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Title:
St. Andrews & the Open championship : the official history
Author:
Joy, David.
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Publication Information:
Chelsea, Mich. : Sleeping Bear Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781886947269
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Book

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Summary

Summary

When one thinks of the Open Championship (British Open), it's hard not to think of the Old Course at St. Andrews as well. And no wonder. The Open Championship was first played at St. Andrews in 1873. Since then, the Open has returned to St. Andrews again and again. Each time, the game has been better for it.

St. Andrews & The Open Championship: The Official History , is a detailed, chronological record of all the Opens that have taken place on the Old Course in the past 130 years. The text, by third generation St. Andrean David Joy, is fully researched and highly informative. The color photography, by Iain MacFarlane Lowe, is some of the most beautiful of the Old Course -- or any other course -- that you will ever see. Plus, the book is filled with vintage photos and additional documents that help define the true importance of this historical event.


Author Notes

David Joy , a fourth generation St. Andrean whose reverence and knowledge of the Old Course and its past champions is beyond measure, has been committed to the preservation of St. Andrews history for his entire life. He is involved in many of the town's art activities, as he is himself is an actor, playwright, artist, and author. David is known around the world for his compellingly accurate portrayals of Old Tom Morris, and, in addition to St. Andrews & The Open Championship: The Official History , is coming out with Old Tom Morris's Scrapbook sometime in the new millennium.

Iain Macfarlane Lowe , trained in photography in his many years in Her Majesties Royal Air Force, has studied St. Andrews from a five iron away from the Home Hole at the Old Course for over six years. Known for his 40-foot high tower that he uses to capture precise and uniquely sharp images, Lowe has covered nearly all of the British Open Championship courses, as well as the other great courses in Scotland, England, and Ireland. His single challenge-to photograph the Old Course and capture its ever-changing light, atmosphere, beauty, as well as its moods; to do justice to the lure that has drawn golfers for centuries.


Table of Contents

Introduction.
The Prelude.
1873.
1876.
1879.
1882.
The Holes.
1885.
1888.
1891.
1895-1910 Emergence of the Triumvirate.
1895.
1900.
1905.
1910.
1921-1933 The American Invasion.
1921.
1927.
1933.
1939-1957 The Lean Years.
1939.
1946.
1955.
1957.
1960-2000 The Rebirth of a Championship.
1960.
1964.
1970.
1978.
1984.
1990.
1995.
Epilogue.