In writing The Golf Courses of Old Tom Morris, Robert Kroeger avidly studied the courses of Old Tom Morris in the British Isles and compiled a near-comprehensive record of his work. The amount of work undertaken to complete the book is monumental and invaluable. All done before the advent of the internet, it makes the endeavour even more spectacular.
Part One is made up of three chapters. Chapter 1 starts with a biography of the man himself. The Second Chapter discusses the architectural characteristics of his work. Chapter 3 details the influence he had on architects from the 19th century onwards.
Part Two details Old Tom Morris’ design catalogue in chronological order. The Author identifies which holes and also components of holes are Morris’ that have survived.
Only 1975 copies of The Golf Courses of Old Tom Morris were printed, of which the first 50 were the publisher’s presentation copies, it is an excellent addition to the library of any Old Tom Morris fan looking for his courses (IBSN 9780961829131).