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The definitive account of golf’s founding father and son, Old and Young Tom Morris. For the first time, the two will be portrayed as men of flesh and blood – heroic but also ambitious, loving but sometimes confused and angry. Two men from one household, with ambitions that made them devoted partners as well as ardent foes.
Tommy's Honour is a compelling story of the two Tom Morrises, father and son, both supremely talented golfers but utterly different, constituting a record-breaking golfing dynasty that has never been known before or since.
Father, Old Tom Morris, grew up a stone's throw away from golf's ancestral home at St Andrews, a whisky-fuelled caddie, a wonderful 19th century character who became an Open Champion three times before running the Royal & Ancient, then sole governing body of the game. His son, Young Tom, arguably an even more prodigious talent than his father, was a golfing genius, the Tiger Woods of his era, who at 17 became the youngest player, to this day, to win the Open Championship. He then went on to win it four times in a row, an unprecedented achievement. On one occasion, father and son fought it out at the last hole of the Championship before the son finally triumphed.
But then came the pivotal day that would change their lives forever, the death of Young Tom’s wife and unborn child. The cataclysmic events of that day eventually lead to Young Tom’s tragic death, aged 24, with his father living on for another 20 years in deep remorse.
So on the one hand, you have the story of one of the most influential figures in the history of golf, a pioneer in the birth of the modern game and of Scottish and Open Championship golf. And on the other hand – and this is the real appeal of this book – you have an extraordinary father-and-son story. It’s for every son who ever competed with his father, and every father who has guided his son towards manhood, then found it hard to let go.
‘The best sports books present their heroes as complex people who happen to inhabit the world of games’ Sports Illustrated
‘Kevin Cook tells the story with great tenderness and no little humour. He has done a lot of meticulous research and never puts a foot wrong. Tommy's Honour is the stand-out book on a strong short-list' (for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year) Daily Telegraph
' Cook's idiosyncratic history of the early days of professional golf is detailed, loving, and almost novelistic. He captures the incestuous, money-obesessed, sometimes small-minded world of Scottish golf, delightfully.' '...unquestionably a book rather than a product, written for love and not lolly.' The Guardian
Titolo: Tommy's Honour: The Extraordinary Story of ...
Casa editrice: Harper Sports
Data di pubblicazione: 2007
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Harper Sport, London, 2007. Hard Back. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. First Edition. Tiny nick to bottom edge of wrapper, now closed. Will incur extra postage outside UK Size: 8 Vo. Golf/biography. Codice libro della libreria 027280
Descrizione libro HarperSport, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0007787626
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR001327579
Descrizione libro HarperSport, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Good items may show signs of prior usage and have cover and corners worn, but items is in good overall condition inside and out. May contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Codice libro della libreria mon0001285389
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Descrizione libro Harper Sports, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria P020007217277
Descrizione libro Harper Sports, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Like New. Almost new condition. Codice libro della libreria P010007217277
Descrizione libro Harper Sports, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110007217277