United Kingdom: Park Avenue Publishing, 2023. 264p. simulated leather, slipcase.
Introducing a truly extraordinary treatise on the Old Course, a rare gem that holds the essence of this revered golfing destination. It's undoubtedly one of the defining books of the decade, presenting a remarkable opportunity that should not be missed.
After an eagerly anticipated 16-year hiatus, this iconic book resurfaces to unveil the rich history of the Old Course since its initial plan in 1821. Discover new revelations about the evolution of the 1st and 17th greens, as well as the majestic Himalayas that grace the landscape.
"St Andrews: The Evolution of the Old Course" meticulously captures the changes made to the course in 2012 and 2013, while providing invaluable insights into the outcomes of the two Women's Opens and three Open Championships held since 2006. Embark on a visual journey through an array of unique photographs and mesmerizing drone imagery, including captivating moments from the unforgettable 150th Open in 2022. This updated edition, comprising nearly 60 new pages, has been eagerly awaited by enthusiasts and fans alike.
The Standard Edition features an elegant dust jacket and will be printed in a limited quantity of 1,650 copies. Among them, the first 150 copies represent the exclusive Scholars' Edition, meticulously bound and slipcased, each numbered and personally signed by the esteemed author.
Unlike its predecessor, this edition marks the first time a limited edition has been created, elevating its value and exclusivity. Bound in an exquisite, environmentally sustainable material known as Skivertex, the book exudes a luxurious texture akin to leather. Complemented by a cloth-bound slipcase adorned with elegant gold foiling, it stands as a visually stunning masterpiece.
An enticing addition awaits within the Scholars' limited edition—an exclusive extra chapter of eight pages entitled "The Years Ahead: A Thought Piece." This captivating section includes fresh imagery, including a breathtaking full-page artwork showcasing the holes on the Old Course.
The Scholars' edition further boasts special endpapers featuring sections of a magnificent contour plan crafted in the early 1990s, offering an intricate glimpse into the course's topography.
Given its immense appeal, this book is poised to be out of print even quicker than its predecessor. Secure your copy without delay, for this timeless treasure is destined to become a cherished collector's item. Item #11577