2012 winner:

Since the first Open Championship in 1860, golf has produced numerous iconic players. Here Andy Farrell selects his candidates for the top 100 – from the early pioneers, through 20th-century greats, to today’s stars. Grouped by era, and with photographs of each player, The 100 Greatest Ever Golfers is a unique collection of the game’s finest exponents.





2012 shortlist:

18 Greatest Irish Golf Holes is the best possible golf gift for anyone who has played the game in Ireland or who dreams of doing so. This book will transport you. It is a dream of wind-whipped linksland and lush green parkland, a stimulating and stylish record of Ireland’s greatest golf holes…





A Journey Through the Annals of The Golfing Annuals 1888-1910

A series of journeys to the main courses of the day and some lesser known, including overseas, with thirteen tipped in maps of courses.
The journeys are spiced with biographies of the crack golfers, Caddies, Bogeys, Golf Architecture and other essays and some unusual poems extolling the era of hickories, featheries and golfing songs.






England’s Finest Links: History of Royal Cinque Ports

There can be few other links where the sea has invaded on nine separate occasions, been over-run by the military during both World Wars, yet has survived to be one of the greatest tests of golf in the British Isles.  This is a story that needed to be told.







Totally comprehensive 750-page review of Golf’s Major Championships first 150 years; reporting on, and recording, every Open Championship, US Open, (US) PGA Championship and Masters Tournament – and those competing in them, even those who missed the cut or withdrew during the course of them. Massive player records and general records sections complete the round-up.







A limited edition, oversize book containing spectacular photographs by David Cannon, one of the world’s premier  sports photographers – including 5 foot wide fold out panoramas – featuring the best golf courses from the far reaches of Britain and Ireland.  The images capture the exceptional  union of nature and course designer and the singular  beauty of these legendary links.





Forget the glamour and the glory of the golfing demi-gods you see on T.V. This is about the distinctly unglamorous world of the humble club caddy, and those, for better or for worse, that he serves. Seen through the eyes of a disrespected rookie, The Caddy Chronicles is the Scottish answer to Caddy Shack.