St. Andrews: St. Andrews Golf Press, 2016. 278p. illustrated wrappers. The 1821 edition, this being a copy of the 1821 copies produced in the edition. Foreword, the Duke of Kent. Further forewords, Peter Crabtree (author of Tom Morris The Colossus), Angela Howe, R&A Golf Hertitage Secretary.
Research is the key to this title, unlimited hours have been spent unearthing new facts of Old Tom, the Links and Toon.
The book authored by McStravick and designed by award winning graphic designer Chic Harper, keeps the suspense high and the expectation does not disappoint as each page is turned, large often two page photos of Tom, his counterparts and their home's make for pure fascination to any golf enthusiast, making the reader want to visit the toon its links and walk the streets with book in hand.
Virtually every street, house, citizen, event and change of significance is included.
This new angle of writing emphasis's the characters through the years making what St. Andrews is today, quite simply "The Home of Golf".
McStravick hardly surprisingly picked up several accolades for this work including the coveted U.S.G.A. Herbert Warren Wind award for the best golf book of the year 2016, and no doubt would pick up book of the decade if such a prize was awarded! New. Item #7143