Memoirs of the Legendary Iron Man of Saint Andrews
Publish Date: 2011-12-21
Author: Joe Stine
A revealing look into the real history of 1800s Saint Andrews Scotland and its golfers. The Memoirs Of The Legendary Iron Man Of St. Andrews entail a hauntingly in-depth account of the Iron Man's 89 well-spent years of life and golf within the enchanted royal burgh of his birth, beginning mid-June of 1827, when at age six, he and his six year-old best chum, wee Tom Morris met The Wizard of the North, Sir Walter Scott beneath St. Rules Tower in the graveyard amongst the ruins of St. Andrews Cathedral.
This book ventures a speculation as to the identity of a real-life historical figure known to golf collectors as the Ringmaker. Certified by scholars as the maker of very distinguishable hand-forged circa 1800 golfclubs, the actual name of this ancient blacksmith was unknown. His work however, is easily recognized by an ornamental ring cut around the top of the clubs' hosel, subsequently collectors and museum curators worldwide simply refer to him as The Ringmaker.
Donald J. Trump said; The Iron Man of St. Andrews reads very much like an historical analysis of the birthplace of golf, yet most academics will agree it's more than that...much more. This extraordinary historical novel reveals much about life and golf in early 19th century St Andrews, Scotland, and historically speaking; you can rest assured that more of it is true than you will ever know. James Achenbach, Associate Editor, Golfweek said; There is something spiritual about this book.
Old Tom Morris' great great grandson, Melvyn Hunter Morrow said; The Iron Man's Memoirs illuminate the darkness of the early days of life of a St Andrews golf'n family. It presents a rare opportunity to follow and understand the lives behind the development of the modern game of golf, including several legends of the game. It reminds me of my days at home in St. Andrews as a young lad. This book is a must read for all.