- Gebundene Ausgabe: 336 Seiten
- Verlag: Gotham (5. April 2007)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1592402976
- ISBN-13: 978-1592402977
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 23,4 x 16,3 x 2,9 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 972.464 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Tommy's Honor: The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf's Founding Father and Son (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 5. April 2007
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Among the countless graces bestowed on the game of golf, none surpass its fostering by the Morrises during the years of its modern birth at St. Andrews. Old Tom and Young Tom will always be intimately and wondrously present at the Course. Tommys Honor brings them closer than ever before, with the joy, the heartache, the tears, and the pride we feel for them. (Michael Murphy, author of Golf in the Kingdom)
The true and heartbreaking story of Old and Young Tom Morris has been a tale cloaked in too much mysticism and romanceuntil now. Tommys Honor puts real flesh on the bones of two fascinating men whose triumphs and tragedies helped shape the game we know and love today. Its a fine and elegiac story you wont soon forget. (JamesDodson, author of Final Rounds)
A stirring tale of tragedy, triumph, faith and perseverance. Kevin Cook reveals Old Tom Morris as golfs first hero, a paragon who worked to make St. Andrews the symbol of the games enduring greatness. Every golfer should read Tommys Honor. (Ben Crenshaw, Two-Time Masters Winner)
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Kevin Cook is the former editor in chief of Golf Magazine. An award-winning journalist, Cook has been a senior editor at Sports Illustrated, an executive editor at Travel & Leisure Golf, and a guest commentator on CNN and ESPN.
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Everything pertinent to golf's formative years is included in "Tommy's Honor": Culture and Class Lines; development of balls and clubs; how world-renowned courses evolved from pastures and pathways to the stunning fairways and greens we're familiar with. Best of all, Old Tom Morris and his oldest son, Tom Morris, Junior are presented not as icons, but as real people, albeit superbly talented and visionary ones!
My fellow Hickory Golfers and I are really looking forward to the film adaptation of "Tommy's Honor", which will be released next month (April, 2017). If it's half as compelling as this book, it will be a hit!
I'm not a player, but reading Tommy's Honor has made me a better viewer and fan.
The book tells the story of Old Tom Morris and his son, Young Tom, golfing royalty in the mid-late 19th century. It is largely biographical, but takes enough liberties with undocumented dialogue and personal feelings to almost qualify as historical fiction. There is not enough scholarly background work to produce what could have been a highly educational and informative text, but instead just enough facts against a historical backdrop to produce a very light, entertaining, easy to read, feel good text.
I don't think my golf game will improve having read this book but can I show my golfing buddies about how smart I am about golf history while we're discussing our round on the 19th hole. In fact this book was so interesting that I already downloaded and started reading another book about the history of golf.