I always like to read a fresh perspective on golf. Tony Dear provided that opportunity with The Story of Golf in Fifty Holes. Instead of only focusing on the history of architecture or the competitive history of golf this book seeks to investigate both.
It takes us on a journey from St. Andrews to Pinehurst to Bandon Dunes and many other courses in between. The book is a whirlwind around the golf world that has interesting tidbits about the history of the holes and courses as well as the competitive events that occurred on the links.
This book has a little bit of everything. I enjoyed that I could hear about Old Tom Morris, Bobby Jones, Tiger Woods, and Annika Sorenstam as well as the events played on these holes. Continue reading “The Story of Golf in Fifty Holes”