Old Tom Morris is on Kickstarter! Actually, Roger McStravick has taken his research of the last few years, with new findings and some stunning photographs and is looking for pledges to purchase his book on St. Andrews and Old Tom.
Considering some of the farcical things floating around the architectural research arena these days, McStravick's work could not come along at a better time. I'll be buying a copy of the book for pre-2015 Open Championship reading and while I'm not a big proponent of endorsing Kickstarter projects, I can't resist passing along the link to this promising work along with a preview video. Shoot, the cover photo alone is worth the price of admission.
From his description:
For the last three years I have been researching the golf history of the town and Old Tom Morris. Thanks to help from the University of St Andrews, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews and Prestwick GC amongst others, I have been able to give a discover a lot of new exciting evidence, photos and artefacts.
With support, I can put these new findings into the public domain. We can re-write the golf history of St Andrews from the formation of the 1st hole to the actual dates when the Swilcan Burn was banked and its course set. I have the receipts for the construction work.