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St. Andrews & The Open Championship: The Official History

St. Andrews & The Open Championship: The Official History

ISBN: 978-1-886-94726-9

Nov 1999

249 pages

Select type: Hardcover

$45.00

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Description

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.

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.