Andrews. He is a past Captain and Life Member of The New Golf Club, St Andrews. A graduate of Edinburgh University, he was a research geneticist in the USA and Europe before returning to work in St Andrews University and latterly at Madras College. A life-long student of golf history, he has written numerous articles for golfing magazines, periodicals and the national press. Peter E. Crabtree, a retired Yorkshire businessman, has been a life-long golfer and a golf historian for over 30 years. A Founder and Past Captain of The British Golf Collectors Society, he has for many years collected early golfing artifacts, particularly those associated with St Andrews and Tom Morris.


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Bought this for my dad in celebration of the British Open anniversary. I don't even like golf but after a sneaky look at the first chapter I couldn't put this book down! An absolutely fascinating biography of the father of golf. An absolute must-read for anyone who has ever played, watched or spectated the game.
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I would maintain that Tom Morris is the godfather of our modern golf
He laid the fundamentals for what we consider the world of golf NOW.
So I welcomed an excellent review of his life and activities in the
biography, after more than a hundred years after his death.
An exellently reseached book that the golf world needed given his importance.
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Simply put, this book is the best for several generations. With superb detail on the life of Tom Morris, this book is the finest book on Tom Morris, even better than WW Tulloch, published in 1907. This book is the benchmark by which all golf history books are measured. Truly a seismic and yet entertaining book.
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This book is absolutely first class. I am a long-standing student of early golf and thought I had a pretty good knowledge of the early history of St.Andrews golf, but this book not filled in many holes, but brought much more detailed history of Morris, his family and the evolution of St.Andrews to my notice.
Compares very favourably with my previous best easily-read book "Tommy's Honour" by Kevin Cook. (Which incidentally could well do for inclusion in the Kindle library. It was after all the runner up in the 2007 best sports book category)
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I bought this for a friend and very happy. My only gripe is one of the pages has been folded as a bookmark. It looks like the mark has been ironed out but it just ddetracts slightly. I will now never do this myself again. Otherwise happy
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