If you love golf, you will really get into this book. I have read it once and plan to reread it. The story of Old Tom Morris is that of the beginnings of golf as a profession. It also goes into the history of the start of the British Open . He began many of the methods that are still employed by greenskeepers (course superintendents) today. His son, Young Tom, was the first true professional golfer in that he played for a living. Unfortunately, it is a sad story in that Old Tom outlives everyone in his family and Young Tom dies in his early 20's. Even though it dragged somewhat in the middle, I found the book fascinating.