James Achenbach, Associate Editor, Golfweek said; "There is something spiritual about this book."

A Literary Treasure 200 Years In The Making

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Although much of the intricate details of golf’s history are said to be lost forever, the Memoirs of the Legendary Iron Man of Saint Andrews hereby stands as proof that sometimes you can still find traces of that history hidden amongst the handwritten stories told within the old family Bibles of the Scottish people. And, when you do come across these ancient glimpses of that history whilst reading the Iron Man’s Memoirs, it is important to savor the moment. For if you do, you will find yourself in the presence of something even more Scottish than bagpipes or kilts, In a sense you will be looking into the loving eyes of Scotland itself, and listening to the very beat of its Scottish heart.

Excerpt: from the book "Foreword" written by consummate golfer, President, Donald J. Trump - 2011

In 2011, consummate golfer, 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"

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Foreword By President, Donald J. Trump
Memoirs Of The Legendary Iron Man Of Saint Andrews

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This historical novel presents a revealing look into the real history of 1800s Saint Andrews Scotland and its golfers. Based on real events, the 93,000-word memoirs 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.

Table of Contents - 31 Chapters, 254 Pages

  1. Prologue – (Auction of the Circa 1800 ‘Ringmaker’ Iron)
  2. The Memoirs - The Wizard O’ The North, 1827
  3. Rosmairi Mackenzie & The Land O' Leal
  4. Learn’n Golf - The Game O’ Life (Old Course 1831)
  5. The Robertsons (Peter, Davie & Allan)
  6. Hugh Philp (The Stradivari of Clubmakers)
  7. Ball Mak’n (“Balls are whaur the money is.”)
  8. The Art O’ Club Mak’n
  9. The Apprentice, 1834 Blacksmith’n, “a vocation wi’ a future”
  10. Putter & Haggis, 1846
  11. Captain Mac 1846, Niver beat the landlord at golf
  12. The Ol’ Union Parlor, Tales of Chinese pirates & opium wars
  13. Rosmairi’s Gaelic Home, 1847 (Coontie O’ Ayrshire)
  14. Two Hole Course, Uncle Murdoch’s intro to golf
  15. Muireall McEwan’s 100th Birthday
  16. Turn’n O’ The Caber, (Anja)
  17. If It Isna Scotch, Tis Nae Whusky!
  18. Eat’n O’ The Haggis (haggis eat’n weary-whiddle)
  19. ‘The Day Efter’
  20. Master Cleekmaker
  21. Wi’ Birth Comes Death, 1848 (Winnie's Birth)
  22. Saint Andrews, 1852
  23. The Iron Man Visits Prestwick, 1854
  24. Death O’ Angus Mackenzie
  25. Test’n Cleeks Wi' Tom Morris
  26. The New Clubhouse at Saint Andrews, 1854
  27. A Wager Made
  28. The Golf Match (the Old Course in 1854)
  29. Home Hole
  30. The Golden Years
  31. Epilogue