The Book: St. Andrews – In the Footsteps of Old Tom Morris
By Roger McStravick
Roger McStravick is a Golf Historian living in St Andrews, Scotland. Spending most of his time researching and writing golf history articles for many different magazines and organizations. And books including the one featured here. “St. Andrews in the Footsteps of Old Tom Morris”. He is also an advisor for TV productions about golf.
Footsteps Author Roger McStravick has invested three years into meticulous research that will result in a beautifully artistic and photo-rich book entitled “St. Andrews – In the Footsteps of Old Tom Morris”. It will guide readers around the historic sites of the town that is the “Home of Golf”. The new book will present remarkable new findings about St. Andrews, its history and new information about the legendary Old Tom Morris, considered to be golf’s founding father.
“In my research what I discovered was that most historical golf books re-write the same stories again and again.
They take everything that has been written to be the truth but on many occasions, they are just re-issuing the same errors. My book will set out not only a definitive history of the St Andrews links but also all the key people involved and the most important people of Old Tom’s era. It will also present remarkable new findings about St. Andrews and the legendary Old Tom Morris”.
Roger is on a mission to bring attention to the fact that so many champions from the early days of golf have been ignored and go unrecognized. And visitors to St. Andrews walk past the homes where these champions at one time lived without knowing, because there are no identifying plaques. He writes:
“There is no signage at present to let people know for example that a house on The Links was the home of the golfer Old Tom Morris. There are over twenty champions in the St Andrews Cathedral Cemetery alone be they Open, US Open or Amateur champions, but again there is no signage. Jamie Anderson won the Open three times and yet he is buried in an unmarked grave”.
If you love golf, reading Roger’s book will make you love the game even more, as it lays out so much that makes golf such a wonderfully magical sport. Please watch this video.
If you’re interested in this beautiful book, more information is available by contacting Roger McStravick at: [email protected]
Of course the book will be special to my family because as well as being about Old Tom, Roger writes about our family cousin members, Allan Robertson and Young Tom Morris as well as my great great grandfather Auld Daw Anderson and great grand uncle Jamie Anderson.
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