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Tommy's Honor: The Story of Old Tom Morris…

Tommy's Honor: The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf's…

by Kevin Cook

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I am an avid golfer, an amateur historian and a frequent traveler (usually in conjunction with golf), having been to England, Scotland and Ireland on several occasions. That being the case, you would think this would be right up my alley. And while I can’t say that I disliked it, it was very simple and didn’t actually tell me a lot that I didn’t already know (though I’ve never studied the Morris family).

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. ( )
  santhony | Nov 30, 2015 |
hard to get into but then very interesting history of golf
  gbasscpa | Jul 12, 2012 |
A truely wonderful read, as a non golfer it thrilled me in a way I could not have imagined. I laughed and I cried equally. fabulous ( )
  shiatsujude | Apr 29, 2012 |
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. ( )
  gmillar | Mar 4, 2010 |
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'Tommy's Honour' tells the story of the two Tom Morrises, father and son, both supremely talented golfers but utterly different, constituting a record-breaking golfing dynasty that has never been known before or since.

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