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

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

by Kevin Cook

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ISBN-13: 9781592403424
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/27/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 131,179
Product dimensions: 5.34(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.84(d)
Age Range: 18 - 14 Years

About the Author

Kevin Cook is the author of the award-winning Tommy's Honor (the basis for the feature film), Titanic Thompson, Kitty Genovese, and The Dad Report: Fathers, Sons, and Baseball Families. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

James A. Gillies has been a familiar voice across BBC television and radio for nearly a quarter of a century. Trained at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire, he has worked as an actor, continuity announcer, program narrator, and newsreader. He lives with his wife and two Norwegian Forest cats in Kilbarchan, Scotland.

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David Feherty

Truly beautiful. In this superbly researched and wonderfully written book, Kevin Cook has unearthed the true and tragic story of the patron saints of golf, and painted a vivid picture of the rogues and heroes who inhabited the old gray towns and their links in the middle of the 19th century. Tommy's Honor will draw you into its pages until you can smell damp tweed and caddie's-breath whisky. (David Feherty, author of A Nasty Bit of Rough and Somewhere in Ireland, A Village is Missing an Idiot)

Thomas Moore

Tommy's Honor is a book filled with stylish writing and the best kind of nostalgia. It tells as much about the game of life as the game of golf-it's moving, engaging, and deeply satisfying. The best of human values rise up out of its stories of fathers and sons, wives and children, and games of honor and pathos. (Thomas Moore, author of Dark Nights of the Soul)

Ben Crenshaw

A stirring tale of tragedy, triumph, faith and perseverance. Kevin Cook reveals Old Tom Morris as golf's first hero, a paragon who worked to make St. Andrews the symbol of the game's enduring greatness. Every golfer should read Tommy's Honor. (Ben Crenshaw, Two-Time Masters Winner)

Michael Murphy

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. Andrew's. Old Tom and Young Tom will always be intimately and wondrously present at the Old Course, and in the game's history books, and in our sense of the game's genius for love and good fellowship. Tommy's Honor brings them closer than ever before, with the joy, the heartache, the tears, and the pride we feel for them and each other. (Michael Murphy, author of Golf in the Kingdom)

James Dodson

Because of their lofty place in the hierarchy of game's founding figures, the true and heartbreaking story of Old and Young Tom Morris has remained a tale cloaked in a little too much mysticism and romance -- until now. With Tommy's Honor, Kevin Cook puts real flesh on the bones of two fascinating men, a founding father and son whose triumphs and tragedies helped shape the game we know and love today. It's a fine and elegiac story you won't soon forget. (James Dodson, author of Final Rounds)

Pete Dye

A wonderful story of Scottish golf history. (Pete Dye, world-renowned course architect)

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Tommy's Honor: The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf's Founding Father and Son 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
gmillar on LibraryThing 20 days ago
A beautifully constructed biography of the fathers of golf as we know it. I thoroughly enjoyed the read. It was carefully made relevant in today's language as opposed to trying to decipher and print the Scottish brogue of Old Tom's day. I recommend this to lovers of the game, to lovers of biography, to lovers of Scotland (Fifeshire in particular) and to those who just like a good yarn that is based in reality.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read even for a non golfer
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I just finished this great book. An excellent story about the orgins of Golf & this storied family. This is a must read for anyone who is interested in the history of this great game.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable read. Learned alot about the history of golf and Scotland.Tom Morris was a legend. The stories and the research to do this book is a compliment to author Kevin Cook- Thank you for this book!