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Tom Morris of St Andrews free pdf Over 58 million people play golf worldwide. The game has generated more economic activity and employment than any other sport and is a byword for good conduct, honesty and integrity. This book is about how one man, Tom Morris of St Andrews, presided over the greatest period in the development of golf. The authors relate how he, more than anyone before or since in any game, stamped his individual character upon his sport and how, in large measure, he made golf what it is today. Tom Morris was born the son of a humble weaver, but by his death in 1908 he had become a figure of international renown, the friend of dukes and earls, prime ministers, judges and felons, golfers of every calibre and caddies of every kind. The authors chart Tom Morris's journey from obscurity to national celebrity and give a new insight in to his career in golf and his influence upon it, from feather ballmaker with Allan Robertson to his very reluctant retirement as 'Custodian of the Links' of St Andrews more than 60 years later. It is a remarkable and very human story, blessed with great triumphs, but blighted by even greater tragedies. While the book catalogues his golfing achievements it also looks beyond his playing and course-building. It looks at his family, chronicling the life of a family man who outlived his wife, all of his children, his daughter-in-law and son-in-law, but who bore the cruel blows of fate with fortitude. Crabtree and Malcolm investigage the people, the places and the events in Tom Morris's life that shaped his character, a character that he transferred to the game of golf. This is Tom Morris as he was, his virtues and strengths as well as weaknesses, hopefully laying to rest some of the myths perpetuated and embellished over the years. Malcolm

About David Malcolm

David Malcolm was born and raised in St. Andrews and the East Neuk of Fife. Malcolm 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 teaching science at Madras College in the Town. A life-long student of golf history, he has written numerous articles for golfing magazines, periodicals and 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 artefacts, particularly those associated with St. Andrews and Tom Morris. Crabtree is a Founder and Trustee of Keepers of The Green, the golfing registered charity based in St. Andrews that provides powered mobility for the needy. His home golf club is Ilkley and he is also a member of Keighley, Gullane and The Royal and Ancient.

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Author : David Malcolm
Publisher : GLENGARDEN PRESS
Data Published : 01 July 2008
ISBN : 0954755227
EAN : 9780954755225
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 384 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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