Links to St Andrews: Love Letters to the Home of Golf, edited by Joshua C. Evenson, is a treasury of essays, interviews, and memoirs, each a “love letter” to the game of golf and its ancient home in Scotland.
The 100-plus contributors to this great book include revered amateurs and international pros, including Arnold Palmer, Sir Michael Bonallack, Rory McIlroy, Ben Crenshaw, Tom Watson, Gary Player, Annika Sörenstam, Greg Norman, Lorena Ochoa. Course architects and golf historians, St. Andrews club members, caddies, greenkeepers, coaches, artists, and photographers have all joined their voices in a uniquely conceived volume about one of the oldest sports.
The essay range from a thoughtful and personal 18-hole analysis of the Old Course at S.t Andrews, a history of women in golf, a look at how St. Andrews has inspired course architecture and golf culture around the world, and detailed portraits of life at St. Andrews. Written contributions range from the poignant to the bawdy, from astute scholarship to the deeply personal. The rich weave of all these elements in a beautifully crafted, large-scale casebound volume makes for a highly collectible book and a spectacular gift.
Links to St Andrews is colorfully embellished with more than 400 images, from commissioned fine art and inspired photography to vintage posters and seldom-seen archival photos. This book is an essential for anyone who loves to golf.
Joshua C. Evenson is the publisher and general editor of Links to St Andrews. Joshua grew up in Minot, North Dakota. His love for the game started at age ten. Undergraduate work first brought him to St. Andrews to study economics, followed by a master's degree he obtained from the University of St. Andrews in 2010. His professional experience in golf has taken him from Sanctuary in Sedalia, Colorado to internships with the USGA at the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines and 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black, followed by work with the R&A/British Golf Museum in 2010/11. Upon graduation, Joshua was part of the development staff of the University of St Andrews in celebrating their 600th Anniversary.
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