Monarch of the Green: Stephen Proctor on Young Tom Morris in St Andrews

Wednesday 10th July

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 7.40pm
  • Start time 8pm
Image of Monarch of the Green: Stephen Proctor on Young Tom Morris

Young Tom Morris, the son of the legendary pioneer of golf, Tom Morris, was golf’s first superstar. BornĀ  just as the new and inexpensive ‘gutty’ ball was drawing thousands of new players to the game, his genius and his swashbuckling personality would set a game that had been frozen in amber for four centuries on the pathway to becoming worldwide spectator sport we know today.

Stephen Proctor visits us from his home in America, where he has spent the past decade studying the history of golf. Exhaustively researched and beautifully illustrated, his Monarch of the Green is a stirring and evocative biography and demonstrates how, in one dazzling decade, Morris changed the sport forever.