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Tommy's Honor : The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf's Founding Father and Son
by Kevin Cook


Overview - In the tradition of Seabiscuit , the riveting tale of two proud Scotsmen who beat all comers to become the heroesof a golden age the dawn of professional golf.
Bringing to life golf s founding father and son, Tommy s Honor is a stirring tribute to two legendary players and a vivid evocation of their colorful, rip-roaring times.
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Overview
In the tradition ofSeabiscuit, the riveting tale of two proud Scotsmen who beat all comers to become the heroesof a golden age the dawn of professional golf.
Bringing to life golf s founding father and son, Tommy s Honor is a stirring tribute to two legendary players and a vivid evocation of their colorful, rip-roaring times.
The Morrises were towering figures in their day. Old Tom, born in 1821, began life as a nobody he was the son of a weaver and a maid. But he was born in St. Andrews, Scotland, the cradle of golf, and the game was in his blood. He became the Champion Golfer of Scotland, a national hero who won tournaments (and huge bets) while his young son looked on. As "Keeper of the Green" at the town s ancient links, Tom deployed golf s first lawnmower and banished sheep from the fairways.
Then Young Tommy s career took off. Handsome Tommy Morris, the Tiger Woods of the nineteenth century, was a more daring player than his father. Soon he surpassed Old Tom and dominated the game. But just as he reached his peak with spectators flocking to see him play Tommy s life took a tragic turn, leading to his death at the age of twenty-four. That shock is at the heart ofTommy s Honor. It left Tom to pick up the pieces to honor his son by keeping Tommy s memory alive.
Like theNew York TimesbestsellerThe Greatest Game Ever Played, Tommy s Honoris both fascinating history and a moving personal saga. Golfers will love it, but this book isn t only for golfers. It s for every son who has fought to escape a father s shadow and for every father who had guided a son toward manhood, then found it hard to let him go."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781592403424
  • ISBN-10: 1592403425
  • Publisher: Gotham Books
  • Publish Date: March 2008
  • Page Count: 327
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP


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