In The Mail: The Long Golden Afternoon

In the Mail: The Long Golden Afternoon

Arriving in the mail for review this week is The Long Golden Afternoon by Stephen Proctor. (Amazon Link)

From the publisher’s description:

The game of golf has been an international pastime for over a century, but how did it grow beyond the borders of Scotland? In Stephen Proctor’s newest book, The Long Golden Afternoonthe story of golf’s most influential generation and their impact on the game is told.

The Long Golden Afternoon tells the story of the transformative generation of golf that followed the rise of Young Tom Morris – an era of sweeping change that saw Scotland’s national pastime become one of the rare games played around the world, told against the backdrop of the passionate rivalry between Scotland and England. It would see an explosion in golf’s popularity, the invention of revolutionary new balls and clubs, the emergence of professional tours, the organization of the game and its rules, a renaissance in writing and thinking about golf, and the decision that the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews must always remain the sport’s guiding light.

Stephen Proctor has served as a senior editor at The Baltimore Sun, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Houston Chronicle. A native of Maryland, he graduated from The American University in Washington and was later awarded a John S. Knight Fellowship in journalism at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. He is an avid golfer and has spent the past decade studying the history of the royal and ancient game. Monarch of the Green is his first book. He lives in Malabar, Florida.

I’ll have a full review in a couple of weeks.

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