the great english golf boom

By Michael B. Morrison320 pages including over 200 illustrations, charts and mapsSelf-published, hardback and colour.Price: £29.50 U.K. post and packingTo order, and for U.S price and postage, Reviewed by Pete Georgiady (Autumn 2022, The Golf) In the past few years a very palatable assortment of golf history books have been published. Michael Morrison’s in 2022 certainly fits that bill. […]

gentry links – the great men of ‘the golfers’

By Alastair LoudonPublished by gentrylinks.ukSeveral editions – hardback, £45; paperback, £30; and 53 limited editions, one for each character in the painting, £295. 192 pagesOrder at Reviewed by David Normoyle    (The Golf, Summer 2019) What a coup it would be if every member of every golf club, everywhere in the world, that displays a copy of Charles Lees’ […]

forgotten greens – the abandoned golf courses of scotland

By Harry WardThe Partick Press, St Andrews, 2019231 pages, 8.5-by-1, softcover, high-gloss laminated cover$33 from Amazon, plus Reviewed by Jim Davis (The Golf, Summer 2019) In its long history, golf has visited nearly every corner of the world, but only in its ancient home, Scotland, might even the most modest of villages have had a course to proudly call […]

st andrews – in the footsteps of old tom morris

By Roger McStravick290 pages,, 2015Foreword from HRH, Prince Andrew, Ouke of YorkThree versions —• The “79 Edition,” leather, £395• The “1821 Edition,” softback, £60Quality silk art paper £295 Review by Jim Davis  (The Bulletin, September 2015) The discerning golfer cannot hear the name “Old Tom” and not picture a bewhiskered old gentleman in golfing jacket with long nose spoon […]

A Hoylake Celebration

A Hoylake CelebrationRoyal Liverpool Golf Club 1869-2019By Blyth Bell and Roger GreenwayDesign by Chic HarperThe Royal Liverpool Golf Club, 2019216 pages, 10.2-by-10.6Cloth Edition is $60 plus shipping for GHS membersLeather Edition is $160 plus shipping to GHS membersEmail: Review by Jim DavisIf Scotland’s St Andrews is the sacred land of golf’s origins, we must surely place England’s Hoylake and […]